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Johnny’s at University

15:58 JST January 23, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

It’s exam season in Japan!   Ganbare!! 頑張って、受験生たち!!!

Sometimes there are stories about a Johnny’s talent getting into university or graduating, but I thought it would be cool to give some info about some universities.

Because, some of these universities are very hard to get into, and some of them are nice to visit.

Sorry if I’ve missed anyone, and let me know if any facts are wrong (history is not my forte, I love stories but I’m terrible with dates)

Waseda University 早稲田大学

  • Johnny’s talents attending through correspondance: Yuichi Nakamaru (KAT-TUN), Yuya Tegoshi (NEWS, Tegomass), Kota Yabu (Hey! Say! JUMP, well…he will be soon)
  • Waseda University is a private university in Shinjuku, Tokyo.
  • It was founded in 1882 by samurai scholar and former prime minister Shigenobu Okuma, and was named Waseda University in 1902.
  • The university belongs to the Tokyo Big Six League – a baseball league made up of six prominent Tokyo universities (Hosei University, Keio University, Waseda University, Tokyo University, Rikkyo University, and Meiji University).  It also has a strong rugby and baseball team (Keio and Meiji are considered their biggest rivals)
  • Seven of Japan’s prime ministers following WWII are Waseda graduates.  Many of Japan’s corporate leaders are also Waseda graduates.
  • It has the highest number of international students in Japan.
  • Last year, more than 110,000 students applied for the university.  About 5600 were accepted.
  • To go to the university website, click here.  To go to the university’s wikipedia page, click here.

Meiji University 明治大学

  • Johnny’s talent graduates: Tomohisa Yamashita, Keiichiro Koyama (NEWS)
  • Johnny’s talents attending: Kei Inoo (Hey! Say! JUMP)
  • Meiji University is a private university in Tokyo and Kawasaki.
  • It was founded by three lawyers in 1881, and established as a university in 1920.
  • The university belongs to the Tokyo Big Six League – a baseball league made up of six prominent Tokyo universities (Hosei University, Keio University, Waseda University, Tokyo University, Rikkyo University, and Meiji University)
  • Last year, more than 110,000 students applied for the university.  About 4500 were accepted.
  • To go to the university website, click here.  To go the university’s wikipedia page, click here.

Keio University 慶應義塾大学

  • Johnny’s talent graduates: Sho Sakurai (Arashi)
  • Keio University is a private university in Minato, Tokyo.  It is the oldest-known higher education institution in Japan.
  • It was founded in 1858 by author and political theorist Yukichi Fukuzawa (he’s the guy on the 10,000 yen bill).
  • The university belongs to the Tokyo Big Six League – a baseball league made up of six prominent Tokyo universities (Hosei University, Keio University, Waseda University, Tokyo University, Rikkyo University, and Meiji University).  The university’s sports games against Waseda are famously called the “Sou-Kei-sen (Waseda-Keio match)”, or “Kei-Sou-sen (Keio-Waseda match)” depending on which side you’re supporting.
  • Two post-WWII prime ministers are Keio graduates, as well as many corporate leaders.
  • Last year, more than 48,000 students applied for the university.  About 4000 were accepted.
  • To go to the university website, click here.  To go to the university’s wikipedia page, click here.

Aoyama Gakuin University 青山学院大学

  • Johnny’s talent graduates: Shigeaki Kato (NEWS)
  • Aoyama Gakuin University is a Japanese Christian university in Shibuya, Tokyo.
  • It was founded in 1874 by American missionaries, and later on, John Franklin Goucher helped establish it as a university.  Canadian Methodist missionary Davidson MacDonald helped establish Aoyama Gakuin, and by 1949, the institution was established as a comprehensive university.
  • Literature is the oldest department at the university.
  • Last year, more than 50,000 students applied for the university.  About 2500 were accepted.
  • To go to the university website, click here.  To go to the university’s wikipedia page, click here.
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  1. 16:09 JST January 23, 2012 at 4:09 PM

    Thanks, it was interesting for me to read about Tokio universities. Now I know a bit more about Japan 😀

    • 17:29 JST January 24, 2012 at 5:29 PM

      @Worchik:

      Awesome, good to know someone liked my post!

      Momo xoxo

  2. 18:50 JST January 23, 2012 at 6:50 PM

    wow,thx very much,i really liked this information 🙂

    • 17:30 JST January 24, 2012 at 5:30 PM

      @Joana:

      Cool, thank you for reading it too!

      Momo xoxo

  3. Yan
    12:43 JST January 25, 2012 at 12:43 PM

    I love this post! It’s interesting to read these 😄

    The new semester hasn’t started for me so exam would not be for another few months, but ugh exam. :p

    • 12:42 JST February 1, 2012 at 12:42 PM

      @Yan:

      Ugh exams indeed…it’s even stressful for me and I don’t sit exams anymore.
      But when you go on the train, there are always students studying nowadays…

      Momo xoxo

  1. 09:00 JST January 24, 2012 at 9:00 AM

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