About Nara Women's University:
Nara Women's University is one of two National Universities for Women in Japan. The other is Ochanomizu University in Tokyo. Originally founded as "Nara joshi kōtō shihan gakkō (奈良女子高等師範学校)" in 1908 to teach women to become teachers in ordinary schools, in 1949 it was reorganized as Nara Women's University as an advanced teachers college for women.
Today, Nara Women's University has three faculties; Letters, Science, and the Faculty of Human Life and Environment. The majority of its students, about 2,200 are undergraduates with approximately 600 enrolled in graduate courses in education.
Two of its campus buildings are designated Important Cultural Properties, the Main Gate and Memorial Hall (formerly Main Hall) and date to around the time of the University's founding.