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News Appointment of New Chancellor

Fr. Tsutomu Sakuma, S.J. appointed as new Chancellor of Sophia School Corporation

Fr.Tsutomu Sakuma, S.J.

The Sophia School Corporation Board of Trustees convened on April 1, 2018 and resolved retirement of Chancellor Fr. Toshiaki Koso, S.J. and to appoint Trustee for General Affairs Fr. Tsutomu Sakuma, S.J. as new Chancellor. His term will be April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2022.

Fr. Tsutomu SAKUMA, S.J.
Professor, Faculty of Theology
Director of Kirishitan Bunko Library
Born on February 15, 1952
Sacrae Theologiae Doctor, Pontifical Gregorian University

Fr. Sakuma earned a bachelor’s degree from Kyoto University, Kyoto in 1975. In 1980, he earned master’s degree in Philosophy from Sophia University. He also received Diplom Theologie Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule Sankt Georgen, Frankfurt am Main in 1984 and Licentia in re Biblica Pontificio Istituto Biblico, Roma in 1988. He received a doctorate in Theology Pontifical Gregorian University, Roma in 1995.

He became an associate professor of Faculty of Theology in 1997 and was promoted to full professor in 2001. From 2011 to June 2014, he served as the President of Seibo College. He also served as the Director of Sophia School of Social Welfare from 2011 to March 2012. From October 2016 to March 2018, he served as the Trustee for General Affairs.