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Ikebukuro Library

Ikebukuro Library, opened in fall 2012, is considered one of the largest university libraries in Japan with storage capacity of more than 2 million books and 1,520 seats.

Paul Rusch Athletic Center

Paul Rusch Athletics Center, opened in April 2013, is the general gymnasium which has five floors above ground and two floors in basement including a swimming pool, rooftop courts (tennis court, futsal court), arena, multipurpose space, running track, and training room.


Since Rikkyo University emphasizes the importance of “the education based on Christian values,” it operates the university chapels in both Ikebukuro and Niiza campuses. The chapels offer daily prayer services as well as special mass for anniversaries. Various social activities are also organized by the chapels, including concerts, seminars and summer camps.

Global Lounge

Global Lounge, the hub for international exchanges and study abroad program information, has been established at both the Ikebukuro and Niiza Campuses.
Coordinators offer a full lineup of consultation services designed to help students choose what is best for them from a variety of study abroad programs. Services include provision of basic study abroad information, consultations on study abroad destinations, and support for developing study abroad plans. Global Lounge also holds events to promote interaction among Japanese and international students.

Prayer Room

Rikkyo University inaugurated a prayer room on the university’s Ikebukuro Campus in April 2016 to better serve the needs of the university’s increasing number of international students. While this facility has been designed primarily for Muslim students from overseas, it is available for use by followers of all faiths.

Center for Japanese Language Education (CJLE)

CJLE offers Japanese language education customized for international students. It provides students with opportunities to learn about different aspects of Japanese culture and Japanese language. In addition,
CJLE has established the Japanese Language Support Desk to help students whose native language is not Japanese.

Ikebukuro Library

Paul Rusch Athletic Center

All Saints' Chapel in Ikebukuro campus

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