This is the first in a series of posts introducing the members of Kwansei Gakuin University who play a role at our school. The goal of this series is to improve communication between OIS and KG and strengthen the bonds between the university and OIS.
Reverend Musubi Tabucchi is our SOIS Campus Supervisor on behalf of Kwansei Gakuin University. He has a variety of roles within the KG foundation, but finds time to be at our campus for at least two days per week. Reverend Musubi, besides his role a supervisor of our campus, is also a professor in the school of education and the dean of chaplains, coordinating the entire Christian program for the university. He started at KG in 1981 and has been working with our campus since negotiations started with the Senri International School Foundation and KG.
He is a native of Ashiya City located on the Kobe side of the Osaka Bay. Reverend Tabucchi has bachelors, masters, and doctorate degrees in theology from KG. He also has done post graduate work at Kings College in London. He is also an ordained minister with the United Church of Christ in Japan. Reverend Tabuchi is a third-generation Christian minister. His grandmother was part of the first group of women ministers to be ordained in Japan.
Reverend Tabucchi has grown quite fond of OIS in his time here. He feels he is part of both the KG and OIS families. His international perspective has been invaluable for our transition to KG. His daughter is a graduate of international schools and his multicultural insights, wisdom, and commitment to international education have been invaluable for our community.