Keio University

Keio University

Infobox University
name = Keio University
native_name = _ja. "慶應義塾大学"


caption =
motto = "Calamvs gladio fortior"
(Latin: The pen is mightier than the sword)
established = 1858
type = Private
endowment = N/A
chancellor = Yuichiro Anzai
city = Minato
state = Tokyo
country = Japan
faculty = 2,001
staff = 2,662
students = 32,275
undergrad = 27,984
postgrad = 4,291
doctoral = 3,708
profess = 583
campus = Urban
free_label = Athletics
free = 39 varsity teams
colors = Blue and Red
nickname = Unicorns, etc.
mascot = Popeye the Sailor (unofficial)
fightsong = "Wakaki chi"
affiliations = ASAIHL
website = [http://www.keio.ac.jp/index-en.html Keio University]
footnotes =
address =
telephone =
coor =

nihongo|Keio University|慶應義塾大学|Keiō Gijuku Daigaku is a university located in Minato, Tokyo, Japan. It is one of the most prestigious universities in Japan as well as the oldest university in Japan, established originally as a school for Western studies in 1858 in Edo (now Tokyo) by founder Fukuzawa Yukichi. Its baseball team plays in the Tokyo Big Six league.

History

Keio was founded in 1858 by Fukuzawa Yukichi, who had studied the Western educational system at Brown University in the United States. While Keiō's initial identity was that of a private school of Western studies, it expanded and established its first university faculty in 1890, and became known as an influential leader in Japanese higher education.

Rugby union was first introduced to Japanese students at Keio University by Edward Bramwell Clarke and Tanaka Ginnosuke. (The game had been played in the treaty ports of Yokohama and Kobe before that, but not between Japanese teams.)

Campuses and affiliated schools

The main campus is in Mita, Tokyo. Additional campuses include Hiyoshi, Shinanomachi, Shonan Fujisawa Campus (SFC) designed by Fumihiko Maki, Tsuruoka Town Campus of Keio (TTCK), and Yagami.

The university also operates
*high schools
*senior schools
*primary school
*Keio Shonan-Fujisawa Junior & Senior High School
*Keio Senior High School
*Keio Shiki Boy's Senior High School
*Keio Girl's Senior High School
*Keio Academy of New York
*Keio Futsubu School
*Keio Chutobu Junior High School
*Keio Gijuku Yochisha primary School

Professors

Current professors

*Heizo Takenaka, former Japanese Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications
*Shirō Asano, former governor of Miyagi

Former professors

*Kafu Nagai, Member of Japan Art Academy, Order of Culture
*Shinobu Orikuchi, Ethnologist
*Shibasaburo Kitasato, nominated for Nobel Prize
*Ryogo Kubo, the Boltzmann Medal, Order of Culture
*Joseph E. Stiglitz, Professor of Columbia University, Nobel Prize in Economics (visiting professor)
*James Cousins, Professor of English Literature, Irish Poet, nominated for Nobel Prize

Alumni

Notable alumni include:

Politicians

* Junichiro Koizumi, former Prime Minister of Japan, President of Liberal Democratic Party of Japan (Economics 1967)
* Ryutaro Hashimoto, Former (1996–1998) Prime Minister of Japan (Law 1960)
* Ichirō Ozawa, President of Democratic Party of Japan, Former Secretary General of Liberal Democratic Party of Japan (Economics 1967)
* Tamisuke Watanuki, President of People's New Party, Former Speaker of The House of Representatives of Japan (Economics 1950)
* Kenji Kosaka, Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Law 1968)
* Jiro Kawasaki, Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare (Business and Commerce 1971)
* Andrew Thomson, Minister for Sport and Tourism and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Sydney 2000 Games in the Australian Government 1997 - 1998
* Shigefumi Matsuzawa, Governor of Kanagawa (Law 1982)
* Akihiko Noro, Governor of Mie (Science and Technology 1969)
* Daijiro Hashimoto, Governor of Kochi (Economics 1970 and Law 1972)
* Genjiro Kaneko, Governor of Nagasaki (Letters 1968)
* Yuzan Fujita, Governor of Hiroshima (Business and Commerce 1972)
* Keiichi Inamine, Governor of Okinawa (Economics 1957)
* Ichiro Fujisaki, Chairman of Executive Committee of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (Law Dropout 1969)
* Shinichi Kitajima, Permanent Representative of Japan to the OECD (Economics 1971)
* Masaharu Ikuta, President of Japan Post, Former CEO of Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (Economics 1957)
* Atsushi Saito, CEO and President of Industrial Revitalization Corporation of Japan (Business & Commerce 1963)
* Hideo Shinozaki, Director General of National Institute of Public Health (Medicine)
* Toru Kawajiri, President of The National Institute for Defense Studies (Economics 1973)
* Tsuyoshi Inukai, the 29th Prime Minister of Japan, leader of Rikken Seiyukai
* Yukio Ozaki, minister of education (Dropout)
* Nobuteru Ishihara, Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport
* Hirofumi Nakasone, minister of education

Finance

* Taizo Nishimuro, Chairman and CEO of Tokyo Stock Exchange, Former CEO of Toshiba Corporation (Economics 1961)
* Toshio Ando, Chairman of Japan Securities Dealers Association, Chairman of Nomura Asset Management (Law 1974)
* Shigeharu Suzuki, President and CEO of Daiwa Securities Group (Economics 1971)
* Junichi Arimura, President and CEO of Nikko Cordial Corporation (Business and Commerce 1973)
* Toshiaki Ito, CEO and President of JAFCO (Law 1971)
* Masanori Mochida, President of Goldman Sachs Japan (Economics)
* Kensuke Hotta, Chairman of Morgan Stanley Japan (Economics)
* Haruyasu Asakura, Managing Director and Head of Japan Growth Capital team of Carlyle Group (Science and Technology)
* Taisuke Sasanuma, Founder and Representative Partner of Advantage Partners (Law, MBA)
* Tarisa Watanagase, Governor of the Bank of Thailand, presently (Economics)
* Lernchai Marakarn, Ex-governor of the Bank of Thailand, 1996-1997 (Money and Banking)

