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Sophia is located in central Tokyo, near the city’s political, commercial and cultural centers. Founded by the Jesuits in 1913, Sophia University has always been a pioneer in international education in Japan. In 1949, Sophia established the first program in Japan taught entirely in English, and since then it has continued to attract students from all over the world, leading the Japanese academic world by offering multiple English-taught programs bursting with diversity. Sophia’s reputation for excellence in education, and a competitive research environment enables it to maintain its ranking as one of Japan's top private universities.
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