The Japanese Government’s Policy on International Students Studying in Cool Japan-Related Fields When They Pursue Employment in Japan

The following English translation of a document from the Japanese Ministry of Justice is provided for reference purposes only. The Jikei Group of Colleges assumes no responsibility for any discrepancies between this English translation and the Japanese original. In practice, please use the original Japanese document as published by the Japanese Ministry of Justice.   Clarification of Residence Status for International Students Seeking Employment in Cool Japan-Related Areas   Immigration Bureau Ministry of Justice   September 2017   Overseas interest in Japanese content has increased with the Cool Japan promotional campaign aimed at communicating the appeal of Japan to the … Continue reading

Toyo Language School Hosts Career Fair

The 2017 Toyo Language School Career Fair was held on July 20 and 21 to provide assistance for students as they decide the next step along their career path. The fair brought together professionals representing five possible career paths for students under one roof, including professional training colleges, universities, graduate schools, art universities, and companies.   At this year’s career fair, Toyo Language School welcomed representatives from thirty-four organizations such as educational institutions, including sixteen schools from the Jikei Group, as well as corporations, making it one of the largest such events at a Japanese language school.   With this … Continue reading

Tokyo Belle epoque College of Beauty Holds Charity Event for Japanese Red Cross Society

Tokyo Belle epoque College of Beauty hosted a 1-day charity salon on July 25 to benefit the Japanese Red Cross Society. The charity salon offered four beauty services including hair styling, manicure, makeup, and esthetique services. Stylists, manicurists, makeup artists, and estheticians (including some graduates from the school) currently working at the top salons joined the charity salon and provided professionals beauty industry services to visitors at charity prices for the one-day charity event.   Charity Salon’s Three Objectives   1. By having students manage the salon together with faculty members, students can affirm once more the relationship between classes … Continue reading

Tokyo College of Biotechnology Starts Green Papaya Cooperative Research Project

Tokyo College of Biotechnology has partnered with Kazusa DNA Research Institute and Chiba Nosan Corporation to engage in a cooperative graduation research project involving corporate, government, and academic entities. Commencement of the project has already been announced on Kazusa DNA Research Institute’s website.   The current research project will focus on development of processed foods using green papayas grown in Chiba Prefecture. Green papayas are eaten in Africa and warm regions in Japan such as Okinawa and Kagoshima, and they are harvested before they ripen when they are still yellow in color. They are normally eaten in a manner similar … Continue reading

Tokyo College of Medico-Pharmaco Technology Attend Retreat in Chiba Prefecture

Eighty-two first- and second-year students from the Clinical Engineering Technician Department (3-Year Program) at Tokyo College of Medico-Pharmaco Technology took part in a field trip from July 16 to 19 of this year at Kamogawa Seinen Youth Center, a training retreat center for young people located in Kamogawa City, Chiba Prefecture.   The retreat was the culmination of a team-based problem-solving program the students had been working on in classes since April designed to help them develop fundamental adult skills including initiative-taking skills, thinking skills, and team-work skills.   The first-year students conducted activities in the gymnasium, working together and … Continue reading

Jikei Group holds 13th International Affairs Meeting

The Jikei Group of Colleges International Center, Headquarters hosted the 13th Jikei Group of Colleges International Affairs meeting on July 28 and 29 at the Biwako Club, the group’s training facility and retreat located in Shiga Prefecture. More than seventy people from international affairs-related departments in the Jikei Group and partner organizations participated in the meeting, including representatives from the international offices in the United States, Europe, Australia, China, and Korea. The first day of the meeting was chaired by Hideo Watanabe, Executive Director of International Center, Headquarters.   This year’s meeting featured presentations on international education programs as well … Continue reading

Jikei Group Welcomes Students and Faculty from the University of West Florida for Semester in Japan Program

The Jikei Group of Colleges hosted the Semester in Japan Program once again, welcoming five students and one professor from the University of West Florida (UWF) to Japan for five weeks. The Semester in Japan program is based on the educational partnership between the Jikei Group and the University of West Florida. This year marks the 26th incarnation of the program, which provides UWF students with an opportunity to learn about Japanese culture.   The Semester in Japan program is a UWF credit-bearing program promoting cultural exchange between students and faculty members at Jikei Group and the UWF while deepening … Continue reading

E-Sports Team from Tokyo College of Anime Competes in International College Cup in Wuhan, China

Road Creation, a team of six students from Tokyo College of Anime, represented Japan in the League of Legends International College Cup held from July 13-17 in the Chinese city of Wuhan. League of Legends is one of the world’s most popular multiplayer online battle arena games, and the students are all currently E-Sports Comprehensive Programing Majors.   The students intensified their training regime, practicing day and night, once the decision had been made that they would participate in the tournament as the strongest team in Japan. They asked one of the international students to assist the team and act … Continue reading

TSM and TSM Shibuya Sign Curriculum Transfer Agreement with Berklee College of Music

Berklee College of Music and Tokyo School of Music and Dance and its sister school Tokyo School of Music Shibuya Campus held a signing ceremony on April 10 on the fourth floor of the Tokyo International Forum. As partner institutions, the schools will engage in a 2+2 transfer program via credit transfer. During the ceremony, the Ukifune Scholarship to study at Berklee College of Music was awarded to Mr. Yuki Kodama, who just graduated from Jikei Group school Koyo Conservatory of Music this spring. TSM and TSM Shibuya will begin recruiting students in earnest for the Study Abroad at Berklee … Continue reading

The Jikei Group of Colleges and the Osaka Prefectural Board of Education Sign Partnership Agreement

The Jikei Group of Colleges and the Osaka Prefectural Board of Education concluded a partnership agreement for the Jikei Group to deliver specially tailored classes on professional education to high schools. The agreement was formally signed by Jikei Group Chairperson Kunihiko Ukifune and Osaka Prefecture School Superintendent Masahiro Mukai at a ceremony held at the Osaka Prefecture Government House in Osaka City’s Chuo Ward on December 21. This marks the first time the Osaka Prefectural Board of Education has entered into an educational partnership arrangement with professional training colleges.   The Osaka Prefectural Board of Education took notice of the … Continue reading