Nihon University

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Nihon University
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Nihon University Casals Hall
President Kichibee Otsuka [1]
Administrative staff
Undergraduates 68,817
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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
Campus622 acres (252  ha)
Colors Pink
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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.

Private universities are typically not operated by governments, although many receive tax breaks, public student loans, and grants. Depending on their location, private universities may be subject to government regulation. This is in contrast to public universities and national universities. Many private universities are non-profit organizations.

Yamada Akiyoshi Japanese politician

Count Yamada Akiyoshi, was a Japanese statesman, a samurai of Chōshū Province, and one of the early leaders of the Meiji Restoration.

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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 Newcastle Court House in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, for A$6.6 million as its inaugural international campus. [2] [3]

Kantō region Region

The Kantō region is a geographical area of Honshu, the largest island of Japan. The region includes the Greater Tokyo Area and encompasses seven prefectures: Gunma, Tochigi, Ibaraki, Saitama, Tokyo, Chiba, and Kanagawa. Within its boundaries, slightly more than 45 percent of the land area is the Kantō Plain. The rest consists of the hills and mountains that form the land borders. According to the official census on October 1, 2010 by the Japan Statistics Bureau, the population was 42,607,376, amounting to approximately one third of the total population of Japan.

Tokyo Metropolis in Kantō

Tokyo, officially Tokyo Metropolis, one of the 47 prefectures of Japan, has served as the Japanese capital since 1869. As of 2018, the Greater Tokyo Area ranked as the most populous metropolitan area in the world. The urban area houses the seat of the Emperor of Japan, of the Japanese government and of the National Diet. Tokyo forms part of the Kantō region on the southeastern side of Japan's main island, Honshu, and includes the Izu Islands and Ogasawara Islands. Tokyo was formerly named Edo when Shōgun Tokugawa Ieyasu made the city his headquarters in 1603. It became the capital after Emperor Meiji moved his seat to the city from Kyoto in 1868; at that time Edo was renamed Tokyo. Tokyo Metropolis formed in 1943 from the merger of the former Tokyo Prefecture and the city of Tokyo. Tokyo is often referred to as a city but is officially known and governed as a "metropolitan prefecture", which differs from and combines elements of a city and a prefecture, a characteristic unique to Tokyo.

Shizuoka Prefecture Prefecture of Japan

Shizuoka Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūbu region of Honshu. The capital is the city of Shizuoka, while Hamamatsu is the largest city by population.

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.

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Faculties and graduate schools

Colleges and departments

Chiyoda, Tokyo Special ward in Kantō, Japan

Chiyoda is a special ward located in central Tokyo, Japan. It is known as Chiyoda City in English.

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Nihon University Nerima campus
Tokorozawa, Saitama Special city in Kantō, Japan

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Mishima, Shizuoka City in Chūbu, Japan

Mishima is a city located in eastern Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.

Fujisawa, Kanagawa City in Kantō, Japan

Fujisawa is a city in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.

Graduate schools

Teaching staff

See Nihon University faculty.


* Did not graduate.


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