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The School of Human Sciences was established in 1987 in order to meet challenges posed by contemporary issues with a more flexible and interdisciplinary approach; that is, to approach the field of human sciences without being constrained by past traditional academic structures and learning styles. The school aims to train true leaders who, with rich perspectives, will be pioneers in the field of “human sciences.” The mission of “human sciences” is to begin to unravel some of the problems related to human beings and pursue a prosperous and comfortable existence for both human beings and the environment. The three departments in this undergraduate school use rich, multifaceted, flexible approaches to deal with these challenges.


TORIGOE, Hiroyuki
Considering the Local Community through “Sazae-san”
Sazae-san, a four-frame manga popular throughout Japan, originally started in the morning edition of the Asahi Shimbun newspaper in 1951, and it continues today as a TV animation program. Few other manga have kept our interest for such a long time.
TORIGOE, Hiroyuki
Professor, Faculty of Human Sciences, Waseda University

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