Waseda University

Waseda University

Infobox_University
name = Waseda University
native_name = 早稲田大学


motto = "学問の独立"
(Independence of Learning)
established = 1882
type = Private
endowment = N/A
president = Katsuhiko Shirai
city = Shinjuku
state = Tokyo
country = Japan
undergrad = 45,757
postgrad = 8,471
faculty = 2,038 full-time
3,847 part-time
staff = N/A
campus = Urban
colors = Crimson
free_label = Athletics
free = 43 varsity teams
affiliations = Universitas 21, APRU
mascot = Waseda Bear (official)
fightsong = "Kompeki no sora"
website = [http://www.waseda.jp/ Waseda University]
footnotes =
address =
telephone =
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nihongo|Waseda University|早稲田大学|Waseda daigaku, often abbreviated to nihongo|"Sōdai"|早大|Sōdai, is one of the top universities in Japan. Founded in 1882 as "Tokyo Senmon Gakko (College)", the institution was renamed "Waseda University" in 1902. It is known for its liberal climate symbolized by its motto "Independence of Learning". Six postwar Prime Ministers are Waseda alumni: Tanzan Ishibashi (1956–1957), Noboru Takeshita (1987–1989), Toshiki Kaifu (1989–1991), Keizo Obuchi (1998–2000), Yoshiro Mori (2000–2001), and Yasuo Fukuda (2007–2008). Waseda's literature program is particularly famous, and counts Haruki Murakami and Tawara Machi among its graduates. Its alumni also boast various corporate leaders such as Masaru Ibuka, co-founder of Sony, Kenichi Ohmae, founder and ex-Senior Partner of McKinsey & Co Japan, Lee Kun-hee, chairman of Samsung, Takeo Fukui, CEO of Honda and many others.

Waseda University is a member of Universitas 21, an international network of 21 leading research-intensive universities.

Institution

History & Development

The university was founded by samurai scholar and Meiji-era politician and former prime minister Okuma Shigenobu in 1882, and was designated a full university in 1902. It started as a college with three departments under the old Japanese system of higher education.

In 1882, there were department of political science and economics, department of law, anddepartment of physical science. At the same time, along with these departments, English language course was also established, where the students of all the departments could learn English. [Kimura, pp. 74, 123 ]

Three years later, the department of physical science was closed due to few applicants. [Kimura, pp. 74, 122] Department of science and engineering was newly established in 1908. [Okushima and Nakamura (eds.), p.42]

Department of literature was established in 1890. [Okushima and Nakamura (eds.), p.25]

Department of education was established in 1903, and department of commerce in 1904. [Okushima and Nakamura (eds.), p.37 ]

Much of the campus was destroyed in the firebombings of Tokyo during World War II, but the university was rebuilt and reopened by 1949. It has grown to become a comprehensive university with two senior high schools and a School of Art and Architecture.

Origin of the name "Waseda University"

Waseda University started its life as 'Tokyo Senmon Gakko (College)' on October 21, 1882. Before the name 'Waseda' was selected, it was known variously as 'Waseda Gakko' or 'Totsuka Gakko', after the location of the founder's villa in Waseda Village and the school's location in Totsuka Village respectively.Around 1892, people started to call it 'Waseda Gakko'. It was renamed 'Waseda University' on September 2, 1902, upon acquiring University status.

The only square academic cap in the world

The founder of the university, Okuma Shigenobu had long desired to create an academic cap so distinctive that any student wearing it would immediately be identified as being from Waseda University. The chief tailor of Takashimaya, Yahichiro, was called upon to perform this task and produced a satisfactory cap in a mere three days.Each square cap is stamped on the inside with the student's name, the course he is attending, the school seal and the legend "We confirm that this is a student of Waseda". Thus, the cap serves as a form of identification and, effectively, a status symbol. The cap, with its gold-braided badge, is registered as a trademark.

125th anniversary

On October 21, 2007 Waseda University celebrated the 125th anniversary of its founding by Shigenobu Okuma, scholar and government leader. Shigenobu Okuma, often talked about the "125 years of life" theory: "The lifespan of a human being can be as long as 125 years. He will be able to live out his natural lifespan as long as he takes proper care of his health". The logic behind this is: "Physiologists say that every animal has the ability to live 5 times as long as its growth period. Since a man is said to require about 25 years to become fully mature, it follows that he can live up to 125 years of age." This theory propounded by Shigenobu Okuma was very popular and often referred to in the media of the time.

