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Kansai
Kansai
University
University
(関西大学, Kansai
Kansai
Daigaku), abbreviated as Kandai (関大), or Kansaidai (関西大), is a private non-sectarian and coeducational university located in Suita, Osaka, Japan
Japan
and in two other locations: Sakai and Takatsuki, Osaka. Today, Kansai
Kansai
University is known as one of western Japan's four leading private universities. (Kan-Kan-Do-Ritsu 関関同立 Kansai
Kansai
University, Kwansei Gakuin University, Doshisha University, and Ritsumeikan University.) The athletic teams at Kansai
Kansai
University
University
are known as the Kaisers and are primarily members of the Kansai
Kansai
Big 6. The Kansai-Kwansei Gakuin rivalry is a college rivalry between two universities located in Kansai, Japan.

Contents

1 History

1.1 19th century 1.2 20th century 1.3 21st century

2 Campus

2.1 The University
University
Museum 2.2 Tokyo Center

3 Student life

3.1 Student body 3.2 Athletics

4 Academic rankings

4.1 General rankings 4.2 Popularity and selectivity 4.3 Alumni rankings

5 Organization

5.1 Faculties and Undergraduate Degrees 5.2 Graduate Schools

6 Alumni 7 See also 8 References 9 External links

History[edit]

Kansai
Kansai
University

Kansai
Kansai
University
University
was founded as Kansai
Kansai
Law School in November 1886, in Osaka. Its founders were six judicial officers who were in the service of the then Osaka
Osaka
Court of Appeal.

Senriyama Campus in 1923

The main gate of Kansai
Kansai
University

19th century[edit] In the early 1870s, the Ministry of Justice established its own law school. Western legal concepts, including that of human rights, were introduced into Japan
Japan
by distinguished foreign scholars engaged by the Ministry. The founders of Kansai
Kansai
Law School had all studied at this law school, under the French jurist Boissonade de Fontarabie.[1] The idea of individual rights and legal processes independent of central governmental control were new to Japan. Long after the conclusion of their study with Dr. Boissonade, the founders continued to feel that these concepts were vital to the new Japan. They saw it as their duty to popularize jurisprudence to spread throughout the nation two notions: that of an independent judiciary and that of human rights. From this sense of mission sprung the idea of founding a law school. They then sought and received the assistance and cooperation of Kojima Korekata,[2] their superior (and later Chief Justice of Japan's Supreme Court), and Doi Michio, president of the Osaka
Osaka
Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Thus Kansai
Kansai
Law School was the first law school in Osaka. The founders taught that the law belongs to all citizens and, that by means of the law, they can and should defend their own rights. This became the origin of the university's academic tradition of nurturing a love of justice and a concern for the protection of the freedom of the individual. Thanks to the support and trust it has won from the general public, the institution has since then steadily developed and diversified. 20th century[edit] In 1905 the institution was renamed as 'Private Kansai
Kansai
University', then in 1920 as ' Kansai
Kansai
University' before finally in 1922 being granted the official status of a university. Also in 1922 its main campus was moved to its present more extensive site in Suita
Suita
(a suburb of Osaka), thus paving the way for later growth. In consequence of the educational reforms carried out soon after the end of the Second World War, Kansai
Kansai
University
University
was able to avail itself of the new system to expand its scope for tuition so as to comprise four faculties: those of Law, Letters, Economics and Commerce. Its first graduate school was established in 1950. Its Faculty of Engineering was founded in 1958, followed in 1967 by the founding of its Faculty of Sociology. In 1994 in response to the requirements of modern technology and communication, the Informatics faculty was instituted on another campus, created just outside the dormitory-town of Takatsuki. Its Institute of Foreign Language Education and Research was inaugurated in 2000. For many decades, the evening courses were taught on a separate campus, in the Tenroku area of Osaka. These originally constituted a night school for students, many of them working adults. In 1994 the evening course was moved to the Senriyama campus; in 2003, the university instituted an innovative 12-hour curriculum, integrating both day and evening courses. 21st century[edit]

School of Law

Thus, at present, Kansai
Kansai
University
University
offers seven faculties in its undergraduate day school and five faculties (Engineering and Informatics being the exceptions) in its undergraduate evening school; it also offers graduate studies in all seven faculties, plus the independent graduate school staffed by members of its Institute of Foreign Language Education and Research. The university, with its attached senior and junior high schools and kindergarten, has a total student body of 27,000. In 2016, Kansai University
University
celebrated the 130th anniversary of its foundation.[3] The university made news in 2016 by announcing that it would prohibit its researchers from applying for Ministry of Defense grants for projects that could be diverted into military technologies, on the grounds that its researchers cannot be involved in activities counter to the peace and welfare of human beings.[4] Campus[edit] Most of Kansai
Kansai
University
University
is on an 86.486-acre[5] campus on the Suita in the northeast part of Osaka. Today, the campus includes 50 buildings and sculpture gardens, fountains, museums, and a mix of architectural styles. Senriyama campus is in the residential area which part of Hanshinkan Modernism
Hanshinkan Modernism
cultural area. The University
University
Museum[edit]

