Keio University

Keio University is a private, comprehensive higher education institution located on six campuses spread across the Greater Tokyo area. It offers an environment of academic and research excellence in a wide range of fields, and includes a university hospital. Founded in 1858, it is Japan’s first modern institution of higher learning, and over the last century and a half it has established itself as a leader in Japan through its continued commitment to education, research and medicine.
Keio has its origins in the school of Western learning established by Yukichi Fukuzawa, a school which soon evolved into a major center of learning. As a highly respected educator and intellectual, Fukuzawa was one of the pioneers of modern Japan. He aspired for Keio to become a model and leader of society, stressing the importance of learning that is based on jitsugaku, or “science”. In today’s changing world, Keio upholds its founder’s spirit of science as it continues to fulfill his aspiration.

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Invitation to Ex-Noguchi Room: Preservation and Utilization of Cultural Properties in Universities (FutureLearn)

May 24th 2021
Invitation to Ex-Noguchi Room: Preservation and Utilization of Cultural Properties in Universities (FutureLearn)
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Learn how to preserve, restore and utilize cultural properties in universities—a case study from Keio University, Tokyo. In this course, we will examine how to bring attention to cultural properties in a university, preserve and utilize them. The course focuses on the ‘Ex-Noguchi Room’ as a case study, which [...]
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The Art of Washi Paper in Japanese Rare Books (FutureLearn)

Mar 15th 2021
The Art of Washi Paper in Japanese Rare Books (FutureLearn)
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Learn about the history, production and design of papers used inside Japanese rare books. Deepen your understanding of rare books and Japanese culture. The papers inside books can last hundreds of years if cared for correctly. This course will look at the history of papers used inside Japanese rare [...]
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Methodologies for Service Design (FutureLearn)

Mar 8th 2021
Methodologies for Service Design (FutureLearn)
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Explore what service design is and how it can help push your business thinking outside of its comfort zone. In an era of unprecedented challenge and change for business, stability is no longer a given. In a time of sudden changes and sharp shocks, its never been more important [...]
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Sino-Japanese Interactions Through Rare Books (FutureLearn)

Aug 31st 2020
Sino-Japanese Interactions Through Rare Books (FutureLearn)
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Learn about the role of books in the relationship between the cultures of Japan and China, with this free online course. Books have played a major role in the formation of Japan’s culture, particularly those brought from China. On this course we’ll examine how big an impact these books [...]
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An Introduction to Japanese Subcultures (FutureLearn)

May 25th 2020
 An Introduction to Japanese Subcultures (FutureLearn)
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Explore Japanese subcultures and learn about their history from the 1970s to today. Subcultures have existed for a long time: the greasers of 1950s America, the mods and rockers of the 1960s and 70s in England, the grunge of the 1980s and 90s, to name a few. Each subculture [...]
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May 25th 2020
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Understanding Quantum Computers (FutureLearn)

Apr 13th 2020
Understanding Quantum Computers (FutureLearn)
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Explore the key concepts of quantum computing and find out how it’s changing computer science with this introductory course. In this course, we will discuss the motivation for building quantum computers, cover the important principles in quantum computing, and take a look at some of the important quantum computing [...]
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Exploring Japanese Avant-garde Art Through Butoh Dance (FutureLearn)

Apr 6th 2020
Exploring Japanese Avant-garde Art Through Butoh Dance (FutureLearn)
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See how Japanese art absorbed, refigured and influenced Western art in the 20th century through Hijikata Tatsumi's butoh dance. Get an introduction to the key concepts of Japanese avant-garde art. Butoh dance is practiced and researched globally, but the work of its founder, Hijikata Tatsumi, is relatively unknown. This [...]
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Apr 6th 2020
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Japanese Culture Through Rare Books (FutureLearn)

Nov 4th 2019
 Japanese Culture Through Rare Books (FutureLearn)
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Explore the important roles that books have played in the cultural history of Japan. A book is a tool for preserving words and images. Through books, an abundance of information, including the knowledge and experiences of the people of the past, has been handed down to the present. But [...]
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