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Motto in English  Further beyond
Established  1986
Administrative staff  79
Total enrollment  4,736 (1 May 2015)
Founded  1986
Type  Private
Academic staff  264
Acceptance rate  72.1% (2015)
Phone  +81 285-22-1111
Undergraduates  4,862
Hakuoh University
President  Takayasu Okushima (奥島孝康)
Address  1117 Daigyoji, Oyama, Tochigi Prefecture 323-0041, Japan
Motto  PLUS ULTRA (Latin, Further beyond)
Notable alumni  Rafael Fernandes, Tatsunori Fujie, Andrew Durutalo, Ryosuke Shirahama
Similar  Daito Bunka University, Takushoku University, Sakushin Gakuin University, Kanto Gakuin University, Josai University

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Hakuoh University (白鴎大学, Hakuō Daigaku) is a private university in city of Oyama in Tochigi, Japan.


The name Hakuoh, meaning 'white seagull', and the motto Plus ultra, or 'Further beyond', are intended to inspire students to soar to their fullest potential. From its inception, Hakuoh has attempted to bridge the gap between theoretical and practical education by focusing on the acquisition of knowledge and skills that are most applicable in today's rapidly evolving society. Students are trained to think creatively, globally, and to make the widest possible use of evolving technologies.

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Hakuoh University was founded by lifelong educator Dr. Kazuyoshi Kamioka in 1986 and currently has about 4,000 Japanese and foreign students studying in its various divisions.

The roots of the Hakuoh University Educational Foundation go back to the establishment of the Ashikaga Textile Women's School in 1915, its incorporation as a high school in 1927, and then its registration as a foundation in 1951. In 1961 the junior high school was added and in 1974 the women’s junior college opened. Subsequent to the university's founding and the establishment of the Faculty of Business Management in 1986, the Faculty of Law was added in 1991, and the graduate school was then added in 1999 for advanced studies in both the Faculty of Business Management and the Faculty of Law. Furthermore, in 2004, Hakuoh University added the graduate Law School and the undergraduate Faculty of Human Development.


  • 1915 Ashikaga Textile Women's School founded.
  • 1927 Ashikaga Textile Women's High School incorporated.
  • 1951 Hakuoh University Educational Foundation registered.
  • 1961 Hakuoh University Women's Junior High School added.
  • 1974 Hakuoh University Women's Junior College established.
  • 1986 Hakuoh University founded as a coeducational institution. Faculty of Business Management established.
  • 1991 Faculty of Law added.
  • 1999 Hakuoh University Graduate School founded for advanced studies in both the Faculty of Business Management and Faculty of Law.
  • 2004 Law School and undergraduate Faculty of Human Development added.
  • Campus

    Hakuoh has two campuses: the Main Campus and the East Campus. The Main Campus is located to the west of the JR station in Oyama, Tochigi and includes: classic Mulberry Hall, the New Institute of Business Development, the computer Information Processing Education Centers; the three-tiered library with over 130,000 volumes in Japanese and 45,000 in western language, 350 modern high-tech classrooms in three five-story buildings, state-of-the-art Memorial Hall gymnasium, a sports field, tennis courts, cafeterias, and dormitories on beautifully landscaped grounds.

    The East Campus was founded in 2005 and is housed in an eleven story building for the graduate Law School and the undergraduate Faculty of Law. It also has a Moot Court room, two libraries, and Hakuoh Hall.

    Annual schedule

  • April - Opening ceremony, new student orientation, start of first semester
  • May - Sports day
  • June - Open campus, classes open to the public
  • July - End of first semester, final exams, study abroad (US)
  • August - Study abroad (Hawaii, China), summer vacation
  • September - Study abroad (UK), start of second semester
  • October - Hakuoh Festival
  • November - Employment guidance
  • December - English speech contest, Christmas party, winter vacation
  • January - Second semester final exams
  • February - End of second semester, spring vacation
  • March - Graduation ceremony
  • Organization

  • Graduate School
  • MBA
  • MA Law
  • Faculty of Business Management
  • International Management aims to provide students with a broad understanding of current and future trends in international business for medium-and-small firms through a study of the Asian, American, European, and Middle Eastern economies. Global management theory and language training enable students to develop a broad international business understanding.
  • Corporate Management emphasizes the training of students with both the requisite ‘know-how’ and flexibility to function successfully in today’s rapidly changing corporate business environment by studying new businesses and recent trends within the Japanese economy.
  • Information Management studies how to employ computers to gather, analyze, and adapt information for use by management. Basic subjects, such as statistics and mathematics, provide the foundation to advance organization management and corporate decision making.
  • Accounting Management expounds this ‘basic business language’ in three steps: (1) by mastering the basics of accounting and bookkeeping; (2) by intermediate bookkeeping, cost accounting, and financial accounting; and (3) by analyzing strategic accounting and international accounting.
  • Business Communications trains future social and corporate leaders for the new age with practical English needed to function globally, a high level of proficiency with the Internet, and a basic knowledge of corporate management. The curriculum stresses a ‘hands-on’ approach for the rapid mastery of these 21st century skills.
  • Faculty of Law
  • The International curriculum covers basic Japanese law as well as the legal relations and law of other countries closely related to Japan (such as China, Korea, Southeast Asian nations, America, Europe, and the Middle East) to search for solutions to legal dilemmas and arrive at mutually agreed upon global standards.
  • The Law curriculum covers the various specialized domestic legal fields, including intellectual property rights, environmental regulation, corporate accounting, financial transactions, administrative procedures, legal administration, and local government administration.
  • The Policymaking curriculum examines modern society from a policymaking and legal standpoint in order to analyze and evaluate decisionmaking. The aim is to train students with a long-term vision who are able to create an equitable future society.
  • Faculty of Human Development
  • Child Education focuses on the especially important growth period from infancy through elementary school.
  • Health and Sports Science includes the fields of sports rehabilitation, sports coaching, sports medicine, and dance.
  • Associate Degrees
  • Business Management provides a comprehensive understanding of management, administration, and new international business, as well as training in bookkeeping, accounting, and computer skills.
  • Early Childhood Education provides preschool educators with the basics of education, language arts, psychology, and social welfare.
  • Secondary/Kindergarten
  • Hakuoh University Ashikaga High School
  • Hakuoh University Ashikaga Junior High School
  • Hakuoh University Kindergarten
  • References

    Hakuoh University Wikipedia

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