Happy Science University
Basic Education
General Education
Foreign Language Education
Faculty of Human Happiness
Faculty of Successful Management
Faculty of Future Industry
Faculty of Future Creation

The Exploration of Happiness with the Goal to Create a New Civilization

Happy Science University was founded by Master Ryuho Okawa on April 1st 2015 in Chiba Prefecture. We aim to develop talented individuals who will study and work towards the creation of a new world civilization. These individuals will aspire towards the realization of this goal. HSU follows the model of ‘Shoka Sonjuku’, a private college founded by Shoin Yoshida during the Meiji Period of Japanese history. Many graduates of this college became the driving force of the Meiji Restoration, the period during which Japan transformed itself into a modern industrial state in the 19th Century.

Our students will deeply explore the essence of human beings and true happiness, gain practical knowledge of business management with an entrepreneurial spirit, gain scientific and technical knowledge to create and develop industries of the future, conduct research into creating the politics of the future, and will develop foreign language skills, with the mission to serve the people of Japan and the world.

Our Mission Statement

1. Happy Science University will become the origin of the creation of an ideal world (utopia), a new world civilization, based on ‘Noblesse Oblige’, our responsibility to bring happiness and prosperity to the people of the world.

2. To establish a foundation for creating the civilization of the future by developing leaders who have religious faith and the noble aspiration to fulfill our mission.

3. To educate students and conduct research which will be the source of the new civilization, where modern reasoning and spirituality are integrated.


Founder and CEO of Happy Science Group
Founder of Happy Science University

Ryuho Okawa

Master Ryuho Okawa is the founder and CEO of the Happy Science Group, which includes Happy Science Academy, and Happy Science University. Master Ryuho Okawa was born in Tokushima Prefecture, Japan, in 1956. After graduating from the University of Tokyo, Faculty of Law, he joined an international trading company based in Tokyo. While working on finance and foreign exchange at the company’s New York headquarters, Master Okawa studied international finance at the Graduate Center of City University of New York. In 1981, Master Okawa attained Great Enlightenment and awakened to the hidden part of his consciousness, El Cantare, whose mission is to bring true happiness to all humanity. He established Happy Science (Kofuku-no-Kagaku, in Japanese) in 1986. Currently there are temples in numerous countries throughout the world.

While actively carrying out missionary work, Happy Science has also founded educational institutions. Happy Science University, located on the Kujukuri coast of Chiba Prefecture, opened in April, 2015. The main campus of Happy Science Academy, a Middle and High School, located in Nasu, Tochigi Prefecture, opened in 2010. Happy Science Academy Kansai, Middle and High School, opened in 2013 near Kyoto.

Master Ryuho Okawa has published over 2200 books, including The Laws of the Sun, and The Laws of Justice (Happy Science Publications, Co., Ltd.). Many of his books have been translated and become best-sellers and million-sellers around the world. The teachings of the doctrine of the mind are central to his books, which include such diverse fields as politics, economics, international relations, and education.


Kazuya Watanabe, Chairman of Happy Science University

Graduate of Tokyo Metropolitan University, Department of Economics
Employed by Happy Science since 1994


Hajime Kuki, Principal of Happy Science University

Graduate of Waseda University, Faculty of Law
Employed by Happy Science since 1993
Publications: “Management of the New University and its Mission”
“The University Education’s Role in Faith”


* Happy Science University is an unaccredited institution of higher education.
* All courses are taught in Japanese, with the exceptions of English language courses and selected courses.
* Course information is subject to change.



Basic Education


General Education

This is the group of courses common for students from all faculties. Students will develop the human nature and foster a wide range of knowledge and practical skills. Students will attain the basic skills that will be useful toward various fields.

