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Kansai University

Kansai University celebrates its 130th anniversary this year, and we consider this a remarkable turning point for our university. Amid our well-established history and traditions, we continue to remain committed to timely and relevant educational and research endeavors that place us as an indispensable institution both for Japanese society and on the international stage. In this important year, following our motto, “Building and extending our traditions into the future,” we would like to express our grateful respect and thanks to our forebears, and have demonstrated our intent to navigate the future with confidence and pride in the solid traditions that they have built.

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Kansai University was founded as Kansai Law School in November 1886, in the large commercial city of Osaka. Its founders consisted of a dozen people who were judicial officers and businesspersons.


  • Law
  • Letters
  • Economics
  • Business and Commerce
  • Sociology
  • Policy Studies
  • Foreign Language Studies
  • Health and Well-being
  • Informatics
  • Safety Science
  • Engineering Science
  • Environmental and Urban Engineering
  • Chemistry, Materials and Bioengineering


  • Research on Social-labor Movements, Politics and Economy in Osaka
  • Action Research on Citizen Autonomy and Community Empowerment
  • Research on Sports and Community
  • Research on the Development of the Modern Osaka Economy
  • Research on Economic Development and Conservation of Nature in Africa with Special Reference to Southern African Development Community (SADC)
  • Research Group on Sound Financial Status and Public Sector Accounting Reform


The Career Center provides students with various modes of support to help them realize their dreams in their chosen professions. Progressively thinking about the future prospects of students starting from the lower grades, in addition to regular university classes about career opportunities : the Career Center offers seminars related to career design, learning practical skills and knowledge, internship programs to on-job-training in enterprises, and other programs. The Career Center also develops dynamic support events such as holding on-campus enterprise research seminars in which more than 1,400 companies are invited on a yearly basis.

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Student services

  • The Student Counseling Room provides psychological consultation for university students, students of annex schools, parents, staff members and former students. Professional counselors are on hand to respond to various problems you may be experiencing in everyday life. Confidentiality is assured so feel free to visit us.

Housing services

Kansai University’s center in the Tokyo metropolitan area

  • Established in a very convenient location right next to the Nihonbashi Exit of JR Tokyo Station, Kansai University’s Tokyo Center functions as a base for activities in the Tokyo metropolitan area. The center is equipped with computers and lounge areas to support students with their job-seeking activities. It also offers other services, including the issuance of official documents and student discount certificates, changing rooms, and provides transport and accommodation information. Visitors can also receive consultations from the Career Center staff on the main campus in Senriyama through the online network service.

Library services

The Kansai University Library consists of the General Library on the Senriyama Campus and three other branches on the Takatsuki Campus, the Takatsuki Muse Campus and the Sakai Campus. The total holdings of printed books and periodicals amount to approximately 2,260,000 volumes, in addition to which Kansai University Library has a large collection of invaluable manuscripts, 21,000 electronic.

ICT services

Information Technology Center

  • KAISER, Kansai University's gigabit science information network, has been established with the aim of providing support for advanced research and education, and it is available at all four of the university's campuses (Senriyama, Takatsuki, Takatsuki Muse and Sakai).

Medical services

The Medical Center provides professional health-related services to promote the health of university students, annex school students, faculty and staff members. It is located in Senriyama Campus and there are branches in Takatsuki Campus, Takatsuki Muse Campus and Sakai Campus. Please visit to inquire about health-related issues.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Senriyama Campus - Faculties of Law, Letters, Economics, Business and Commerce, Sociology,
  • Takatsuki Campus - Faculty of Informatics, Graduate School of Informatics.
  • Sakai Campus - Faculty of Health and Well-being, Graduate School of Health and Well-being.
  • Hokuyo Campus - Kansai University Hokuyo Senior High School, Hokuyo Junior High School.

Kansai University launched Minami-Senri International Plaza in April 2012 as part of its international initiative, offering a location for both educational facilities and a dormitory for overseas students attending the Japanese Language and Culture Program Preparatory Course

Sports facilities

  • Kansai University Ice Arena - This is a full-scale arena that comes with 518 seats, a video scoreboard, and high-quality audio equipment. It is suited to hold official competitions in various ice sports.
  • Stables (Riding Ground and Stable) - Stables (Riding Ground and Stable)
  • Swimming Pool - The university swimming pool with its attached facilities is located in Kansai University Centenary Memorial Hall.
  • Athletic Grounds - There are two athletic grounds on the Senriyama Campus, and two on the Takatsuki Campus.
  • Gymnasiums - There are two gymnasiums on the Senriyama Campus, and one on the Takatsuki Campus. These gymnasiums have full title-match facilities for indoor games.

Student clubs

While main activities university students engage themselves in should be their academic and research activities that match their faculty/department programs, there are also other important activities for them. They can be extracurricular activities, sports such as Judo and baseball which are part of the Athletic Association, indoor activities such as tea ceremony, calligraphy, and orchestra which are part of the Cultural Association, group activities such as ESS and Japanese Literature Study Club which are part of the Extracurricular Study Association, and volunteer activities. Students are encouraged to participate in those to foster an independent spirit, develop character, and expand their knowledge.