Top Private Universities in Japan

Introduction

What are the most popular Private Universities in Japan? uniRank tries to answer this question by publishing a complete list of top Private Japanese Universities ranked by the 2021 uniRank University Ranking and meeting the following uniRank selection criteria:

  • being chartered, licensed or accredited by the appropriate Japanese higher education-related organization
  • offering at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master or doctoral degrees)
  • delivering courses predominantly in a traditional, face-to-face, non-distance education format
Our aim is to provide a non-academic League Table of the top Private Japanese Universities based on valid, unbiased and non-influenceable web metrics provided by independent web intelligence sources rather than data submitted by the Universities themselves.

Top Private Universities in Japan

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3 Keio University Tokyo ...
4 Waseda University Tokyo
8 Ritsumeikan University Kyoto
14 Meiji University Tokyo ...
13 Nihon University Tokyo
22 Chuo University Hachioji ...
29 Sophia University Tokyo
19 Tokyo University of Science Tokyo ...
26 Rikkyo University Tokyo
27 Hosei University Tokyo
17 Aoyama Gakuin University Tokyo
24 Tokai University Tokyo
60 Toyo University Tokyo ...
34 Kindai University Higashiosaka ...
23 Doshisha University Kyoto
46 Kansai University Suita
32 Tokyo Keizai University Tokyo ...
53 Ryukoku University Kyoto ...
65 Kyoto Sangyo University Kyoto
202 Dokkyo University Soka
64 Kwansei Gakuin University Nishinomiya ...
68 International Christian University Mitaka
69 Fukuoka University Fukuoka
79 Nanzan University Nagoya ...
66 Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University Beppu
75 Toho University Tokyo
71 Tama Art University Tokyo
72 Juntendo University Tokyo
77 Kitasato University Tokyo
88 Kokugakuin University Tokyo
57 Kanagawa University Yokohama
87 Musashino Art University Kodaira-shi
96 Graduate School of Management, Globis University Tokyo ...
73 Gakushuin University Tokyo
117 Fujita Health University Toyoake
99 Tokyo Women's Medical University Tokyo
200 Osaka University of Arts Kanan
67 Tokyo Denki University Tokyo
107 Tokyo Medical University Tokyo
91 Meiji Gakuin University Tokyo ...
103 Tokyo University of Agriculture Tokyo ...
108 Kyoto Seika Daigaku Kyoto
105 Showa University Tokyo
97 Soka University Hachioji
86 Chukyo University Nagoya ...
109 Shibaura Institute of Technology Tokyo ...
129 Seikei University Musashino
116 Nippon Medical School Tokyo
100 Teikyo University Tokyo
123 Senshu University Tokyo
131 Tamagawa University Machida
104 Kogakuin University Tokyo
95 International University of Japan Minamiuonuma
308 Osaka International University Moriguchi
115 Kanazawa Institute of Technology Nonoichi
118 Chubu University Kasugai
83 Kyoto University of Art and Design Kyoto
168 Tokyo University of Technology Hachioji
124 Tokyo International University Kawagoe
144 Jikei University School of Medicine Tokyo
133 Komazawa University Tokyo
120 Daito Bunka University Tokyo ...
138 Kanto Gakuin University Yokohama
136 Japan Women's University Tokyo ...
163 Kyushu Sangyo University Fukuoka
149 Obirin Daigaku Machida
158 Chiba Institute of Technology Narashino
52 Tokyo City University Tokyo
146 Tokyo Polytechnic University Tokyo
161 Nihon Fukushi University Chita ...
139 Kyorin University Mitaka
151 Fukuoka Institute of Technology Fukuoka
145 Bunkyo University Koshigaya ...
130 Musashino University Nishitokyo
110 Kurume University Kurume
170 Nagoya University of Commerce and Business Administration Nisshin
134 Konan University Kobe
143 Dokkyo Medical University Tochigi
206 Otemae University Nishinomiya ...