Happy Science Studies Courses and Spirit of the Founder Courses

Students will establish the spirit of learning, and solidify understanding of Happy Science Studies. In addition to deeply learning about HSU’s ‘spirit of establishment’, the exploration of happiness, and the creation of a new civilization, students will learn the spirit of self-help seen from the devotion of the founder, Master Ryuho Okawa, in his youth. Students will develop noble aspiration and ‘Noblesse Oblige’ to take responsibility for the happiness of humankind. Furthermore, students will learn the basics of Happy Science teachings and will explore personal and societal happiness.

Interdisciplinary General Courses

Students may select classes from the comprehensive subjects based on their own interests.
Students will develop the ability to view from a global perspective and multiple points of view. Additionally, students are encouraged to study courses outside of their area of concentration in order to expand their range of interest and understanding.

Courses Offered
Understanding Religion: History of World Religions, The Life and Philosophy of Buddha, Introduction to Christianity, Introduction to Islam, etc.
Understanding Humanity and Culture: Introduction to the Study of History, Introduction to Literature, Introduction to Design, Nursing and Spirituality, etc.
Understanding Modern Society: Japan’s Constitutional Law, Introduction to Law, Law and Religion, Introduction to Politics, Modern Sociology of Education, etc.
Understanding Nature, Science and Technology: Industry and Innovation, Nature and the Environment, Social Infrastructure Technologies, etc.
Interdisciplinary General Education Seminar: Basic Seminar I/II, etc.

Career Education and Employment Support

To develop in students the ability to contribute to society and the creation of the future society, HSU offers support in seeking employment within the Happy Science Group, as well as business in various fields.

Furthermore, having a spiritual foundation, ethical perspective, knowledge of business management, and foreign language skills, will assist students in finding employment in various fields. HSU also offers support in earning English certificates (TOEIC, TOEFL, Test in Practical English Proficiency) and other qualifications that will assist students in their careers. In addition, HSU will assist students in obtaining internships in Japan and other countries from their first year.


Foreign Language Education

HSU emphasizes the importance of foreign language education to prepare students to take leadership roles internationally in business, science, missionary work, and other fields. As English is the international language, English language courses are mandatory for students in all faculties in first and second year.

General English Program

The following courses are required for all first year students: Speaking, Writing, Extensive Reading, Listening and Reading (TOEIC preparation). Presentation skills will also be taught in these courses. Emphasis in all courses is placed on the practical usage of English. The goal is for students to develop the ability to communicate effectively in English. The teaching staff includes both native speakers of English and Japanese teachers.
Students will be placed in the appropriate level according to their current level of ability.

Advanced English Program

Students from second year and above will select English courses at their interest and in the appropriate level.

Kuro-Obi (Black Belt) English Courses

Kuro-Obi English (Media English): Students will study excerpts from the English media in order to gain an understanding of and the ability to discuss the international situation using English.
Business English: Students will study business-related topics will acquire the communicative ability in English which is necessary for international business.
Religious English: Students will gain the ability to explain and discuss religious topics in English to prepare them for international work with Happy Science. Students will study the teachings of Happy Science, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and Shinto, in English.
Advanced Reading: Students will intensively read original English books to gain high intellectual English reading skill and nurture cultured people.

Shiro-Obi (White Belt) English Courses

Shiro-Obi English: Students will strengthen their reading and listening skills, and prepare for TOEIC exam.
Shiro-Obi Speaking: Students will improve their ability to communicate orally (speaking) in English and give highly skilled presentation in English.

Second Foreign Language

Students may choose from the following foreign languages: Chinese, Russian, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese.
Over a period of two years, students will study from the introductory level to the level where they are able to communicate in the language.
We also provide Latin and Ancient Greek to build students basic skill to study Western religion, philosophy, and idea.





Faculty of Human Happiness

Exploring the Essence of Human Beings and the Nature of True Happiness

To prepare students to become world leaders in their fields, embodying the spiritual qualities of virtue and deep religious faith. These leaders will work towards the creation of the new civilization that will transform Japan and the world.

A wide range of courses in the Humanities are offered, including Philosophy, Religion, and Psychology.


