Hirosaki University was established in the former castle town of Hirosaki in 1949. It is a national university and is located in Aomori Prefecture, situated at the northern end of Honshu Island. Hirosaki University is a medium-sized university with Faculties of Humanities, Education,Medicine, Science & Technology, and Agriculture & Life Science. These five Facultiescover a broad and comprehensive range of undergraduate academic disciplines. The university is also home to seven graduate programs, including the independent andinterdisciplinary doctoral course in Regional Studies.