The present Doodle, represented by Japan-based visitor artist Kano Nakajima, celebrates the pioneering Japanese educator and reformer Umeko Tsuda.
Tsuda kicked off something new as one of the primary young ladies sent by the Japanese government to study abroad and went on to establish what is today probably the Japan’s oldest colleges for women.
On this day in 1915, the Japanese government granted Tsuda the prestigious Order of the Precious Crown for her accomplishments in ladies’ education.
Ume Tsuda was born in 1864 in what is presently the Japanese capital of Tokyo, and at only seven years of age was sent alongside four different young ladies to the U.S. to study American culture.
Longer than 10 years after the fact, she got back to Tokyo and turned into an English instructor, yet she was frustrated with the restricted instructive open doors stood to the nation’s ladies around then.
Tsuda got back to the U.S. to go to Bryn Mawr College, where she got roused to submit her life to the improvement of ladies’ advanced education in her home country.
Keeping that in mind, Tsuda made a scholarship for Japanese ladies to study in the United States, with the goal of assisting with foster another age of educational pioneers.
With recharged vision, Tsuda again got back and in 1900 opened her own school called Joshi Eigaku Juku (The Women’s Institute for English Studies).