Showa Women's University

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Showa Women's University
Motto "Be a Light to the World"
Type Private
Established 1920
Chancellor Mariko Bando
Location Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan
Campus Urban
Member of Setagaya 6 Universities consortium

Showa Women's University (昭和女子大学, Shōwa Joshi Daigaku) is a women's private university in Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan. It also contains a school with all levels from kindergarten to high school.


Japan Women's School of Higher Education (日本女子高等学院, Nihon Joshi Kōtō Gakuin), the predecessor of this university, was established by poet Enkichi Hitomi (pseudonym: Tōmei Hitomi), who gathered together his intelligentsia friends that sympathized with the minds of those fashionable idols at the time, notably Leo Tolstoy, Rabindranath Tagore and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.


Graduate programs[edit]

  • Letters
  • Human Life Sciences

Undergraduate programs[edit]

  • Human Life Sciences
  • Human and Social Sciences
  • Human Life and Environmental Sciences


  • Research Institutes
  • Center for General Education
  • Junior College

Hitomi Memorial Hall[edit]

The Hitomi Kinen Kōdō on the university campus is famous for its great acoustics and has been used for many classical concerts with many famous conductors. Since the opening of Suntory Hall at Akasaka in central Tokyo in October 1986, the number of such prominent concerts have decreased, but it is still sometimes used for concerts open to the public.

Building Five[edit]

British School in Tokyo Showa Campus is located in Building 5.[1]

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "Facilities and Location." British School in Tokyo. Retrieved on March 8, 2015. "BST Shibuya Campus – (Nursery to Year 3) Address: 1-21-18 Shibuya Shibuya-ku Tokyo 150-0002" (Map) and "BST Showa Campus – (Year 4 to Year 13) Address: Showa Women’s University 5th Bldg. 1-7-57 Taishido Setagaya-ku Tokyo 154-8533"

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Coordinates: 35°38′37.4″N 139°40′32.3″E / 35.643722°N 139.675639°E / 35.643722; 139.675639