Chuo University


Chuo University
Chuo University
中央大学
Established 1885
Type Private
Academic staff 678
Undergraduates 25,474
Postgraduates 1,541
Location Hachiōji, Tokyo, Japan
Campus Urban
Website www.chuo-u.ac.jp

Chuo University (中央大学 Chūō Daigaku?), literally Central University, is a private university in Tokyo, renowned for its law school. Chuo is one of the most prestigious schools in Japan. The University has four campuses at Tama (Hachiōji), at Korakuen, at Ichigaya (Shinjuku), and at Ichiaya-Tamachi (Shinjuku). Chuo University has six faculties, ten graduate schools, and nine research institutes. It also operates four high schools and two junior high schools.

Contents

History

Early Days : 1885-1920

Chuo was founded as the English Law School (英吉利法律学校 Igirisu Hōritsu Gakkō?) in 1885 at Kanda in Tokyo by a group of lawyers. By 1889, the school had moved and been renamed Tokyo College of Law (Tokyo Hōgakuin). The curriculum was changed to reflect the government reform of Japanese law and creation of a new civil code. Opposition to the implementation of the new civil code resulted in the government shuttering of the campus journal and the subsequent creation of the Chuo Law Review (Hōgaku Shinpo), which has since been published regularly.

The university burned down in the Great Kanda Fire of 1892, but was able to hold temporary classes. By 1903, the school had been promoted to Tokyo University of Law (Tokyo Hōgakuin Daigaku) and in 1905 the school expanded with a department of economics, renaming itself Chuo University.

The origin of its name "Chuo" has not been certain. However, many of founders were graduated from Middle Temple, London, England and qualified as Barrister in England. This is one of the reasons why the university renamed "Chuo", literally Middle, Center, or Central.

Another fire torched the campus in June 1917, but it was rebuilt by August 1918.

Under the old University Ordinance : 1920-1949

In 1918, Japanese government enacted University Ordinance (Daigaku Rei) that set legal frame work of universities except imperial universities established by Imperial University Ordinance. Under the University Ordinance, licenced universitie were permitted to issue official degrees. Chuo University was successfully licenced in 1920 with three faculties (law, economics, and commerce), graduate schools, and preparatory schools.

The 1923 Great Kantō earthquake again reduced the campus to rubble and it was rebuilt, moving to Kanda-Surugadai in 1926.

In 1944, Engineering College was established.

Reform along with new School Education Act : 1949-1978

After the World War II, Chuo University started a series of reform along with new School Education Act of 1947. In 1948, Correspondence Division was annexed to the Faculty of Law. In 1949, new university system under the School Education Act of 1947 applied to Chuo. Its Engineering College was abolished and new Faculty of Engineering was opened in this year. Faculty of Letters was established in 1951. Faculty of Engineering expanded its wing and renamed Faculty of Science and Engineering in 1962.

New challenges: 1978–2011

In 1978, Chuo University's headquarters, four faculties and graduate schools including law, economics, commerce, and letters moved to newly established Tama Campus in Hachiōji from Kanda-Suguradai Campus. Faculty of Science and Engineering and its Graduate School remained in Korakuen Campus. For celebrating its 100th anniversary, in 1988, Chuo University built Surugadai Memorial Hall which is a seven-story building. It is located in a part of old Kanda-Surugadai Campus.

In 1993, Faculty of Policy Studies was opened in Tama Campus.

Ichigaya Campus was opened in 2000 originally as a satellite downtown campus for graduate schools. However, in 2002 a new professional graduate school, Chuo Graduate School of International Accounting (CGSA), was established at the campus. Another professional graduate school, Chuo Law School (CLS), was also opened at the campus in 2004. Satellite downtown campus function for graduate schools moved to Korakuen Campus and Ichigaya-Tamachi campus later.

In 2008, Chuo Graduate School of Strategic Management which is a professional graduate school was launched at Korakuen Campus.

