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The University Crest

The University Crest

  1. Like the vivid flame of Prometheus
    Glowing at dawn,
    Fan our blazing ambition
    For the bright future that awaits.
    Oh, our dearest Tokyo-Gaigodai,
    Stay radiant forever on!
  2. Rooting our youthful spirits
    In the garden of language,
    Let us seek and revere the perennial flower of truth
    Uniting people the world over.
    Oh, our dearest Tokyo-Gaigodai,
    Strive for peace forever on!
  3. Founded on the cornerstone of history,
    Going from strength to strength,
    Let our pantheon of cultures live eternally,
    Passing down the wisdom of our culture.
    Oh, our dearest Tokyo-Gaigodai,
    Act with pride forever on!

The University Anthem:As one of the events to mark the 60th anniversary of the University’s foundation in 1957(Showa 32), the organizing committee proposed a competition to compose a new anthem. The lyrics were auditioned and the winning composition was by Norimitsu Shibahara, a TUFS Russian graduate of 1962. His lyrics were edited by the renowned poet and professor of the University, Ichiro Ando, who had majored in English and graduated in 1928. The music was composed by,Yasuji Kiyose.

The University Anthem (indicative translation)
The Anthem of Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (indicative translation)
Lyrics: Norimitsu Shibahara/ Ichiro Ando
Music: Yasuji Kiyose