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Takushoku University

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Takushoku University (拓殖 大学; Takushoku Daigaku, abbreviated as 拓大 Takudai) is a private university in Tokyo, Japan. It was founded in 1900 by Duke Taro Katsura (1848–1913). It has two campuses: the main campus in the Bunkyō Ward and a satellite campus in Hachiōji. Takushoku University has five faculties: Commerce, Political Science and Economics, Foreign Languages, International Studies, and Engineering. Takushoku University is a leading university of security studies in Japan. The current chancellor is a former Minister of Defense, Satoshi Morimoto. Past chancellors include former prime ministers, such as Taro Katsura and Yasuhiro Nakasone. Originally, Takushoku University was named the Taiwan Association School, and was founded to produce graduates to contribute to the development of Taiwan. In 1907, it was renamed the Oriental Association Vocational School. In 1918, it adopted its present name of Takushoku University. Literally, "Takushoku" means "development and industrialization" as well as "colonization", because Japan had overseas colonies like Taiwan, South Sakhalin, and Korea to industrialize at that time. Takashoku University was the second best university in Japan, after Tokyo University, through the end of World War II. After the war, the university was dissolved by the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers due to its strong support for Japanese militarism. It was then renamed as Kōryō University (紅陵大学; Kōryō Daigaku). It reverted to its original name in 1952. Takushoku University is a leading university of national security in Japan. The current chancellor is a former Minister of Defense, Satoshi Morimoto. Past chancellors include former prime ministers, such as Taro Katsura and Yasuhiro Nakasone. Takushoku University is the only university in Japan to be home to a think tank (the Institute of World Studies) for international relations and security. Margaret Thatcher received her honorary doctorate degree at this university. The Faculty of Political Science and Economics is the third oldest in the country after Waseda and Meiji universities.
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