The One about the University of Tokyo

Located in Bunkyo, Tokyo is what is considered as Japan’s most prestigious university, the University of Tokyo (Tokyo Daigaku) also known as Todai or UTokyo.  One of Japan’s National Seven Universities. The university was charted by the Meiji government in 1877 and was renamed “The Imperial University” in 1886 and then Tokyo Imperial University in 1897. The University suffered damage after a major earthquake in September 1923 which led to […]

The One about the Dr. Hidesaburo Ueno and Hachiko monument at the University of Tokyo

In Japan, many people have gone to the Shibuya Scramble Crossing in Shibuya to visit the Hachiko Statue. For those not familiar with the story, Hachiko is an Akita dog and the pet of Professor Hidesaburo Ueno, who worked at the agriculture Engineering, Irrigation, Drainage and Reclamation Engineering department at the University of Tokyo. At the end of each day, Hachiko would come to Shibuya Station to wait and greet […]