Yokohama City University

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is a public university in Japan. The main campus is located in Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama.


An origin of YCU was founded in 1882 as . At first this school was maintained by the society of local merchants. In 1888 the school was renamed Yokohama Commercial School (橫濱商業學校, abbreviated to Y-School), a five-year school for boys (ages 14–19 or above). In 1917 Y-School was municipalized and in 1921 it became the only seven-year commercial school in Japan (for ages 12–19 or above). The Ministry of Education (MEXT today) urged the school to shorten the curriculum by two years, for Japanese Commercial School Regulations (1921) did not specify a seven-year course for commercial schools. In 1924 Y-school became a five-year school attaching a two-year specialized course (a seven-year course de facto). In 1928 the specialized course of Y-School became Yokohama City College of Commerce (橫濱市立橫濱商業專門學校, abbreviated to Y-College). After being renamed Yokohama City Economics College, Y-College was reorganized into Yokohama City University in 1949, under Japan's new educational systems.

Another origin was founded in 1874 as . This hospital was municipalized in 1891. In 1940 the hospital intended to establish an attached medical school; and Japan's involvement in World War II (1941) promoted the intention. In 1944 Yokohama Municipal Medical College (橫濱市立醫學專門學校) was established, and Juzen Hospital became a college hospital. In...
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