In commemorative events relating to Waseda University and Shigenobu Okuma, the number 125 is accorded special significance, as it marks an important epoch. The tower of Okuma Auditorium, completed on the University's 45th anniversary, is 125 shaku (approx. 38 meters) high. In 1963, there were also events held to mark the 125th anniversary of Okuma's birth.

Shigenobu Okuma, who was Prime Minister of Japan twice, organized his second cabinet at the age of 77 and lived to be 83 years of age. He said, "I wish I had understood this '125 years of life' theory 30 years earlier". He did, however, lead a regular life, and lived fairly long by comparison with the average life expectancy among Japanese at the time.

Campuses

Waseda University's main campus is located in the Nishi-Waseda district of Shinjuku, though Waseda is generally associated with the Yamanote Line station, Takadanobaba Station. Apart from the main campus in Shinjuku, other campuses are located in Chuo and Nishitōkyō of Tokyo, Tokorozawa-shi and Honjo-shi of Saitama, and Kitakyushu-shi of Fukuoka Prefecture.
* Waseda Campus: Shinjuku, Tokyo Nishi-waseda Campus was renamed as Waseda Campus in 2008 Spring.
* Toyama Campus: Shinjuku, Tokyo
* Okubo Campus: Shinjuku, Tokyo
* Nihonbashi Campus: Chuo, Tokyo
* Higashifushimi Campus: Nishitōkyō, Tokyo
* Tokorozawa Campus: Tokorozawa-shi, Saitama-ken
* Honjo Campus: Honjo-shi, Saitama-ken
* Kitakyushu Campus: Kitakyushu-shi, Fukuoka-ken

Undergraduate Schools and Graduate Schools

Undergraduate Schools:
*School of Political Science and Economics
*School of Law
*School of Humanities and Social Sciences
*School of Culture, Media and Society
*School of Education
*School of Commerce
*School of Fundamental Science and Engineering
*School of Creative Science and Engineering
*School of Advanced Science and Engineering
*School of Social Sciences
*School of Human Sciences
*School of Sports Sciences
*School of International Liberal Studies

Graduate Schools:
*Graduate School of Political Science
*Graduate School of Economics
*Graduate School of Law
*Graduate School of Letters, Arts and Sciences
*Graduate School of Commerce
*Graduate School of Fundamental Science and Engineering
*Graduate School of Creative Science and Engineering
*Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering
*Graduate School of Education
*Graduate School of Human Sciences
*Graduate School of Social Sciences
*Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies
*Graduate School of Global Information and Telecommunication Studies
*Graduate School of Japanese Applied Linguistics
*Graduate School of Information, Production and Systems
*Graduate School of Sports Sciences
*Business School
*The Okuma School of Public Management
*Law School
*Graduate School of Finance, Accounting and Law
*Graduate School of Accountancy
*Graduate School of Environment and Energy Engineering

Research institutes

*Kagami Memorial Laboratory for Materials Science and Technology
*Institute for Comparative Law
*The Institute for Research in Business Administration
*Institute for Research in Contemporary Political and Economic Affairs
*Advanced Research Center for Human Sciences
*Advanced Research Institute for Science and Engineering
*Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies
*Global Information and Telecommunication Institute
*Institute for Advanced Studies in Education
*Center for Japanese Language
*Media Network Center
*Environmental Research Institute
*Environmental Safety Center
*Center for Finance Research
*Human Service Center
*Comprehensive Research Organization (Project Research Institute)
*Institute for Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
*Consolidated Research Institute for Advanced Science and Medical Care
*Information Technology Research Organization
*Organization for Asian Studies
*Waseda Institute for Advanced Study (WIAS)

Facilities

The Okuma Auditorium

Soon after Shigenobu Okuma's death on 10 January, 1922, the planning of memorials dedicated to him commenced. The first decision was to construct a large auditorium, something Okuma had always dreamed of.

The 3-storey main auditorium seats 1,435, while the secondary auditorium, located underground, can accommodate 382 people. A 7-storey high clock tower stands to the left of the auditorium. The tower, at 125 shaku (approx 38 meters), is associated with the 'life of 125 years' theory that Okuma advocated. The bells at the top of the tower were transported all the way across the Panama Canal from the MacLean Company in Baltimore, USA. It was the first time that four bells, large and small, had been used in Japan. The bells, which ring six times a day, produce the same harmony for the city of Waseda as Westminster Abbey does for London.

