The history of Hosei University begins in 1880 (year 13 of the Meiji era) when the non-governmental lawyers Kanamaru Magane, Ito Osamu, and Satta Masakuni established the Tokyo Hogakusha at 19 Kita Koga Machi, Surugadai, Tokyo. In 1880, a penal code and criminal procedure law which were forerunners of modern Japanese.
The basic aim of an education grounded in freedom and Progress and of research approached in a pioneering spirit is the creation of a sustainable global community.
Academic research needs a “pioneering spirit.” Japanese research is no longer a purely domestic undertaking. Japanese researchers cultivate links with institutions and individuals around the world as they address problems of global scope.Hosei University aims to equip its students to live their lives as free citizens in any part of the world. An environment conducive to active learning is vital for this purpose, and Hosei University will do everything in its power to create such an educational environment.
Ohara Institute for Social Research
Research Center of Ion Beam Technology
The Research Center for Computing and Multimedia Studies
Institute of Okinawan Studies
Sports Research Center
Boissonade Institute of Modern Law and Politics
The Nogami Memorial Noh Theater Research Institute
Japan Statistics Research Institute
Institute of Comparative Economic Studies
The Research Institute for Innovation Management
Center for Regional Research
Research Center for International Japanese Studies
Research Center for Micro-Nano Technology
Laboratory of Regional Design with Ecology
Institute for Sustainability Research
A total of 1029 international students from more than 35 countries study in the 15 faculties and 20 graduate courses of Hosei University (based on research in May 2018). Hosei University Career Center provides job-search guidance before students start job-search activities and allows all international students to take the Business Japanese Proficiency Test free of charge because the test scores are often regarded as very important criteria for international students’ employment in Japan.
Hosei University also possesses the following off campus facilities which can be used for student seminar activities and extracurricular activities.
Fuji Seminar House -Nestled in the primeval forest of Aoki ga Hara at the base of Mt. Fuji on a 1,100 meter height volcanic plateau, Fuji Seminar House has a total floor space of 2,200m2, 5 large and small sized seminar rooms, and 29 western and Japanese style room accommodations, including barrier free rooms.
Hakuba Lodge -A 3 story steel reinforced welfare facility located in Hakuba village in Nagano prefecture. The front exterior was designed in a motif based on the Hosei University emblem,the lodge can house up to 42 people at once.
The university offers an international student advisor program to provide international students with advice and assistance for their studies and daily life. Professors from each undergraduate faculty serve as international student advisors whom international students should feel free to consult with.
The establishment of Hosei University Library dates back to the late nineteenth century and the time of Hosei University’s precursor, the Tokyo School of Japanese-French Law. Since that time the library has expanded and developed in step with the university and its collection now exceeds 1,700,000 volumes.
Hosei University constructed one of the leading advanced information networks amongst private universities in 1997 using high speed and stable technologies. The Ichigaya, Koganei and Tama campuses are tied together with gigabit class, dedicated fiber optic cables with the comprehensive information center at the core. Each campus is also equipped with wireless LAN hotspots.
Each campus has its own health clinic which carries out periodic health exams once per year. The clinics also regularly carry out health consultations and guidance, as well as illness prevention, early detection and treatment activities.
Hosei University has 3 campuses at Ichigaya, Tama and Koganei all of which are located within Tokyo. Whether as a place for study, a place for annual university/club/circle activities, a place for interacting with friends or a place for building your future career, having your base of activities for 4 years be located in Tokyo is advantageous in a number of ways.
Ichigaya Campus The campus is located within easy reach of Narita and Haneda Airports
Tama Campus - Between Hachioji and Machida, Hosei Universityfs newest campus boasts its most modern educational and athletic facilities.
Koganei Campus - The campus is situated between Tama and Ichigaya, and could be considered as the center of the Musashino area.
Clubs and groups are an important part of campus life. There are more than 200 clubs recognized by the University, and among them, the baseball club, rugby club, and American football club are very competitive. Also many of our cultural clubs have a long history and tradition. Besides these recognized clubs, many other academic cultural, and sports clubs and organizations are involved in activities across faculties and campuses.
There are more than 200 clubs recognized by the University, and among them, the baseball club, rugby club, and American football club are very competitive. Also many of our cultural clubs have a long history and tradition. Besides these recognized clubs, many other academic cultural, and sports clubs and organizations are involved in activities across faculties and campuses.