Center For Innovation And Creativity

Kansai
Kansai
University
University
Tokyo Center (The tower on the right, is the Sapia Tower)

Kansai
Kansai
University
University
Museum began in 1954 with a donation of objects from a scholar and statesman Kanda Takahira(1830-1898). The museum has three gallery floors and approximately 15,000 objects of archaeological, historical, ethnological, and art-craft contexts, as well as some important cultural property. Designed by the acclaimed architect Togo Murano
Togo Murano
(1891–1984), the building was listed in the Registration tangible cultural property in 2007. The building served as the main library of the Kansai
Kansai
University
University
until the construction of General Library in 1985. Its most famous object is Takamatsuzuka Tomb. The museum sponsors lectures and events, and also runs an extensive program of outreach to local schools. Tokyo Center[edit] The Tokyo Center is on the 9th floor of the Sapia Tower, next to Tokyo Station. This campus is a base for information gathering and provision, the furthering of lifelong learning, and job placement support in the Tokyo metropolitan area. It is also the base of the Tokyo Alumni Association. The Tokyo Center staff help Kansai University
University
students find work in Tokyo. Kansai
Kansai
University
University
graduates living in Tokyo are there to support current students. Student life[edit] Student body[edit]

Demographics of student body in 2016[6]

Undergraduate Graduate(Master) Graduate(Doctor) Professional Total

Total 28,568 1,273 287 219 31,090

Male 17,170 918 173 127 18,388

Female 11,398 355 114 92 11,959

International 381 362 743

Of those accepted for admission to the undergraduate Class of 2018, 39 percent are female. Athletics[edit] The athletic teams at Kansai
Kansai
University
University
are known as the Kaisers and are primarily members of the Kansai
Kansai
Big 6. The Kansai-Kwansei Gakuin rivalry is a college rivalry between two universities located in Kansai, Japan. Academic rankings[edit]

University
University
rankings

Toyo Keizai
Toyo Keizai
National[7] General 24

NBP Kansai[8] Reputation 4(#2 private)

Shimano National[9] Selectivity A1

THE World[10] General 801+

Program rankings

Social Sciences & Humanities

LAW

BE Success National[11] Qualification 18

BE Pass rate National[12] Qualification 23

RePec National[13] Research 1

BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT

Eduni MBA National[14] General 12

CPA Success National[15] Qualification 6

Natural Sciences & Technology

Engineering

ARCHITECTURE

ARE Success National[16] Qualification 6

General rankings[edit] Kansai
Kansai
University
University
is one of the most prestigious universities in Japan today, with particularly strong influence in the Kansai
Kansai
region. The university seeks to promote student and faculty exchange as well as collaborative research through memorandums of agreement signed with 133 partnership universities in 36 countries. For a question which university want to enter to 9,117 Japanese high school students, Recruit company graded Kanai university the 1st place, and the order is the same for past 9 years.[17] Popularity and selectivity[edit] The number of applicants per place was 20.02% (86,753/ 17,593) in the 2013 undergraduate admissions.This number of applicants was 6th largest in Japan.Its entrance difficulty is also very selective.[18]Nikkei BP has been publishing a ranking system called "Brand rankings of Japanese universities" every year, composed by the various indications related to the power of brand, and Kansai University
University
was top in 4th in 2015 in Kansai
Kansai
Area.[19] Alumni rankings[edit] Kansai
Kansai
University
University
is renowned for its strong connection to business in the Kansai
Kansai
region, and according to the 2016 university rankings by Toyo Keizai, 351 alumni served as executives in listed companies. As of 2016, around 20.6% of undergraduates were able to enter one of the top 400 companies in Japan.[20] Organization[edit]

Faculties and Undergraduate Degrees[edit]

Law Letters Economics Commerce Sociology Informatics Engineering Environmental and Urban Engineering Engineering Science Chemistry, Materials and Bioengineering Policy Studies MBA (Accounting only) Language teaching Psychology Institute of Foreign Language Education and Research[21] Institute of Oriental and Occidental Studies[22] Institute of Economic and Political Studies Organization of Research and Development of Innovative Science and Technology Institute of Legal Studies Institute of Human Rights Studies

Graduate Schools[edit]

Law Letters Economics Business and Commerce Sociology Informatics Science and Engineering Foreign Language Education and Research Psychology Societal Safety Sciences East Asian Cultures Governance Health and Well-being

Alumni[edit] See also: Category: Kansai
Kansai
University
University
alumni Law, Politicians

Akira Nishino - Senior Vice Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry. Francis Fukuyama
Francis Fukuyama
- Visiting professor. Kouji Morimoto - Minister of Construction. Ken Harada - Minister of Economic Planning. Ishimatsu Kitagawa - Minister of the Environment. Kansei Nakano
Kansei Nakano
- Chairman of the National Public Safety Commission. Shigezaburou Oku - Politician and Speakers of the House of Representatives of Japan. Tetsuzo Fuyushiba (B.A. 1960) - Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport. Tatsuo Yada
Tatsuo Yada
(B.A. 1971) - Mayor of Kobe.

