Kokusai Gakuin is founded and certified as Kokusai Chori Gakuin. (Kokusai Cooking School)

1966AprilOfficially recognized by Fuji Fashion Academy. (Japanese/Western knitting)
1968Oct.Opened Kokusai Cooking building in front of Omiya station.
1969MayRelocated to Kokusai Cooking school in Kishiki-cho, Omiya city and renamed Kokusai Eiyou Gakuin. (Kokusai Nutrition school)
1970AprilEstablished cook training course at Kokusai Nutrition School.
1971Dec.Approval received for establishment of Kokusai Gakuin Incorporated Educational Institution.
1973AprilOmiya childcare vocational school (kindergarten teacher training course) is established.
1974AprilNursery school evening program established at Omiya childcare college.
1975AprilKindergarten and daycare teacher training courses established.
1976MayKokusai Nutrition academy promoted to vocational school after addition of specialized training course and is renamed as Kokusai Cooking Vocational School by Specialized Training College System.
1977AprilKokusai Nutrition Vocational school opened.
1978Dec.15th anniversary of Kokusai Gakuin ceremony.
1979MayOmiya General school building completed.
1982MayKokusai Vocational School relocated to new building.
1983Jan.Kokusai Gakuin Saitama Junior College is certified to begin and establishes Early Childhood Education department and Food and Nutrition department.
AprilKokusai Gakuin Saitama Junior College opens.
Sept.20th anniversary of Kokusai Gakuin commemoration ceremony.
1985Mar.Iwatsuki General Ground Management building completed.
AprilUniversity hall completed.
1988AprilKokusai Gakuin Ina Upper Secondary Specialized Training School is founded.
July25th anniversary commemoration ceremony.
1989Aug.Makoto Hall is completed.
1991Mar.Completed construction of Omiya General school building.
1993Sept.30th anniversary commemoration ceremony.
1995April2 year Food and Nutrition course approved by accreditors, Department of Food and Nutrition established.
1996April2 year Early Childhood Education course approved by accreditors, Department of Early Childhood Education established.
1998AprilKokusai Gakuin High School opened.
1999AprilKokusai Gakuin signs a sistership agreement with French National Grenoble Cooking school in Grenoble France.
2001JulyKokusai Gakuin Ina campus building is completed.
2003MayOmiya 3rd building is completed.
JuneEducation alliance agreement signed with Sydney University and Macquarie University.
Oct.40th anniversary commemoration ceremony.
2004AprilThe Early Childhood Education department changed to the Infant Child Care department. The Food Nutrition department changed to the Health Nutrition department. The Specialized department of Infant Child Care and Specialized department of Food and Nutrition merged into the Department of Health and Nutrition.
Aug.University Independent Creativity Development Program selected as a “Unique university education support program” by the Ministry of Education, Sports, Culture, Science, and Technology.
2006Oct.Kokusai Gakuin signs a sistership agreement with Vancouver Island University.
2007Aug.Liberal arts graduation research selected as “unique education support program” by the Ministry of Education, Sports, Culture, Science, and Technology.
2008Oct.Enhancement of liberal arts education through tutorials selected as “quality university education program” by the Ministry of Education, Sports, Culture, Science, and Technology.
2009Aug.Employment support program selected for student support promotion program by Ministry of Education, Sports, Culture, Science, and Technology.
2010AprilEstablished Health and Nutrition Cooking department.
2011AprilEstablished the Advanced Cooking department. (1 year course)
Established the Career Development major. (1 year course)
2013AprilKokusai Gakuin Junior High School opened.
Dec.50th anniversary commemoration ceremony.
2015AprilThe Health Nutrition department is renamed Health, Nutrition, and Food Department. Confectionary specialization is added.
2018Dec.Kokusai Gakuin signs U.N. Global Compact (UNGC) joining Global Compact Network Japan. (GCNJ)
2023Dec.60th anniversary commemoration ceremony.
Message from Dr. Makoto Ono, founder
We want you to take pride in your profession, with a spirit of study and self-improvement that will never change.

Since its inception, this university has been working to develop specialists in childcare and nutrition and the development of the “human resource” through education with an emphasis on individuality. This is based on the spirits of our foundation “Conscientious behavior, self-development, benevolence and service, human reliability, and peaceful harmony” and our core policies of “Respectful Salutation, Cleanliness, and punctuality.”
Although quite natural, these are the most important attitudes when living our lives and building a relationship of trust between people. In the present era when it is no longer possible to do these things as easily as we once did, there is a great demand for the ability to handle these interactions. This, I believe, is tied to our university’s post-graduation employment rate.
 The environment surrounding education and food is changing year by year. I hope that everyone who takes a step toward their dream will have a deep sense of purpose and will carefully consider the path they should take without forgetting self-awareness and professional pride.