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The origin of Takasaki City University of Economics traces back to Takasaki City Junior College. In 1949 when Japan’s education system was being reformed after the Second World War, higher education facilities in Gunma Prefecture were integrated into the newly established Gunma University. Although Takasaki City, the most prosperous commercial city in the prefecture, tried to set up a faculty of economics within the university, the additional establishment of a department was not possible due to the tight financial conditions after the war. However, in 1952, Takasaki City independently established Takasaki City Junior College, Department of Commerce and Economics. In 1957, due to various circumstances surrounding the nation’s economic development, the College was closed and instead, the four-year Takasaki City University of Economics,Faculty of Economics was established in the same year.

Other faculties, departments and graduate schools were established according to the following timeline:

1957 Takasaki City University of Economics (Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics) was founded.
1964 Department of Business Management was established within the Faculty of Economics.
1996 Department of Regional Policy, Faculty of Regional Policy was established.
2000 Graduate School of Regional Policy (Masters’ course) was established.
2002 Graduate School of Regional Policy (Doctoral course) was established.
2002 Graduate School of Economics and Business Administration (Master’s course) was established.
2003 Department of Regional Development was established within the Faculty of Regional Policy.
2004 Graduate School of Economics and Business Administration (Doctoral course) was established.
2006 Department of Tourism Policy was established within the Faculty of Regional Policy.
2011 Incorporated Municipal University, Takasaki City University of Economics was founded.