156 Osaka Medical College Takatsuki
128 Okayama University of Science Okayama
160 Jichi Medical University Tochigi
94 Kobe Gakuin University Kobe
201 St. Luke's International University Tokyo
166 Aichi University Nagoya ...
292 Wakkanai Hokusei Gakuen College Wakkanai
162 Showa Women's University Tokyo ...
179 Kyoto University of Foreign Studies Kyoto
184 Rissho University Tokyo
175 Tohoku University of Art and Design Yamagata
126 Seijo University Tokyo
173 Osaka Institute of Technology Osaka
167 Meisei University Hino ...
218 Chiba University of Commerce Ichikawa
204 Asia University Musashino
169 Saitama Medical School Moroyama
164 Teikyo Heisei University Ichihara
186 International University of Health and Welfare Otawara
174 Matsuyama University Matsuyama
203 Osaka Electro-Communication University Neyagawa
190 Takushoku University Tokyo ...
183 Tohoku Gakuin University Sendai
188 St. Marianna University School of Medicine Kawasaki
187 Digital Hollywood University Tokyo
140 Kyoritsu Women's University Tokyo
181 Osaka Sangyo University Daito
180 Josai International University Togane
185 Bukkyo University Kyoto
207 Seinan Gakuin University Fukuoka
227 Osaka University of Economics Osaka
212 Tokyo Woman's Christian University Tokyo
215 Nippon Sport Science University Tokyo
272 Yasuda Women's University Hiroshima
210 Health Sciences University of Hokkaido Ishikari
324 Yamanashi Gakuin University Kofu
242 Taisho University Tokyo
209 Mukogawa Women's University Nishinomiya
196 Otani University Kyoto
211 Kokushikan University Tokyo
221 Hiroshima Shudo University Hiroshima
197 Kansai Medical University Moriguchi
229 University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Japan Kitakyushu
217 Aichi Medical University Nagakute
208 University of Marketing and Distribution Sciences Kobe
225 Reitaku University Kashiwa
219 Kyoto Women's University Kyoto
245 Musashi University Tokyo
248 Rakuno Gakuen University Ebetsu
165 Shizuoka Sangyo University Iwata
177 Chuo Gakuin University Abiko
198 Josai University Sakado
238 The Nippon Dental University Tokyo ...
213 Hokkaido University of Science Sapporo
257 Kobe Design University Kobe
235 Iwate Medical University Morioka
228 Tokyo Dental College Chiba
226 Sanno University Isehara
250 Kansai Gaidai University Hirakata
249 Nippon Institute of Technology Miyashiro
254 Osaka Gakuin University Suita City
135 Tenri University Tenri
276 Hiroshima Institute of Technology Hiroshima
263 Kyoto Notre Dame University Kyoto
261 Sapporo Gakuin University Ebetsu
224 Tokyo University of Information Sciences Chiba
240 Toin University of Yokohama Yokohama
262 Joshibi University of Art and Design Sagamihara ...
237 Tsuda University Kodaira
264 Chubu Gakuin University Seki
241 Sugiyama Jogakuen University Nagoya
282 Tsurumi University Yokohama
259 Momoyama Gakuin University Izumi
205 Asahi University Gifu
270 Hokusei Gakuen University Sapporo
281 Kumamoto Gakuen University Kumamoto
363 Nara University Nara
255 Hyogo College of Medicine Nishinomiya
273 Setsunan University Neyagawa
275 Bunkyo Gakuin University Tokyo
280 Nagasaki University of Foreign Studies Nagasaki
423 Osaka University of Economics and Law Yao
277 Tokoha University Hamamatsu
252 Tohoku Fukushi University Sendai
258 Jissen Women's University Hino
265 Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Science Hachioji
298 Wako University Machida
283 Shukutoku University Chiba
236 Kagawa Nutrition University Sakado ...
267 University of the Sacred Heart Tokyo
268 Meikai University Urayasu ...
246 Aichi Gakuin University Nisshin
306 Kanazawa Medical University Kahoku
271 Kyoto Tachibana University Kyoto
232 Edogawa University Nagareyama
279 Tokyo Kasei University Tokyo
369 Nagano University Ueda
274 Mejiro University Tokyo
297 Toyo Eiwa University Yokohama
