University of Tokyo
History[change | change source]
The modern university was established in 1877. It merged older government schools for medicine and Western learning.
In 1866, the name was changed to Imperial University (帝國大學 Teikoku daigaku ).
In 1897, the name became Tokyo Imperial University (東京帝國大學 Tōkyō teikoku daigaku ).
After the end of World War II, the early name of the school was restored.
Notable alumni[change | change source]
Many prime ministers of Japan have studied at University of Tokyo.
- Reijirō Wakatsuki
- Osachi Hamaguchi
- Kōki Hirota
- Kiichirō Hiranuma
- Kijūrō Shidehara
- Shigeru Yoshida
- Tetsu Katayama
- Hitoshi Ashida
- Ichirō Hatoyama
- Nobusuke Kishi
- Eisaku Satō
- Takeo Fukuda
- Yasuhiro Nakasone
- Kiichi Miyazawa
- Yukio Hatoyama
Seven alumni of University of Tokyo have received the Nobel Prize.
- Yasunari Kawabata, Literature, 1968
- Leo Esaki, Physics, 1973
- Eisaku Satō, Peace, 1974
- Kenzaburō Ōe, Literature, 1994
- Masatoshi Koshiba, Physics, 2002
- Yoichiro Nambu, Physics, 2008
- Ei-ichi Negishi, Chemistry, 2010
Related pages[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- University of Tokyo (Todai), About the University of Tokyo; retrieved 2012-4-17.
- Todai, History; retrieved 2012-4-17.
- Daigaku-ranking.net, 大学別総理大臣リスト (Japanese); retrieved 2012-4-17.
- "Historical Figures". Birth of the Japanese Constitution. National Diet Library of Japan. http://www.ndl.go.jp/constitution/e/etc/figures.html. Retrieved 24 May 2013.
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