Human Happiness Course

Students in this course will thoroughly learn Happy Science Studies, a curriculum that will explore the universal happiness of humanity.

Happy Science Studies:

Applied Happy Science Studies (specialized knowledge regarding the Buddha’s Truth)
Practical Happy Science Studies (giving lectures, spiritual concentration, salvation of the mass people, etc)

Thought and Humanity:

Philosophy, Ethics, History of Western Philosophy, Eastern Philosophy, Modern Western Philosophy, Applied Ethics, History of Philosophy in Society.

Religious Culture:

Introduction to Religion, History of Christianity, History of Islam, History of Buddhism, History of Shintoism, Sociology of Religion, Comparative Religious Thought

Human Science:

Introduction to Modern Psychology, Happiness and Human Science, Clinical Psychology, Principle of Education

International Course

In this course, students will be focusing on Happy Science education, language study, and international education to become a global leader.

Happy Science Studies:

Applied Happy Science Studies, Practical Happy Science Studies (giving lectures, spiritual concentration, salvation), Global Missionary Work Studies

Thought and Humanity / Religious Culture:

History of Western Philosophy, History of Christianity, History of Islam, Comparative Religious Thought

Regional Culture:

Basic Regional Research, Intercultural Communication

Area Studies:

North America, Europe

Global Elite Program:

Kuro-Obi English Plus, Presentation and Debate Intensive Training, Professional English Skill Building




Faculty of Successful Management

Entrepreneurial Spirit, Establishing and Managing a Business Successfully, Contributing to the Nation by Creating Prosperity, Contributing to the Development of the World Economy

Students will develop into business leaders with entrepreneurial spirit, creativity, practical problem-solving skills, and religious faith. Students will learn how to contribute to the progress of business enterprises, to the economic development of the nation, and to the development of the world economy.

Second year students will select a specialization from the options below. Students will study HS Successful Management Theory and practical management. Students will learn the practical application of theory and gain insight into the wisdom of successful management. Graduates will understand how to create added value and will be immediate assets to business enterprises.

Happy Science Management Theories:

Introduction to Successful Management Studies, Happy Science Successful Management Theories, An Overview of Successful Management Theories, Advanced Successful Management Theories (Drucker, K. Matsushita, S. Ichikura), HSU Book Series Seminar.

Management Studies:

Management Studies, Accounting, Marketing, Theories on Human Resources, Theories on Production Management, Theories on Management Information, Theories on Bookkeeping, Theories on Finance, Entrepreneurial Studies.

Practicing Creativity in Business:

Business Skill, Creative Management Theory, Creative Design Practice, International Business and English Communication, Fashion Brand Theory, Basics of Creative Drawing

Success Project:

Through projects focused on the perspective of the customer, and business creation projects, students will gain the practical skills to combine knowledge and practice.




Faculty of Future Industry

Research and Development in Science and Technology to Create the New Civilization

We foster a stimulating learning environment which challenges conventional thinking, encourages innovation in teaching and research, and develops ideas which will serve the people of the nation and the world. The focus will be on mechanical engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, and information engineering. Students will learn a range of innovative technologies from the fields of physics, chemistry, aerospace engineering, biology, and Food Science. HSU takes an interdisciplinary approach in the teaching of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, with practical applications.

In second year Semester 2, students will focus on either machinery-related or electronic-related studies. Courses related to industrial technology and technology management are required. Students will also have the option of choosing courses in their area of special interest.

