Our Open Town

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The Natural Environment and History of Hakodate City

Hakodate is a picturesque and charming port city that has a unique historical background. It is one of the earliest cities in Japan to open its doors to the world of the early modern era. The influence of the enterprising spirit that absorbed and assimilated Western culture at such a fast pace can be seen in Hakodate’s many old historical buildings and atmospheric streets. The city is blessed with a location adjacent to mountains, lakes, seas and forests, further enhancing the lifestyle with year-round opportunities for open-air pursuits.

Future University Hakodate inherits this open and progressive spirit engraved in the history and environment of the town. The guiding principle of FUN is to develop a future for Information Science that reflects the globalization of information and that can contribute to new progressive societal changes in the 21st century.