269 Tama University Tama-shi ...
287 Azabu University Sagamihara
266 Surugadai University Hanno
290 Tokyo Zokei University Hachioji
301 Sapporo University Sapporo
391 Jumonji University Niiza
294 Tokushima Bunri University Tokushima
233 Sojo University Kumamoto
305 Hanazono University Kyoto
302 Niigata University of International and Information Studies Niigata
295 Shizuoka University of Art and Culture Hamamatsu
314 Kunitachi College of Music Tachikawa
310 Bunka Gakuen University Tokyo
350 Hokkaido Information University Ebetsu
300 Niigata Seiryo University Niigata
284 Otemon Gakuin University Ibaraki
286 Sagami Women's University Sagamihara
327 Osaka University of Commerce Higashiosaka
322 Seisen University Tokyo
337 Senzoku Gakuen College of Music Kawasaki
311 Kyoto Koka Women's University Kyoto
328 Kanagawa Dental University Yokusuka
315 Shizuoka Institute of Science and Technology Fukuroi
317 Kobe College Nishinomiya
331 Okinawa International University Ginowan
289 Otsuma Women's University Tokyo
344 Cyber University Fukuoka
312 Seitoku University Matsudo
313 Kinjo Gakuin University Nagoya
326 Konan Women's University Kobe
316 Kanagawa Institute of Technology Atsugi
319 Gifu Shotoku Gakuen University Gifu
341 Fukuyama University Fukuyama
390 Kaetsu University Tokyo
323 Meiji University of Integrative Medicine Hiyoshi
357 Hokuriku University Kanazawa
345 Hiroshima International University Hiroshima
320 Aichi Shukutoku University Nagoya
335 Osaka Shoin Women's University Higashiosaka
365 Tokyo College of Music Tokyo
330 Kurashiki University of Science and the Arts Kurashiki
370 Takarazuka University of Art and Design Takarazuka
347 Kyoto University of Advanced Science Ukyo-ku
368 Hokkai-Gakuen University Sapporo ...
339 Tohoku Institute of Technology Sendai
354 Hannan University Matsubara
336 Ryutsu Keizai University Ryugasaki ...
318 Showa University of Music Kawasaki
309 Tokiwa University Mito
342 Nishogakusha University Tokyo
349 Ferris University Yokohama
399 Kogakkan University Ise
325 Shonan Institute of Technology Fujisawa
334 Keisen University Tama
307 Teikyo University of Science and Technology Uenohara
343 Miyagi Gakuin Women's University Sendai
333 Seisa Dohto University Kitahiroshima
395 Atomi University Niiza
340 Himeji Dokkyo University Himeji
384 Hachinohe Institute of Technology Hachinohe
415 Nagoya Gakuin University Nagoya
348 Aichi Institute of Technology Toyota
373 Nakamura Gakuen University Fukuoka
364 Tohoku Pharmaceutical University Sendai
403 Wayo Women's University Ichikawa
304 Shikoku University Tokushima
332 Baika Women's University Ibaraki
361 Nippon Veterinary and Life Science University Musashino
379 Saitama Institute of Technology Fukaya
374 Tezukayama University Nara
351 Nagasaki Institute of Applied Science Nagasaki
405 Kobe Shoin Women's University Kobe
375 Osaka Dental University Hirakata
388 Kanazawa Gakuin University Kanazawa
380 Kyushu International University Kitakyushu
366 Kyoto Pharmaceutical University Kyoto
381 Seian University of Art and Design Otsu
356 Shobi University Kawagoe
393 Daido University Nagoya
371 Hiroshima University of Economics Hiroshima
416 Toyota Technological Institute Nagoya
389 The University of Okinawa Naha
222 Niigata University of Health and Welfare Niigata
382 Nagaoka Institute of Design Nagaoka
352 Toyo Gakuen University Tokyo ...
338 Meiji Pharmaceutical University Kiyose
376 Kyoto Bunkyo University Uji
411 Fukui University of Technology Fukui
402 Tottori University of Environmental Studies Tottori
378 Beppu University Beppu
398 Niigata Institute of Technology Kashiwazaki
396 Sonoda Women's University Amagasaki
377 Meio University Nago
397 Keiai University Chiba
412 Gifu Kyoritsu University Ogaki
400 Japan University of Economics Fukuoka
