located in Chiyoda Ward of Tokyo.
It is served by the JR Chuo-Sobu
Line, the Tokyo Metro Yurakucho
Line, the Tokyo Metro Namboku Line,
and the Toei Shinjuku Line. The
Chuo Line rapid service just passes
through the station. The JR East
station is located above ground,
and the subway line stations are
a district in the eastern part of
Shinjuku Ward bordering Chiyoda
Ward. The area is known for the
several universities located here,
as well as the Ministry of Defense
Headquarters, which is situated
near Ichigaya Station.
Ministry of Defense of Japan is
headquartered in Ichigaya, on the
site which was previously the Ichigaya
Military Academy built in 1874.
It became a cabinet level ministry
on January 9, 2007, before which
it was the Japan Defense Agency.
The Ministry is headed by the Minister
of State for Defense, who is assisted
by a vice minister,
an administrative vice minister,
parliamentary secretaries, and ten
directors-general. But according
to the Japanese constitution, the
Prime Minister of Japan is the highest
figure in the command structure.
It is the Prime Minister who is
authorized to order the Forces into
action after taking Diet's consent.
In case of emergency, the Prime
Minister may order action without
permission from Diet.
University (Ichigaya Campus)
University is a private university
and one of ‘Tokyo Six Universities',
six most prestigious institutions
in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area .
It was established in 1880 as a
school of law and later merged with
School of French Studies in 1889.
In 1903, it adopted the name Hosei
University and was recognized as
a full private university in 1920.
Today, Hosei University has three
campuses – at Ichigaya, Koganei,
Ichigaya Campus is located a few
minutes' walk from Ichigaya Station.
Its 26-story Boissonade Tower, completed
in 2000, can be seen from the station.
Despite being located in the center
of the city, the Campus holds a
calm fresh green atmosphere. It
is surrounded by the Outer Moat
and the thickly wooded Yasukuni
Shrine. The Faculty of Engineering,
Art, and Technology (Graduate Courses),
the Law School, Innovation Management
Accounting School, and the Faculty
of Social Policy and Administration
are on the Ichigaya Campus of Hosei
Tower is the symbol of the Campus.
This imposing 26-story structure,
named after Dr.
Gustave Emile Boissonade, known
as the founder of Japanese Contemporary
Law and major contributor to the
founding of Hosei University, was
commemorate the 120th anniversary
of Hosei's founding. The building
houses classrooms and student gathering
areas, all equipped with multimedia
technology capability and energy
University (Ichigaya Campus)
University was established in 1913
after Pope Pius X authorized
the Society of Jesus to establish
the first Catholic university in
Japan. At the time it included the
Departments of Philosophy, German
Literature, and Commerce. In 1928,
the university was re-organized
according to Japanese law – with
Faculties, and various Departments
under each Faculty. Today, Sophia
is a large and prestigious university
with several Faculties and Departments
offering both undergraduate and
Ichigaya Campus of Sophia University
houses the Office
of the Faculty of Comparative Culture,
Office of the Department of Comparative
Culture, Office of the Department
of Japanese Language and Studies.
Graduate Program of Comparative
Culture, and the Institute of Comparative
Culture. The Campus is only a 5
minute walk from Ichigaya Station.