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Official Logo/University Identity Color/Emblem

Official Logo/University Identity Color

In line with the launch of the Faculty of International Resource Sciences and the transition to a new system of four faculties. Akita University has come up with a new official logo and university identity color (school color) so as to generate enhanced publicity and awareness for the university and in turn further improve its degree of recognition and reliability. The new official logo was designed courtesy of associate professor Koichi Ishii of the Faculty of Education and Human Studies.

“Akita University Official Logo” was issued a certificate of trademark registration on October 18, 2013, by the Patent Office, and is now a registered trademark.

Registration number 5624023   Classification of designated articles (services): Class 41 (instruction at universities etc.)

Official Logo

A. Standard Logo  B. C.

Akita University Official Logo contains the following four meanings.

  1. A rendition of the lower case “a,” the first letter of “Akita University”
  2. A stylistic depiction of Akita Prefecture’s coastline, given that the university is located in Akita Prefecture and that it aspires to be a university which is rooted firmly within the prefecture
  3. An image showing Akita University’s status as a university comprising of four faculties
  4. An image depicting the fact that Akita University seeks to contribute to both the world and the local area

University Identity Color (School Color)

Process color C100% + Y100%
DIC 2561

Regarding Use of the Official Logo

When using the official logo or designs containing the official logo, please follow the below regulations and Akita University UI Design System Manual.


Akita University UI Design System Manual

Akita University UI Design System Manual sets out in particular Akita University’s fundamental policies for establishing and conserving the university’s visual image in a consistent manner, and contains content relating to its official logo and basic ways of using the official logo. When using the official logo or designs containing the official logo, please follow the regulations contained within this manual.

* With the exception of Akita University teaching staff and current students, those wishing to use the official logo should contact the Public Relations Division in advance.
Persons wishing to use the official logo must obtain permission from the President of Akita University after having submitted the Request for use of the Akita University Official Logo form (Word file).


Please contact Akita University Public Relations Division concerning consultations on and issues with the ways of using, design and data formats for the official logo.

Akita University Public Relations Division
1-1 Tegatagakuenmachi, Akita City 010-8502

Akita University Emblem


Akita University’s emblem features the winning design chosen by a panel in a prize contest held to mark the Akita University’s establishment on September 16, 1949. It features three Akita butterbur leaves with the characters for “university” on top. The emblem is the creation of Jo Nakamura, a teacher at the then Mining College. It subsequently came to be used as a symbolic mark of Akita University, and was granted recognition as the university’s emblem on April 1, 2004, at the same time as the official style of the school flag was determined.

Regulations relating to Akita University Emblem(*Japanese only)
Regulations relating to Akita University School Flag(*Japanese only)