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Midsummer Issue (Jul.)

Waseda rediscovery

Cover Photo: Masatsugu Mikuma (Art and Architecture School of Waseda University Staff)

cover story

Soaring Free and Comfortably

Towering over the entrance to the green and lush Tokorozawa Campus is a bronze statue of "Man and Pegasus".

This is the work of Swedish Sculptor Carl Milles.

Spurring on the Pegasus is the hero of Greek legends, Bellerophon, flying in the sky to drive out the beast Chimaira.

This symbol of the new campus was put in place around the time of the establishment of the School of Human Sciences (1987), commemorating Waseda's 100th anniversary, with the hope of having students wanting to spread their wings wide.

It has been just over 20 years since then.

Over 10,000 people have left this nest of Tokorozawa.

With the opening of the new School of Sports Sciences in 2003, this campus now embraces two schools and two research department, where presently, 3500 students are studying.

With the health of the human heart and body being the main theme of education and research, in a world with deepening turmoil, this will probably take on greater importance in the future.