University of Tokyo
The modern university was established in 1877. It merged older government schools for medicine and Western learning.
In 1866, the name was changed to Imperial University (帝國大學 Teikoku daigaku).
In 1897, the name became Tokyo Imperial University (東京帝國大學 Tōkyō teikoku daigaku).
After the end of World War II, the early name of the school was restored.
Many prime ministers of Japan have studied at University of Tokyo.
- Reijirō Wakatsuki
- Osachi Hamaguchi
- Kōki Hirota
- Kiichirō Hiranuma
- Kijūrō Shidehara
- Shigeru Yoshida
- Tetsu Katayama
- Hitoshi Ashida
- Ichirō Hatoyama
- Nobusuke Kishi
- Eisaku Satō
- Takeo Fukuda
- Yasuhiro Nakasone
- Kiichi Miyazawa
- Yukio Hatoyama
Seven alumni of University of Tokyo have received the Nobel Prize.
- Yasunari Kawabata, Literature, 1968
- Leo Esaki, Physics, 1973
- Eisaku Satō, Peace, 1974
- Kenzaburō Ōe, Literature, 1994
- Masatoshi Koshiba, Physics, 2002
- Yoichiro Nambu, Physics, 2008
- Ei-ichi Negishi, Chemistry, 2010
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