Message from President

Nagoya Bunri University has its origin in the Nagoya Professional School of Nutrition, which was founded in 1956 by Kazumasu Takikawa. The school expanded in 1966 to become the Nagoya Junior College of Nutrition, and in 1999 to become Nagoya Bunri University. At present there are two campuses, in Inazawa and Nagoya. The university consists of 3 departments in 2 schools, while the junior college consists of 1 department composed of 2 majors. Altogether there are 1400 students.

The University had its roots in a school of nutrition, but now "Food, Nutrition, and Information Technology" are the three pillars of its education of youth. "Food" and "Nutrition" are the most fundamental aspects of human life, while "Information Technology" will gradually become more important in society as a means of communication in the future. With the mission of giving concrete form to its motto "The Spirit of Bunri Education," this university has produced a large number of talented people and sent them out into the world. In the future as well, by developing as a university of "Food, Nutrition, and Information Technology," it will fulfill its mission as an institution of higher learning.

In "The Spirit of Bunri Education," the "cultivation of human beings," in other words, (human) education is emphasized. For that purpose, contact between individuals with different personalities is essential, and in settings for such contact, such as classes, seminars, the library, club activities, and so on, by ʻmeeting," ʻlearning,ʼ ʻteaching,ʼ conversing,ʼ and ʻdebating,ʼ each studentʼs individual abilities are polished. In addition, Bunri aims to become a ʻuniversal accessʼ school which accepts adults and foreign students who have the desire to learn, regardless of their age or nationality. This interaction of contrasting personalities, as well as studentsʼ individuality, is the basis of developing capable individuals. We aim to foster the development of young people who are healthy for mind, body, and thought, and will shape society in the future.

In "The Spirit of Bunri Education," perfecting oneʼs knowledge and skills through study is mentioned as well. Deepening studentsʼ knowledge and helping them acquire specialized technical skills is also an important task for our university. Japan is experiencing shrinkage of population and long-term economic stagnation, and the countryʼs future path will not be smooth. Raising the general populationʼs knowledge and abilities is the only means of solving such problems, and the establishment of a state based on the education of youth is becoming more and more important. Over the past half century Takikawa Gakuen has sent many young people out into the world with a high level of technical skills as nutritionists or other types of specialists. In the future, the university will continue to fulfill its mission of educating the next generations of talented men and women with a high level of abilities and skills in the fields of "Food," "Nutrition," and "Information Technology" who can become socially and professionally independent. In you, as young students, various undiscovered possibilities exist. On the basis of our universityʼs 3 distinct ʻpillars,ʼ we wish you to fully develop your individuality and hidden abilities, acquire something precious, and grow into citizens who can actively contribute to society.


School of Health and Human Life


We aim to produce registered dietitians who weave together "people" and "health through "food." Having in view the prevention of lifestyle diseases and the extension of healthy lifespans, societyʼs need for registered dietitians is increasing year by year. In this department we offer complete support through our own system for successful passage of the national licensing examination

Qualifications and examinations

Right to take examination to become a National Registered Dietitian / Nutritionistsʼ license / Nutrition Educator Type I license / Food Sanitation Supervisor / Food Sanitation Inspector / NR Supplement Adviser
(Japanese government qualification)

Future career possibilities

Food-based treatment

Medicine / Welfare

Future careers in Food-based promotion of health

Food Product Development
Food Service at Enterprises

Food-related education

Nutrition Education
Nursery Schools
Health Centers

School of Health and Human Life


Qualifications and examinations

In the current world of food-related business, in addition to new food ideas, guaranteeing food safety and comprehensive management are needed. In this department, as well as learning about food products and nutrition, you acquire the know-how to run a store or to start a business, and specialized knowledge and skills in marketing.

Future career possibilities

Companies related to food production

Food producers
Kitchen appliance producers
Beverage producers
Candy or bread producers

Food Distribution Industry

Department stores
Food wholesalers
Trading companies dealing in food products

Food Service Industry

Chain restaurants
Restaurants, cafes

3 Courses to Prepare You for The Career You Want

Food Production Major

In response to the diversification of eating habits, the food processing industry has expanded and become more complicated. You acquire specialized knowledge about the history of food production and about each sector's unique characteristics and production processes.

Food Distribution Major

The food retailing industry links the food wholesaling industry and consumers. You learn about changes in the structure of these industries and their unique characteristics.

Food Service Major

The food service industry includes restaurants, cafes, catering and food delivery services,and others. You learn about the history of the industry and about management practices, beginning with theory and ending with concrete examples.

You can prepare for : Qualifications and examinations

Food coordinator / (High Quality)Food Specialist / Marketing Specialist / Color Coordinator / Bookkeeping

School of Information and Media Studies


At Nagoya Bunri University, our Department of Information and Media Studies offers the opportunity to study computer science and to learn to create media content, for example programing, designing computer systems, and producing videos, computer graphics, photographs, and music works. We also recommend studying multiple fields in order to become a more valuable specialist.

Information Systems Major

The major is designed to prepare students for a professional position in our information society, such as that of IT system engineer, IT systems manager, software development engineer, or system integration engineer.

Areas of course specialization include computer networking, data bases,data science, humancomputer interaction, internet applications and web development, mobile systems, and software engineering.

Image Media Major

This major covers a broad section of information media studies centering on image production technology, computer graphics, animation and designing. Students are motivated to master not only the technology but also the basic theory of imaging.

Sound Engineering and Desktop Music Major

The purpose of the major is to learn about both sound engineering and desktop music, including recordings, mixings, PA operation, composition and arrangement.
Potential future careers :

  • Sound Engineer
  • Sound Crew
  • Sound Designer
  • Sound Programmer
  • Studio Crew
  • Stage Crew
Media Planning Major

The major is designed to develop a business person who knows the value of information. Potential future careers in public relations, marketing, mass media, sales promotion, and event planning.

In this major students study communication methods based on traditional mass media, promotion technique utilizing the web and the data analysis of web sites.