421 Tokyo Kasei-Gakuin University Tokyo
422 Nagoya University of Foreign Studies Nagoya
387 Kyoto Saga University of Arts Kyoto
404 The International University of Kagoshima Kagoshima
410 Kansai University of International Studies Miki
414 Japan Women's College of Physical Education Tokyo
426 Kobe Pharmaceutical University Kobe
467 Tokai Gakuen University Miyoshi
392 Musashino Academia Musicae Tokyo
424 Soai University Osaka
406 Matsumoto Dental University Shiojiri
394 Hakuoh University Oyama
436 Fukuoka Jo Gakuin University Fukuoka
441 Yokohama College of Commerce Yokohama
418 Fuji Women's University Sapporo
372 Institute of Technologists Gyoda
428 Iryo Sosei University Iwaki
419 Maebashi Kyoai Gakuen College Maebashi
449 Shikoku Gakuin University Zentsuji
447 Nagoya University of Arts Kitanagoya
386 Hoshi University Tokyo
437 Suzuka University Suzuka
461 Tokyo University of Social Welfare Tokyo
464 Toho Gakuen School of Music Chofu
490 Osaka Seikei University Osaka
519 Tohoku University of Community Service and Science Sakata
359 Keiwa College Shibata
454 Osaka College of Music Toyonaka
430 Fukuoka Dental College Fukuoka
409 The Japanese Red Cross College of Nursing Tokyo
432 Hokusho University Ebetsu
489 Biwako Seikei Sport College Otsu
435 Tokuyama University Tokuyama
417 Mimasaka University Tsuyama
434 Gifu Women's University Gifu
457 Suzuka University of Medical Science Suzuka
443 Toyama University of International Studies Toyama
420 Kibi International University Takahashi
486 Koyasan University Mount Koya
465 Nihon Pharmaceutical University Ina
446 Aichi University of Technology Gamagori
425 Kurume Institute of Technology Kurume
451 Doshisha Women's College of Liberal Arts Kyotanabe
353 Kanazawa Seiryo University Kanazawa
472 Tsukuba Gakuin University Tsukuba
450 Kawasaki University of Medical Welfare Kurashiki
452 Hiroshima Jogakuin University Hiroshima
476 Yokkaichi University Yokkaichi
462 Tohoku Bunka Gakuen University Sendai
431 Osaka University of Pharmaceutical Sciences Takatsuki
442 Doho University Nagoya
456 Nagoya Bunri University Inazawa
458 Showa Pharmaceutical University Machida
459 Kyushu Kyoritsu University Kitakyushu
479 Ibaraki Christian University Hitachi
466 Nishinippon Institute of Technology Kanda
444 Niigata Sangyo University Kashiwazaki
496 Meijo University Nagoya
513 Hyogo University Kakogawa
438 Osaka Ohtani University Tondabayashi
469 Heian Jogakuin University Osaka
477 Shujitsu University Okayama
191 Kobe International University Kobe
532 Kyushu University of Health and Welfare Nobeoka
439 Seigakuin University Ageo
523 Toyohashi Sozo University Toyohashi
468 Tezukayama Gakuin University Osakasayama
481 Asahikawa University Asahikawa
482 Niigata University of Pharmacy and Applied Life Sciences Niigata
445 Ueno Gakuen University Tokyo
524 Takasaki University of Health and Welfare Takasaki
562 Shokei Gakuin University Natori
484 Bunri University of Hospitality Sayama
460 Nishikyushu University Kanzaki
478 University of East Asia Shimonoseki
487 Tokyo Seitoku University Yachiyo
527 Kamakura Women's University Kamakura
488 Notre Dame Seishin University Okayama
520 Kinjo University Hakusan
473 Chitose Institute of Science and Technology Chitose
293 Nippon Bunri University Oita
492 Okayama Shoka University Okayama
509 University of Human Arts and Sciences Saitama
455 Kansai University of Welfare Sciences Kashiwara
474 Ohu University Koriyama
433 Sapporo International University Sapporo
429 Hiroshima Kokusai Gakuin University Hiroshima
497 Nagoya Women's University Nagoya
498 Kwassui Women's College Nagasaki
508 Elisabeth University of Music Hiroshima
512 Hachinohe University Hachinohe
470 Jobu University Isesaki
499 Tenshi College Sapporo
500 Hijiyama University Hiroshima
