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Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

東京外国語大学, トウキョウガイコクゴダイガク
Representive : President, IKEHATA Setsuho
Establishment year: 1949
Address: 3-11-1 Asahicho, Fuchu-shi, Tokyo 183-8534 Japan
Telephone number: +81-42-330-5111
FAX number: +81-42-330-5140
Organization/Research department name (8):
  • Faculty of Foreign Studies
  • The Graduate School of Area and Culture Studies
  • Institute for the Study
  • of Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa
  • Japanese Language Center for International Students
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Subordinate facility name  (3):
  • -Institute of Language Research
  • -Institute of Foreign Affairs
  • -Institute of Transcultural Studies
History (23):
  • 1955/04
    Faculty of Foreign Studies was reorganized to 7 Departments (Europe and the United States First Section, Europe and the United States Second Section, Russia, East Europe, East Asia, Southeast Asia, South-west Asia, and Japan) and 3 Sessions (Linguistics and Information, Comprehensive Culture, Local and International).
  • 1993/06
    Decision on new site for the University was made by liaison conference on promoting movement of national organization to be the site in Kanto Mura, Fuchu City, Tokyo, where was previously used as residential grounds.
  • 1995/09
    Mineo Nakajima assumed the 9th President.
  • 1996/04
    International Culture Course (Doctor's degree program) was established in Local Culture of Graduate School. Institute of Transcultural Studies was established in Faculty of Foreign Studies.
  • 1996/08
    General plan of new campus was accepted at Conference on Coordination of National School Program of Education Ministry.
Purpose of establishment:
Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, an institution
with a long history and tradition, has consistently
pursued and continues to pursue the following goals:
"education in foreign languages and cultures, research
and dissemination through teaching of related theory
and applications, development in students of the
capabilities necessary for international activities,
and enhancement of understanding of foreign nations
through language study" (School Regulations, Article
1). The University also hasas its goal "research and
education in theories and their applications relating
to world languages and cultures, regional communities,
and international relations, and,through deepening of
understanding, contributing to cultural advancement"
(SchoolRegulations, Article 2). In furtherance of
these goals, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies has
produced large numbers of competent graduates who have
become leaders in various fields of international
study and exchange.
Business overview:
Our university is unique in Japan in its extensive
and in-depth coverageof world languages,cultures,
societies, and international relations, and for
thehigh level of its research and education in these
  • 2004: \ 7,141 (Million)
  • 2003: \ 8,520 (Million)
Branch Organization  (16):

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