- Chuo University
Chuo University 中央大学 Established 1885 Type Private Academic staff 678 Undergraduates 25,474 Postgraduates 1,541 Location Hachiōji, Tokyo, Japan Campus Urban Website www.chuo-u.ac.jp
Chuo University (中央大学 Chūō Daigaku ), literally Central University, is a private university in Tokyo, renowned for its law school. Chuo is one of the most prestigious schools in Japan. The University has four campuses at Tama (Hachiōji), at Korakuen, at Ichigaya (Shinjuku), and at Ichiaya-Tamachi (Shinjuku). Chuo University has six faculties, ten graduate schools, and nine research institutes. It also operates four high schools and two junior high schools.
- 1 History
- 2 Faculties and Graduate schools
- 3 Campus
- 4 Academic Rankings
- 5 Famous alumni
- 6 References
- 7 External links
Early Days : 1885-1920
Chuo was founded as the English Law School (英吉利法律学校 Igirisu Hōritsu Gakkō ) in 1885 at Kanda in Tokyo by a group of lawyers. By 1889, the school had moved and been renamed Tokyo College of Law (Tokyo Hōgakuin). The curriculum was changed to reflect the government reform of Japanese law and creation of a new civil code. Opposition to the implementation of the new civil code resulted in the government shuttering of the campus journal and the subsequent creation of the Chuo Law Review (Hōgaku Shinpo), which has since been published regularly.
The university burned down in the Great Kanda Fire of 1892, but was able to hold temporary classes. By 1903, the school had been promoted to Tokyo University of Law (Tokyo Hōgakuin Daigaku) and in 1905 the school expanded with a department of economics, renaming itself Chuo University.
The origin of its name "Chuo" has not been certain. However, many of founders were graduated from Middle Temple, London, England and qualified as Barrister in England. This is one of the reasons why the university renamed "Chuo", literally Middle, Center, or Central.
Another fire torched the campus in June 1917, but it was rebuilt by August 1918.
Under the old University Ordinance : 1920-1949
In 1918, Japanese government enacted University Ordinance (Daigaku Rei) that set legal frame work of universities except imperial universities established by Imperial University Ordinance. Under the University Ordinance, licenced universitie were permitted to issue official degrees. Chuo University was successfully licenced in 1920 with three faculties (law, economics, and commerce), graduate schools, and preparatory schools.
In 1944, Engineering College was established.
Reform along with new School Education Act : 1949-1978
After the World War II, Chuo University started a series of reform along with new School Education Act of 1947. In 1948, Correspondence Division was annexed to the Faculty of Law. In 1949, new university system under the School Education Act of 1947 applied to Chuo. Its Engineering College was abolished and new Faculty of Engineering was opened in this year. Faculty of Letters was established in 1951. Faculty of Engineering expanded its wing and renamed Faculty of Science and Engineering in 1962.
New challenges: 1978–2011
In 1978, Chuo University's headquarters, four faculties and graduate schools including law, economics, commerce, and letters moved to newly established Tama Campus in Hachiōji from Kanda-Suguradai Campus. Faculty of Science and Engineering and its Graduate School remained in Korakuen Campus. For celebrating its 100th anniversary, in 1988, Chuo University built Surugadai Memorial Hall which is a seven-story building. It is located in a part of old Kanda-Surugadai Campus.
In 1993, Faculty of Policy Studies was opened in Tama Campus.
Ichigaya Campus was opened in 2000 originally as a satellite downtown campus for graduate schools. However, in 2002 a new professional graduate school, Chuo Graduate School of International Accounting (CGSA), was established at the campus. Another professional graduate school, Chuo Law School (CLS), was also opened at the campus in 2004. Satellite downtown campus function for graduate schools moved to Korakuen Campus and Ichigaya-Tamachi campus later.
In 2008, Chuo Graduate School of Strategic Management which is a professional graduate school was launched at Korakuen Campus.
Ichigaya-Tamachi Campus in Shinjuku was opened in 2010. CGSA and the Graduate School of Public Policy have moved to this campus.
In 2010, Chuo University celebrated its 125th anniversary. A series of events including the main ceremony on November 13 were held.
Faculties and Graduate schools
- Faculty of Law
- Faculty of Economics
- Faculty of Commerce
- Faculty of Science and Engineering
- Faculty of Letters
- Faculty of Policy Studies
- Faculty-Linkage Program(FLP)
- Graduate School of Law
- Graduate School of Economics
- Graduate School of Commerce
- Graduate School of Science and Engineering
- Graduate School of Letters
- Graduate School of Policy Studies
- Graduate School of Public Policy
professional graduate schools
- Chuo Graduate School of International Accounting(CGSA)
- Chuo Law School(CLS)
- Chuo Graduate School of Strategic Management(CBS)
The main campus in Tama
There are (1) headquarter, (2) all faculties except the Faculties of Science and Engineering, (3) five graduate schools including law, economics, commerce, letters, and policy studies.