Ichigaya-Tamachi Campus in Shinjuku was opened in 2010. CGSA and the Graduate School of Public Policy have moved to this campus.

In 2010, Chuo University celebrated its 125th anniversary. A series of events including the main ceremony on November 13 were held.

Faculties and Graduate schools

faculties

  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Economics
  • Faculty of Commerce
  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Faculty of Letters
  • Faculty of Policy Studies
  • Faculty-Linkage Program(FLP)

graduate schools

  • Graduate School of Law
  • Graduate School of Economics
  • Graduate School of Commerce
  • Graduate School of Science and Engineering
  • Graduate School of Letters
  • Graduate School of Policy Studies
  • Graduate School of Public Policy

professional graduate schools

  • Chuo Graduate School of International Accounting(CGSA)
  • Chuo Law School(CLS)
  • Chuo Graduate School of Strategic Management(CBS)

Campus

Tama Campus

The main campus in Tama

It is a short walk from the Chūō-Daigaku-Meisei-Daigaku Station of the Tama Monorail, which is reachable from the city on the JR Chūō Line, the Keiō Line, and the Odakyū Line.

There are (1) headquarter, (2) all faculties except the Faculties of Science and Engineering, (3) five graduate schools including law, economics, commerce, letters, and policy studies.

The Korakuen campus

It can be reached from Kasuga Station (Ōedo subway line, Mita subway line), Kōrakuen Station (Marunouchi subway line, Namboku subway line), and Suidōbashi Station (JR Chūō-Sōbu Line).

There are the Faculty of Science and Engineering and its graduate school, and the Chuo Graduate School of Strategic Management (professional graduate school).

The Ichigaya campus

It is located in Shinjuku ward, Tokyo. It can be reached from Akebonobashi Station (Shinjuku subway line), Yotsuya-sanchōme Station (Marunouchi subway line), and Ichigaya Station (JR Chūō-Sōbu Line, Shinjuku subway line, Namboku subway line, and Yūrakuchō subway line).

There is the Chuo Law School (professional graduate school).

The Ichigaya-Tamachi campus

It is also located in Shinjuku ward, Tokyo. It is near to Ichigaya Station (JR Chūō-Sōbu Line, Shinjuku subway line, Namboku subway line, and Yūrakuchō subway line).

There are the Chuo Graduate School of International Accounting (professional graduate school), and the Graduate School of Public Policy. It also has downtown satellite campus function for graduate schools.

The Surugadai Memorial Hall

It is located in Chiyoda ward, Tokyo. It can be reached from Ochanomizu Station (JR Chūō-Sōbu Line, and Marunouchi subway line).

Academic Rankings

University rankings (overall)
Toyo Keizai National[1] General 34
WE National[2] Employment 36
NBP Greater Tokyo[3][4] Reputation 10
Shimano National[5] Selectivity A1
ENSMP World[6] Alumni 25
* The data of NBP is in 2009 rankings because of availability.
University rankings (by subject)
Social Sciences & Humanities

LAW

BE Success National[7] Qualification 2
BE Pass rate National[8] Qualification 7

BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT

CPA Success National[9] Qualification 3

Chuo University is a one of the Japanese leading universities. Thus it is competitive in several rankings such as shown below.

General Rankings

The university has been ranked 27th, 25th, 34th during 2008-2010 respectively in the ranking "Truly Strong Universities(本当に強い大学)" by Toyo Keizai.[1]

Research Performance

Chuo has filed the 67 th highest number of patents in the nation as its research outcomes.[10]

Graduate school Rankings

Chuo Law School is considered as one of the top Japanese law schools. In fact, Chuo's number of successful candidates for bar examination has been 2nd in 2009-2010 in Japan.[11] It is the strongest department in this university as the cumulative number of people qualified as lawyer and prosecutor has been historically 2nd after WW2.[12]

Alumni Rankings

The graduate from Chuo enjoy a good success in the Japanese industries.

