Update date: Jan. 20, 2021
The Open University of Japan
2-11 Wakaba, Mihama-ku, Chiba-city, Chiba 261-8586 Japan
Organization/Research department name (4)：
Faculty of Liberal Arts
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Purpose of establishment：
The Social Education Committee set up by the Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture (Chairman : Naoshi Shibanuma) held an inquiry into the use of television and FM radio for specialized educational broadcasts.
The Social Education Committee reported to the Minister of Education, Science, Sports and Culture, its finding about the use of TV and FM radio broadcasting for specialized education.
The University of the Air Discussion Group set up by Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture (Chairman : Taizo Ishizaka) presented a written statement to both the Ministers of Education, Science, Sports and Culture and Posts and Telecommunications.
The University of the Air Survey and Preparation Committee (Chairman : Saburo Matsukata), established by the Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culutre reported its findings about the founding of the University of the Air.
The Survey and Research Board concerning the establishment of the University of the Air of the Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture (tentative name) presented "a basic concept for the University of the Air (tentative name)"
1 Provide to the general public an opportunity for
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college-level education as part of their lifelong
learning and development.
2 Provide an innovative and flexible system of
college education, open to all high school
3 Cooperate with existing universities and make full
use of the latest knowledge and newest educational
technology to offer a system of higher education
which meets contemporary needs. In addition, the
University of the Air aims to contribute to further
improving higher education in Japan by
strengthening cooperation with other universities,
promoting the transfer of credits, encouraging
faculty exchange, and disseminating broadcast