2018年12月22日

Tokyo University, which is Japan's first university in the strict sense of the word, was born by the merger of two schools, Tokyo Kaisei College and Tokyo Medical College.

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The old building in the first picture is found in Kanda-nishikicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo. This building is 'Gakushi-kaikan', which is a cross-sectional alumni hall for Tokyo university and six other leading national universities in Japan. This multipurpose facility, containing accommodations, restaurants and a wedding hall, was built in 1928. Right after the Second World War, this was used as the officer's mess of occupation forces. This site is also known as the birthplace of baseball in Japan. Tokyo Kaisei College, which was one of the predecessors of present Tokyo University, stood in this site. An American teacher for this college told the students the rules of baseball in his spare time in 1877.

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Masahisa Takaki

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