According to the Weekly Economist's 2010 rankings, graduates from Chuo University have the 36th best employment rate in 400 major companies[13]

École des Mines de Paris ranks Chuo University as 25th in the world in 2011 in terms of the number of alumni listed among CEOs in the 500 largest worldwide companies.[6] The university is also ranked 4th in Japan for the number of alumni holding the position of executive in the listed companies of Japan, and this number per student (probability of becoming an executive) is 14th.[14][15]

Chuo graduates have been ranked 3rd in Japan in the number of successful national CPA exam applicants.[9] Furthermore, the number of Members of Parliament who graduated Chuo is 7th in Japan.[16]

Popularity and Selectivity

Chuo is a popular university in Japan. The number of applicants per place was 22.8(91674/4020) in the 2011 undergraduate admissions.[17] its entrance difficulty is very selective.[18][19][20]

Nikkei BP has been publishing a ranking system called "Brand rankings of Japanese universities" every year, composed by the various indications related to the power of brand, and Chuo was 10th in 2009 in Greater Tokyo Area.[21][3]

Famous alumni

Athletes

Lawyers

  • Takuzo Hanai (lawyer)
  • Raizaburo Hayashi (former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court / former Prosecutor-General, former Minister of Justice)
  • Chiharu Saiguchi (former Justice, the Supreme Court)
  • Shigeyori Tsukamoto (former Justice of the Supreme Court / former Professor, Chuo University)
  • Motoo Ono (former Justice of the Supreme Court)
  • Hisayuki Okuno(former Justice of the Supreme Court)
  • Takehisa Fukazawa (former Justice of the Supreme Court)
  • Tatsuo Kainaka (former Justice, the Supreme Court / Superintending Prosecutor, Tokyo High Public Prosecutors Office)
  • Masahiko Sudo (Justice, the Supreme Court)
  • Tomoyuki Yokota (Justice, the Supreme Court)
  • Haruo Kasama (Prosecutor-General, Supreme Public Prosecutors Office)
  • Tomoyuki Yokota (former Deputy Prosecutor-General, Supreme Public Prosecutors Office)
  • Shuji Iwamura (Chief Prosecutor, Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office)

Politicians

Journalists, Intellectuals

  • Hasegawa Nyozekan
  • Sojinkan Sugimura
  • Genji Shibukawa
  • Shunosuke Inada
  • Gennosuke Yokoyama
  • Sanshiro Ishikawa
  • Bungo Sakurada
  • Sozo Matsuura
  • Chiyumi Hioki (fashion journalist)
  • Yang Ho-Min (former Chosun Ilbo columnist; 1992 Ho-Am Prize recipient)

Academics

  • Kiminobu Hashimoto (former Member, The Japan Academy / Honorary Professor of Constitutional Law, Chuo University)
  • Hachiro Sugimoto (Medicinal Chemist, Ph.D. / Visiting Professor, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyoto University)
  • Kazuyuki Nagai (President and Chancellor, Chuo University)
  • Tsutomu Fuse (President, Yokohama City University)*Akira Fuse is his little brother.
  • Yoshiaki Ishizawa (President, Sophia University)

