Toyo University

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Toyo University
Motto The basis of all learning lies in philosophy (諸学の基礎は哲学にあり?)
Established 1887
Type Private
President Masajuro Shiokawa
Location Tokyo, Japan
Campus Urban

Toyo University (東洋大学 Tōyō Daigaku?) is a university with several branches in Japan, including Bunkyō, Tokyo, Asaka, Kawagoe, and Itakura.


The predecessor to Toyo University was Shiritsu Tetsugakukan (私立哲学館?), which was founded at Rinsho-in Temple by Enryo Inoue in 1887. Inoue felt that the subject of philosophy was neglected in Japanese schools of higher learning at the time.[1] In 1906, the school was moved to its present site[where?], and its name was changed to Toyo University. The school's motto is "The basis of all learning lies in philosophy". An animated film character from the Swedish-Finn Moomins animation series is its mascot.[citation needed]

Originally, courses were offered in philosophy, religion, ethics, education, Japanese, and classical Chinese, and the school continued to expand over time. In 1949, there was a substantial restructuring of the university, and departments of Literature, Economics, Law, Sociology, Engineering and Business Administration were established. Each of these departments has a graduate program. Departments of Regional Development Studies and Life Sciences were added in April, 1997. A law school was created in April 2004, and the Kawagoe campus hosts a Bio-Nano Electronics Research Centre[2] founded in 2003. Among those conducting research at this facility is Nobel Laureate Sir Harold Kroto. Toyo University today[when?] consists of ten graduate schools, one postgraduate law faculty, nine undergraduate faculties, thirty five departments, many research institutes, and two affiliated high schools, serving a combined student body of more than 30,000 students.


  • Hakusan Campus (5-28-20 Hakusan, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo)
  • Second Hakusan Campus (2-36-5 Hakusan, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo)
  • Asaka Campus (48-1 Oka, Asaka-shi, Saitama)
  • Kawagoe Campus (2100 Kujirai, Kawagoe-shi, Saitama)
  • Itakura Campus (1-1-1 Izumino, Itakura-machi, Ora-gun, Gunma)

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Coordinates: 35°43′24″N 139°45′02″E / 35.72324°N 139.75044°E / 35.72324; 139.75044