The Korakuen campus
There are the Faculty of Science and Engineering and its graduate school, and the Chuo Graduate School of Strategic Management (professional graduate school).
The Ichigaya campus
It is located in Shinjuku ward, Tokyo. It can be reached from Akebonobashi Station (Shinjuku subway line), Yotsuya-sanchōme Station (Marunouchi subway line), and Ichigaya Station (JR Chūō-Sōbu Line, Shinjuku subway line, Namboku subway line, and Yūrakuchō subway line).
There is the Chuo Law School (professional graduate school).
The Ichigaya-Tamachi campus
There are the Chuo Graduate School of International Accounting (professional graduate school), and the Graduate School of Public Policy. It also has downtown satellite campus function for graduate schools.
The Surugadai Memorial Hall
University rankings (overall) Toyo Keizai National General 34 WE National Employment 36 NBP Greater Tokyo Reputation 10 Shimano National Selectivity A1 ENSMP World Alumni 25 * The data of NBP is in 2009 rankings because of availability. University rankings (by subject) Social Sciences & Humanities
BE Success National Qualification 2 BE Pass rate National Qualification 7
BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT
CPA Success National Qualification 3
Chuo University is a one of the Japanese leading universities. Thus it is competitive in several rankings such as shown below.
Chuo has filed the 67 th highest number of patents in the nation as its research outcomes.
Graduate school Rankings
Chuo Law School is considered as one of the top Japanese law schools. In fact, Chuo's number of successful candidates for bar examination has been 2nd in 2009-2010 in Japan. It is the strongest department in this university as the cumulative number of people qualified as lawyer and prosecutor has been historically 2nd after WW2.
The graduate from Chuo enjoy a good success in the Japanese industries.
École des Mines de Paris ranks Chuo University as 25th in the world in 2011 in terms of the number of alumni listed among CEOs in the 500 largest worldwide companies. The university is also ranked 4th in Japan for the number of alumni holding the position of executive in the listed companies of Japan, and this number per student (probability of becoming an executive) is 14th.
Popularity and Selectivity
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 Chuo was 10th in 2009 in Greater Tokyo Area.
- Shozo Sasahara de:Shōzō Sasahara(wrestling, Olympic gold medalist)
- Takao Sakurai (Boxing, Olympic gold medalist)
- Isao Okano (Judo, Olympic gold medalist)
- Kōkichi Tsuburaya (athletics,Olympic bronze medalist)
- Kohei Murakoso (athletics, Games of the XI Olympiad)
- Hiromori Kawashima (former commissioner of Nippon Professional Baseball)
- Yutaka Takagi (baseball)
- Shinnosuke Abe (baseball)
- Yoshiyuki Kamei (baseball)
- Shiro Takegami (baseball, former Manager of Yakult Swallows)
- Yoshio Anabuki (baseball, former Manager of Nankai Hawks)
- Yoshimasa Takahashi (baseball, former Pitcher of Toei Flyers and Yomiuri Giants / Manager of Chuo University Baseball Club)
- Hirokazu Sawamura (baseball, Pitcher of Yomiuri Giants)
- Tsuyoshi Fukui (tennis / Managing Director, Japan Tennis Association)
- Dejima (Sumo, former Ozeki)
- Takekaze (Sumo)
- Tamakasuga (Sumo)
- Mai Nakamura (swimmer,Olympic silver medalist)
- Masami Tanaka (swimmer,Olympic bronze medalist)
- Sumika Minamoto (swimmer,Olympic bronze medalist)
- Masahiro Fukuda (football player)
- Nobutoshi Kaneda (football player)
- Kengo Nakamura (football player)
- Ken Naganuma (football player, former President of the Japan Football Association)
- Katsuaki Satō (karate)
- Jumbo Tsuruta (wrestling)
- Kazushi Sakuraba (wrestling)
- Takuzo Hanai (lawyer)
- Raizaburo Hayashi (former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court / former Prosecutor-General, former Minister of Justice)
- Chiharu Saiguchi (former Justice, the Supreme Court)