Authors

Business leaders

  • Kiyoshi Ichimura (the founder of Ricoh Co.,Ltd.)
  • Hiroshi Okawa (the founder of Toei Company Co.,Ltd.)
  • Kensuke Matano (former President and chairman, Iino Kaiun Kaisha, Ltd.)
  • Fujio Mitarai (Chairman & CEO, Canon Co.,Ltd. / Chairman, “Nippon Keidanren”Japan Business Federation)
  • Toshifumi Suzuki (Chairman & CEO, Seven & i Holdings Co.,Ltd. / former Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Chuo University )
  • Shuji Hisano (President and chairman, Ensuiko Sugar Refining Co.,Ltd. / Chairman of the Board of TrusteesPresident, Chuo University)
  • Jotaro Takagi (former President and chairman, Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd. / President, Dai-nippon Karete-do Shoto-kai)
  • Yoshio Sasaki (former President, Nippon Television / former Vice President, Yomiuri Shinbun)
  • Sueyoshi Takahashi (former President, Kinden Co.,Ltd.)
  • Osamu Suzuki (Chairman & CEO, Suzuki Motor Co.,Ltd.)
  • Kensho Kusumi (former Executive Vice President, Nissan Co.,Ltd.)
  • Hiroo Mizushima (Former chairman, Sogo Co.,Ltd.)
  • Akihiko Otsuka (the Otsuka Group, former President Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co.,Ltd.)
  • Hisao Oguchi (Vice President, SEGA Co.,Ltd.)
  • Makoto Naruke (former President, Microsoft Japan Co.,Ltd.)
  • Shinobu Osako (former President, Zenrin Co.,Ltd.)
  • Keiji Okoso (former President Nippon Ham Co.,Ltd. / owner, Nippon Ham Fighters)
  • Hirotada Kotaki (Chairman, TOHAN Co.,Ltd.)
  • Naoki Adachi (President & CEO, TOPPAN PRINTING Co.,Ltd.)
  • Koji Miyauchi (former president and chairman, Yamato Transport Co.,Ltd.)
  • Keiji Aritomi (former president and chairman, Yamato Holdings Co.,Ltd. / Yamato Transport Co.,Ltd.)
  • Kaoru Seto (Chairman, Yamato Holdings Co.,Ltd. / Yamato Transport Co.,Ltd.)
  • Hiroshi Hayakawa (Vice President, TV Asahi Co.,Ltd.)
  • Hiroshi Yanai (Chairman, President & CEO, Pia Co.,Ltd.)
  • Kazuo Komatsuzaki (President, Sports Hochi Co.,Ltd.)
  • Masahiro Ouga (President, Shougakukan Co.,Ltd.)
  • Fumiaki Shikatani (President, Diamond, Inc.)
  • Kazutoshi Tsukada (President, Fukuinkan Shoten Publishers, Inc.)
  • Kazunori Kataoka (President, AIG Edison Life Insurance Co.,Ltd.)
  • Seiki Tokuni (Chairman, AIG Star Life Insurance Co.,Ltd.)
  • Shigeru Myojin (former Vice Chairman, Salomon Brothers)
  • Akio Dobashi (Chairman, Sojitz Co.,Ltd.)
  • Nanaumi Hideyuki (CEO, Morningstar Japan)
  • Koichi Kane (President, Mitsubishi Securities Co.,Ltd.)
  • Tsutomu Yoneyama (President, YONEX Co.,Ltd.)
  • Tadao Kojima (Directors President, Daiwa Seiko, Inc.)
  • Tetsuya Mogi (President, Bunka Shutter Co.,Ltd.)
  • Takanori Okumura (President and Representative Director, OKUMURA CORPORATION)
  • Hirotake Yano (President, Daiso-Sangyo, Inc.)*100-yen shop
  • Aki Fujinuma (Chairman & President, Japanese Institute of Certified Public Accountants)

