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University of Tokyo

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Founded 1877 as Tokyo University, name changed to Imperial University in 1886, Tokyo Imperial University in 1887, and back to Tokyo University in 1947.

Location:
Tokyo, Japan

Founding Date:
1877

Enrollment:
28,000

Official Website:
http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Teruaki Aoki
Business
c. 1941   Senior EVP at Sony, 2000-05
Leo Esaki
Physicist
12-Mar-1925   Electron tunneling
Takeo Fukuda
Head of State
14-Jan-1905 5-Jul-1995 Prime Minister of Japan, 1976-78
Toshihiko Fukui
Government
7-Sep-1935   Governor of the Bank of Japan
James E. Hansen
Scientist
29-Mar-1941   Greenhouse effect and global warming
Yukio Hatoyama
Politician
11-Feb-1947   Prime Minister of Japan, 2009-10
Chushiro Hayashi
Astronomer
25-Jul-1920 28-Feb-2010 Big Bang astrophysicist
Prince Hitachi
Royalty
28-Nov-1935   Brother of Emperor Akihito
Kiyoshi Ito
Mathematician
7-Sep-1915 10-Nov-2008 Ito Calculus
Jigoro Kano
Sports Figure
28-Oct-1860 4-May-1938 Founder of Judo
Yasunari Kawabata
Author
11-Jun-1899 16-Apr-1972 The Masters of Go
Masatoshi Koshiba
Physicist
19-Sep-1926   Detected cosmic neutrinos
Yasuzo Masumura
Film Director
25-Aug-1924 23-Nov-1986 Blind Beast
Yukio Mishima
Author
14-Jan-1925 25-Nov-1970 The Sea of Fertility
Kiichi Miyazawa
Head of State
8-Oct-1919 28-Jun-2007 Prime Minister of Japan, 1991-93
Yasuhiro Nakasone
Head of State
27-May-1918   Prime Minister of Japan, 1982-87
Yoichiro Nambu
Physicist
18-Jan-1921   Spontaneous broken symmetry
Ei-ichi Negishi
Chemist
14-Jul-1935   Palladium-catalyzed cross couplings
Hamaguchi Osachi
Head of State
1-Apr-1870 26-Aug-1931 Prime Minister of Japan, 1929-31
Nam June Paik
Artist
20-Jul-1932 29-Jan-2006 Korean-American video artist
Charles Richter
Scientist
26-Apr-1900 30-Sep-1985 Groundbreaking seismologist
Eisaku Sato
Politician
27-Mar-1901 3-Jun-1975 Japanese Prime Minister 1964-72
Isao Takahata
Film Director
29-Oct-1935   Grave of the Fireflies
Kenzo Tange
Architect
4-Sep-1913 22-Mar-2005 Designed Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima
Sin-Itiro Tomonaga
Physicist
31-Mar-1906 8-Jul-1979 Quantum electrodynamics
Kiichiro Toyoda
Business
11-Jun-1894 27-Mar-1952 Founder of Toyota Motor Corporation
Shigeru Yoshida
Head of State
22-Sep-1878 20-Oct-1967 Prime Minister of Japan, 1948-54

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
William Empson
Critic
27-Sep-1906 15-Apr-1984 Seven Types of Ambiguity
Lafcadio Hearn
Author
27-Jun-1850 26-Sep-1904 Japan: An Attempt at Interpretation
Hendrik S. Houthakker
Economist
31-Dec-1924 15-Apr-2008 Council of Economic Advisers, 1969-71
Masatoshi Koshiba
Physicist
19-Sep-1926   Detected cosmic neutrinos
Prince Mikasa
Royalty
15-Dec-1915   Son of Emperor Taisho
Sin-Itiro Tomonaga
Physicist
31-Mar-1906 8-Jul-1979 Quantum electrodynamics

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Sin-Itiro Tomonaga
Physicist
31-Mar-1906 8-Jul-1979 Quantum electrodynamics


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