After months of rumors it has finally been confirmed that Okamoto Keito has passed the entrance exam for Sophia University (known as Jouchi Daigaku in Japanese) and will begin classes in April.
He will be attending the Faculty of Liberal Arts which is located in branch of the university in the middle of Tokyo. It is the department that teaches all its classes in English so he also had to pass the TOEFL test and submit an essay in English.
MomoEdgewood blog post. (English)
First off congrats to Keito for getting in to university! Since he was attending an international school in Japan I do not think it is surprising that he would aim for Sophia University as it is a well known school for their English language program as they have quite a few native English language professors that teach in the Faculty of Liberal Arts department.
I have to say that it is rather surreal that since I went to Sophia University myself I know where he will be, as the Liberal Arts program has all its classes in the same building which is where all the foreign exchange students go to since it has the only classes taught in English. I now cannot help but wonder if he will have some of the same teachers I had as well.
I guess now I have another name to add to my list of fellow Sophia students that I cannot believe I can be connected to even in this very indirect way which has been mainly George Takei and Crystal Kay.