Nihon University

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Nihon University

Nihon University Casals Hall
Type Private
Established 1889
President Kichibee Otsuka [1]
Administrative staff
Undergraduates 68,817
Location Chiyoda , Tokyo , Japan
35°41′28″N139°44′15″E / 35.691°N 139.737608°E / 35.691; 139.737608 Coordinates: 35°41′28″N139°44′15″E / 35.691°N 139.737608°E / 35.691; 139.737608
Campus 622 acres (252  ha)
Colors Pink
Mascot Phoenix
Nihon University head office

Nihon University(日本大学,Nihon Daigaku), abbreviated as Nichidai(日大), is a private research university in Japan. Yamada Akiyoshi, the Minister of Justice, founded Nihon Law School, currently the Department of Law, in October 1889.


Most of the university's campuses are in the Kantō region, the vast majority in Tokyo or surrounding areas, although two campuses are as far away from Tokyo as Shizuoka Prefecture and Fukushima Prefecture. These campuses mostly accommodate single colleges or schools (gakubu(学部) in Japanese). In December 2016 the university acquired the former court house building in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, for A$6.6 million as its inaugural international campus. [2] [3]

The university comprises a federation of colleges and institutes known for having produced numerous CEOs of Japanese companies. The College of Art (日芸 — Nichigei), located right next to Ekoda train station in Tokyo's Nerima ward, is well known as it produces many artists who represent Japan in photography, theater, and cinema. In addition, the university has over 20 affiliated high schools bearing its name across Japan, from which a significant number of students go on to study at the institution as undergraduates.

Faculties and graduate schools

Colleges and departments

Nihon University Nerima campus

Graduate schools

Teaching staff

See Nihon University faculty.


* Did not graduate.

See also


  1. "President's MessageNIHON UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL DIVISION". Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  2. McGowan, Michael (24 March 2017). "Nihon University buys former Newcastle Court House for $6.6 million as first international campus". Newcastle Herald . Australia. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  3. Cox, Dan (15 December 2016). "Heritage-listed courthouse in Newcastle goes under the hammer for $6.6m". ABC News . Australia. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  4. "Maximo Blanco UFC Profile" . Retrieved 1 January 2014.
  5. Greening, Chris. "Shoji Meguro Profile". Game Music Online.
  6. Profile of Ōishi, Nikon Corp. Accessed 2010-11-03.
  7. 相撲部 遠藤聖大選手 角界入門記者会見 (in Japanese). Nihon University. 14 February 2013. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
  8. Profiles of Nikkor Club consultants Archived 2013-01-30 at , Nikon. (in Japanese) Accessed 27 November 2010.