SOPHIA magazine is a publication of Sophia University highlighting stories about students, faculty, and alumni. The print edition is published twice a year by Office of Public Relations. The magazine is also available online.

SOPHIA magazine Vol. 17 published in March, 2024

Sophia Future Design Platform Objectives
Yoshiaki Terumichi, President of Sophia University

Who Owns the Seas?
Sustainable and Equitable Marine Resource Use
Yasuko Tsuru, Professor, Faculty of Global Studies

Data Analysis Numbers Influence Economics and Policy
Yuki Higuchi, Associate Professor, Department of Economics

Sophia People:
World Heritage as “Gift to the Future:” Protecting and Preserving Value for Posterity
Nao Hayashi(’97, History), Programme Specialist for World Heritage Convention, UNESCO

Special Talk:
Exploring the Future of AI
Tshilidzi Marwala, Rector of the United Nations University
Tad Gonsalves, Professor,Department of Information & Communication Sciences

Student Interview:
Student Entrepreneur Connects People through the Power of Art
Lilika Mizuguchi, Department of Journalism

From Campus:
Revising a Master’s Curriculum to Promote Socioeconomic Development in Honduras

Catholic Heritage:
Shinjiro Yamamoto:Dedicated to God and Country
Fr. Shinzo Kawamura, S.J.,Professor, Department of History

Back Issues

Special Issue “POPE FRANCIS at SOPHIA”


– On Pope Francis’ Challenges for Us All
Fr. Tsutomu Sakuma, S.J., Chancellor of Sophia School Corporation
Yoshiaki Terumichi, President of Sophia University

– Address of His Holiness at Sophia University

– Pope Francis: A Lifelong Spirit of Openness and Acceptance
Fr. Juan Haidar, S.J., Professor of Faculty of Theology

Special Issue “Global Leaders Connected with Sophia”

– Sophia Students Video Chat with Pope Francis
– UN Secretary-General António Guterres Lecture and Dialogues with Students

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