About School of Medical Sciences

Historical Characteristics and Main Buildings
Pompe van Meerdervoort established Yojosho, the first modern western – style hospital and medical school in Japan.
On August 6, 1861 (July 1, the first year of Bunkyu Period) the ceremony to celebrate the completion of the building was held. On September 20, 1861 (August 16, the first year of Bunkyu Period) the opening ceremony of the hospital and the school were held.
Pompe established Yojosho, the first modern western – style hospital and medical school in Japan.

The Former Main Entrance of Nagasaki Medical College The Former Main Entrance of Nagasaki Medical College
Here is preserved the Entrance Gate of the former Nagasaki Medical University as it was just after the explosion of the Atomic Bomb, the second one in history which instantaneously carried off the lives of our dear Professors and Friends, numbering over 850.
The lamentable event occurred at two minutes past eleven o’clock on a fine morning of August 9th, 1945 (20th year of Showa Era) .

Commemoration Hall Commemoration Hall
This facility was constructed in 1969 by the Alumni Association to commemorate the 110th anniversary of foundation and the 20th anniversary of postwar recovery.

Pompe van Meerdervoort Hall Pompe van Meerdervoort Hall
This facility was constructed in 1992 by the Alumni Association to commemorate the 130th anniversary of foundation and the 40th anniversary of postwar recovery.

Ryojun Matsumoto Auditorium Ryojun Matsumoto Auditorium 
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of foundation, the Nagasaki University School of Medicine Alumni Association gathered donations to replace the former Commemorative Hall (erected in 1959) with this building.