University of Tokyo

national research university in Tokyo, Japan

The University of Tokyo (東京大学, Tōkyō daigaku), abbreviated as Todai (東大, Tōdai) or UTokyo, is a public research university located in Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan. Established in 1877 as the first imperial university, it is one of Japan's most prestigious universities. The university has 10 faculties and enrolls about 30,000 students, 2,100 of whom are international students. Its five campuses are in Hongō, Komaba, Kashiwa, Shirokane and Nakano. It is among the top echelon of the select Japanese universities assigned additional funding under the MEXT's Top Global University Project to enhance Japan's global educational competitiveness.As of 2018, University of Tokyo's alumni, faculty members and researchers include seventeen prime ministers, sixteen Nobel Prize laureates, three Pritzker Prize laureates, three astronauts, and a Fields Medalist.
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educated at: University of Tokyo

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Author

Kenzaburō Ōe cover

photo credits: CC-BY-SA-3.0

Kenzaburō Ōe

Japanese author

Author

Yasunari Kawabata

Japanese author

works

22

The House of the Sleeping Beauties

Novella by Yasunari Kawabata

author: Yasunari Kawabata

1961

Snow Country

novel by Yasunari Kawabata

author: Yasunari Kawabata
illustrator: Keisuke Serizawa

1935 or 1937

The Old Capital

novel by Yasunari Kawabata

author: Yasunari Kawabata
illustrator: Kaii Higashiyama

1962

Beauty and Sadness

novel by Yasunari Kawabata

author: Yasunari Kawabata

1964 or 1965 or 1981

The Master of Go

novel by Yasunari Kawabata

author: Yasunari Kawabata
illustrator: Go Seigen

1951 or 1954

Author

Junnosuke Yoshiyuki

Japanese writer

works

1

Shūu

book by Junnosuke Yoshiyuki

author: Junnosuke Yoshiyuki

Author

Kōbō Abe cover

photo credits: PD-1996 (with a reason)

Kōbō Abe

Japanese writer, playwright, photographer and inventor

Author

Dhan Gopal Mukerji

Indian-American writer

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