Media

* Shoichi Ueno, Owner of "The Asahi Shimbun" (Law 1958)
* Tōru Shōriki, Owner of "The Yomiuri Shimbun" (Economics 1942)
* Takuo Takihana, President of "The Yomiuri Shimbun" (Law 1963)
* Takehiko Kiyohara, Chairman of "The Sankei Shimbun" (Law 1962)
* Nagayoshi Sumida, President of "The Sankei Shimbun" (Economics 1969)
* Michisada Hirose, Chairman of The National Association of Commercial Broadcasting in Japan, Chairman of the Board of TV Asahi Corporation (Law 1958)
* Shintaro Kubo, President of Nippon Television Network (Economics 1968)
* Yukio Sunahara, Chairman and CEO of Tokyo Broadcasting System (Letters 1961)

Other business people

* Kakutaro Kitashiro, Leader of Japan Association of Corporate Executives, Chairman of IBM Japan (Science and Technology 1967)
* Katsuaki Watanabe, President of Toyota Motor Corporation (Economics 1964)
* Yuzaburo Mogi, Chairman and CEO of Kikkoman Corporation (Law 1958)
* Takashi Ushiku, President and COO of Kikkoman Corporation (Economics 1963)
* Shinzo Maeda, President and CEO of Shiseido (Letters 1970)
* Kazuyasu Kato, President of Kirin Brewery (Business and Commerce 1968)
* Yoji Ohashi, Chairman of the Board of All Nippon Airways (Law 1964)
* Shinji Yamamoto, Partner and Head of Bain and Company Japan (Economics 1982)
* Yoshiaki Sakito, President of Apple Computer Japan (Master Science and Technology 1983)
* Yoshio Nakamura, Acting Director General of Japan Business Federation
* Ichizo Kobayashi, Founder of Hankyu Railway and the Takarazuka Revue, Minister of Commerce and Industry in the 1940 Konoe Cabinet
* Fusanosuke Kuhara
* Nobutada Saji, Chief executive of Suntory Ltd.
* Toshio Kagami, CEO of Oriental Land Company

Entertainment

* Nakata Atsuhiko, Comedian/Actor, (Economics)
* Ryo Fukawa, Comedian (Economics)
* Yo Hitoto, Singer (Environmental Studies)
* Ichikawa Ennosuke III, Kabuki actor
* Yujiro Ishihara, Actor (Dropout)
* Koide Keisuke, Actor, (Literature)
* Takahiro Konagawa, Musician, member of band, Charcoal Filter (Dropout)
* Asami Konno, Singer, former member of group, Morning Musume (Currently attending), (Environmental Studies, admission office)
* Misako Konno, Actress, Ambassadress of United Nations Development Programme
* Kreva, Singer, member of Kick the Can Crew
* Takashi Matsumoto, Lyricist, former member of Happy End
* Masataka Matsutoya, Music Producer
* Hiro Mizushima, Actor (majoring Policy)
* Yusuke Miyazaki, Musician (Keyboardist/Pianist)
* Koyu Ohara, Film director
* Shō Sakurai, Singer, newscaster of "News Zero", member of popular idol group "Arashi" (Economics)
* Koide Keisuke, Actor (majoring in Literature)
* Koji Suzuki, Horror author, author of Ring
* Mariya Takeuchi, Musician (Literature, Dropout)
* Tigarah, Baile Funk emcee
* Yujiro, Actor, Television entertainer, Comedian
* Fumi Yoshinaga, mangaka
* Yukana, voice actress (seiyū) and singer (Law)

Art

* Rei Kawakubo, Designer (founder of Comme des Garcons label)
* Yohji Yamamoto, Fashion Designer
* Shusaku Endo, Akutagawa Prize, Order of Culture(Literature)
* Daigaku Horiguchi, Poet, Translator, Member of Japan Art Academy
* Etō Jun, literary critic
* Hiroshi Aramata, Professor of Nihon University
* Sakutaro Hagiwara, Poet
* Kyusaku Yumeno, Surrealistic detective novelist

Others

* Tsunekazu Takeda, Chairman of Japanese Olympic Committee (Law 1970)
* Chiaki Mukai, Surgeon and astronaut
* Theodor Holm "Ted" Nelson, Computer architect, visionary, and contrarian (PhD, Media and Governance, 2002)
* Sosuke Sumitani, Announcer (Economics)
* Yoshio Taniguchi, Architect (Mechanical Engineering)
* Yusuke Amimori, Hardcore Gamers (Economics)
* Ken Sakamura, Professor of University of Tokyo, Creator of TRON, Takeda Award (Engineering)

See also

* Keio Media Centers (Libraries)
* Eliica
* Auto-ID Labs
* Keio Shonan-Fujisawa Junior & Senior High School
* "Sakura Tsushin" ("Sakura Diaries"), a manga and anime series by U-jin which prominently features Keio University.
* [http://www.4icu.org/jp/ Japanese University Ranking]

External links

* [http://www.keio.ac.jp/ Keio University website]
* [http://www.iab.keio.ac.jp/en/ Keio University, Institute for Advanced Biosciences/TTCK]
* [http://www.sfc.keio.ac.jp/index.html.en?style=hot Shonan Fujisawa Campus]
* [http://keio.edu/en/index.htm Keio Academy of New York]
* [http://www.ogi.keio.ac.jp/english/ Keio Organization for Global Initiatives (OGI)]


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