Nagasaki International University's parent company, Kyushu Bunka Gakuen, celebrated its 70th anniversary this past week. The event was commemorated at Arkas, the main concert hall in Sasebo.
We were joined by dignitaries including the mayors of Sasebo and local townships, the governor of Nagasaki as well as members of the national assembly and the Ministry of Education, Technology and Sport. A special guest lecture was given by Satoshi Kusano, a Nagaski native who has had a decorated career as a national newscaster and television personality.
Founded in 1945 by Yoshio Abe, Kyushu Bunka Gakuen began as a women's vocational college. Since then, it has grown to encompass Nagasaki International University, Nagasaki Junior College, and Kyushu Bunka Gakuen High School among several other schools and institutions.