Takushoku University

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Takushoku University
拓殖 大学
OnshiKinenKodo.jpg
Onshi Memorial Hall, Takushoku University
Established 1900
Type Private
Location Tokyo, Japan
Campus Bunkyō, Hachiōji
Former names Taiwan Association School, Oriental Association Vocation School
Website http://www.takushoku-u.ac.jp/ , http://www.takushoku-u.ac.jp/english/index.html

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] The university is located in Tokyo and has two campuses: the main campus in the Bunkyō district, and a satellite campus in the Hachiōji city. Takushoku University has five faculties: Commerce, Political Science and Economics, Foreign Languages, International Studies, and Engineering.[1]

Originally, Takushoku University was named the Taiwan Association School,[2] and was founded to produce graduates to contribute to the development of Taiwan. In 1907, it was renamed as the Oriental Association Vocational School.[2] In 1918, it adopted its present name of Takushoku University.[2] 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.

Takushoku University was responsible for training many of Japanese local and colonial administrators as well as overseas merchants. Several of these people who were also karateka (practitioners of karate) took up administrative positions in the Japan Karate Association when it was founded in 1949.[3] The university's karate club was founded around 1924,[4] 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.[5]

Statue of Taro Katsura, founder of Takushoku University, at Onshi Memorial Hall

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  1. ^ a b Takushoku University: Home (c. 2009). Retrieved on March 3, 2010.
  2. ^ a b c Takushoku University: History (c. 2009). Retrieved on March 4, 2010.
  3. ^ Evans, J. K. (1988): "The battle for Olympic Karate recognition: WUKO vs IAKF." Black Belt, 26(2):54–58.
  4. ^ McCarthy, P. (1999): Ancient Okinawan martial arts: Koryu uchinadi – Vol. 2 (p. 49). Boston, MA: Tuttle. (ISBN 978-0-8048-3147-5)
  5. ^ Anonymous (1967): "Tenri U. wins Judo title." Black Belt, 5(10):52.
  6. ^ The Shotokan Way: Masao Kawasoe profile Retrieved on March 4, 2010.
  7. ^ SKIAF: Norio Kawasoe profile (German) Retrieved on April 29, 2010.
  8. ^ Hokubei Karate-do Shihankai: Mori, Masataka Retrieved on March 4, 2010.
  9. ^ SKIF: Nagai, Akio Retrieved on June 10, 2008.
  10. ^ NAGAI AKIO (geb. 1942) Retrieved on June 10, 2008.
  11. ^ Japan Karate Association: Naka, Tatsuya Retrieved on March 4, 2010.
  12. ^ Ochi Karate: Sensei Ochi (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