In the aftermath of WWII, visionaries in Japan and the United States came together to build a university in Japan that would educate global citizens who serve God and humanity. The Japan ICU Foundation was incorporated in New York in 1949 to support this endeavor, and International Christian University (ICU) was founded the same year. ICU has since grown into a leading university that remains a symbol of peace and reconciliation.
Today, the world is more interconnected than ever and we face daunting challenges from climate change to the refugee crisis. With our eyes on the future, JICUF’s mission is to work with ICU to nurture global citizens who contribute to the well-being of humanity. We fulfill this mission by focusing on three themes: Sustainability, DEI (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion), and Peacebuilding. The Foundation considers these themes core responsibilities of global citizens and key to the common good. The Foundation envisions a community of global citizens who actively contribute to a peaceful and sustainable future for humanity. Our efforts are dedicated to making this vision a reality.
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On March 22, JICUF and Pathways Japan (PJ) launched the Japan-Ukraine Education Pathways initiative. There are two programs under this initiative: the Japan-Ukraine University Pathways program, and the Japan-Ukraine Language School Pathways program. Click here to read more about the two programs.
One trustee has left the JICUF Board, and two new trustees have joined.
On March 14th, the winners of the 2021 ICU Global Youth Essay Competition were invited to an online awarding ceremony hosted by ICU President Shoichiro Iwakiri.