2019 Jikei Group of Colleges International Affairs Meeting

The annual International Affairs Meeting of the Jikei Group of Colleges was held from July 26 to July 27 at the Biwako Club, the Jikei Group’s corporate retreat overlooking Lake Biwa in Shiga Prefecture. The meeting was attended by approximately seventy participants from Japan and from overseas, including representatives from group schools and support companies; managers and staff members from the overseas offices in China, Korea, Australia, Europe, and the United States; along with the group’s executive managing directors and special guests from Japan IR&C Corp. and Meitetsu International Travel.   Opening Address from Chairperson Ukifune   Jikei Group of … Continue reading

Konica Minolta Partners with Tokyo College of Welfare to Create Advanced Practical Training Facilities

Konica Minolta and Tokyo College of Welfare teamed up to establish the Konica ICT Caregiving Robot Practical Training Room at the college in April of this year. Tokyo College of Welfare (TCW) is a certified care worker training school located in Tokyo, Edogawa Ward.   Konica Minolta develops services to watch over elderly people using ICT and IoT-based technologies while TCW trains the next generation of certified care workers who will be ready to work with ICT caregiving technologies. The two organizations entered into a cooperative education with industry partnership agreement and installed the Care Support Solution system developed by … Continue reading

Students from Tokyo Wedding College Welcome Students from the University of West Florida Participating in 2019 Semester in Japan Program.

The International Hotel Department at Tokyo Wedding College (TWC) hosted a cultural exchange event on June 27 for the five students from the University of West Florida participating in the Semester in Japan program.   The purpose of the event was to give the students of the department a chance to interact with students from another country and polish their English Communication skills, one of the core elements of the program.   The Semester in Japan program is an annual program that provides students from the UWF with the opportunity to learn about Japanese culture while promoting cultural exchange and … Continue reading

Representatives from International Partner Institution Zhejiang Chinese Medical University Announce Scholarship for Dual Admission Program Students and Give Special Lecture

Toyo Medical College has established a dual admission system in the Acupuncturist and Moxibustionist Department with Zhejiang Chinese Medical University, an overseas partner institution located in China. Zhejiang will recognize the classes that students take at Toyo and award credits at the university.   Under the new system, students from Toyo will be able to travel to China upon graduation and receive a further two years of specialized education in the university’s Acupuncture and Moxibustion Department after first studying Chinese for six months. At the end of the program, students will be awarded a bachelor’s degree in Chinese Medical Acupuncture … Continue reading

International Students Enrolled at the Jikei Group of Colleges in 2019 (Current as of May 1, 2019)

June 17, 2019 Jikei Group of Colleges International Center, Headquarters   The numbers of international students currently enrolled at the 69 professional training colleges and 1 Japanese language school in the Jikei Group are as follows:   Ⅰ Overview   1. Total number of international students in the Jikei Group 2383 2. Home countries and regions 50 3. Number of international students enrolled in professional training college 1987 4. Number of international students enrolled in Japanese language departments at the colleges or Japanese language schools 396 5. Number of international students enrolling in 2019 1180   Ⅱ Top five home … Continue reading

Students at Tokyo Belle epoque College of Beauty Take CIDESCO Examination

Second year students in the Total Beauty Department’s Esthetique Course at Tokyo Belle epoque College of Beauty took the examination for the CIDESCO international qualification (Beauty Therapy Diploma recognized by CIDESCO) on February 26 and 27.   CIDESCO’s Diploma is the world’s most highly regarded international qualification for esthetician knowledge and skills. CIDESCO-Nippon, the Japanese branch of CIDESCO, is the highest level and largest international esthetics organization in Japan. Tokyo Belle epoque College of Beauty is accredited as a CIDESCO beauty therapy school   This year an examiner from China came to the school and conducted examinations for two days … Continue reading

Osaka ECO Animal and Ocean College Graduate and Associate Director for Actland Yao Keito Miyajima Featured in Sankei Shimbun Newspaper Article

Keito Miyajima, associate director for Actland Yao at the Yao Municipal Ohatayama Youth Outdoor Activity Center, where students from Osaka ECO Animal and Ocean College conduct field work, was featured in the Sankei Shimbun newspaper series Professional Job. Miyajima graduated from Osaka Communication Arts ECO (currently Osaka ECO Animal and Ocean College) in 2003, majoring in wild animal conservation. He is currently active in the field of environmental education, giving children an opportunity to experience nature first hand, and leads recreational activities in the wilderness at the outskirts of the city.   After working with a company operating a nature … Continue reading

Earthquake Task Force Reports No Injuries Among Students and Faculty Members from Hokkaido Earthquake

Friday, February 22, 9 AM   No students or faculty members at the Hokkaido-area colleges were injured and no buildings sustained damage in the earthquake that occurred at 9:22 PM on February 21. The earthquake, registering a lower 6 on the Japanese seismic scale, originated in the Iburi region of Hokkaido. The student dormitories and nursing homes, including La Deesse Megumino, escaped damage as well.   Classes were held as usual on the morning of February 22 at Hokkaido College of High Technology, Hokkaido Eco College of Wildlife and Nature, Hokkaido College of Medical Sports, Sapporo Belle epoque College of … Continue reading

Fukuoka ECO Animal and Ocean College Holds Animal School for Kids

Fukuoka ECO Animal and Ocean College held its Animal School for Kids on August 5, where children can interact with animals. Animal School for Kids is an event where nursery school, kindergarten, and elementary school students living in the surrounding neighborhood can have fun and learn about the wonder of living things and the preciousness of life while interacting with animals.   The event originally started as an idea to help children better understand the attraction of animals and to like them more by creating more opportunities where children and animals can interact. The students at Fukuoka ECO thought about … Continue reading

Osaka College of High Technology Holds Experiment Skills Competition for High School Students

Osaka College of High Technology created the first Experiment Skills Competition to help improve the research topics and content in high school clubs such as biology and other science-related clubs. The interim reporting session was held at Osaka College of High Technology on August 7. About fifty students and educational advisors from nine public and private high schools in Osaka, Kyoto, and Hyogo Prefectures participated in the event, giving presentations on the progress of their research and engaging in a lively exchange of ideas with other students.   The Osaka College of High Technology took up the initiative this past … Continue reading