TAKANO Katsumi, Ph.D.
Tokyo University of Agriculture (Tokyo NODAI) was founded by Viscount Takeaki Enomoto, a cosmopolitan figure in modern Japan and a scientist who served as Minister of Education, Foreign Affairs, Post and Telecommunications, and Agriculture during the Meiji Period (1868–1912). Tokyo NODAI was originally established as the Department of Agriculture at the Ikueiko School of the Tokugawa Ikuei-kai Foundation in 1891. Today, it has grown into a full-scale agricultural university with two graduate schools, six undergraduate faculties with 22 departments, and a junior college with three departments conducting education and research across a wide range of areas, including bioscience, food science, environmental science, health science, energy, and regional regeneration.
Going forward, Tokyo NODAI will continue to develop human resources with “agricultural hearts” that value life, in order to fulfill our mission to contribute to the world with morality, for the happiness of humanity, based on “Return Man to the Farm,” the educational principle of our University, and “Practical Science”, our approach to teaching and research.▲ Go to Top on this page