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Let's Think about Russia, the Land of Mystery [JP]

It is not well known what kind of country Russia is. What kind of people live there? What is their life like? Why do they repeat the wars? What will their future be like? Let's think about this "land of mystery," Russia.

May 6, 2022

What Is Democracy? From a Historical Perspective [JP]

We often hear conflicting and confusing arguments about democracy. Let's discuss them by following the history of democracy.

May 7, 2021

Issues of Administrative Power from the Perspective of Countermeasures Against COVID-19 [JP]

Giorgio Agamben, an Italian philosopher, expressed his concern about the administration unilaterally declaring the state of emergency amid COVID-19 crisis and people getting accustomed to it, which provoked much criticism. This lecture discusses the role of administrative power by introducing Agamben’s study.

Oct 2, 2020

What is “The Way”? ー Outlook on the World of "The Analects of Confucius" and "Lao Tzu" [JP]

There is the concept of “way” which forms the basis of oriental thoughts. Prof.Yasutomi discusses what the word “way” means, based on examples of use of "The Analects of Confucius" and "Lao Tzu".

Oct 21, 2017

Infinity and Continuity [JP]

Prof. Masahiko Kanai gives a lecture on the first two hours of a course “Set and Topology,” which is delivered in the University of Tokyo. Please get a glimpse of the world of mathematics through solving three problems.

Aug 1, 2018

Reading Kenzaburo Oe's First Work "Kimyo na Shigoto (The Strange Work)" [JP]

In this lecture Dr. Katsunao Murakami discusses what is at the heart of Oe's literature through reading and comprehending his first work "Kimyo na Shigoto (The Strange Work)," which was published while he was a student at the University of Tokyo in 1957.

Jun 11, 2021

Why Is Earthquake Prediction So Difficult? [JP]

Prof. Kazuki Koketsu gives examples and explains that it is difficult to predict earthquakes accurately due to reasons such as the inability to experiment.

Nov 9, 2019

Subjects Related to "Connection" in Thanatology and Applied Ethics [JP]

Prof. Masaru Ikezawa explains the recent trend toward rethinking human beings from the perspective of their connection with others, which is unlike the conventional modern Western view, by introducing new academic fields such as thanatology and applied ethics.

Nov 13, 2021

Do you know Elon Musk? [JP]

What will the future look like in the next 10 years? The professors at the University of Tokyo exchange their visions for the first time. This video is the 3rd part of the introduction.

Mar 3, 2022


The heart as seen in facial expressions and eye contact, and its learning[JP]

At the first symposium of “The Future Society Initiative fund of Nagase and UTokyo Innovative Learning Creation Studies”, we will explain the establishment purpose of our laboratory, “Innovative Learning Creation Studies,” and introduce the parts of advanced research for supporting learning.

Oct 23, 2021

Brain and Vision, How the brain converts light to perception

This is a demonstration lecture from the event “UTokyo Experience” for students of partner universities of USTEP (University-wide Student Exchange Program).

Jun 30, 2021

Interlingual comparison on modes of cognition[JP]

In this lecture, I will try to define "interactive mode of cognition" and "displaced mode of cognition". Based on comparisons among Japanese, English and French, I will try to explain how interactive mode of cognition is unique to each language in line with various phenomena. Through the understandings, we may consciously be able to overcome the differences between languages while acquiring foreign languages.

Oct 16, 2020

Demonstration of the ALESS/ALESA Programs [JP]

This video shows an introduction to the ALESS/ALESA programs and research presentations given by the students joining the programs.

Aug 3, 2022

Observe living cells with a super uber microscope[JP]

Our body is made up of about 37 trillion cells. Don't you want to see the molecules working inside a cell?I will talk about an amazing microscope that can make such a dream come true.

Jun 12, 2020


"First time to see you in person!" How do you start your offline communication?

秋といえば、読書に、スポーツに、行楽に… そして芸術を楽しむ季節です!そこで今回の特集では、芸術の秋を満喫するのにぴったりの動画をセレクトしました。東大TVでしか味わえない「芸術の秋」をお楽しみください!

Jul 4, 2022

Features: Short Videos

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Sep 30, 2021

Features: Moveing Your Body


Apr 28, 2021

Features: Think about the U.S. and Japan.


Jan 18, 2021

Features: The Arts of Autumn

秋といえば、読書に、スポーツに、行楽に… そして芸術を楽しむ季節です!そこで今回の特集では、芸術の秋を満喫するのにぴったりの動画をセレクトしました。東大TVでしか味わえない「芸術の秋」をお楽しみください!

Nov 4, 2020


Department of Internal Medicine_Geriatric Medicine Part 2 [JP]

We introduce our unique medical treatment and research at the Geriatric Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine.

Sep 12, 2022

Immune-Mediated Diseases Therapy Center [JP]

We introduce our unique medical treatment and research at the Immune-Mediated Diseases Therapy Center.

Sep 12, 2022

Department of Internal Medicine_Geriatric Medicine Part 1 [JP]

We introduce our unique medical treatment and research at the Geriatric Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine.

Sep 12, 2022

Department of Internal Medicine_Neurology [JP]

We introduce our unique medical treatment and research at the Neurology, Department of Internal Medicine.

Sep 12, 2022

Department of Surgery_Neurosurgery Part 3 [JP]

We introduce our unique medical treatment and research at the Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery.

Sep 12, 2022

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