- Shigeyori Tsukamoto (former Justice of the Supreme Court / former Professor, Chuo University)
- Motoo Ono (former Justice of the Supreme Court)
- Hisayuki Okuno(former Justice of the Supreme Court)
- Takehisa Fukazawa (former Justice of the Supreme Court)
- Tatsuo Kainaka (former Justice, the Supreme Court / Superintending Prosecutor, Tokyo High Public Prosecutors Office)
- Masahiko Sudo (Justice, the Supreme Court)
- Tomoyuki Yokota (Justice, the Supreme Court)
- Haruo Kasama (Prosecutor-General, Supreme Public Prosecutors Office)
- Tomoyuki Yokota (former Deputy Prosecutor-General, Supreme Public Prosecutors Office)
- Shuji Iwamura (Chief Prosecutor, Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office)
- Toshiki Kaifu (the 76th and 77th Prime Minister / former Chairman,the Liberal Democratic Party)
- Saburo Tsukamoto (former Chairman, now-defunct“Minshato”─the Democratic Socialist Party)
- Sadao Yamahana (former Chairman, the Japan Socialist Party)
- Masahiko Kōmura (Minister for Foreign Affairs)
- Okiharu Yasuoka (Minister of Justice)
- Toshihiro Nikai (Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry)
- Kunimatsu Hamada (former Chairman, the House of Representatives)
- Hirofumi Hirano (Chief Cabinet Secretary, the House of Representatives)
- Yonezo Maeda(former Seiyukai leader / former Minister of Railways / lawyer)
- Shigeru Hori (former Chairman, the House of Representatives)
- Yoshimori Yoneda (the founder of Kanagawa University)
- Osamu Inaba (former Minister of Justice, Lockheed bribery scandals / former Professor, Chuo University)
- Yoshimi Watanabe (former Minister,State for Financial Policy and Administrative Reform)
- Ichita Yamamoto(House of Councilors member)
- Hideo Usui (former Minister of Justice)
- Yoshihiko Tsuchiya (former Governor Saitama Prefecture, Upper House Speaker)
- Masaaki Kanda (Governor, Aichi Prefecture)
- Fumio Ueda (Mayor, Sapporo city / lawyer)
- Yorikane Masumoto (former Mayor, Kyoto city)
- Hwang Jang-yop (North Korean defector; dropped out of the law school in 1944.)
- Hiroshi Saitō (mayor of Tokorozawa, Saitama)
- Hasegawa Nyozekan
- Sojinkan Sugimura
- Genji Shibukawa
- Shunosuke Inada
- Gennosuke Yokoyama
- Sanshiro Ishikawa
- Bungo Sakurada
- Sozo Matsuura
- Chiyumi Hioki (fashion journalist)
- Yang Ho-Min (former Chosun Ilbo columnist; 1992 Ho-Am Prize recipient)
- Kiminobu Hashimoto (former Member, The Japan Academy / Honorary Professor of Constitutional Law, Chuo University)
- Hachiro Sugimoto (Medicinal Chemist, Ph.D. / Visiting Professor, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyoto University)
- Kazuyuki Nagai (President and Chancellor, Chuo University)
- Tsutomu Fuse (President, Yokohama City University)*Akira Fuse is his little brother.
- Yoshiaki Ishizawa (President, Sophia University)
- Kenzo Kitakata
- Go Ousaka (Naoki Prize)
- Kageki Shimoda (Naoki Prize)
- Yoshie Wada (Naoki Prize)
- Kazumasa Hirai
- Junji Yamagiwa
- Sen Saga (lawyer)
- Kazuo Koike
- Ken Akamatsu (manga artist)
- Masashi Ueda (manga artist)
- Kiyoshi Ichimura (the founder of Ricoh Co.,Ltd.)
- Hiroshi Okawa (the founder of Toei Company Co.,Ltd.)
- Kensuke Matano (former President and chairman, Iino Kaiun Kaisha, Ltd.)
- Fujio Mitarai (Chairman & CEO, Canon Co.,Ltd. / Chairman, “Nippon Keidanren”Japan Business Federation)
- Toshifumi Suzuki (Chairman & CEO, Seven & i Holdings Co.,Ltd. / former Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Chuo University )
- Shuji Hisano (President and chairman, Ensuiko Sugar Refining Co.,Ltd. / Chairman of the Board of TrusteesPresident, Chuo University)
- Jotaro Takagi (former President and chairman, Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd. / President, Dai-nippon Karete-do Shoto-kai)
- Yoshio Sasaki (former President, Nippon Television / former Vice President, Yomiuri Shinbun)
- Sueyoshi Takahashi (former President, Kinden Co.,Ltd.)
