Interview with Dr. Satoshi Onuma

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Dr. Satoshi Onuma
Dr. Satoshi Onuma
President
Bunka Fashion College
Bunka Fashion College

Your college participates in certain collaborative activities. Would you please enlighten what are those activities that keep you involved?

Collaborative activities are important as we learn from society, which helps us keep pace with new developments in the fashion industry. Collaborative activities are important to expose our students to new ideas, challenges and opportunities to develop their creativity and skills. Past year, our college has collaborated with Isetan department store, SOEN fashion magazine, and it has held a collaborative fashion show with “Five Brands”. Bunka actively seeks these opportunities for its students.

What are your objectives and principles as the President of Bunka Fashion College?

I always try to be a good role model for our students and I always maintain a willingness to learn new things. I also try to keep mentally and physically healthy since this is important when running a school the size of Bunka. In addition to this, I try to respect and appreciate the students and my fellow co-workers at Bunka for the wonderful work that they continue to do. It is my dream that one day everyone around the world can enjoy fashion. Two things are necessary for this to become a reality. First, we need to be producing graduates who have the technical skills and design flare to create fashionable garments that people want to wear and can gain pleasure when wearing them. Second, we need graduates who are motivated towards contributing to the betterment of society. In other words, emphasizing the importance of moral education. I aim to achieve both of these objectives.

What are those factors that differentiate Bunka College of Fashion from other renowned colleges, globally?

Bunka Fashion College was established as a dress making school for Japanese housewives who were interested in learning how to make western style clothing at home for their families. So, it created the flat pattern making technique (which was originally used to make Japanese kimonos) and adapted this to western style clothing. This flat pattern making technique forms the foundation of our basic skills education curriculum at Bunka Fashion College and is one reason why our graduates have particularly strong technical skills. Furthermore, we are always trying to change with the times and adapt to the needs of society so we can create better human resources for the future.
Published on: 13/12/2012

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