It was 1874 when Bishop Channing Moore Williams, a missionary of the American Episcopal Church, established a private school in a place where foreigners lived in the Tsukiji area of Tokyo to teach the Bible and English. That was the start of Rikkyo University. Since the beginning, Rikkyo University’s educational philosophy was to focus on language skills and liberal arts education, and nurture globally-minded persons who can support society in an era when the whole world undergoes radical change.
Rikkyo University will continue to strengthen collaboration making the most of the Anglican Episcopal Church network that spreads throughout the world. Offices in South Korea （Seoul）, London, and New York were established in the facilities of the Anglican Church. Going forward, we are planning to establish offices in China and one of the ASEAN nations, and we will continue to promote to build and strengthen relationships with the leading liberal arts colleges and universities in the world.
There are more than 120 institutions of higher education connected to the Colleges and Universities of the Anglican Communion (CUAC) throughout the world, and they will be a great support as Rikkyo University moves toward internationalization.