[University] Doshisha University

Today, we introduce the University with history in Kyoto.

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Here is Doshisha University.

This University started with the aspiration of a young man.

 

 

excerpted from Website of Doshisha University.

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In the turmoil of the last days of the Edo period, there was a young man who was deeply concerned that Japan had no future unless it embraced various ideas and ways of thinking from Europe and America. Passionately driven by a desire to learn, a curiosity about the wider world and a longing for freedom, he left Japan for the US by himself, breaking the seclusion policy that prohibited citizens from traveling overseas. On the US-bound ship, the man was given the name ‘Joe’. Eventually he went on to become the first Japanese person to graduate from a US university. The man was Joseph Hardy Neesima and it was Neesima who later founded Doshisha University.

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[Doshisha University]
URL
http://www.doshisha.ac.jp/en/index.html

 

The atmosphere of this campus is calm, free and vibrant.

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There are a lot of people who will play a leading role in the future of Japan.

 

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