Basic Terms of Shinto 神道基本用語集

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Kokugakuin Daigaku
Text Kokugakuin University, located in Shibuya Ward in Tokyo. In 1882, an institution called the Kôten Kôkyûsho (Research Institute for the Japanese Classics) was established to counterbalance the wholesale acceptance of modern Western thought; Prince Arisugawa Takahito was its first director. Its constitution stated that the cultivation of moral virtue to establish a firm foundation for the nation is the chief aim of education and purpose of life. In 1890, Kokugakuin University was founded to extend the Institute's activities, with faculties of literature, teacher education, Shinto studies, and a Shinto seminary. The Kôten Kôkyûsho was dissolved in 1946. Kokugakuin today offers undergraduate majors in Shinto studies, literature, political science, and economics. The graduate school offers master's and doctor's degrees in Shinto studies, Japanese literature, and Japanese history. The university also has a Shinto seminary, offers training in kindergarten education, and operates a kindergarten, junior high school, and high school.