Accumu 京都コンピュータ学院55周年・京都情報大学院大学15周年


ロチェスター工科大学 学長 デビッド・マンソン 博士

Good day. I am Dr. David Munson, President of Rochester Institute of Technology – RIT. I apologize that I am unable to be with you today in person, but I am honored to join you today in spirit, and through the use of technology. 

I would like to recognize the leadership of Kyoto Computer Gakuin - KCG: 

President and Founder, Yasuko Hasegawa;

Head of the KCG Group, Wataru Hasegawa;

Head of the KCG Trustees, Akira Hasegawa;

And the many distinguished guests, KCG alumni, faculty, staff, and students in attendance today for this wonderful celebration.

On behalf of the entire RIT community, I congratulate you on your milestone achievement as a strong and vibrant university. 

Though this is only my second academic year as RIT President, I personally have friendships at KCG that span more than 20 years.  I first met Yu Hasegawa, daughter of President Hasegawa, in 1999 at a lunch table at the University of Illinois where other electrical and computer engineering faculty had gathered, including her husband, Mark Hsegawa-Johnson. KCG’s pioneering spirit quickly became clear to me as I learned about the IDCE computer donation program founded by Yu and her mother. I am proud to call both Mark Hasegawa-Johnson and Yu Hasegawa, my friends and colleagues. There was a time when my son even babysat for them.

When I came to RIT, I was excited to learn of RIT’s strong partnership with KCG. I am not surprised these two great universities found value in mutual collaboration given their shared principles of innovation, fostering creativity and developing global citizens. 


Founded in 1963 by the late Shigeo Hasegawa, a philosopher who believed in education for all, and Yasuko Hasegawa, the first woman Astrophysicist in Japan, KCG was the very first institution that offered computer science to the general public. Similarly, RIT was one of the first universities in the U.S. to offer both computer science and software engineering degrees. 

These likeminded philosophies and dedication to high quality education has led to the success of over 300 students who have participated in the KCG-RIT partnership. Akira Hasegawa, who was recognized by RIT as a distinguished alumnus at our 175th anniversary event, founded the KCG-RIT partnership after completing his undergraduate degree at RIT. This partnership has gone on to host numerous faculty and student exchanges – from 1995 through 2005 over 230 students attended RIT for a specialized summer program. Also, since 1998, 37 KCG students have graduated from RIT with a master’s degree, and one KCG student, Yoshihiro Nozaki, completed his Ph.D. in Computing and Information Sciences. We are tremendously proud of these students. 

Together, we are graduating the next wave of global citizens. Global engagement develops cultural awareness and understanding of the most pressing economic, social and environmental challenges facing the world today. Our partnership reflects the commitment of both RIT and KCG to knowledge sharing, global innovation, and developing the strong leaders needed for tomorrow. This is why our relationship is so important and why I am excited for new global opportunities for KCG and RIT faculty and students. 

Please once again accept my congratulations to all of our friends at KCG on your 55th Anniversary celebration – and a very special Happy Birthday to President Yasuko Hasegawa! I wish you continued success and a wonderful year ahead! 

Rochester Institute of Technology
Dr. David Munson





KCGグループ統括理事長 長谷川亘様

KCG理事長 長谷川晶様









学長 デビッド・マンソン 博士

同 ジョージ&アビー・オニール教育経済学科 教授
同 コミュニティカレッジ研究所 名誉所長
トーマス・ベイリー 博士

Mr. Wataru Hasegawa
Founder and Head of the Trustees
The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics

Dear Mr. Hasegawa,

It is with great pleasure that I congratulate you on the 15th anniversary of the Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics, as well as the 55th anniversary of the Kyoto Computer Gakuin.

Establishing KCGI as Japan’s first professional school for information technology is an extraordinary accomplishment. We are particularly pleased that as the founder of KCGI and an alumnus of Teachers College, you have designed this vitally important college to develop and cultivate highly skilled and creative specialists who will meet the information technology needs of the 21st century and beyond. Your recent ranking by Toyo Economics as 1st in the category of fastest growing private universities in Japan, demonstrates the importance of the IT field, as well as your continued success.

I also acknowledge the enormous accomplishments of your parents, Mr. Shigeo Hasegawa and Ms. Yasuko Hasegawa, who founded the Kyoto Computer Gakuin in 1963. KCG was the first specialized computer institute in Japan, and your mother, Yasuko Hasegawa, made history as the first woman in Japan to establish such an institution. Ms. Hasegawa also made history as the first woman astrophysicist in Japan.

Teachers College congratulates KCGI and KCG on these important anniversaries. I am sure that you will continue to flourish as you demonstrate excellence in IT education for students throughout Japan.