As you enter the Auditorium, you will notice some oval-shaped transom windows on the roof. They represent the sun, moon and nine planets of our solar system, and symbolize the 'harmony of the universe', both inside and outside the Auditorium. The Auditorium was opened on October 20, 1927, about 5 years behind schedule, which was due in part to the Great Kanto Earthquake.

In April 1999, the Auditorium was designated as the first, and the Old Library the second, of the 'Tokyo Metropolitan Historic Buildings', under the Tokyo Metropolitan Landscape Regulations, which aim to preserve buildings representative of Tokyo's history and culture.

The Auditorium was designated as one of the Important Cultural Assets of Japan by Ministry of Education in 2007.

Libraries & Museums

The Waseda University Library, designed by Tachu Naito, Kenji Imai and Kin-ichi Kiriyama, was completed in 1925. This 5-story building, with a total area of 1,195 tubo (about 3,944 square meters), was used initially as the University Library. The reading room was housed in a separate 2-story building, and had a seating capacity of 500. One of the prominent libraries established at the end of the Taisho period, it has been a symbol of Waseda University to this day, along with the Okuma Auditorium and the Theatre Museum.

The Old Library and the administration building were extended in 1934 and 1955 respectively. However, the Old Library relinquished its role after the New Central Library (located where the Abe Stadium used to be) was completed in 1990. It now serves as Sanae Takata Memorial Research Library, the University Archives, and Yaichi Aizu Museum. Sanae Takata Memorial Research Library was launched in 1994. It is named after former President Sanae Takata. Historical and cultural materials on Waseda University are exhibited in the University Archives, where in the Ōkuma Memorial Room are also exhibited the materials related with Shigenobu Ōkuma. Yaichi Aizu Memorial Museum was founded in 1998.In the front hall, visitors are greeted by the masterpiece "Meian", which dates back to 1927. It is painted on the world's largest hand-made washi (Japanese paper), which is 4.45 meters in diameter and weighs about 12 kilograms (manufactured by Heisaburo Iwano, the founder of the Echizen paper works in Imadachi-cho, Fukui Prefecture). The masterpiece was painted free of charge by Taikan Yokoyama and Kanzan Shimomura, two artists who represented the modern Japanese style of painting. President Sanae Takata asked them to paint a picture for the Library.

The library possesses a unique collection which survived the Bombing of Tokyo in World War II unlike many of its counterparts. Therefore, its collection is an important resource in the study of pre-war Japanese history and literature.

In April 1999, the Old Library was designated as one of the first of the "Tokyo Metropolitan Historic Buildings” along with the Okuma Auditorium.

* Waseda University Library
* Waseda University Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum
* Aizu Museum

Athletics

Baseball

The rivalry between Waseda and Keio University is highlighted by the Sōkeisen in the Tokyo Big6 Baseball League. The baseball series is held twice a year in the Spring and Autumn. Held at Meiji-Jingu Stadium, it is considered one of the most important competitions by both student bodies. The Waseda University Baseball Club is the most successful team in the Big6 league in terms of winning percentage, but it has 37 league championships, which puts it second behind Hosei University.

Football (soccer)

Waseda University football team won the Emperor's Cup, in 1964 and 1967.

Rugby union

Waseda University Rugby Football Club currently is the reigning university rugby union champion in Japan, reaching the university championships 28 times, and winning fourteen times. Its two biggest rivals are Keio University and Meiji University.
* University championship rugby

Notable alumni

Prime Ministers

* Tanzan Ishibashi (1956–1957)
* Noboru Takeshita (1987–1989)
* Toshiki Kaifu (1989–1991)
* Keizo Obuchi (1998–2000)
* Yoshiro Mori (2000–2001)
* Yasuo Fukuda (2007–2008)

