Kobe University of Fashion and Design

Kobe University of Fashion and Design (神戸ファッション造形大学, Kōbe fasshon zōkei daigaku) was a private university in Akashi, Hyōgo, Japan.

Main gate


The school was founded in 1937 as Kobe Dressmaker Jogakuin (神戸ドレスメーカー女学院; jogakuin means "women's academy").[1] In 1967 the school foundation established Akashi Women's Junior College, which became coeducational in 1969 and was renamed Akashi Junior College (After the Michiyo Okabe nude murder case,[2][3] it was renamed Kobe College of Liberal Arts in 1990). In 2005 a part of the junior college was reorganized into Kobe University of Fashion and Design. In 2010 the university announced that it stopped admitting students and that it would be closed in March 2013.[4]


Undergraduate schoolsEdit

  • Faculty of Fashion and Design

Affiliated schoolsEdit


  1. ^ History Archived 2008-12-26 at the Wayback Machine, retrieved on 18 August 2012.
  2. ^ Michiyo Okabe (岡部 三千代 Okabe Michiyo) was an 18-year-old Akashi Junior College girl who was denuded, raped, and murdered in 1989.
  3. ^ 明石短大生殺人事件
  4. ^ 学生募集停止のお知らせ (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 18 August 2012. Retrieved 18 August 2012.

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Coordinates: 34°40′28″N 134°58′10″E / 34.67444°N 134.96944°E / 34.67444; 134.96944