502 Koriyama Women's University Koriyama
503 Tokyo Women's College of Physical Education Kunitachi
507 Ashikaga Institute of Technology Ashikaga
510 Kansai University of Social Welfare Ako
475 Sakushin Gakuin University Utsunomiya
157 Tokyo Christian University Inzai
570 Miyazaki International College Kiyotake
516 Chiba Keizai University Chiba
517 Ashiya University Ashiya
518 Chiba Institute of Science Choshi
485 Shiraume Gakuen University Kodaira
480 Takamatsu University Takamatsu
514 Kobe Shinwa Women's University Kobe
525 Japan Lutheran College Mitaka
528 Hokkaido Bunkyo University Eniwa
529 Niigata University of Management Kamo
536 Nagoya University of Arts and Sciences Nisshin
573 Aomori Chuo Gakuin University Aomori
493 Fukuyama Heisei University Fukuyama
531 Matsuyama Shinonome College Matsuyama
677 Musashino Gakuin University Sayama
505 Kanto Gakuen University Ota
551 Seisen Jogakuin College Nagano
535 Shirayuri College Chofu
491 Nagasaki Junshin Catholic University Nagasaki
506 Sendai University Shibata
575 International Budo University Katsuura
511 Kyushu University of Nursing and Social Welfare Tamana
539 Kyushu Women's University Fukuoka
542 Nagoya Zokei University of Art and Design Komaki
544 Miyazaki Sangyo-keiei University Miyazaki
549 Poole Gakuin University Sakai
501 Aomori University Aomori
561 Shigakukan University Aira
552 Minami Kyushu University Miyazaki
555 Takachiho University Tokyo
556 Naragakuen University Sango
560 Hakodate University Hakodate
540 Takasaki University of Commerce Takasaki
603 Takaoka University of Law Takaoka
534 Institute of Information Security Yokohama
564 Heisei International University Kazo
543 Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics Kyoto
495 Chukyo Gakuin University Nakatsugawa
597 Kobe Kaisei College Kobe
566 St Catherine University Matsuyama
572 International Pacific University Okayama
569 Hagoromo University of International Studies Sakai
541 Tokyo Fuji University Tokyo
599 Baiko Gakuin University Shimonoseki
568 Osaka Jogakuin College Osaka
571 Chugoku Gakuen University Okayama
629 Tokyo Future University Tokyo
504 Sapporo Otani University Sapporo
565 Shijonawate Gakuen University Daito
574 Bunsei University of Art Utsunomiya
580 Kawasaki Medical School Kurashiki
576 Tomakomai Komazawa University Tomakomai
550 Daiichi University of Pharmacy Fukuoka
577 Sanyo Gakuen University Okayama
578 Urawa University Saitama
579 Higashi Nippon International University Iwaki
548 Nagasaki Wesleyan University Isahaya
582 Shigakkan University Obu
615 Den-en Chofu University Kawasaki
591 Nagoya College of Music Nagoya
558 Komazawa Women's University Inagi
586 Seijoh University Tokai
583 Hirosaki Gakuin University Aomori
593 University of Human Environments Okazaki
584 Kio University Koryo
587 Hiroshima Bunkyo Women's University Hiroshima
598 Daiichi Institute of Technology Kirishima
620 Kumamoto Health Science University Kumamoto
588 Higashiosaka College Higashiosaka
494 Jin-ai University Echizen
563 Aichi Toho University Nagoya
592 Kawamura Gakuen Women's University Abiko
594 Osaka University of Health and Sport Sciences Kumatori
595 Aichi Bunkyo University Komaki
585 Nagoya Sangyo University Owariasahi
602 Morioka College Takizawa
608 Tokyo Health Care University Tokyo
641 Yokohama College of Pharmacy Yokohama
624 Kyushu Institute of Information Sciences Dazaifu
605 Saitama Gakuen University Kawaguchi
609 Japan College of Social Work Kiyose
610 Sendai Shirayuri Women's College Sendai
606 Nagahama Institute of Bio-Science and Technology Nagahama
647 Nihon Bunka University Hachioji
611 Okinawa Christian University Nishihara
644 Toho College of Music Kawagoe
630 Kansai University of Health Sciences Kumatori
604 Shizuoka Eiwa Gakuin University Shizuoka
