Principal’s Message (English)
At Oki-Dozen Senior High School, our goal is to nurture ‘glocal’ human resources. ‘Glocal’ human resources are both “individuals who have a global outlook and put that outlook into practice on a local level,” and “individuals who are active on the global stage, putting into practice the unique knowledge of their own hometowns and localities.” Here, we wish to produce human resources that will be needed and greatly appreciated no matter where they are in the world .
In concrete terms, our educational practices are designed to tackle the social issues particularly relevant to the Oki-Dozen area: low birth rates, declining population, economic stagnation, and the lack of successors to primary sector industries. Furthermore, we offer the opportunity for an education that fosters a ‘glocal’ outlook, joining together both the local and the global in making sense of the world.
Our society is filled with many “problems without solutions,” the very problems the Oki-Dozen area is now confronting. No one is going to come and show us the solution to these problems, which is precisely why we focus on fostering the following traits to guide us to the answer: the ability to think critically by integrating the various kinds of knowledge we possess, the strength to move forward even in the face of problems we don’t really understand, the skills to work in teams in order to tackle issues and produce new ideas, and above all else, the independence needed to assertively put those ideas into practice.