Koju University Program

In the spirit of Gakurin Koju, which means “to spread light to the world (brightening the world at your corner),” the students deepen their specialized fields while engaging in peer-to-peer training through the dormitory life, studying Buddhism and the Lotus Sutra, discovering their own mission in life, and cultivating human potentials to serve societies and the world.




  • Basic Buddhism
  • Lotus Sutra Studies
  • Teachings of Rissho Kosei-kai and its Founder, Rev. Nikkyo Niwano
  • Rissho Kosei-kai’s Basic Practices
  • Intra- and Inter-Faith Cooperation for Peace
  • Practical Training at Local Dharma Centers
  • Specialized Research

Engaged Buddhism

  • Buddhism
  • The Lotus Sutra
  • Rissho Kosei-kai Founder Rev. Nikkyo Niwano’s Interpretation of Buddhism and the Lotus Sutra

Interfaith Action

The World’s Religions
  • Christianity
  • Islam
  • Hinduism
  • Judaism
  • Sikhism
  • Zoroastrianism
  • Jainism

Student's Specialized research themes

“The Environment Surrounding Children with Developmental Disabilities and Policies of Classroom Management”

“Advertisements that trigger Global Empathy”

“The Lotus Sutra and the Recurrent Education in Japan”

“Lifesaving: The Importance of Emergency Lifesaving Measures”

“Comparative Study on the Lives of Nichiren Shonin and Nikkyo Niwano”

“Kazuo Ishiguro’s View of Person and the World”

“The Use and Application of Mindfulness in Education”

“System Engineering and Computer Ethics”

“The Concept of Education from the Perspective of the History of the World’s Religious Thoughts”

“The Tamagawa Gakuen Remodeling Project” – Ohara Kuniyoshi meets Buddhism”

“Is Nichiren militaristic or aggressive?”

“Does Christianity have a view of dependent origination?”

“Three Seals of the Dharma and the Japanese Architecture”

Dormitory Life



Koju University students live in the Yosei-kan located on the Gyogakuen campus.
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