Thomas Bailey
President, Teachers College, Columbia University
George and Abby O’Neal Professor of Economics of Education
Director Emeritus, Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University


京都情報大学院大学 創立者・理事長 長谷川 亘 様





米国・コロンビア大学ティーチャーズ・カレッジ(教育大学院) 学長
同 ジョージ&アビー・オニール教育経済学科 教授
同 コミュニティカレッジ研究所 名誉所長
トーマス・ベイリー 博士

米国・ハーバード大学教育大学院 学長 ブリジェット・テリー・ロング 博士

Ms. Yasuko Hasegawa
President and Founder, Kyoto Computer Gakuin

Mr. Wataru Hasegawa
Board Chair, The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics

Mr. Akira Hasegawa
Board Chair, Kyoto Computer Gakuin

On behalf of the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) community, I am delighted to congratulate the Kyoto Computer Gakuin (KCG) on the celebration of its 55th anniversary and The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics (KCGI) on its 15th anniversary.

When KCG, Japan’s first computer school, opened its doors in 1963, its mission of expanding access to computer literacy was far ahead of its time. Fortunately, its President and Founder, Yasuko Hasegawa, was well-versed in being a pioneer, having already become the first woman astrophysicist in the history of Japan. Joined by her husband, Shigeo Hasegawa, Ms. Hasegawa would help thousands of KCG alumni play an important role in establishing Japan as a world leader in computer science and technology. This year’s anniversary celebration also holds the distinction of being Ms. Hasegawa’s 86th birthday. She has been a visionary and resilient leader, and her life achievements will continue to inspire future generations.

I also want to commend KCG on its longstanding commitment to donating computers and providing free computer literacy instruction to other countries through the International Development of Computer Education (IDCE) program. Co-founded in 1988 by Ms. Hasegawa and her daughter, Yu Hasegawa-Johnson, an HGSE alumna who graduated with her Ed.M. in 1992, IDCE has served many nations around the world, including Gabon and Eritrea.

My warmest congratulations again to KCG, KCGI, and IDCE on their remarkable successes in leveraging the power of technology and education to improve the world. There is much to be proud of in their histories and even more to look forward to in the years ahead.


Bridget Terry Long, Ph.D.
Dean and Saris Professor of Education and Economics
Harvard Graduate School of Education


京都コンピュータ学院 学院長・創立者 長谷川 靖子 様

京都情報大学院大学 統括理事長 長谷川 亘 様

京都コンピュータ学院 理事長 長谷川 晶 様





教育大学院 学長
ブリジェット・テリー・ロング 博士

米国・コロンビア大学 ティーチャーズ・カレッジ 国際公共政策大学院 名誉教授
インタラクティブ社 社長 デール・マン 博士

Dr. Toshihide Ibaraki President &

Mr. Wataru Hasegawa,Board-Chair

The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics


I have worked in 30+ countries around the world on different aspects of education. I have seldom had the opportunity to follow a trajectory as consistent and as significant as that achieved by The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics.

And, it turns out that KCGI’s history is even longer than my own! I’ve only been in education for 50 years – KCGI has me beat by five years!

I have always been interested in pioneers, in market leaders, in institutions and individuals that define the future. KCGI and Wataru Hasegawa are clearly in that class. It takes vision, insight, courage and persistence to achieve the national and international reputation that KCGI enjoys.

It is a privilege to recognize that and to send my very best wishes for your continued success!


Dale Mann, Ph.D.,
Professor Emeritus, Teachers College and the School for International and
Public Affairs, Columbia University &
Managing Director, Interactive, Inc.


京都情報大学院大学 学長 茨木 俊秀 様

統括理事長 長谷川 亘 様






ティーチャーズ・カレッジ 国際公共政策大学院 名誉教授
インタラクティブ社 社長
デール・マン 博士

チェコ共和国・カレル大学 数学物理学部
コンピュータサイエンス学科 副学部長 Jiri Sgall 教授

Dear Madam Yasuko Hasegawa, Dear Mr. Wataru Hasegawa, Dear Dr. Toshihide lbaraki,

on behalf of our School of Computer Science at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of Charles University we extend our warmest congratulation to your schools the Kyoto Computer Gakuin and The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics for completing 55 and 15 years of unselfish services to the community.

By a remarkable coincidence, the Kyoto Computer Gakuin, the first private institution for computer education in Japan, was established at the same time when our school started introducing courses and studies of computer science. It is also worth mentioning that an informal cooperation between our schools coincides with the establishment of your College of Graduate Studies for Informatics. Since then several of our teachers visited the College and delivered lectures to your graduate students.

We wish you all the success for many more years to come, and hope to continue our informal cooperation in future.

Charles University
Prof. Jiri Sgall






チェコ共和国・カレル大学 数学物理学部コンピュータサイエンス学科
副学部長 Jiri Sgall 教授

デンバー大学 筆頭副学長 ジェレミー・ヘフナー 博士

President and co-founder, Yasuko Hasegawa

Head of the KCG group, Wataru Hasegawa

Head of the Trustees, Akira Hasegawa

Distinguished guests, KCG alumni, faculty, staff snd students

As you know, KCG is the oldest private Computer Institution in Japan and KCGI is the 1st IT professional graduate school in Japan. Five years ago when I was the provost at Rochester Institute of Technology, I was lucky enough to join you to celebrate your 50th anniversary. Today I would like to offer my sincere congratulations on your 55th anniversary.