- Osamu Suzuki (Chairman & CEO, Suzuki Motor Co.,Ltd.)
- Kensho Kusumi (former Executive Vice President, Nissan Co.,Ltd.)
- Hiroo Mizushima (Former chairman, Sogo Co.,Ltd.)
- Akihiko Otsuka (the Otsuka Group, former President Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co.,Ltd.)
- Hisao Oguchi (Vice President, SEGA Co.,Ltd.)
- Makoto Naruke (former President, Microsoft Japan Co.,Ltd.)
- Shinobu Osako (former President, Zenrin Co.,Ltd.)
- Keiji Okoso (former President Nippon Ham Co.,Ltd. / owner, Nippon Ham Fighters)
- Hirotada Kotaki (Chairman, TOHAN Co.,Ltd.)
- Naoki Adachi (President & CEO, TOPPAN PRINTING Co.,Ltd.)
- Koji Miyauchi (former president and chairman, Yamato Transport Co.,Ltd.)
- Keiji Aritomi (former president and chairman, Yamato Holdings Co.,Ltd. / Yamato Transport Co.,Ltd.)
- Kaoru Seto (Chairman, Yamato Holdings Co.,Ltd. / Yamato Transport Co.,Ltd.)
- Hiroshi Hayakawa (Vice President, TV Asahi Co.,Ltd.)
- Hiroshi Yanai (Chairman, President & CEO, Pia Co.,Ltd.)
- Kazuo Komatsuzaki (President, Sports Hochi Co.,Ltd.)
- Masahiro Ouga (President, Shougakukan Co.,Ltd.)
- Fumiaki Shikatani (President, Diamond, Inc.)
- Kazutoshi Tsukada (President, Fukuinkan Shoten Publishers, Inc.)
- Kazunori Kataoka (President, AIG Edison Life Insurance Co.,Ltd.)
- Seiki Tokuni (Chairman, AIG Star Life Insurance Co.,Ltd.)
- Shigeru Myojin (former Vice Chairman, Salomon Brothers)
- Akio Dobashi (Chairman, Sojitz Co.,Ltd.)
- Nanaumi Hideyuki (CEO, Morningstar Japan)
- Koichi Kane (President, Mitsubishi Securities Co.,Ltd.)
- Tsutomu Yoneyama (President, YONEX Co.,Ltd.)
- Tadao Kojima (Directors President, Daiwa Seiko, Inc.)
- Tetsuya Mogi (President, Bunka Shutter Co.,Ltd.)
- Takanori Okumura (President and Representative Director, OKUMURA CORPORATION)
- Hirotake Yano (President, Daiso-Sangyo, Inc.)*100-yen shop
- Aki Fujinuma (Chairman & President, Japanese Institute of Certified Public Accountants)
- Tetsurō Tamba (actor)
- Kiyoshi Atsumi(actor)
- Noboru Nakaya (actor)
- Minoru Chiaki (actor)
- Housei Komatsu (actor)
- Susumu Kurobe (actor, Ultraman)
- Sakae Takita (actor)
- Shinji Yamashita (actor)
- Ikko Furuya (actor)
- Takaya Kamikawa (actor)
- Goro Kishitani (actor)
- Hiroshi Abe (actor)
- Masami Imamura (actress)
- Naoko Morooka (actress / singer / lyricist)
- Tani Kei (comedian, Crazy Cats)
- Takagi Boo (comedian, The Drifters)
- Akiko (jazz singer)
- Shinji Sōmai (film director)
- Akihisa Okamoto (film director)
- Susumu Fukuhara (film director)
- Tetsuya Yamauchi (TV director, mitokomon)
- Yasuo Tsuruhashi (TV director)
- Makoto Shinkai (director)
- Yasushi Akimoto(producer / lyricist)
- Shozo Uehara (screenwriter)
- Shinji Nojima (screenwriter)
- Ippei Hayashiya(Rakugo / Sanpei Hayashiya)
- Taiji Nomura (NHK announcer / Tokyo Olympic Games)
- Seigoro Kitade (NHK announcer, Sumo / Tokyo Olympic Games)
- Katsuhiko Kaneko (TV announcer, Soccer)
- Masako Noguchi (former TBS announcer)
- Yuko Yajima (TV Asahi announcer)
- Yuka Kato (CBC announcer)
- Anna Kobayashi (ytv announcer)
- Kunio Yonenaga (shogi Meijin / president, Japan Shogi Association)
- Isao Sawa (owner, Sawanoya Ryokan )
- Hiroyuki Nishimura (2ch)
- Yamashita Shoon
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