Showbiz Celebrities

  • Tetsurō Tamba (actor)
  • Kiyoshi Atsumi(actor)
  • Noboru Nakaya (actor)
  • Minoru Chiaki (actor)
  • Housei Komatsu (actor)
  • Susumu Kurobe (actor, Ultraman)
  • Sakae Takita (actor)
  • Shinji Yamashita (actor)
  • Ikko Furuya (actor)
  • Takaya Kamikawa (actor)
  • Goro Kishitani (actor)
  • Hiroshi Abe (actor)
  • Masami Imamura (actress)
  • Naoko Morooka (actress / singer / lyricist)
  • Tani Kei (comedian, Crazy Cats)
  • Takagi Boo (comedian, The Drifters)
  • Akiko (jazz singer)
  • Shinji Sōmai (film director)
  • Akihisa Okamoto (film director)
  • Susumu Fukuhara (film director)
  • Tetsuya Yamauchi (TV director, mitokomon)
  • Yasuo Tsuruhashi (TV director)
  • Makoto Shinkai (director)
  • Yasushi Akimoto(producer / lyricist)
  • Shozo Uehara (screenwriter)
  • Shinji Nojima (screenwriter)
  • Ippei Hayashiya(Rakugo / Sanpei Hayashiya)
  • Taiji Nomura (NHK announcer / Tokyo Olympic Games)
  • Seigoro Kitade (NHK announcer, Sumo / Tokyo Olympic Games)
  • Katsuhiko Kaneko (TV announcer, Soccer)
  • Masako Noguchi (former TBS announcer)
  • Yuko Yajima (TV Asahi announcer)
  • Yuka Kato (CBC announcer)
  • Anna Kobayashi (ytv announcer)

Others

References

  1. ^ a b "Truly Strong Universities" (in Japanese). Toyo Keizai. 2010. http://www.toyokeizai.net/business/industrial/detail/AC/7ca97f085eda34ce139f6d1210cef898/page/1/. Retrieved Apr 29, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Employment rate in 400 major companies rankings" (in Japanese). Weekly Economist. 2011. http://www2.ttcn.ne.jp/honkawa/3865.html. Retrieved Apr 29, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Nikkei BP Brand rankings of Japanese universities" (in Japanese). Nikkei Business Publications. 2010. http://trendy.nikkeibp.co.jp/article/pickup/20101108/1033562/. Retrieved Apr 29, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Nikkei BP Brand rankings of Japanese universities" (in Japanese). Nikkei Business Publications. 2009. http://consult.nikkeibp.co.jp/consult/release/ub091210a.html. Retrieved Apr 29, 2011. 
  5. ^ "GBUDU University Rankings" (in Japanese). YELL books. 2009. http://www.amazon.co.jp/%E5%8D%B1%E3%81%AA%E3%81%84%E5%A4%A7%E5%AD%A6%E3%83%BB%E6%B6%88%E3%81%88%E3%82%8B%E5%A4%A7%E5%AD%A6-%EF%BC%92%EF%BC%90%EF%BC%91%EF%BC%92%E5%B9%B4%E7%89%88-YELL-books-%E5%B3%B6%E9%87%8E-%E6%B8%85%E5%BF%97/dp/4753930181. Retrieved Apr 29, 2011. 
  6. ^ a b "ENSMP World University Rankings". École nationale supérieure des mines de Paris. 2011. http://www.mines-paristech.fr/Actualites/PR/Ranking2011EN-Fortune2010.pdf. Retrieved Apr 29, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Bar Exam Successful Applicants rankings" (in Japanese). Shikaku Seek. 2010. http://laws.shikakuseek.com/data/2010data-1.html. Retrieved May 11, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Bar Exam Pass rate rankings" (in Japanese). Shikaku Seek. 2010. http://laws.shikakuseek.com/data/2010data-2.html. Retrieved May 11, 2011. 
  9. ^ a b "CPA Successful Applicants rankings" (in Japanese). Yutaka Honkawa. 2010. http://www2.ttcn.ne.jp/honkawa/3868.html. Retrieved May 11, 2011. 
  10. ^ http://www.jpo.go.jp/shiryou/toushin/nenji/nenpou2010/toukei/2-13.pdf
  11. ^ http://laws.shikakuseek.com/data/2010data-2.html
  12. ^ http://univrank.blog.shinobi.jp/Entry/240/
  13. ^ http://www2.ttcn.ne.jp/honkawa/3865.html
  14. ^ "出身大学別上場企業役員数ランキング" (in Japanese). 大学ranking.net. http://daigaku-ranking.net/syuusyoku/%E5%87%BA%E8%BA%AB%E5%A4%A7%E5%AD%A6%E5%88%A5%E4%B8%8A%E5%A0%B4%E4%BC%81%E6%A5%AD%E5%BD%B9%E5%93%A1%E6%95%B0%E3%83%A9%E3%83%B3%E3%82%AD%E3%83%B3%E3%82%B0%EF%BC%882009%E5%B9%B4%EF%BC%89/. 
  15. ^ "出身大学別上場企業役員数ランキング" (in Japanese). 大学ranking.net. http://ranking100.web.fc2.com/yakuin004.html. 
  16. ^ http://univranking.schoolbus.jp/00000277.htm
  17. ^ http://www.chuo-u.ac.jp/chuo-u/nyuusi/nippou.html
  18. ^ e.g. Yoyogi seminar published Hensachi (the indication showing the entrance difficulties by prep schools) rankings http://www.yozemi.ac.jp/rank/gakubu/index.html
  19. ^ Japanese journalist Kiyoshi Shimano ranks its entrance difficulty as A1 (2nd most selective/out of 10 scales) in Japan. "危ない大学・消える大学 2012年版" (in Japanese). YELL books. 2011. http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/4753930181/. 
  20. ^ Exceptionally, Law school is one of the most selective private university. In fact, its entrance difficulty is 4th in the legal course among 730 private universities, according to Yoyogi seminar. [1]
  21. ^ http://consult.nikkeibp.co.jp/consult/release/ub091210a.html
  22. ^ "Hwang Jang-yop Holds Press Conference To Explain Why He Defected from North Korea". North Korea Special Weapons Nuclear, Biological, Chemical and Missile Proliferation News (Federation of American Scientists) (152). 1997-07-21. http://www.fas.org/news/dprk/1997/bg152.html. Retrieved 2007-10-30. 

