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Q1: What does Doshisha SGG Joe stand for?

Doshisha is one of the leading private educational foundations. It was established in 1875.

It includes Doshisha University, Doshisha Women’s College of Liberal Arts, four high schools, four junior high schools, two elementary schools and one kindergarten..

SGG stands for Systematized Goodwill Guide organized under the auspices of the Japan National Tourism Organization. (JNTO).

Joe is the name of Doshisha’s founder,  Mr. Joe Neesima. During the isolation period of Tokugawa Shogunate, he courageously left Japan and studied at Amherst College in USA, becoming the first Japanese graduate from the college.

Mr.Joe Neejima is a historically well known educator of the Meiji era.