Jikei Group Travel Policies for Students and Faculty Members in the Event of an Overseas Crisis

Jikei Group of Colleges Headquarters   All students and faculty members, whether traveling overseas on group-related business or travelling privately, should endeavor to obtain the latest information from news sources or from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Overseas Safety website. They should also conduct thorough research of dangerous regions prior to traveling overseas and should refrain from traveling to regions for which a travel advisory has been issued. Students and faculty members should also be aware of the dangers of traveling to other regions as well.   Additionally, students and faculty members should always register with the Travel Registration Service … Continue reading

Sixty-Nine Participants Join the 12th Jikei Group International Affairs Meeting

The 12th Jikei Group of Colleges International Affairs Meeting was held from Friday, July 29 to Saturday, July 30 at the Cottage Biwako Club, the corporate retreat for the Jikei Group of Colleges. The international affairs-related departments of the Jikei Group of Colleges met together to share information and discuss international education, including safer high-quality study abroad programs. The meeting was attended by sixty-nine people, including the overseas center managers from China, Korea, the United States, Europe, and Australia as well as representatives from Jikei Group schools and corporations. The participants discussed International Education–which the Jikei Group has established as one … Continue reading

The entrance ceremony for the Jikei Group of Colleges ,which has managed Koyo Conservatory of Music since 2015, was held in Osaka, Japan

The entrance ceremony for COM Group Schools in the Jikei Group of Colleges was held at Osaka-Jo Hall in Osaka, Japan on April 20. The ceremony was attended by over 2,500 students from 11 schools as well as many special industry guests and featured performances and presentations by graduates. Among the schools represented was Koyo Conservatory of Music in Kobe, a longtime member of the Berklee International Network. In attendance were Roger H. Brown, President of Berklee College of Music and Jason Camelio, also of Berklee. Mr. Brown delivered a congratulatory address to the incoming students, encouraging them to be … Continue reading

Regarding the Jikei Headquarters Task Force on the Kumamoto Earthquake On confirming that all students are safe and unharmed

To begin, we would like to express our sincere condolences to all of those who fell victim to the Kumamoto Earthquake. Our thoughts are with everyone who has been affected by this disaster.   On Saturday, April 16th, the Jikei Group of Colleges established the “Kyushu Kumamoto Area Earthquake Task Force” and issued instructions to each of the schools in the Fukuoka area to “give priority to confirming that students, faculty and staff members are safe and unharmed, report information on the level of damage to those individuals who have been affected by the earthquake, and report collected information on … Continue reading

Tokyo College of Biotechnology Helps Miyake Island Distillery Restart Operations

Miyake Island is an island located approximately 180 kilometers south of Tokyo and administered by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. The entire island was evacuated following the eruption of Mt. Oyama on July 14, 2000, but residents were finally permitted to return beginning in February of 2005.   Shochu production at the Miyake Island Shochu Distillery was restarted as part of the recovery efforts on the island. However, the yeast they used was a new strain brought in from the mainland. Shochu is a distilled alcohol distinct from sake, with a lower alcohol content than whiskey or vodka but still higher … Continue reading

Hospital of Miracles

Sendai Communication Arts College and Sendai College of Medical Health staged performances of the musical Hospital of Miracles on October 9 and 10 at the Rururu Hall in the Sendai City Taihaku Ward Cultural Center. During the two days, 1,081 people came to see the musical, which both raises awareness for bone marrow transplants and supports recovery efforts for the Great East Japan Earthquake.   The Jikei Group of Colleges first began raising awareness for bone marrow transplants with the musical Gateway to Tomorrow in 1994, staged then by the Osaka School of Music. The musical has been performed each … Continue reading

Eintracht Frankfurt Football Team Manager Thomas Schaaf Visits Tokyo College of Sports and Recreation

Thomas Schaaf is a former player for the German Bundesliga football team Werder Bremen and coach of Eintracht Frankfurt, the team which he now manages. He is also currently an International Educational Advisor for the Jikei Group of Colleges. Mr. Schaaf visited the Tokyo College of Sports and Recreation on November 11 and delivered special lectures for the students of the Sports Trainer Department and the Sports Business Department. With 40 years of experience in the German Bundesliga, Mr. Schaaf spoke with passion and enthusiasm, tailoring the content of each lecture specifically to suit the special characteristics and career goals … Continue reading

Osaka College of Medical Welfare Students Man Aid Stations for 2015 Biwako Takashima Kuri Marathon

The Takashima City Board of Education in Shiga Prefecture asked Osaka College of Medical and Welfare for volunteers for the aid stations for the 2015 Biwako Takashima Kuri Marathon held on October 18. A total of 12 students from the Medical Trainer Club took part as staff members for the race, which was sponsored by the Takashima City Board of Education. The Medical Trainer Club is comprised of students in the Physical Therapist Department who have joined the club as part of their classes in the Sports Therapy Course.   The students joined a workshop the day before the race … Continue reading

Composer Kiyoshi Nobutoki’s Kaido Tosei Performed for First Time in 75 Years at the Symphony Hall

The Symphony Hall in Osaka City Kita Ward held performances of the 1940 cantata Kaido Tosei by the Osaka-born composer and former Tokyo University of the Arts professor Kiyoshi Nobutoki and poet Hakushu Kitahara on November 20 and 22. The complete work was performed for the event Keido Tosei Cantata—70th Anniversary of the End of World War II and the 50th Anniversary of the Death of Kiyoshi Nobutoki, sponsored by the Sankei Shimbun newspaper in cooperation with the Symphony Hall with the support of the Jikei Group of Colleges. All 1700 seats in the hall were sold out for the … Continue reading

2015 Jikei English Speech Contest

The Preliminary round in the 2015 Jikei English Speech Contest has begun, with this year marking the 6th year of the contest. Fifty-three competitors from 50 schools across the country have signed up, the largest number of participants so far.   The theme for this year’s contest is "Selling Yourself in English." The entrants have been tasked with envisioning an interview overseas for a job related to their field of study. They need to clearly explain why they should be hired from among the many applicants and sell themselves to the interviewer.   The entrants’ speeches will be recorded by … Continue reading