Takushoku University

Takushoku University (拓殖 大学; Takushoku Daigaku, abbreviated as 拓大 Takudai) is a private university in Japan. It was founded in 1900 by Duke Taro Katsura (1848–1913).[1] It is in Tokyo and has two campuses: the main campus in the Bunkyō district and a satellite campus in Hachiōji city. Takushoku University has five faculties: Commerce, Political Science and Economics, Foreign Languages, International Studies, and Engineering.[1]

Takushoku University
拓殖 大学
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Onshi Memorial Hall, Takushoku University
Former names
Taiwan Association School, Oriental Association Vocation School
TypePrivate
Established1900
Location
Tokyo
,
Japan
CampusBunkyō, Hachiōji
Websitehttp://www.takushoku-u.ac.jp/, https://english.takushoku-u.ac.jp

Takushoku University is a leading university of security studies in Japan.[2][3] The current chancellor is a former Minister of Defense, Satoshi Morimoto. Past chancellors include former prime ministers, such as Taro Katsura and Yasuhiro Nakasone.

HistoryEdit

Originally, Takushoku University was named the Taiwan Association School,[4] and was founded to produce graduates to contribute to the development of Taiwan. In 1907, it was renamed as the Oriental Association Vocational School.[4] In 1918, it adopted its present name of Takushoku University.[4] Literally, "Takushoku" means "development and industrialization" as well as "colonization", because Japan had overseas colonies like Taiwan, South Sakhalin, and Korea to industrialize at that time.

Takashoku University was the second best university in Japan, after Tokyo University, until the end of World War II. After the war, the university was dissolved by the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers due to its strong support for militarism. It was then renamed as Kōryō University (紅陵大学; Kōryō Daigaku) but has managed to change it back to its original name in 1952.

Notable factsEdit

  • Takushoku University is a leading university of national security in Japan.[2][3]
  • The current chancellor is a former Minister of Defense, Satoshi Morimoto. Past chancellors include former prime ministers, such as Taro Katsura and Yasuhiro Nakasone.[5][6]
  • Takushoku University is the only university in Japan to be home to a think tank (the Institute of World Studies) for international relations and security.
  • Margaret Thatcher received her honorary doctorate degree at this university.[7]
  • The Faculty of Political Science and Economics is the third oldest in the country after Waseda and Meiji universities.
 
Statue of Taro Katsura, founder of Takushoku University, at Onshi Memorial Hall

OrganizationEdit

FacultiesEdit

Graduate schoolsEdit

SportsEdit

Takushoku University was responsible for training many of Japanese local and colonial administrators as well as overseas merchants. Several of these people who were karateka (practitioners of karate) took up administrative positions in the Japan Karate Association when it was founded in 1949.[8] The university's karate club was founded around 1924[9] and has produced many prominent karate instructors and competitors. The university also has a judo program, which produced a second-place result in a 1967 Japanese collegiate competition.[10]

AlumniEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Takushoku University: Home (c. 2009). Retrieved on March 3, 2010.
  2. ^ a b "拓殖大学大学院 国際協力学研究科【土日・夜間】の資料・願書請求 | スタディサプリ 社会人大学・大学院".
  3. ^ a b "第4回 安全保障法制への取組み(森本敏拓殖大学教授/前防衛大臣) | 安全保障法制整備推進本部 | 政策トピックス | 政策 | 自由民主党". www.jimin.jp. Archived from the original on 2014-12-08.
  4. ^ a b c Takushoku University: History Archived 2010-02-19 at the Wayback Machine (c. 2009). Retrieved on March 4, 2010.
  5. ^ "Satoshi MORIMOTO (The Cabinet) | Prime Minister of Japan and His Cabinet".
  6. ^ "拓殖大総長に森本敏氏 民間出身初の防衛相 | 沖縄タイムス+プラス". Archived from the original on 2016-04-08.
  7. ^ "元英国首相 マーガレット・サッチャー氏に謹んで哀悼の意を表します | その他 | ニュース | 拓殖大学情報Now | ホーム".
  8. ^ Evans, J. K. (1988): "The battle for Olympic Karate recognition: WUKO vs IAKF." Black Belt, 26(2):54–58.
  9. ^ McCarthy, P. (1999): Ancient Okinawan martial arts: Koryu uchinadi – Vol. 2 (p. 49). Boston, MA: Tuttle. (ISBN 978-0-8048-3147-5)
  10. ^ Anonymous (1967): "Tenri U. wins Judo title." Black Belt, 5(10):52.
  11. ^ "42回目の箱根駅伝出場決定! | 拓大ニュース一覧 | October 17,2020". Retrieved on August 24, 2021.
  12. ^ The Shotokan Way: Masao Kawasoe profile Retrieved on March 4, 2010.
  13. ^ SKIAF: Norio Kawasoe profile (German) Retrieved on March 23, 2015.
  14. ^ Hokubei Karate-do Shihankai: Mori, Masataka Archived 2010-03-10 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved on March 4, 2010.
  15. ^ SKIF: Nagai, Akio Retrieved on June 10, 2008.
  16. ^ NAGAI AKIO (geb. 1942) Retrieved on June 10, 2008.
  17. ^ Japan Karate Association: Naka, Tatsuya Archived 2010-01-25 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved on March 4, 2010.
  18. ^ Ochi Karate: Sensei Ochi (in German) Retrieved on March 4, 2010.

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Coordinates: 35°42′55″N 139°44′10″E / 35.715374°N 139.736239°E / 35.715374; 139.736239