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Soka University

In 1971, seven years after Ikeda announced plans to establish a university, the 870,000-square meter Soka University campus was dedicated in Hachioji, a suburb of Tokyo. Ikeda has described the founding mission of the university as the advancement of humanistic education, culture and peace.

Today, Soka University has academic exchange agreements with over 170 universities in 49 countries, and its foreign student exchange program--in which over 350 students from some 42 countries currently participate--ranks among the largest of its kind in Japan.

Soka University has a combined enrollment of around 8,000 as of May 2015, including 390 graduate students and 550 students at the two-year Soka Women's College (dedicated April 1985). As with every Soka School, the institution is open to all qualified students without regard to religious affiliation. [www.soka.ac.jp]