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Background
Toyo Eiwa University was inaugurated in 1989 on the beautiful Yokohama campus as a four-year undergraduate university. As early as 1884, the corpus of Toyo Eiwa was established as an organization for elementary and secondary education under the spirit of Christianity. The university is one of the affiliates of the organization. It means that education of our university is also based on the same spirit and idea.

General Description
Today our university consists of four different institutions which are tightly inter-connected. The first is the four-year undergraduate university, which is equipped with two faculties with two departments each: the Department of Human Sciences and the Department of Early Childhood Education and Care, in the Faculty of Human Sciences, and the Department of Social Sciences and the Department of International Communication, in the Faculty of Social Sciences. The second is the Graduate School, which contains two departments: the Department of Human Sciences, and the Department of International Cooperation. The Graduate School is located in Roppongi, Tokyo, within the headquarters of the Toyo Eiwa Organization. This Graduate School is open chiefly to career students. The Departments of Human Sciences at both the undergraduate and graduate levels have special training courses for clinical psychology. The third institution is the Center for Continuing Education. The last is the kindergarten, detached from the campus. The last two are what the university provides for the community as social services, but at the same time, particularly the kindergarten can also offer training opportunities for the students majoring in child care.

Ideals and Aims
One of the main ideals of our university is to cultivate the power of non-cognitive knowledge of students in terms of liberal arts education. One constantly meets with new, unfamiliar things in everyday life as well as in academic life. One should cope with those things through one's own decisions. In such cases, one's cognitive knowledge is of course not unhelpful, but insufficient. To grasp the thing totally, to make a judgment viewed from diverse aspects, to act in an integrated way, non-cognitive knowledge should play a critical role. We believe that that kind of ability can be promoted by a well-organized liberal arts education system not based on one-way, lecture-centered methodology but on a small-scale dialogue-oriented methodology.
This does not mean that we think little of disciplinary education. On the contrary, upon this fundamental ground of liberal arts education, our disciplinary education system is highly organized, since it is also our main ideal to train students to be experts in the various fields stated above, including child care, clinical psychology, and international relations.

Atmosphere
The students enjoy the university's quiet and beautiful environment. One of the features of our campus is the close and intimate relationship between students and faculty members and staff. "Reverence and Service," stemming from the Christian spirit, is a school motto of the whole corpus of Toyo Eiwa and is naturally expected to be shared by all members of the campus.