Eiji Hori, the founder of this institution was a practical and hard-working man who from 1905 studied in the United States for eight years. He then introduced American-style industrial arts education to Japan, something that was new for that era.
Upon his return to Japan in 1913 he quickly established the Kyoei Business College. This was followed by the establishment of the Kyoei Department Store. While temporarily serving as the president of a trading company, he proceeded to blend education with the economy of actual society. He put into practice the slogan "Education that benefits society".
While Kyoei Business College became Kyoei Trade School and then Kyoei Industrial School it always maintained the importance of such concepts as possessing a global viewpoint, having enterprising practicality, and establishing trade,. However, in his heart, Mr. Hori was never Americanized. He loved Japan and respected its history and culture. He and his family returned to Buddhism and in 1930 the Kyoei Temple was erected so that his faith would not be limited to himself but could also have a religious effect on all who knew him.
In May of 1946 I became the person responsible for this institution. At that time I had to consider how I would express the teachings of the founder. There were shortages of food and other commodities. The people of Japan were still shocked by the loss of the war. They didn't know what to believe in and were filled with despair. It was under these conditions that we offered a place founded in sincerity where students could respect their teachers and teachers could respect their students. Thereby nurturing the school creed "Become a sincere and reliable person". To realize this the following objective goals were established: