Facilities and Services
Temple University opened its Japan Campus (TUJ) in 1982, and the Law School started classes in Tokyo in 1994. TUJ is the oldest and largest American university in Japan with about 3,400 learners, including participants in its Corporate Education programs. Also, it is the first foreign university with a branch campus in Japan to receive a "Recognition of Excellence" from the Japanese government.
Located in the Center of Tokyo
TUJ has two academic buildings, within a ten-minute walk of one another, in the Minami Azabu/Mita areas of south central Tokyo. The district is especially known for the number of embassies located there. Campus is within easy reach of a number of interesting Tokyo neighborhoods including Shibuya, an entertainment area popular with young adults, and Roppongi, a famous night-life district. The Imperial Palace, the Diet Building, and the shopping districts of Ginza and Shinjuku are all less than 3 miles/5 kilometers from TUJ. A number of convenient shops and small Japanese eateries are located near the campus.
Mita Hall houses the Law Program, certain other TUJ programs, including the Fox School of Business and Management, and Counseling Services. It also houses the Law Program's administration and faculty offices, student mailboxes, smart classrooms, a computer lab with internet and Lexis/Westlaw access, quiet group study areas, and student lounges.
Azabu Hall houses TUJ administration, the library, the Undergraduate Program and faculty offices, as well as classrooms, computer labs, a tutoring center, an audio/video center, a language lab, and a student lounge. Law students can take advantage of the resources in both Mita Hall and Azabu Hall. Both buildings have wireless internet capability.
TUJ's campus is accessible by public transportation from every part of the Tokyo metropolitan area. Both Mita Hall and Azabu Hall are within walking distance of several subway and JR train stations. Mita Hall is an eight-minute walk from Shirokane-Takanawa Station on the Namboku and Toei subway lines, a twelve-minute walk from Mita on the Asakusa and Mita subway lines, and a thirteen-minute walk from Tamachi Station on the JR train line.
Located in Azabu Hall, the TUJ library houses over 55,000 books and periodical titles. While most journals are now accessed through online systems, the library maintains a browsing collection of about 200 magazine, journal and newspaper titles. Students can access the TUJ library holdings online and have access to over 600 databases, 40,000 full text online journals, and thousands of e-books.
The law holdings of the TUJ library are selected to provide support for the courses offered at the Japan campus and to serve as an introduction to the Japanese and U.S. legal systems. The library attempts to acquire all book materials published in English relating to Japanese law as well as general materials related to our curriculum. The TUJ library staff can also access the holdings of the Law School Library in Philadelphia when student or faculty members need additional material for their research.
For library hours and more details, please see the library website.
TUJ has two computer labs: one in Azabu Hall and the other in Mita Hall. For the lab hours, please see the Computer Services website below.
Smart Classrooms & Wireless Internet
TUJ has several "smart classrooms" equipped with laptop plug-ins and wireless internet connections. When possible, law courses are held in these smart classrooms. Also, wireless internet access is available in both buildings.
Access to Facilities for Persons with Disabilities
If you have special needs and are in Tokyo, please consult the Tokyo office. If you are in the U.S., please consult the International Programs Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will make every effort to accommodate reasonable requests.