About us

About us

Name Shinseikaikan
Address 〒160-0016
33-4 Shinanomachi, Shinjuku-ku,
Tokyo 160-0016
TEL:03-3351-7121
FAX:03-3358-9700
URL:http://www.catholic-shinseikaikan.or.jp
Date of
foundation
Date of foundation: February 15, 1934 Date of registration as a general incorporated foundation: February 1, 2011
Background
of Founding
The late Father Soichi Iwashita bought a piece of land in Shinanomachi with inherited funds and founded St. Filippo’s Dormitory Foundation in February 1934. Since its establishment, we have worked on the sound upbringing of youths. Since February 1952, as Shinseikaikan, we have been offering a place of learning for people from all walks of life, including those interested in lifelong learning.
Purpose of
Establishment
The purpose of establishment is set forth in the articles of incorporation: “To cultivate wisdom and virtue, enhance intellect and increase the literature based on the Catholic spirit, targeting students and adults.”
Activities We engage mainly in the following activities.
  • (1) We organize a wide array of events, including lectures, seminars, workshops, and meditation sessions, inviting academic experts, Catholic priests or clerics and those involved in social activities.
  • (2) We plan and manage training programs, hands-on learning programs and events for students.
We engaged in a wide range of activities from lifelong learning programs held in our meeting rooms or hall to the publication of periodicals up until fiscal 2013. Since fiscal 2014, however, because of preparations for rebuilding the facilities, the building has been closed. We are continuing with the aforementioned activities by renting other facilities thanks to the generous support of a great many people. For the specific venues and details of lectures, please visit our website or feel free to contact us.

List of Directors and Councilors

Duties Name Main Position
President Mori Kazuhiro Catholic Bishop
Director Fukamizu Masakatsu Catholic Priest
Usui Yasunori SUZUKEN CO., LTD Outside Director
Olivier Chegaray Catholic Priest
Sasaki Norihisa Former Executive Officer of Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking
Ozaki Etsuko Mercedarian Missionaries of Berris
Fujita Taro Lawyer
Kasahara Yuko The University of Electro-Communications Professor
Ohgi Satoshi Shinseikaikan Curator
Councilor Nakamura Yumiko Ochanomizu University Emeritus Professor
Oyanagi Yoshio RIST Kobe Center, The University of Tokyo Emeritus Professor
Ogino Hiroyuki Sophia University Professor
Ootake Yasushi Administrative Staff, Sophia School Corporation
Koda Kazuo Catholic Bishop
Hara Keiko Soeurs Auxiliatrices Japon
Arimura Koichi Staff of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Japan
Auditor Kosaka Tsuyoshi Former officer of Catholic Archdiocese of Tokyo
Koseki Hiroaki Civil Conciliation Commissioner
Executive
Officer
Takahashi Akihiko