External links

Coordinates: 35°42′29″N 139°44′56″E / 35.708143°N 139.748968°E / 35.708143; 139.748968


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Chuo University Suginami High School — 中央大学杉並高等学校 is a high school in Tokyo, Japan, by Chuo University, a mainly law school. History Chuo Suginami was established by Chuo University as a feeder school. The first principal, Suzuki Takashi, a literature professor, opened the school in… …   Wikipedia

  • Chūō-Daigaku-Meisei-Daigaku Station — 中央大学・明星大学駅 Chūō Daigaku Meisei Daigaku Station Location Prefecture …   Wikipedia

  • Chūō — may refer to: Places Chūō ku (disambiguation) city wards named Chūō Chūō, Yamanashi a city in Yamanashi Prefecture Chūō, Kumamoto a former town in Kumamoto Prefecture Chūō, Okayama a former town in Okayama Prefecture Transport Chūō Line… …   Wikipedia

  • Chūō-ku, Sapporo — Chūō ku 中央区   Ward of Sapporo   Locatio …   Wikipedia

  • Chuo Gakuin University — Chuō Gakuen University 中央学院大学; Chuō gakuin daigaku Established 1904 Type Private …   Wikipedia

  • CHUO KORON —    Chuo Koron (Central Review) is a popular monthly Japanese literary journal established during the Meiji period and continuing to this day. Published by the Chuo Koron publishing house, the journal was founded in 1887 under the title Hanseikai… …   Japanese literature and theater

  • University of Dar es Salaam — Chuo Kikuu cha Dar es Salaam Motto Hekima Ni Uhuru ( Wisdom is Freedom ) Established 1 …   Wikipedia

  • University of Ottawa Heart Institute — Geography Location Ottawa, Ontario, Canada …   Wikipedia

  • University of Dodoma — Chuo Kikuu cha Dodoma Motto Embracing Knowledge Established 2007 Type …   Wikipedia

  • CHUO-FM — Infobox Radio Station name = CHUO FM airdate = 1984 (cable/closed circuit) 31 May 1991 (FM) frequency = 89.1 MHz (FM) area = Ottawa, Ontario format = campus radio owner = CHUO erp = 3.2 kW branding = slogan = class = C1 webcast =… …   Wikipedia