History of Otemae Educational Corporation
|1946||Otemae Cultural Institute is established.
In April 1946, the late Chairman of the Board, Kenzo Fujii, established the precursor of Otemae Educational Institution in front of the Osaka Castle Front Gate (Otemae) after expressing a desire to establish a school for women, based on his profound realization that female education would be necessary to create a society void of war.
|1948||Otemae Cultural Institute takes on status as a vocational learning institution (incorporated foundation).
(Relocates to 2 Otemae, Chuo-ku Osaka)
|1951||Otemae Junior College opens in April, establishing the Department of Dressmaking.|
|1955||Otemae College of Nutrition opens.|
|1966||Otemae University for Women opens.
In April 1966, in the picturesque, upscale residential neighborhood of Shukugawa in Nishinomiya City, Otemae University for Women opened with two departments, the Department of English and American Literature and the Department of Philosophy.
|1967||The anniversary event of the school foundation is held on November 6. Historian Imperial Prince Takahito Mikasa gives a commemorative lecture.|
|1969||The Department of History is established.|
|1971||The honors course and the Anglo-Norman Research Institute are established.|
|1975||The Department of Philosophy is renamed the Department of Arts and Art History.|
|1980||The History Research Institute is established.|
|1986||Otemae Junior College is relocated to Itami City.
The "Study for Life" slogan is created.
|1989||Sister School Agreement with Marylhurst University.
The Department of Business Studies is established at Otemae Junior College.
|1991||Hideka Fukui is named as Chairman of the Board.
New Osaka Campus of Otemae College of Nutrition is completed.
The Department of Dressmaking is renamed the Department of Life and Culture.
|1992||Otemae University for Women establishes the Department of Japanese Culture.
The Otemae Art Center is established.
The Nishinomiya grounds are constructed.
|1993||Accredited courses for a certificate of Advanced Secretarial Skills are established in the Department of Business Studies.|
|1994||Accredited courses for a certificate of Secretarial Skills are established in the Department of Life and Culture.|
|1995||A large portion of the Nishinomiya Campus is destroyed in the Great Hanshin Earthquake.|
|1996||New main building for Otemae University for Women is completed.
Master's program in Course of Comparative Studies is established.
Courses in Information Processing are established by Otemae University for Women.
|1998||Doctorate program is established.
Otemae College of Nutrition becomes a co-ed program in conjunction with the addition of the College of Confectionery.
|2000||The School of Socio-Cultural Studies is added to Otemae University for Women. (Itami Campus)
The Department of Environmental Studies and the Department of Communication Studies are established.
Otemae University for Women is renamed Otemae University and changed to a co-ed system of education.
The Advanced Level Course is added to Otemae College of Nutrition.
|2001||In conjunction with the establishment of the Distance Learning Course and the College of Confectionery within Otemae College of Nutrition, it is renamed Otemae College of Nutrition and Confectionery.|
|2002||Otemae College of Nutrition and Confectionery is separated into two institutions: Otemae College of Nutrition and Otemae College of Confectionery.
These institutions have a 4-year Registered Dietician Course and a 2-year Confectionery Sciences Course respectively.
|2003||The Open Research Center is completed on the Nishinomiya Campus.|
|2004||The Department of Intercultural Studies is newly established in the Faculty of Humanities. (Amalgamation of the Department of English and Department of Japanese Culture)
The Otemae College for Women changes its name to Otemae College, becoming a co-ed facility, and establishes the Department of Life Design.
Otemae City College is opened on the Itami Campus.
|2005||The Department of Media and Arts is established in the Faculty of Humanities. (Change of name from the Department of Arts)
The Department of Career Design is established in the Faculty of Socio-Cultural Studies. (Change of name from the Department of Communication Studies)
The Psychology Course is established in the Department of Human Environmental Studies of the Faculty of Socio-Cultural Studies.
FUKUI Peter Yu takes the position of the Chairman of the Board.
|2006||60th anniversary of Otemae Educational Corporation.
40th anniversary of Otemae University.
10th anniversary of Graduate School.
|2007||Establishment of Faculty of Cultural and Historical Studies, Faculty of Media and Arts, and Faculty of Social and Management Studies.
Completion of CELL Media Library.
|2010||Establishment of distance learning program in Department of Social and Management Studies, Faculty of Social and Management Studies.|
|2011||60th anniversary of Otemae College|