“It is said that heaven does not create one man above or below another man. Any existing distinction between the wise and the stupid, between the rich and the poor, comes down to a matter of education.”
So begins the book An Encouragement of Learning, written by Yukichi Fukuzawa at the beginning of the Meiji period. Here Fukuzawa expounded the importance of freedom, equality, and human rights, leading the nation into a new era, the modern Japan as we know it today.
Keio University, which Fukuzawa founded, is where his educational philosophy continues to be carried on today.
Fukuzawa, a learned yet unpretentious individual, spurned ceremony for an attitude of action. His philosophy of dokuritsu-jison, or independence and self-respect, serves as a reminder to think and act for oneself even when it may go against the grain.
A Collaborative Space between Keio and Kawasaki for Advanced Education and Research
This research facility, located between Tokyo and Yokohama in the city of Kawasaki, was founded in 2000 to focus on industrial, governmental and academic approaches to Japan's industrial renewal in the 21st century. Jointly operated by Keio University and the city of Kawasaki, the institution is engaged in numerous research projects which relate to the daily lives of the citizens of Kawasaki.
7-1 Shin-Kawasaki, Saiwai-ku, Kawasaki, Kanagawa 212-0032 Japan
Tel: +81 (0)4-4580-1580
Tonomachi Town Campus
Innovation Campus in an Internationally Strategic Location
Keio University opened its Tonomachi Town Campus in April 2016 inside the Kawasaki Life Science & Environment Research Center (LiSE) at Kawasaki King Skyfront, an innovation hub in Kawasaki that connects corporate and academic partners throughout science and industry. Tonomoachi Town Campus will serve as a core facility to promote innovative transdisciplinary research in the Keio Longevity Initiative as well as the wellbeing research under initiatives by the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST).
LiSE 1F, 3-25-13 Tonomachi, Kawasaki-ku, Kawasaki, Kanagawa 210-0821 Japan
Tel: +81 (0)4-4201-7466
→Tsuruoka Town Campus
A Regional Collaborative Campus in Bioscience Research
This institution is jointly operated by Keio University, Yamagata Prefecture, and a total of fourteen towns and villages in the prefecture, including the city of Tsuruoka on the Sea of Japan coast.
The main facility has been constructed on the site of the ancient castle of Tsuruoka, with other facilities located in the Tsuruoka City Science Park and in Tsuruoka Park. It is home to the Institute for Advanced Biosciences, Keio University, an academic research institute pioneering the new life science field of Systems Biology using both experimental and computational biology.
14-1 Baba-cho, Tsuruoka, Yamagata 997-0035 Japan
Tel: +81 (0)2-3529-0800
A Medicinal Plant Garden in a Green Environment
Urawa-Kyoritsu Campus is endowed with lush, spacious grounds year round, and students have convenient access to the nearby and surrounding parklands. This campus boasts athletic grounds, a swimming pool, and tennis courts as well as a superb medicinal plant garden.
600 Kaminoda, Midori-ku, Saitama-shi, Saitama 336-0977 Japan
Tel: +81 (0)4-8878-0469
→Keio Osaka City Campus
Keio’s Kansai Connection: Open to Everyone
Situated in central Osaka at research complex Knowledge Capital within Grand Front Osaka, Keio Osaka City Campus (KOCC) is a satellite campus used for holding various seminars and lectures. It was opened in May 2013, following the complete relocation of Keio Osaka Riverside Campus. This previous campus was established in 2008 at Dojima River Forum in Osaka's Fukushima Ward, close to the birthplace of Keio University founder Yukichi Fukuzawa and Tekijuku, the school of Dutch studies where he studied in his youth. In the early years of Keio's history, in November 1873, a branch school of Keio was established in Osaka, but this was closed two years later, in June 1875.
Knowledge Capital Tower C 10F, Grand Front Osaka, 3-1 Ofuka-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0011 Japan
→Keio Marunouchi City Campus
Continuing Education for Working Adults
Established in April 2001 and conveniently located in Tokyo’s central Marunouchi district, Marunouchi City Campus is an educational institution that holds business seminars and lectures for working adults.
Mitsubishi Bldg. 10F, 2-5-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0005 Japan
Tel: + 81 (0)3-5220-3111 (Keio Academic Enterprise Co., Ltd.)
→Affiliated Schools (Primary and Secondary Education)
Keio University has a long tradition of comprehensive primary and secondary education. Keio's affiliated elementary, junior, and senior high schools have been part of Keio operations for more than half a century. Students are encouraged to take initiative in all aspects of school life and are offered a multitude of opportunities to discover and realize their individual potential. While all of Keio's affiliated schools share the same overall educational philosophy, each possesses a unique personality and its own set of policies, which set the course for fostering both diversity and competence among the students.