New Performing and Visual Arts campus to be called Tokyo Hinatayama Campus

May 17, 2019

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The name of the new campus for J. F. Oberlin University’s College of Performing and Visual Arts has been chosen: Tokyo Hinatayama Campus. Chancellor Toyoshi Satow made the announcement during a visit with Machida’s Mayor Joichi Ishizaka on Tuesday, May 14. Located at 2591-3 Hon-machida, the new campus is scheduled to open in April, 2020.

Chancellor Satow (left) tells Mayor Ishizaka about the new campus.

The “Hinatayama” part of the name comes from Hinatayama Park, which lies near the new campus and is already familiar to locals as a place where they can relax. Like the park, the new campus is expected to provide a focus for the surrounding community and help to revitalize it. “Hinata” means “a place with sunshine,” and the university hopes that along with art and culture, the new campus will bring a figurative ray of sunshine to the area.

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