Founded by Daisaku Ikeda, Soka University opened its doors on April 2nd in 1971, putting forth the following 3 founding principles:
Initially established with 3 faculties, Soka University has now expanded to 8 undergraduate faculties and 10 departments, 4 graduate schools, and 2 professional graduate schools. Soka University has further developed its academic curricula and support systems acknowledging students’ needs. Located in Hachioji, a suburb of Tokyo, our verdant campus provides an optimal learning environment and offers one of the most comprehensive international exchange programs in Japan. Soka University has concluded academic exchange agreements with 192 universities from 58 countries and regions as of August 2017. Currently, over 550 international students from 58 countries and regions are enrolled at the university.
Soka University was selected as one of the Go Global Japan Project in 2012 and also as one of the Top Global University Project in 2014 by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Science, Sports and Technology (MEXT). These two initiatives were launched to enhance the global competitiveness of Japanese universities (higher education throughout Japan), facilitate system reforms, and foster capable global individuals. With the emergence of a global society, Soka University seeks to foster "Creative Global Citizens" who are proficient in languages, equipped to work for consensus, and dedicated to advancing peace and sustainable prosperity.
Soka University Official Site: https://www.soka.ac.jp/en/
“Landscape Spring” SOKA University
For the convenience of the participants, we have pre-booked hotel rooms at the following hotels which are located in close proximity to our campus.
We recommend that you book early as many tourists visit Hachioji around this season and it is likely that vacancies will be limited.
A complimentary shuttle bus will be running to Soka University from the JR Hachioji Station North Exit on March 26 and 27.
Please come to the JR Hachioji Station North Exit Bus Terminal No. 14 at 8:00 a.m. sharp to ride the bus.
The bus will leave promptly, so please arrive at the designated bus terminal in advance.
If you need guide on how to get to the Hachioji Station Bus Terminal, please come to the entrance of B Hotel or the Keio Plaza Hotel Hachioji at 7:50 a.m. sharp on March 26 and 27.
ASAIHL Conference Staff will pick up the participants and guide them to the Hachioji Station (about a 5～10 minute walk).
Participants who are staying at other hotels can also come to either B Hotel or the Keio Plaza Hotel if you need guide on how to get to the JR Hachioji Station.