Business Leaders

* Takeo Fukui, CEO of Honda
* Soichiro Fukutake, president of Benesse
* Masaru Ibuka, co-founder of Sony, recipient of the Order of Culture
* Nobuyuki Idei, ex-CEO of Sony
* Michael Kogan, founder of Taito Corporation
* Lee Byung-chul*, Founder of Samsung
* Lee Kun-hee, ex-chairman of Samsung
* Kenichi Ohmae, founder and ex-Senior Partner of McKinsey & Co's Japan office
* Isao Okawa, ex-chairman of Sega
* Park Tae-joon, Founder and Chairman of Pohang Iron & Steels Corp, POSCO
*Masamitsu Sakurai, Chairman of Ricoh, Chairman of Japan Association of Corporate Executives
* Mikio Sasaki, chairman of Mitsubishi
* Shin Kyuk-Ho, founder and Chairman of Lotte Group
* Yoshiaki Tsutsumi, founder of Seibu Railway
* Hiroshi Yamauchi, President of Nintendo
* Tadashi Yanai, CEO of Fast Retailing-Uniqlo
* Rei Nagai (Investment Banker)

Academics

*Koji Aikyo, law professor at Nagoya University
*Hitoshi Arai, mathematician, professor at University of Tokyo
* Kanichi Asakawa, historian, professor at Yale University
*Shin Chiba, professor of political science at International Christian University
*Hidenori Fujita, educational sociologist, former professor at University of Tokyo, currently professor at International Christian University
*Toshio Fukuda, scholar of robotics, professor at Nagoya University
*Hideo Furuido, scholar of theatre arts, professor at University of Tokyo
*Tatsuro Hanada, sociologist of media, professor at University of Tokyo, currently professor at Waseda
*Kazuomi Hirakawa, geographer, professor at Hokkaido University
*Takehiko Kamo, professor of political science at Waseda University and University of Tokyo
*Kang Sang-jung, scholar of history of political thought, professor at University of Tokyo
*Heita Kawakatsu, scholar of economic history, professor at International Research Center for Japanese Studies, President of Shizuoka University of Art and Culture
*Hideo Kuroda, historian, professor emeritus at University of Tokyo
* Tien-Min Li (Chinese political historian)
*Ichiro Masaki, director of the Intelligent Transportation Research Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
*Masako Mitamura, scholar of Japanese literature, "The Tale of Genji" expert, professor at Ferris University
*Tsunetsugu Muraoka (1884–1946), scholar of history of Japanese philosophy, professor at Tohoku University
*Masahiro Nei, professor of history of economic thought at Kyoto University
* Yoshio Nishi, professor of electrical engineering at Stanford University, IEEE Robert N. Noyce Medal recipient in 2002
*Toyohiro Nishimoto, archaeologist, professor at National Museum of Japanese History
*Ikujiro Nonaka, scholar of management, Knowledge Management theorist, co-author of "The Knowledge-Creating Company", visiting professor at University of California, Berkeley
*Tetsuo Owada, historian, professor at Shizuoka University
*Shojiro Sakaguchi, law scholar, professor at Hitotsubashi University
*Minoru Sekishita, professor of economics at Ritsumeikan University
* Ryusaku Tsunoda (1877–1964), lecturer of Japanese studies at Columbia University
*Ginzo Uchida (1872–1919), scholar of economic history, professor at Kyoto University
* Ungku Abdul Aziz Ungku Abdul Hamid (Leading Malaysian Academician)
*Saburo Yamada (1869–1965), scholar of private international law, professor at University of Tokyo
* Sakuji Yoshimura (Egyptologist) the president of Cyber University

Authors

* Edogawa Rampo
* Haruki Murakami, novelist, translator, writer, recipient of Franz Kafka Prize
* Ichirō Ōkouchi
* Kitahara Hakushu*
* Kunikida Doppo
* Hiroyuki Yoshino
* Lee Hoesung
* Taku Miki, poet, novelist, translator
* Manabu Miyazaki*
* Masuji Ibuse*
* Yoko Ogawa, novelist
* Ototake Hirotada (sports writer)
* Shuji Terayama
* Taneda Santoka*
* Yoko Tawada
* Tawara Machi
* Yajima Teruo*
* Yokomitsu Riichi*
* Risa Wataya

