Musashino University

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Musashino University Ariake Campus

Musashino University (武蔵野大学, Musashino Daigaku) is an institution of higher education in Ariake Koto, Tokyo, with a suburban campus in Nishitōkyō. Musashino University is uniquely focused on the ideals 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." Takakusu was a progressive thinker who stressed women's education and involvement in society. The Japanese government conferred the Order of Culture on him in 1944.[1]


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

Graduate school[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

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
  • Faculty of Global Studies
Department of Global Business (English track)
Department of Global Communication
Department of Japanese Communication


See also[edit]

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