Advertisements and other promotional materials placed to publicize the 125th anniversary of Kwansei Gakuin

Public Relations Office        September 28, 2014

【Advertisements and posters to publicize the 125th anniversary】

Founded in 1889 in Harada-no-Mori, Kobe (today’s Nada Ward) by the American missionary W.R. Lambuth, Kwansei Gakuin celebrates its 125th anniversary today, September 28.

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Morning editions of three major Japanese newspapers (Asahi, Yomiuri and Nikkei) dated September 28


     ●The Asashi Shimbun
     ●The Yomiuri Shimbun
     ●The Nihonkeizai Shimbun

Approximately 10% of all train cars on all lines except the Imazu Line (September 29–October 1)

【 125th anniversary commemorative videos become available 】

「Be a World Citizen」

Be a World Citizen ~関西学院創立125周年記念動画~

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This video introduces the history of Kwansei Gakuin through interviews with people associated with the institution, such as former chancellors. It enables viewers to see some attractive members of the Kwansei Gakuin family, ranging from kindergarteners to graduate students.

「K.G.World Citizens」

his video introduces the campus life at Kwansei Gakuin University through interviews with 125 people, including KG Japanese and international students who enjoy studying, doing research, club activities and volunteer work, as well as KG teaching staff.

【World Citizen Message Poster Popularity Ranking revealed 】

To commemorate its 125th anniversary, Kwansei Gakuin produced 125 types of posters, each with a different message that includes the keyword “world citizen(s),” and has displayed the posters on each campus and other locations. Students from Kwansei Gakuin Junior High School conducted a poll to determine which message posters are the most popular. For the poll results, visit the website below.

【 KG Journal 125th Anniversary Commemoration Special Issue 】


The 125th anniversary commemoration special issue of KG Journal, a public relations magazine distributed mainly to current students and their guarantors, has been published. The special issue features interviews with former students aged from their 20s to 100s, and enables readers to look back on the 125-year history of Kwansei Gakuin through various articles.