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

Kobe College of Medical Welfare Signs Comprehensive Partnership Agreement with Sanda City

Kobe College of Medical Welfare, Sanda Campus, signed a comprehensive partnership agreement with the city of Sanda in Hyogo Prefecture on November 30. The agreement covers a range of topics including social welfare and community disaster prevention. The school principals from Kobe College of Medical Welfare, Kwansei Gakuin University, Minatogawa College, Hyogo University of Teacher Education, Kobe Shinwa Women’s University, and Kobe Tokiwa University met together with Sanda City Mayor Tetsuo Mori and issued a joint declaration of cooperation to transform Sanda City into a “City of Learning.”   Kobe College of Medical Welfare first opened in 1997 and currently … Continue reading

Osaka Jikei Gakuen to Build New College in Okayama Prefecture

Osaka Jikei Gakuen School Corporation broke ground for a new school in the city of Mimasaka–provisionally named Mimasaka College of Sports, Medicine, and Nursing–at a ceremony held on December 13. Osaka Jikei Gakuen was invited by the city of Mimasaka, located in Okayama Prefecture, to build a school there as part of its efforts to revitalize local communities. The ceremony was attended by officials from Mimasaka City and the Jikei Group, including Mayor Seiji Hagiwara and Jikei Group Chairperson Kunihiko Ukifune. The school is scheduled to open in March of 2018.

Students in Hokkaido Sell Bagels to Raise Money for the Victims of Tohoku and Kumamoto Earthquakes

Students at Hokkaido College of High Technology made donations in support of the victims of the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami and the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquakes through the Eniwa Council of Social Welfare on November 17.   At the request of the city of Eniwa, students from Hokkaido College of High Technology sold pumpkin bagels baked in the Biotechnology Department at Michi to Kawa no Eki “Hana Road Eniwa” as part of the school’s cooperative education with industry and government program.   Pumpkin bagels have been sold and distributed at many different events and were born out of the Yumechikara … Continue reading

Fukuoka Belle époque College of Beauty Holds First Aid Training

Tokyo Belle époque College of Beauty welcomed two first aid professionals, Mr. Kawano and Mr. Arimura, from its sister school, Fukuoka College of Medical Health, to the school on November 25. The two instructors led a first aid training session, which was attended by all of the faculty members from Tokyo Belle époque College of Beauty.   EMTs at the Jikei Group of Colleges are responsible for the safety and welfare of the many students placed in their care and come face to face with a myriad of dangers each day. One day a student could collapse unconscious in a … Continue reading

Japan Establishes Caregiving Working Visa

The government of Japan announced a partial amendment to the Immigration Act on November 28 of this year. Previously, international students pursuing studies in caregiving at professional training colleges and other institutions have not been able to work in Japan as caregivers, even if they acquired the national qualification of Certified Caregiver, except within the framework of one of the economic partnership agreements with the Philippines, Indonesia, or Vietnam.   However, this revision to the Immigration Act adds Caregiving as a residence status in Japan and enables citizens of other countries who possess the Japanese Certified Caregiver qualification to work … Continue reading

Final Judging for the 7th Annual Jikei Group of Colleges English Speech Contest

The final judging for the 7th Annual Jikei Group of Colleges Speech Contest took place on November 10 in Osaka. The theme of this year’s contest is “the Japan I Love.” The expert panel of judges selected the five recipients for the Overseas Language Study Program Scholarship from the representatives from the 46 Jikei Schools participating in the contest. The top five competitors who made it through the strict selection process will be awarded a scholarship for a five-week overseas language study program in either Brisbane, Australia or Pensacola, Florida in the United States.   The judges spoke about the … Continue reading

Sapporo Belle époque College of Beauty Student Takes Third Place in the National Junior Natural Sculpting Category at the 2016 Tokyo Nail Expo

The 2016 Tokyo Nail Expo, the world’s top manicure and nail art event, was held on October 30-31 at Tokyo Big Sight. Organized by the Japan Nailist Association, the Tokyo Nail Expo is an all-encompassing event for everything connected with nails. The event attracts more than 50,000 people each year, including top nail artists from around the world, and also features a number of different competitions.   Ms. Kako Sasagawa, a second-year Total Beauty Department Nail Course student from Sapporo Belle époque College of Beauty, took third prize in the Junior Natural Sculpting Category, one of the numerous categories open … Continue reading

Fukuoka College of Culinary Arts Takes Top Prize at 7th Annual Coup Jikei Contest

The nine schools from the Jikei Group of Colleges Food Culture Education Subcommittee took part in the 7th Annual Coup Jikei Contest held at Tokyo Belle époque College of Confectionery and Culinary on November 12, 2016. Each school selected two students to represent their institution, with 18 students in total (including one international student from Indonesia) participating in the contest. Each pair of students applied the skills acquired at school and worked together as a team in an effort to secure the Coup Jikei Cup. The students faced the challenge of creating a pièce montée using Japanese decorative confectionery as … Continue reading