150th Anniversary of UTokyo


Reflecting, Creating, Connecting

Countdown to 150th

What’s New

May 24, 2024We are now accepting applications for commemorative, related and support events. We look forward to receiving your submissions for events that will help everyone celebrate UTokyo’s 150th anniversary together!

April 12, 2024April 12, 1877 is the University of Tokyo’s birthday, and we have begun a countdown to celebrate when UTokyo turns 150 years old in 2027. We plan to update this 150th anniversary website with information on exciting projects and events that you can take part in, so be sure to check back often!

Toward the University of Tokyo’s 150th Anniversary

In 2027, the University of Tokyo will celebrate our 150th anniversary. That celebration will be about more than the growth of a single institution.

It will retrace the past century and a half, a period when modern Japan opened up to the world and people’s lives and the environment were transformed. Reflecting on that history, we want this anniversary to be an opportunity to reconsider the role that the University of Tokyo should play in protecting our planet and building a better society.

To create a future where knowledge has value and power, a future that nurtures happiness and the kyozon of harmonious coexistence, the University of Tokyo must stand at the forefront of scholarship, transcending existing divisions and building new connections with society.

We thus embark on this commemoration with aspirations for the next 150 years. Along with the fundamental principles of UTokyo Compass—Knowledge, People, and Place—we center our upcoming anniversary around the following three ideas.

We UTokyo

Lots of people are celebrating UTokyo’s birthday with us.
Many exciting projects are planned, such as the #ShowUTokyoLove social media campaign, and we invite you to join in on the fun.

Show Your

As part of the celebrations, we have created this 150th Anniversary Logo.
After applying through one of the forms below, download the logo data and help us celebrate!
Show your love for UTokyo by posting pictures to social media with the logo, or get creative and use the logo in other fun and exciting ways. Feel free to use the hashtags below!