Monument

History of Japan and UCL

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Choshu-Five and Satsuma-Nineteen

In 1863, Choshu clan (current name is Yamaguchi Prefecture) sent five samurai to UCL. They are known as Choshu-Five. 2 years later Satsuma clan (current name is Kagoshima Prefecture) sent 19 young people to UCL, which are known as Satsuma Nineteen. After studying at UCL, they returned to Japan and significantly contributed to the establishment of modern Japan. UCL is cerebrating their achievement.

https://www.ucl.ac.uk/museums/about/japanese-pioneers/choshuandsatsuma

CHOSThe Choshu 5

SATSUMA9-16SATSUMA1-8The Satsuma Students

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The names of 24 students are written on the stele in UCL

Junichiro Koizumi, a former Prime Minister of Japan

studied in UCL

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150th Anniversary Celebration

Since 2013, UCL has been celebrating this history.
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/news-articles/0713/03072013-UCL-and-Japan-150-celebration

UK-Japan 150 Year Academic Interaction UCL, 3rd July 2013

Visit of Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe

UK-Japan Universities Conference, UCL, 1st May 2014
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The reception
to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the arrival at UCL of the Satsuma 19

UCL, 23rd July 2015

Presentation with Prof. Michael Aurther (UCL, Provost/President)
Presentation with Prof. Michael Aurther (UCL, Provost/President)
Prof. Michael Aurther (UCL, Provost/President) and Mr Motohiko Kato (representative, Embassy of Japan)
Prof. Michael Aurther (UCL, Provost/President) and Mr Motohiko Kato (representative, Embassy of Japan)