Faculty of International Liberal Arts About FILA

Ichiro Takahashi
1975 Soka University, Faculty of Economics, BA
1977 Soka University, MA Economics
1981-82 Carnegie-Mellon University, Research Associate
1983 University of California, San Diego, Ph.D.
1983-2014 Soka University, Faculty of Economics
2014- Soka University, Faculty of International Liberal Arts

Dean's Message

The goal of Soka University's Faculty of International Liberal Arts (FILA) is to foster students capable of meeting the demands of our globalized society. In this rapidly evolving social environment, society is seeking individuals with in-depth general education and humanistic principles. Therefore, FILA pursues the following three virtues: critical thinking, communication skills, and cross-cultural awareness. The first two virtues are effectively achieved by the courses based on a global-standard. In particular, small class size provides increased student-teacher interaction, and more student engagement in the learning process. The third virtue, cross-cultural awareness, is attained by our culturally diverse faculty, complemented by study abroad in an English-speaking country for two semesters.

I look forward to welcoming you to the Faculty of International Liberal Arts. I hope you begin your quest for knowledge to make a positive contribution to society, and develop an inner self with a free and open mind. Your preparation as a global leader begins here.