Okayama Prefecture

Okayama Prefecture facing the Seto Inland Sea, which includes about 90 large and small islands, is surrounded by the Chugoku Mountains in the north. Okayama is endowed with rich nature and warm weather, and since it has the greatest number of days with rainfall of less than 1mm in Japan, it is called "Sunny Okayama." Because of its pleasant weather, the prefecture is well known for its fruit such as white peaches, muscat grapes, and atago pears, and is also known as the "Fruit Kingdom."

In the past, Okayama flourished as the center of Kibi culture, and has significantly contributed to advancing industry, culture and education throughout Japan's ancient and recent history. In particular, respect for Confucianism, initiated by Mitsumasa Ikeda, the former Bizen Domain Lord, became a tradition and Okayama has come to be regarded as a region dedicated to education in modern times. It offers an enhanced educational environment, where the number of universities and junior colleges per population of 100,000 is the 4th largest in Japan (national average: 0.92 schools, Okayama Prefecture: 1.39 schools).

In addition, it is a transportation hub for Chugoku and Shikoku, with a concentrated and integrated network of roads, railroads and air routes, and is also a center of politics, business and culture.
Okayama Airport has three regularly scheduled international flights to Seoul (Yincheng Airport: two round trips a day), Shanghai (Pudong Airport: daily) and Guam (two flights a week), which are expected to greatly contribute to business, tourism and international exchange.

Shujitsu Gakuen

Shujitsu Gakuen was established as Okayama Women's School of Practice in 1904 and has developed, educated, and graduated students throughout its long history who have excelled as capable members of society. "Kyoka-Shujitsu", the founding principle of the school, embodies high aspirations, and means to develop internal self-worth and intellect and to become an individual who can contribute to society, and not pursue outward appearance and vanity. Based on this founding principle, Shujitsu Gakuen provides an integrated, high quality education to young children as well as to adults in graduate school. What we aim to develop is an "autonomous person", who can firmly lead the next generation in rapidly changing times. We develop human assets who have an autonomous strong will, who seek to acquire knowledge and who can empathize with the joy and sorrow of others.

Founding Spirit


"Kyoka-Shujitsu" is a Chinese expression which means "not to pursue external beauty and vanity, but to pursue internal self-worth". It can be traced back to a passage from the Emperor's Rescript of 1908. The school name,"Shujitsu," which has been used since 1911, originates from this expression.

Shujitsu University, Shujitsu Junior College
Basic Philosophy

The spirit of "Kyoka-Shujitsu" is the spiritual norm of all Shujitsu community members. "Kyoka-Shujitsu" means not to pursue external beauty and vanity but active and creative spiritual activities, placing value on the richness of humanity in an actual and essential sense, and continuing to make efforts to enhance each internal personality and to pursue its realization.

Basic Objectives

We aim at the development of people who are "practical and useful" and the creation of a unique and vigorous university. In education and instruction, we offer students the highest degree of satisfaction and promote a steady research approach and transmit the results to society. We spare no effort in pursuit and achievement of our objectives.

Practical Guidelines

Respecting the individuality of each student, we develop people with social awareness. Extracting the potential ability of each individual student, we develop people with a deep sense of humanity. We respect the feelings of each individual student. We always actively and sincerely address the activities of the university. Recognizing its position as an intellectual base of the regional society, we will actively contribute to the region.

Shujitsu High School / Shujitsu Junior High School
Education Objectives

Diligence, elegance and wisdom

Shujitsu Elementary School
Education Policy

Wise children, Compassionate children, Resilient children



Shujitsu Kodomo-en
(Shujitsu University, Shujitsu Junior College Affiliated Kindergarten/Nursery School)
Education /
Nursery School Objectives

Healthy and strong children both in mind and body
Strong children, thinking children and kind children

The History of Shujitsu Gakuen

The history of Shujitsu Gakuen dates back to 1904, the year the Russo-Japanese War started. It was the start of a major war involving the fate of the nation. During that time, Shujitsu Gakuen was founded through the "harmony of 22 educators" from the region, who seriously considered the importance of women's education; thinking about the future of the nation in an atmosphere of heroism of a "do-or-die" nature. Thereafter, it firmly and steadily evolved during the Meiji, Taisho, Showa and Heisei periods into the present day Shujitsu Gakuen, establishing schools from a nursery school to a university and graduate school with over 110 years of tradition.

The History of
Shujitsu Gakuen

School Campus and Buildings Layout

Educational Corporation Shujitsu Gakuen

Address : 1-6-1 Nishigawara,
Naka-ku, Okayama-shi, Okayama
703-8516, Japan
Phone : +81-86-271-8117 
FAX : +81-86-271-8257


Shujitsu University
Graduate School /
Shujitsu University
Shujitsu Junior College

Address : 1-6-1 Nishigawara,
Naka-ku, Okayama City,
Okayama Prefecture 
703-8516, Japan 
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Phone : +81-86-271-8111 
FAX : +81-86-271-8222

Shujitsu High School /
Shujitsu Junior High School

Address : 14-23 Yumino-cho, Kita-ku, Okayama City, 
Okayama Prefecture 700-0817 Japan 
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Phone : +81-86-225-1326 
FAX : +81-86-232-8203

Shujitsu Elementary School

Address : 1-6-1 Nishigawara, Naka-ku, Okayama City,
Okayama Prefecture 703-8516 Japan
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Phone : +81-86-271-8328 /
FAX : +86-271-8355

Authorized Kodomo-en
Shujitsu Kodomo-en
Shujitsu University, Shujitsu Junior College Affiliated Kindergarten / Nursery School

Address : 15-1 Nishigawara, Naka-ku, Okayama City,
Okayama Prefecture 703-8258 Japan
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Phone : +81-86-206-2112 
FAX : +81-86-206-2110