Originally established as a nurse’s school in 1903, Ohkagakuen Academy school corporation has taken on the role of women’s education for more than a hundred and ten years. Its foundational spirit, “instilling a sense of grace and refinement in the heart and minds of modern women”, is still the basic principle of the Academy. It prides itself on its distinguished tradition of women’s education.
Ohkagakuen University, abbreviated as OU hereafter, is a four-year women’s university established in 1998, deriving from Toyota Junior College which Ohkagakuen Academy school corporation established in 1990. Besides OU, Ohkagakuen Academy school corporation consists of two-year Nagoya Junior College (established in 1955), Ohkagakuen High School (established in 1948), and Nagoya Junior College Attached Kindergarten (established in 1967). OU comprises two schools (The School of Early Childhood Education and Care; The School of Liberal Arts) and a graduate school (Course of Humans and Culture). The campus has five departments with around two thousand students in total. Exchange students will join the School of Liberal Arts (SLADE).
OU is located in Toyoake City in Aichi Prefecture, and is adjacent to the famous historical site, Okehazama Battle Field. Toyoake City shares a boundary with Nagoya City, the largest city of the Chubu Area. It takes forty minutes by car from Chubu Centrair International Airport to OU and half an hour by Meitetsu train from Nagoya Station. OU is located in a very convenient place with good access to surrounding areas. It is forty minutes by bus or train to Sakae, a fashionable area for young people in central Nagoya. Nagoya also has easy access to neighboring regions. It is an hour and forty minutes by Shinkansen from Nagoya to Tokyo Station, and fifty minutes to Shin-Osaka Station.
To go to campus, you can use Meitetsu Nagoya Line, which operates frequent trains. It takes about 20 minutes from Nagoya, 17 minutes from Kanayama or 17 minutes from Chiryu in the Mikawa district. The campus is easily accessed from the nearest main railroad station, Chukyo-keibajo-mae. It is about ten minutes on foot to the side gate of OU.