Authors

Hideji Hōjō
Hideji Hōjō
- Novelist and playwright. Kanako Nishi (B.A. 2000) - Novelist. Naoki Prize winner. Kim Sok-pom - Novelist. Takeshi Kimura - Novelist and playwright.

Business

Fumio Ōtsubo (B.A.1971) - Chairman of the Board of Panasonic
Panasonic
Co., Ltd. Hiroshi Ōsaki (B.A.1978) - President & CEO of Yoshimoto Kogyo Co., Ltd. Kagemasa Kōzuki
Kagemasa Kōzuki
(B.A.1966) - President & CEO of Konami
Konami
Co., Ltd. Kenichi Fujita (B.A.1983) - President & CEO of Siemens
Siemens
Japan
Japan
Co., Ltd. Masaaki Shige - Executive Director of Imuraya Confectionery. Sakata Gengo - President of Yomiuri Shimbun
Yomiuri Shimbun
Osaka
Osaka
Office. Syukuo Ishikawa(B.A.1978) - Bandai Namco HoldingsInc. Shigeo Yoshida - President&Representative Director of Nichicon. Shoji Ikawa - Executive Vice President of Toyota
Toyota
Motor Corporation. Tamio Yoshimatsu (B.A.1969) - President & CEO of Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan
Japan
Co., Ltd. Tadashi Takezaki (B.A. 1986) - President & CEO of TMS EntertainmentCo., Ltd. Takeshi Gotō - Vice Chairman of IBM
IBM
Japan, Ltd.. Yoshio Nishimura (B.A.1960) - Director, TV Asahi
TV Asahi
Co., Ltd./President & CEO, Asahi Broadcasting Corporation., Ltd. Yoshihiro Yamane (B.A.1967) - President & CEO, Nippon Television Network Co., Ltd. Yasutomo Hukuda(B.A.1936) - President & CEO, Asahi Broadcasting Corporation., Ltd. Yasuhito Watanabe - Executive Vice President, Tose (company).

Entertainment

Hitomi Yaida (B.A. 2001) - J-pop/folk rock singer/songwriter and guitarist. Hiroki Kikuta
Hiroki Kikuta
- Video game composer and game designer. Katsura Bunshi VI
Katsura Bunshi VI
- Japanese TV presenter and rakugo artist. Kōji Tsuruta - Actor and singer. Seiji Miyane - Announcer and television presenter. Tomoyuki Tanaka (B.A. 1930) - Movie producer (creator of GODZILLA.) Takashi Shimura
Takashi Shimura
- Actor who appeared in over 30 films of Akira Kurosawa's. Tetsuya Shibata - Video game music composer and sound director. Risu Akizuki (B.A. 1980) - Manga artist. Ryouta Yamasato (B.A. 2000) - Comedian and television presenter. Hisaichi Ishii (B.A. 1973) - Manga artist.

Sports

Aki Sawada (B.A. 2010) - Figure skater, 2006 Japan
Japan
Junior Figure Skating Championships Gold Medalist. Akiko Kitamura (B.A. 2010) - Figure skater, 2005–06 ISU Junior Grand Prix Silver Medalist. Daisuke Takahashi
Daisuke Takahashi
(Ph.D.2015) - Figure skater, 2010 Winter Olympics Bronze Medalist. Kim Chae-hwa
Kim Chae-hwa
- South Korean Figure Skating Championships Gold Medalist. Kenkichi Oshima
Kenkichi Oshima
(B.A. 1930) - 1932 Summer Olympics
1932 Summer Olympics
Bronze Medalist. Masamitsu Ichiguchi- 1964 Summer Olympics
1964 Summer Olympics
Gold Medalist. Nobunari Oda(B.A. 2008) - Figure skater, 2005 World Junior Figure Skating Championships Gold Medalist. Tatsuki Machida (B.A. 2010) - Figure skater,2014 World Figure Skating Championships Silver Medalist.

