Musashino University

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Musashino University (武蔵野大学 Musashino Daigaku?) is an institution of higher education located in Koto, Tokyo. The Musashino University is uniquely focused on the ideals which are associated with the Hongwanji Jodo Shinshu School of Buddhism.[1]


Musashino Women's University was founded by Dr. Junjiro Takakusu (1866-1945), an internationally known Buddhist scholar. The institution was to be based on the principles of "Buddhist-based human education." Dr. Takakusu was a progressive thinker who stressed women's education and involvement in society. The Japanese government conferred the Order of Culture on Takakusu in 1944.[1]


The university has expanded in size and scope in the period since its founding in the early years of the 20th century.

Graduate School of Musashino University[edit]

  • Department of Human Sciences and Culture
School of Language and Culture
School of Human Sciences
School of Social Systems
School of Social Welfare Management

Musashino University (Four-year undergraduate program)[edit]

  • Faculty of Literature
Department of Japanese Language and Literature
Department of English Language and Literature
  • Faculty of Contemporary Society
Department of Contemporary Society Studies
Department of Social Welfare
  • Faculty of Human Studies
Department of Human Studies
Department of Environmental Science
Major in Design for Architectural Environment
Major in Environment and Amenities
Department of Early Childhood Care and Education
  • Faculty of Pharmacy
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Faculty of Nursing
Department of Nursing
  • Correspondence Division[Faculty of Human Studies](Japanese)
Department of Human Studies


See also[edit]

Coordinates: 35°43′11.80″N 139°32′50.02″E / 35.7199444°N 139.5472278°E / 35.7199444; 139.5472278