The history of Hosei University begins in 1880 (year 13 of the Meiji era) when the non-governmental lawyers Kanamaru Magane, Ito Osamu, and Satta Masakuni established the Tokyo Hogakusha at 19 Kita Koga Machi, Surugadai, Tokyo. In 1880, a penal code and criminal procedure law which were forerunners of modern Japanese.
Hosei University also possesses the following off campus facilities which can be used for student seminar activities and extracurricular activities.
The university offers an international student advisor program to provide international students with advice and assistance for their studies and daily life. Professors from each undergraduate faculty serve as international student advisors whom international students should feel free to consult with.
The establishment of Hosei University Library dates back to the late nineteenth century and the time of Hosei University’s precursor, the Tokyo School of Japanese-French Law. Since that time the library has expanded and developed in step with the university and its collection now exceeds 1,700,000 volumes.
There are approximately 1,200 computers installed in the practical rooms and cafeterias of the 3 campuses. The science departments loan notebook computers to all students which play a major role in students' study, research and information gathering.
Each campus has its own health clinic which carries out periodic health exams once per year. The clinics also regularly carry out health consultations and guidance, as well as illness prevention, early detection and treatment activities.
Hosei University has 3 campuses at Ichigaya, Tama and Koganei all of which are located within Tokyo. Whether as a place for study, a place for annual university/club/circle activities, a place for interacting with friends or a place for building your future career, having your base of activities for 4 years be located in Tokyo is advantageous in a number of ways.
There are more than 200 clubs recognized by the University, and among them, the baseball club, rugby club, and American football club are very competitive.
There are more than 200 clubs recognized by the University, and among them, the baseball club, rugby club, and American football club are very competitive. Also many of our cultural clubs have a long history and tradition. Besides these recognized clubs, many other academic cultural, and sports clubs and organizations are involved in activities across faculties and campuses.
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