The New TUJ:
Global Campus, Global Future

Showa Women’s University (SWU) and Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) have agreed to share a campus at SWU’s current location in Setagaya-ku, Tokyo. TUJ will move its entire operation from its current locations in Minato-ku, Tokyo, scheduled from August 2019, to a planned six-story building on SWU’s campus.

Concept image of new campus after completion.
Concept image of new campus after completion.
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Progress

Construction for the new TUJ building is underway. Temple University, Japan Campus has been working closely with Showa Women's University on the project. Below you will find a timeline for construction as well as progress photos from the construction site.

Progress photo of new campus building being built.

November 22, 2017

Progress photo of new campus building being built.

December 6, 2017

Progress photo of new campus building being built.

December 20, 2017

Progress photo of new campus building being built.

January 1, 2018

Progress photo of new campus building being built.

January 17, 2018

Progress photo of new campus building being built.

January 24, 2018

Progress photo of new campus building being built.

February 2, 2018

Progress photo of new campus building being built.

February 14, 2018

Progress photo of new campus building being built.

February 21, 2018

Progress photo of new campus building being built.

March 2, 2018

Progress photo of new campus building being built.

March 7, 2018

Progress photo of new campus building being built.

March 13, 2018

Progress photo of new campus building being built.

March 20, 2018

Progress photo of new campus building being built.

March 28, 2018

Progress photo of new campus building being built.

April 4, 2018

Progress photo of new campus building being built.

April 18, 2018

Progress photo of new campus building being built.

April 24, 2018

Progress photo of new campus building being built.

May 7, 2018

Progress photo of new campus building being built.

May 14, 2018

Progress photo of new campus building being built.

May 22, 2018

Progress photo of new campus building being built.

May 29, 2018

Progress photo of new campus building being built.

June 5, 2018

Progress photo of new campus building being built.

June 12, 2018

Groundbreaking Ceremony

Photo from the March 13 Groundbreaking Ceremony.
Photo from the March 13 Groundbreaking Ceremony.

On March 13, 2018, members of Showa Women's University, Tokyu Construction, and Temple University, Japan Campus gathered at the new TUJ campus site in order to perform the Jichinsai, or groundbreaking ceremony, and gain the blessings of the local Kami before beginning construction. The ceremony is a long-standing tradition in Japan and is required before construction of a new building can be done. Pictured above and below, Dean Bruce Stronach and Chancellor Mariko Bando take part in the ritual.

Photo from the March 13 Groundbreaking Ceremony.
Photo from the March 13 Groundbreaking Ceremony.

Timeline

  • March 12, 2018
    Demolition of previous building is completed
  • March 13, 2018
    Jichinsai (Groundbreaking Ceremony)
  • March 16, 2018
    Construction of new campus building begins
  • (Foundation work)
  • Early November, 2018
    Above-ground construction begins
  • (Building structure)
  • Early January, 2019
    Interior work begins
  • End of July, 2019
    Completion

* Schedule is subject to change.

Your Name on the New Campus

If you'd like your name displayed in the new building, you can make a qualifying donation for naming rights to classrooms, study spaces, and more.

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