Sports

* Norichika Aoki (baseball)
* Shizuka Arakawa (figure skater, 2006 Winter Olympics gold medalist)
*Rena Inoue (pairs figure skater)
* Kunishige Kamamoto (football player)
* Katsuyuki Kiyomiya (rugby player and coach)
* Yukari Nakano (figure skater)
* Hajime Itoi (Olympic swimmer)
* Shigeyuki Nishio (tennis)
* Mikio Oda (athletics, Japan's first Olympic gold medalist)
* Kenji Ogiwara (Nordic combined, 1992/1994 Winter Olympics gold medalist)
* Yoriko Okamoto (taekwondo, 2000 Sydney Olympics bronze medalist)
* Michito Sakaki (Australian rules football)
* Jiro Sato (tennis)
* Takuma Sato* (Formula One driver)
* Hiroaki Shukuzawa (rugby player and coach)
* Fumie Suguri (figure skater)
* Kisshomaru Ueshiba (martial artist)
* Toshihiko Seko (marathon runner)
* Shinichi Takeuchi (baseball)
* Takashi Toritani (baseball)
* Tsuyoshi Wada (baseball)
* Yoko Zetterlund (volleyball)
* Mitsusuke Harada (martial artist, Head of KDS)
* Tsutomu Ohshima (Chief Instructor of Shotokan Karate of America)
* Ai Fukuhara (table tennis)
* Kenji Tomiki (judo and aikido, founder shodokan aikido)
* Yūki Saito (baseball)
* Ōnishiki Uichirō (sumo, 26th yokozuna)

Performing arts

* Sharon Au (Singapore actress, comedian and television presenter)
* Naohito Fujiki (actor)
* Yasuharu Hasebe (film director)
* Mitsuhiro Hidaka (singer)
* Ryoko Hirosue* (actress)
* Shohei Imamura, film director, winner of two Palme d'Or awards at the Cannes Film Festival
* Jyongri (Korean singer)
* Demon Kogure (singer, sumo commentator)
* Yoshio Kojima (comedian)
* Tetsuya Komuro* (musician)
* Hirokazu Koreeda (film director)
* Tatsumi Kumashiro (film director)
* LaSalle Ishii* (comedian)
* Matsumoto Kōshirō IX (Kabuki actor)
* Keisuke Minami (stage actor, model)
* Tetsuya Murakami (musician, member of The Gospellers)
* Shigeru Muroi* (actress)
* Yuichi Nakamaru (actor, singer (member of KAT-TUN), currently attending)
* Kazumasa Oda (musician, former member of Off Course)
* Kyosen Ōhashi (TV host and writer)
* Saeko (actress)
* Masato Sakai* (actor)
* Yuji Sakai (musician, member of The Gospellers)
* Sunplaza Nakano* (musician)
* Tamori* (comedian and television presenter)
* Yuya Tegoshi (actor, singer (member of NEWS), currently attending)
* Shinya Ueda (comedian, member of Cream Stew)
* Yutaka Yasuoka (musician, member of The Gospellers)
* Sayuri Yoshinaga (actress)

Diplomats

* Chiune Sugihara*
* Katsuhiko Oku - rugby player and diplomat, promoted posthumously to ambassador

Politics

* Mikio Aoki*
*Fumio Kishida
*Yohei Kono
*Li Dazhao
*Fukushiro Nukaga
*Masahide Ota
*Hiroshige Seko
*Mosaburo Suzuki
*Tsutomu Takebe
*Makiko Tanaka
*Kisaburo Tokai
*Kiyomi Tsujimoto
*Kozo Watanabe
*Yoshimi Watanabe
*Taku Yamasaki
*Yuji Yamamoto

Others

* Nancy Andrew (translator, junior year, 1967–1968)
* Yuji Horii (video game designer)
* Tensai Okamura (director)
* Thomas P. Logan (businessman-venture capitalist, 1982–84)
* Tomonobu Itagaki (video game designer, School of Law, 1985-92)
* Megumi Mizusawa (manga artist)

A September 11 victim named Toshiya Kuge(久下季哉,1981-Sep.11,2001), who was one of the passengers on United Airlines Flight 93, was a student at this university.

(* attended but did not graduate)

Notable faculty

Professors who are also Waseda alumni are listed in "italics".

*"Yaichi Aizu", poet, scholar of ancient Chinese and Japanese art, and namesake of Aizu Museum
*Tameyuki Amano, economics scholar and educator
*"Yasunobu Fujiwara", scholar of political science
*Lafcadio Hearn, novelist, literary scholar, professor of English literature
*"Smimasa Idditti (Sumimasa Idichi )", professor of English
*"Kenji Imai", architect
*"Tokio Kimura", historian
*Kunitake Kume, historian
*Tachu Naito, architect
*"Naoyoshi Nakamura", historian
*"Haruo Nishihara", law professor, former President
*"Takayasu Okushima", law professor, former President
*Hajime Ōnishi, philosopher
*"Ikuo Ōyama", scholar of political science
*"Yaso Saijo", poet
*"Masasada Shiozawa", scholar of economics, former President
*Paul Snowden, Dean, School of International Liberal Studies
*Sanae Takata, scholar of political science, former President
*Ōdō Tanaka, philosopher
*Shoyo Tsubouchi, playwright, critic, translator, educator, professor of English literature, and namesake of Tsubouchi Memorial Theater Museum
*"Sokichi Tsuda", historian, recipient of the Order of Culture
*Kazutami Ukita, scholar of political science
*Yoshio Yamanouchi, translator, scholar of French literature
*Akira Yonekura, law professor
*"Takamasa Yoshizaka", architect

