Showa Women’s University (SWU) and Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) share a campus at SWU’s location in Setagaya-ku, Tokyo. On August 14, 2019, TUJ officially moved its operations to a new six-story building on SWU’s campus.

New Campus Opening Celebrations and Related Stories

Thank you to everyone who came out for the official opening of the new campus.

Check out the stories and videos of the celebrations and events.

Campus Location

Address:  1-14-29 Taishido, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan 154-0004

Access:  7-minute walk from Sangen-jaya station (Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line)

Construction History

Construction on the new campus was completed in Summer 2019 after years of planning and close cooperation with Showa Women's University. Below you will find a timeline for construction.

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.

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