See also[edit]

List of universities in Japan College rivalry Private university Kansai
Kansai
Kaisers football Hankyu Senri Line Kandai-mae Station

References[edit]

^ Gustave Ernie Boissonade de Fontarabie (1825-1910) was, from 1873 to 1895, a legal adviser to the Ministry of Justice of the Meiji Government. ^ Kojima (1837–1908) is best remembered for his efforts to maintain the independence of judicature the judiciary after the Otsu Incident in 1891. ^ (in Japanese) http://www.kansai-u.ac.jp/nenshi/index.htm ^ " Kansai
Kansai
University
University
to ban applications for military research subsidies". Japan
Japan
Today. Retrieved 2016-12-13.  ^ http://www.kansai-u.ac.jp/global/guide/mapsenri.html ^ "Statistics of Student Enrollment/Faculty and Staff" (in Japanese). Kansai
Kansai
University. Retrieved January 10, 2016.  ^ "Truly Strong Universities" (in Japanese). Toyo Keizai. 2010. Retrieved April 29, 2011.  ^ "Nikkei BP Brand rankings of Japanese universities" (in Japanese). Nikkei Business Publications. 2010. Retrieved April 29, 2011.  ^ "GBUDU University
University
Rankings" (in Japanese). YELL books. 2009. Retrieved April 29, 2011.  ^ "THE World University
University
Rankings". Times Higher Education. 2018. Retrieved September 24, 2017.  ^ "Bar Exam Successful Applicants rankings" (in Japanese). Shikaku Seek. 2010. Retrieved May 11, 2011.  ^ "Bar Exam Pass rate rankings" (in Japanese). Shikaku Seek. 2010. Retrieved May 11, 2011.  ^ "Top 25% Institutions and Economists in Japan, as of January 2011". REPEC. 2011. Retrieved May 11, 2011.  ^ "Business School Ranking in Japan". Eduniversal. 2010. Retrieved May 11, 2011.  ^ "CPA Successful Applicants rankings" (in Japanese). Yutaka Honkawa. 2010. Retrieved May 11, 2011.  ^ "Architects Registration Exam Successful Applicants rankings" (in Japanese). Shikaku Seek. 2010. Retrieved May 11, 2011.  ^ http://www.recruit-mp.co.jp/news/release/2016/07 /201305/ ^ "旺文社 教育情報センター|入試動向分析|2013年 私立大入試 志願者動向分析publisher= obunsha.jp". Retrieved 2016-09-01.  ^ "日経BPコンサルティング|大学ブランド・イメージ調査2014-2015|publisher= nikkeibp.co.jp". Retrieved 2016-09-01.  ^ "東洋経済ONLINE|「有名企業への就職率が高い大学」ランキング|publisher= toyokeizai.net". Retrieved 2016-09-01.  ^ http://www.kansai-u.ac.jp/English/fl.html ^ http://www.kansai-u.ac.jp/English/institute.html

External links[edit]

Kansai
Kansai
University

v t e

Kansai Big 6
Kansai Big 6
Baseball League

Doshisha Kansai Kindai Kwansei Gakuin Kyoto Ritsumeikan

v t e

Kansai
Kansai
Collegiate American Football League

Teams

Bukkyo Hawks Doshisha Wild Rover Hyogo Trail Blazers Kansai
Kansai
Kaisers Kansai
Kansai
Gaidai Lynx Kindai Devils KIT Cougars Kobe
Kobe
Ravens Kobe
Kobe
Gakuin Navy Seals Konan Red Gang Kyoto Gakuen Dare Devils Kwansei Gakuin
Kwansei Gakuin
Fighters Kyoto Gangsters Kyoto Pharmaceutical Scarlet Knights Kyoto Prefectural Wyverns Kyoto University
University
of Education Grampus Kyoto Sangyo Sagittarius Momoyama Gakuin Thundering Legion Lions Okayama Badgers OIT Rowdies Osaka
Osaka
Tridents Osaka
Osaka
City Golden Cedars Osaka
Osaka
Gakuin Phoenix Osaka
Osaka
Kyoiku Dragons Osaka Prefecture
Osaka Prefecture
Shrikes Osaka
Osaka
Sangyo Lions Osaka
Osaka
University
University
of Health and Sport Sciences Spartans Otemon Gakuin Soldiers OUE Bombers Ritsumeikan Panthers Ryukoku Seahorse Shiga Gladiators Tenri Crushing Orcs Tottori Rakers University
University
of Marketing and Distribution Sciences Voyagers Wakayama Blind Sharks Setsunan Blue Crush Hannan Fighting Bears Kibi International Fortifiers OECU Black Angels Osaka
Osaka
Arts Vipers Tokushima Pirates Hyogo College of Medicine Siegfried KUFS Fightin` Bulldogs Ōtani Bandits Tezukayama Bisons Kobe
Kobe
International Crimson Knights Kyoto Seika Gawks Okayama University
University
of Science Gators Osaka
Osaka
University
University
of Economics and Law Blue Thunders OUC Steelers Himeji Dokkyo Wild Boars Osaka
Osaka
International Maverick

Bowls

Koshien Bowl Rice Bowl Tokyo Bowl

See also

Legacy Bowl X-League

Seasons

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