Message from Chairperson of the Board of Trustees

To all our supporters and everyone connected to Nihon University,

Recently Nihon University has encountered unwanted publicity which has created extremely difficult times for the institution.
I wish to apologize for the considerable trouble and concerns caused by the indictment of the former Trustee of Nihon University and arrest of the former Chairperson of the Board of Trustees.
I would like to inform you, as a result of the series of recent events, I have been appointed as the new Chairperson of the Board of Trustees effective from December 1, 2021. Motivated by the recent series of events, I acknowledge it is my intention to amend issues concerning the organizational culture of the University and develop an appropriate management system to restore public confidence in Nihon University.
I as the leader, together with the faculty and administrative members, appreciate the current circumstances of Nihon University’s standing, accept the severity of the situation and assure you we are going to take action to restore the trust in the institution. To achieve this, we are going to take immediate action in developing policies to ensure such fraudulence is never repeated. We will also be consulting to seek opinions and input of various people both inside and outside of the University.
I will dedicate myself, with all my strength, to making the university efficiently governed, reform the management of our organization and restore public confidence.
I will proceed to engage in organizational reform, aiming at support and cooperation from everyone to create a new vision for Nihon University.
Yours Sincerely,
Naoto Kato
Chairperson of the Board of Trustees and President
Nihon University