Speeches and Articles

Speeches and Articles

This page features a list of the President's messages, addresses, speeches, and appearances in the press.

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March 26, 2014 Ceremonial address at the 2014 Spring Commencement Ceremony
March 7, 2014 " ICU Revamps Entrance Examination: An Interview with President Junkyo Hibiya (Lecture-Style Questions Gauge Ability)," Yomiuri Shimbun (morning edition)
January 29, 2014 "Young People, See the World! - Developing Global Human Resources," Honkaku Hodo INsideOUT (BS11)
January 6, 2014 "Change Starts with the Entrance Examination: Keio Adopts International Standards, ICU Uses the TOEFL," Nikkei Sangyo Shimbun (morning edition)
January 6, 2014 2014 New Year's Message
December 14, 2013 "Big Wave, Small Wave: Women in University Leadership," Tokyo Shimbun (evening edition)
November 3, 2013 "Now in a New Leadership Position, the Former President of Sophia University Weighs in on the University's Strengths and Weaknesses," Tokyojin no. 333
October 21, 2013 "The Private University Forum: Ideas on How to Weather the Storms of a Diversifying Age," AERA 2013 (October 28 edition)
September 30, 2013 "University President Survey: Declining Birthrate Puts the Value of Universities to the Test," Nihon Keizai Shimbun (morning edition)
September 10, 2013 "Liberal Arts Educators Move to Develop Responsible Global Citizens," Daigaku Journal (September edition, vol. 106)
September 3, 2013 Ceremonial address at the 2013 Autumn Matriculation Ceremony
August 1, 2013 "Developing Real Global Human Resources Who Care about 'Global Interests,'" Eiken - Eigo Joho
June 28, 2013 Ceremonial address at the 2013 Summer Commencement Ceremony
May 1, 2013 "Special Column: The Three Keys to Nurturing Global Human Resources," TOEIC Newsletter 2013 (May edition)
April 17, 2013 "TIMES Interview: When I Was a Student - International Christian University (ICU) President Junko Hibiya," Kanjuku TIMES (May 1, 2013 edition)
April 3, 2013 Ceremonial address at the 2013 Spring Matriculation Ceremony
April 1: 2013 "Did You Know?," United Board Horizons


March 27, 2013 Ceremonial address at the 2013 Spring Commencement Ceremony
March 26, 2013 "Getting to the Heart of the Matter: Let's Talk about Developing Global Human Resources - The Worldwide Trend of Classes in English," Sunday Mainichi (April 7, 2013 edition [extra])
March 2, 2013 "From the IELTS Editor's Desk: International Christian University Makes IELTS Testing Mandatory," IELTS Online
January 7, 2013 2013 New Year's Message
November 11, 2012 "Introducing Dialogue-Oriented Education," Hokkoku Shimbun (morning edition)
October 1, 2012 "Forming Bonds with ASEAN Universities," Kogaku Shimbun (morning edition)
September 1, 2012 Ceremonial address at the 2012 Autumn Matriculation Ceremony
August 12, 2012 "Companies Want Communication Skills, Not Necessarily Language Skills, from Global Human Resources," Sunday Mainichi (August 12, 2012 edition [extra])
July 5, 2012 "For Women, Japan's Academic Ladder Needs Major Repair," The Chronicle of Higher Education
July 2, 2012 "How the Great East Japan Earthquake & Tsunami Exposed the 'Gulf' between the Humanities and the Sciences: Which Paves the Path to Success?," AERA 2012 (July 9 edition)
June 29, 2012 Ceremonial address at the 2012 Summer Commencement Ceremony
June 1, 2012 "Autumn Matriculation and Internationalization: Thoughts from International Christian University," IDE no. 541
May 28, 2012 "University's Challenge: Bilingual Japanese-English Education for Getting Students up to Speed before They Head Abroad," The University Times vol. 21
May 11, 2012 "University Revival: Tackling the Challenges, Part 3 - What to Talk about in English?," Yomiuri Shimbun (morning edition)
April 6, 2012 A message from the new President
April 5, 2012 "Dialogue: Tokyo Saijiki - Creating True Global Citizens through Multilingualism," Mainichi Shimbun (morning edition) 
April 5, 2012 "Opinion: The Pseudo-Semester System," Science Portal
April 3: 2012 "Interview Series: Autumn Matriculation - What I Think, Part 4: No Real Point to Gap-Term Study Abroad," Sunday Mainichi (extra)
April 3, 2012 Ceremonial address at the 2012 Spring Matriculation Ceremony