Toa Dobunshoin (later Toa Dobunshoin University) as an overseas Japanese institution of higher education was established in Shanghai, China in 1901 for the purpose of training people in Japanese-Chinese relations. Toa Dobunshoin University sent out as many as 5,000 graduates by 1945, when Japan's defeat put an end to Toa Dobunshoin University. Aichi University was established 1946 by a number of teachers from Toa Dobunshoin. The Toa Dobunshoin University Memorial Center was established on the Toyohashi campus in order to mark the achievements of the research education of the Toa Dobunshoin University as forerunner of Aichi University.
The Toa Dobunshoin University Memorial Center keeps relevant materials including the school register, original grade transcripts, and reports on university excursions. It keeps unique information materials as well, such as materials related to Sun Yatsen, a Chinese revolutionary and political leader, and the Chinese Revolution, as well as those related to Yoshimasa and Junzaburo Yamada, who were faithful friends of Sun Yatsen. These materials are permanently exhibited in three exhibition rooms. The Memorial Center publishes periodical magazines and booklets and holds open lecture meetings.
The Memorial Center was selected as an open research center in 2006 by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. The Memorial Center is developing research on the history of Aichi University as well as synthetic research on the Toa Dobunshoin University and exhibiting the researches in a reformed history exhibition room.
Exhibition Rooms(Toyohashi Campus)
(Open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday except for University holidays)
Those who wish to visit at other times should phone +81-532-47-4111 (Aichi University Administration).