Principals, "De facto" Presidents (1907–1923), and Presidents

Principals

* Hidemaro Ōkuma, 1882–1886
* Hisoka Maejima, 1886–1890
* Kazuo Hatoyama, 1890–1907

"De facto" Presidents (1907–1923)

* Sanae Takata, 1907–1915
* Tameyuki Amano, 1915–1917
* Yoshiro Hiranuma, 1918–1921
* Masasada Shiozawa, 1921–1923

Presidents

* Shigenobu Ōkuma [ as an honorary post ] , 1907–1922
* Masasada Shiozawa, 1923
* Sanae Takata, 1923–1931
* Hodumi Tanaka, 1931–1944
* Tomio Nakano, 1944–1946
* Koichi Shimada, 1946–1954
* Nobumoto Ōhama, 1954–1966
* Kenichi Abe, 1966–1968
* Tsunesaburo Tokikoyama, 1968–1970
* Sukenaga Murai, 1970–1978
* Tsukasa Shimizu, 1978–1982
* Haruo Nishihara, 1982–1990
* Chūmaru Koyama, 1990–1994
* Takayasu Okushima, 1994–2002
* Katsuhiko Shirai, 2002–present

Trustees

*Ryuhoku Narushima, poet, journalist, and one of the first trustees of Waseda
*Azusa Ono (1852–1886), law scholar and one of the first trustees of Waseda

Benefactors

Waseda University has had benefactors, who include:
*Eiichi Shibusawa [ Okushima and Nakamura (eds.), p.53 ] , businessman and philanthropist
*Ichizaemon Morimura [ Okushima and Nakamura (eds.), p.51 ] , businessman
*Koichiro Kagami [ Okushima and Nakamura (eds.), p.63 ] , businessman
*Kenkichi Kodera [ Okushima and Nakamura (eds.), p.65 ] , presenter of over thirty-six thousand foreign books to the Library
*Kisaku Maekawa [ Okushima and Nakamura (eds.), p.68 ] , businessman and philanthropist
*Masaru Ibuka, after whom Masaru Ibuka Auditorium (Hall) [Masaru Ibuka Auditorium (Hall) is in the International Conference Center.] is named.
*Robert J. Shillman, founder & CEO of Cognex Corporation, namesake of Robert Shillman Hall

Waseda University in nonfiction

* [http://ww1.prweb.com/prfiles/2006/09/21/441264/ULTIMATECRUSHPreview.pdf ULTIMATE CRUSH: Waseda University Rugby, Leadership and Building the Strongest Winning Team in Japan] by Katsuyuki Kiyomiya, translated into English by Ian Ruxton (September 2006). ISBN 978-1-4303-0321-3 . The original was a book by Mr. Kiyomiya published in Japanese in February 2006 entitled [http://shop.kodansha.jp/bc2_bc/search_view.jsp?b=2132710&x=B Kyukyoku no Shori:Ultimate Crush] " ISBN 4-06-213271-0 .

Waseda University in fiction

*In the novel "Norwegian Wood", written by Haruki Murakami, the main character goes to a university modeled after Waseda.

*In the manga series "Great Teacher Onizuka" by Tooru Fujisawa, the heroine Azusa Fuyutsuki is a graduate of Waseda University.

* In the video game "", a piece of the legendary sword Excaliber is in the care of Waseda University until it is stolen.

See also

Notes

References

*(Japanese) Kimura, Tokio. "Waga Waseda: Okuma Shigenobu to sono kengaku seishin", Tokyo, Kobunsha, 1997.
*(Japanese) Okushima, Takayasu.; and Nakamura, Naoyoshi., eds. "Tōmonno gunzo", Tokyo, Waseda daigaku shuppanbu, 1992.

External links

* [http://www.waseda.ac.jp Waseda University Homepage]


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