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is a national university
As of 2008, there were 87 , 89 public universities and 580 private universities in Japan. National universities, tend to be held in higher regard in higher education in Japan than private or public universities....
in Kanoya, Kagoshima
is a city located in Kagoshima, Japan.South of Sakurajima and north of Cape Sata, Kanoya is an agricultural community on the Osumi Peninsula. It is famous for black beef, black pork and the Kanoya Rose Garden. Kanoya's most recent major architectural development was Rina City...
Japan is an island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south...
, founded in 1981.
It is the only national physical education university in Japan.
Four alumni participated in the swimming and volleyball events in the Beijing Olympics, including Athens Olympics
Athens Olympics may refer to:*1896 Summer Olympics, games of the I Olympiad*1906 Intercalated Games*2004 Summer Olympics, games of the XXVIII Olympiad- See also :* Zappas Olympics, Olympic revival games held in Athens in the 19th century...
swimming gold medalist Ai Shibata
is a Japanese swimmer. At the 2004 Summer Olympics, she won the gold medal in the 800 meter freestyle race and became the first ever female gold medalist for Japan in a freestyle event....
The facilities in the vast campus are at a world-class level.