Happy Science Studies on Future Industry:

Happy Science Future Industry Studies (Religion and Science, Study of Invention)
Happy Science Future Science Studies (Theory of Higher Dimensions in Space)
Future Industry Seminar (Examination of skills that can be developed in the near future)
Future Science Seminar (Examination of currently unknown fields of research and methods of proof)


Mechanical Engineering (Materials, Thermodynamics, Fluid Dynamics)
Electrical and Electronics Courses (Electrical and Electronic Circuits, Control Engineering, Electric Energy Engineering)
Information Engineering (Programming I ~ II, Embedded Systems)
Advanced Technology Courses (Satellite System Engineering, Plant Factory Theory)
Experimentation and Practice (Industrial Technology Practice I ~ IV)

Natural Science:

Mathematics (Analysis I ~ III, Linear Algebra I ~ II, Geometry)
Physics (Modern Physics, Quantum Mechanics I ~ II, Theory of Relativity)
Chemistry, Biology (Basic Chemistry, Basic Biology, Molecular Biology, Chemical Analysis, Food Science)

Technology Management:

Students will develop their entrepreneurial perspective through the following courses:
Theory of Technology Management
The Method to Technology Management
Technology Management Seminar

Advanced Course

To conduct further research in the creation of industries of the future, planning is currently underway to establish an advanced course that will be the equivalent to graduate school.




Faculty of Future Creation

Taking a Leading Role in Creating the Society and Culture of the Future

Exploring a new model for culture and government that will further the happiness of humanity. The fields of art and government are based on gratitude towards God. Students will study a wide range of disciplines including politics, journalism, the culture of entertainment, and artistic expression. We will explore this new model of politics and culture with Truth, Virtue, and Beauty as its foundation.

First year students will study courses common to all faculties at the main campus in Chosei-mura, Chiba Prefecture. From second year, students will study at the Faculty of Future Creation campus in Tokyo (Toyocho, Koto Ward).

From second year the Politics and Journalism course, and the Entertainment and Creator course provide course models for the Tokyo campus.

Politics and Journalism Course

Prosperity based on Freedom: Exploration of a new model made in Japan.
This course is designed for students who aim to work in politics, journalism, writing, or related fields. Students will study political philosophies, economic thought, journalism research, and law. Students will learn to explain political policy clearly and in a manner that can be easily understood by their audience.


Introduction to Law, Constitutional Law, Japanese Constitutional Law, Business Activities and Law, Civil Law, Criminal Law, Law of Intellectual Property.


Editing, Design Practice, Journalism Theory, Research on Modern Journalism


Introduction to Economics, Economic Thought, Economic Policy, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Finance, Financial Policy


Introduction to Politics, Research on Modern Politics, Modern International Politics, History of Japan’s Foreign Diplomacy, Study of Administration, Education Policy Theory

Creation and Expression:

Speech, Communication A/B, Creative Marketing Theory, Expression Workshop (Introduction to Performance A, Expression Workshop (Beauty)

Entertainment, Performing and Media Arts Course

Becoming an instrument of God, an individual who can give love, hope, and awe, wonder and admiration, to their audience.
Course designed for prospective actors, actresses, film directors (live action and animation) and script writers.
Students will conduct research on film, production, performance, and other aspects of entertainment. Students will develop the skills of creation, expression, and presentation.

Film Studies:

Research on Films, Animation, Western Films, Japanese Films

Creation and Expression:

Introduction to Creativity, Theory of Expression, Production Theories
Entertainment & Performing:
Expression Workshop (Acting, Acting in English, Jazz Dance, Street Dance, Vocal Training)
Media Art:
Expression Workshop (Film Production, Script Writing, Animation Production)

Theory and History:

Theory of Entertainment, Theory of Creative Arts, History of Film, Theory of Japanese Entertainment, History of Western Acting, Movie Music, Animation Theory


Two Year Program

This program is designed mainly for those who are currently in the field or have recently graduated from college. The first and second years of the program are taught at the Tokyo Campus and students will focus on their area of specialization. Students in the two year program will learn the same curriculum as the second, third, and fourth year curriculum of students in the 4 year program.




Chosei Campus

4427-1 Hitotsumatsu-hei, Chosei-mura, Chosei-gun, Chiba-ken 299-4325, Japan

Tokyo Campus

2-6-5 Minamisuna, Koto-ku, Tokyo-to 136-0076, Japan