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University of Tokyo,The Most Prestigious Universities in Japan.

University of Tokyo
University of Tokyo

University of Tokyo,The Most Prestigious Universities in Japan.
Tokyo University is generally ranked as the most prestigious universities in Japan.
Tokyo University has five campuses in Hongo, Komaba, Kashiwa, Shirokane and Nakano and 10 faculties with a total of about 28,000 students, 2,100 of which are foreign students (a large amount to the size of Japan). Although almost all types of academic fields taught here, he is best known for its faculty of law and literature. Tokyo University has produced a great many Japanese politicians even though the strength of this university is on the decline.

Rivals are the University of Tokyo University of Kyoto as a state university, and Waseda University and Keio University and Meiji University as a private university. In the field of science, Kyoto University has produced more great scientist and Nobel Prize winner.
University of Tokyo was established by the Meiji Era in 1877 by using its name as it is now after the merger of state universities in the fields of medicine and Western learning. He then called back into the Imperial University in 1886 and then "Tokyo Imperial University" Daigaku) ​​in 1887, when the imperial university system was created. In 1947, after Japan's defeat in World War II, he re-named the University of Tokyo.


University has been hired by the Meiji government in 1877 with the name of the smoothness of amalgamating older government schools for medicine and Western learning. That the name "Imperial University" in 1886, and then Tokyo Imperial University in 1897 when 帝 Imperial University system was created. In September 1923, following the earthquake and fire destroyed about 700,000 volumes of the Imperial University Library.

The books are missing, including the Library Hoshino, a collection of about 10,000 books are the property of former books.The Hoshino Hisashi before becoming part of the university library and especially on Chinese philosophy and history.

In 1947, after Japan's defeat in World War II, re-assumed its original name. With the start of the new university system in 1949, Todai swallowed up the former First Higher School of Tokyo and a former High School, which then assumed the task of teaching the first and second year students, while faculty at Hongo main campus care for the third and fourth year students.

Although the university was founded during the Meiji period, it has its roots early in Astronomy Agency, Office of Shoheizaka Studies, and Translation Agency Books West. This institute is a government office established by the Tokugawa Shogunate (1603-1867), and play an important role in the importation and translation of books from Europe.

Dairoku Kikuchi, a key figure in the Japanese education, served as president of Tokyo Imperial University.
For the 1964 Summer Olympics, the university held a partial run of the modern pentathlon events.
On January 20, 2012, the university announced that it will shift the beginning of the academic year from April to September to align the calendar with international standards. This shift will be phased over five years.
According to the Japan Times in February 2012, the university has 1282 professors. Of those, 58 were women.

Alumni famous

Prime minister
Shigeru Yoshida (1946-1947,1948-1954)
Nobusuke Kishi (1957-1960)
Eisaku Sato (1964-1972)
Takeo Fukuda (1976-1978)
Yasuhiro Nakasone (1982-1987)
Kiichi Miyazawa (1991-1993)


Wilson Tan, inventor of the electric pole Japan
Toshihiko Fukui, governor of the Bank of Japan
Kobo Abe, the authors
Ryunosuke Akutagawa, the author
Leo Esaki, scientists, Nobel Prize laureate
Yasunari Kawabata, writer, Nobel Prize laureate
Masatoshi Koshiba, physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
Stanford Ouzora, inventor of the OGC and GGB
Yukio Mishima, the author
Kenzaburo Oe, writer, Nobel Prize laureate
Kazuhide "Mirror Man" Uekusa, economist, former professor at Waseda University and the alleged sexual harassment
Princess Masako, Princess Imperial
Eiji Toyoda, industrialists
Manshi Kiyozawa, Buddhist thinkers
Watsuji Tetsuro, philosopher

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