607 Ohkagakuen University Toyota
612 The Japanese Red Cross Kyushu International College of Nursing Munakata
640 Hamamatsu Gakuin University Hamamatsu
616 Koshien University Takarazuka
618 Health Science University Fujikawaguchiko
614 Osaka University of Human Sciences Osaka
621 Tokai Gakuin University Kakamigahara
638 North Asia University Akita
619 Shuchiin University Kyoto
622 Nagaoka University Nagaoka
625 Sugino Fashion College Tokyo
613 Aichi Sangyo University Okazaki
627 Japanese Red Cross Hokkaido College of Nursing Kitami
628 Ube Frontier University Ube
631 Kyushu Lutheran College Kumamoto
623 Taisei Gakuin University Sakai
656 Gumma Paz College Takasaki
632 Heisei College of Music Mifune
658 Kinki Health Welfare University Fukusaki
633 Japanese Red Cross Toyota College of Nursing Toyota
637 Aikoku Gakuen University Yotsukaido
636 Senri Kinran University Suita
660 Aino University Takatsuki
642 Seinan Jo Gakuin University Kitakyushu
634 Hiroshima Bunka Gakuen University Kure
643 Shizuoka University of Welfare Yaizu
639 Gakushuin Women's College Tokyo
668 Osaka Aoyama University Minoh
413 Hokkai School of Commerce Sapporo
648 Okayama Gakuin University Kurashiki
635 Tokyo Jogakkan College Machida
649 Akita University of Nursing and Welfare Odate
650 Nagoya Keizai University Nagoya
652 International College for Postgraduate Buddhist Studies Tokyo
653 Tohoku Seikatsu Bunka College Sendai
651 Morinomiya University of Medical Sciences Osaka
654 Kyoei University Kasukabe
537 Tohoku Women's College Hirosaki
671 Gunma University of Social Welfare Maebashi
655 Fukushima College Fukushima
657 Minobusan University Minobu
675 Nihon Institute of Medical Science Moroyama
676 Tohto College of Health Sciences Fukaya
645 Shokei College Kumamoto
665 Kurashiki Sakuyo University Kurashiki
661 Tokiwakai Gakuen University Osaka
666 Shoin University Atsugi ...
667 Chikushi Jogakuen University Dazaifu
669 Yamanashi Eiwa College Kofu
670 Osaka Kawasaki Rehabilitation University Kaizuka
663 Saniku Gakuin College Isumi
672 Matsumoto University Matsumoto
673 Kyushu Nutrition Welfare University Kitakyushu
664 Osaka University of Tourism Kumatori
674 Kaichi International University Kashiwa
679 Fukuoka International University Dazaifu
690 Ryotokuji University Urayasu
680 Tokyo Seiei College Tokyo
693 Aichi Mizuho College Nagoya ...
684 Graduate Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies Niigata
678 Sanyo-onoda City University Sanyo-Onoda
685 Kansai University of Nursing and Health Sciences Awaji
686 The Japanese Red Cross Hiroshima College of Nursing Hatsukaichi
682 Gifu University of Medical Science Seki
681 Kobe Institute of Computing Kobe
698 Bunka Fashion Graduate University Tokyo
687 Himeji University Himeji
692 Utsunomiya Kyowa University Nasushiobara
700 Seiwa University Kisarazu
694 Shiseikan University Hagi
688 Suwa University of Science Chino
695 Tokyo Union Theological Seminary Mitaka
697 Yokkaichi Nursing and Medical Care University Yokkaichi
689 Fuji University Hanamaki
699 Yamaguchi Gakugei College Yamaguchi
701 LEC Tokyo Legal Mind University Tokyo
702 Kyoto College of Medical Science Nantan
703 Korea University, Japan Kodaira
696 Nagasaki International University Nagasaki
706 Shumei University Yachiyo
704 Kobe Yamate University Kobe
705 Seirei Christopher University Hamamatsu
Un Tsukuba International University Tsukuba
Un Yashima Gakuen University Yokohama
Un Tokyo Junshin University Hachioji
Un Kobe Tokiwa University Kobe
Un Kobe Women's University Kobe
Un Shitennoji University Habikino
Un Kanda University of International Studies Chiba
Un Aichi Gakusen University Toyota
Un Ishinomaki Senshu University Ishinomaki
Un Kagoshima Immaculate Heart University Satsumasendai
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