Six years have now passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011. Considering that March 2017 graduates were still high school students on that day, I feel strongly the significance of six years.
Our hearts go out to everyone affected by the disasters and we would like to convey our great respect for those who continue to persevere in their efforts to embark on new chapters in their lives.
In today’s world of rapid information exchange, events that happened just months before feel as if they took place long ago. Nevertheless, we must not view the devastating 3/11 disasters as the remote past.
Chuo University continues to support complete restoration of the affected areas, and applying lessons learned from 3/11 in our everyday activities, we are committed to making continuing contributions to society as an institution of higher education.
Chancellor and President, Chuo University
March 11, 2017