There is another notable event worth celebrating today. As you all know, Yasuko Hasegawa is the first woman Astrophysicist in Japan and today is her 86th birthday. Please join me in wishing her a very happy birthday.

Now that I am provost at the University of Denver, I am hoping we can look forward to exploring possibilities for new partnerships as both of our institutions seek to train students to perform at a high level to meet the needs of society and support the public good.


Jeremy Haefner
Provost and Exective Vice Chancellor

University of Denver


学院長・創立者 長谷川 靖子 様

KCGグループ統括理事長 長谷川 亘 様

理事長 長谷川 晶 様





デンバー大学 筆頭副学長
ジェレミー・ヘフナー 博士

IULM大学 芸術・観光・マーケット学部 学部長 ヴィンセント・トリオーネ 博士

Dr. Toshihide Ibaraki
The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics

Mr. Wataru Hasegawa
The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics

Dear Dr. Toshihide Ibaraki,

Dear Mr. Wataru Hasegawa,

I send my congratulations on the wonderful occasion you are celebrating – the 55th anniversary of Kyoto Computer Gakuin (KCG). Founded by Yasuko Hasegawa and Shigeo Hasegawa in 1963, also known as The Kyoto School of Computer Science, it is the first private computer school in Japan. KCG has over 40,000 alumni, now making a difference in various parts of the world.

We are looking forward to the many projects we will be working on and develop in the next months and forthcoming academic years.

Congratulations to the KCG and the KCGI, and the dedicated members of faculty and management, and to all the students who benefit from excellence in IT education in Japan, delivered by KCG and KCGI.


Prof. Vincenzo Trione
Dean of Faculty of Arts, Tourism and Markets
International University of Languages and Media


京都情報大学院大学 学長 茨木 俊秀 様

統括理事長 長谷川 亘 様


長谷川靖子先生と長谷川繁雄先生によって1963年に創立された,“Kyoto School of Computer Science”としても知られている同校は,日本で最初のコンピュータ教育機関です。KCGがこれまでに輩出した4万人以上の卒業生は,今や世界各地で重要な役割を果たされています。



芸術・観光・マーケット学部 学部長
ヴィンセント・トリオーネ 博士

オランダ・ハーグ応用科学大学 IT & デザイン学部 学部長 ハン・ビーマンス 博士

Prof. Wataru Hasegawa

Prof. Akira Hasegawa

Kyoto Computer Gakuin

Kyoto, Japan

Dear professor Wataru Hasegawa and dear professor Akira Hasegawa,

Congratulations from The Hague University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands! Kyoto Computer Gakuin, founded in 1963 by Yasuko and Shigeo Hasegawa, is celebrating their 55th anniversary - and we celebrate with you!

We are proud to have you as an excellent university partner of our faculty IT & Design because we share common goals for global citizenship and society. Further, we appreciate that your much respected institution offers innovative and modern high quality courses in the field of information technology and design in Kyoto, a world class city that perfectly combines ancient cultural traditions - and highly modern developments.

Kyoto and The Hague are far away from each other. But our universities made progress in working together. Some of our students started studying at your institution - and they enjoy what you have to offer to them. Our teachers discussed options to explore further cooperation in teaching and research as well as other opportunities for cooperation.

We are proud to be your partner. And we wish you good luck as you continue your important work in education and research:

In teaching within your university - and in practical cooperation with businesses.

In Japan - and abroad.

In learning - and in guiding with regard to partners in cooperation.

We wish you all the best for a great future,

Han Biemans MA MBA
Dean of the faculty IT & Design
The Hague University of Applied Sciences



統括理事長 長谷川 亘 様

理事長 長谷川 晶 様










IT & デザイン学部 学部長
ハン・ビーマンス 博士

中央アジア国際大学 学長 ジョン・クラーク 博士

Ms. Yasuko Hasegawa, President and Co-Founder

Mr. Wataru Hasegawa, Head of the KCG Group

Mr. Akira Hasegawa, Head of the Board of Trustees

I extend my best wishes to the Kyoto Computer Gakuin on the celebration of your 55th anniversary.

Kyoto Computer Gakuin (KCG), founded in 1963, is the first private computer school in Japan. As such KCG was a real pioneer and has provided a service to Japanese society, and through its program, International Development of Computer Education (IDCE), to the larger world. That the service was needed is shown by the success of KCG.

I have good memories of Kyoto and of KCG from my visit there in 1987. I came at the invitation of Yu Hasegawa, who was a student in my Macintosh course at Harvard in 1986. Together, we brought the first Macintoshes to KCG and started teaching the students how to use them.

Congratulations to the KCG and KCGI, and the dedicated members of faculty and management, and to all the students who benefit from excellence in IT education in Japan and abroad, delivered by KCG.


John Clark President
International University of Central Asia


学院長・学院創立者 長谷川 靖子 様

KCGグループ統括理事長 長谷川 亘 様

KCG理事長 長谷川 晶 様





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