Jitsuye Koike (1912)

Jitsuye Koike (1912)

Miss Jitsuye Koike, Class of 1912, was the first foreign student to receive a degree from Wellesley College. She completed graduate work in mathematics.

Studies at Wellesley College: Mathematics, English

Other institutions: Temple College (undergraduate work)


After Wellesley...

  • Taught at Kobe Jogakuin
  • Married Professor Tsuneta Takehara (lexicographer and Professor at Kobe University), who was famous for compiling the "Standard Japanese-English Dictionary" (can be found here)
  • Had two daughters (Kazuko and Hideko) and five grandchildren