The Jikei Group has confirmed the safety of all its students and faculty members following the Osaka Hokubu Earthquake. The group has not received any reports of injuries.

Jikei Group of Colleges Headquarters   To all Students and Faculty Members:   A shindo 6 earthquake occurred in northern Osaka today at 7:58 a.m. The Jikei Group set up a disaster task force headquarters in the group’s headquarters in Osaka at 08:00 a.m. and confirmed the safety of students and faculty members in schools located in the Kinki area. As of 12:00 p.m. on June 18, no injuries for students or faculty members have been reported. Confirmation of the safety of students and faculty members was concluded at 3:00 p.m. that same day.  

Jikei Group Holds Signing Ceremony with Berklee College of Music Extending Ukifune Scholarship to 2022

Berklee College of Music and the Jikei Group of Colleges renewed their agreement for the jointly created Ukifune Scholarship at a signing ceremony at the Osaka Jo Hall Convention Hall on April 19, extending the scholarship until 2022. Berklee College of Music is a prestigious school of American modern music such as jazz and rock located in Boston, Massachusetts. In attendance at the ceremony were Jikei Group of Colleges chairperson, Kunihiko Ukifune, and Berklee College of Music associate vice president of Global Initiatives, Matthew Nicholl. This year’s recipient of the Ukifune Scholarship is Ms. Hidemi Akaiwa, who just graduated from … Continue reading

Osaka Broadcasting Arts College Graduate Wins Honorary Mention at Dengeki Shosetsu Grand Prize Awards

Takeshi Murase, broadcast and comedy writer as well as Osaka Broadcasting Arts College graduate and special lecturer, received an honorable mention from the selection committee for his work “Hanashika Monogatari~Asakusa wa Kyo mo Nigiyaka Desu~” at the Dengeki Shosetsu Grand Prize Awards Ceremony held on October 1 of last year. Mr. Murase’s work was selected from 5,088 other entries. “Hanashika Monogatari~Asakusa wa Kyo mo Nigiyaka Desu~” was published by Media Works Bunko and went on sale on March 23 of this year.   The novel depicts a young man who wholeheartedly pursues his dream of becoming a traditional Japanese comic … Continue reading

Yonago East Rotary Club invites Jikei Students to Perform the Musical Koshien Dake ga Koukou Yakyuu Dewa Nai

Osaka Broadcasting Arts College and Osaka Animation School held their annual performance of the musical “Koshien Dake ga Koukou Yakyuu Dewa Nai” (High School Baseball isn’t just about the National High School Baseball Championship Koshien Stadium) at the Yonago Convention Centre in Yonago City in Tottori Prefecture on March 24. The schools were invited to stage the musical as the main event for the Future Self-Assistance Project celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Yonago East Rotary Club and the venue was packed with enthusiastic audience members.   The purpose of this project was to help the children who will be … Continue reading

Students from Tokyo Design Technology Center Create Opening Animation for Torinoko City

The song “Torinoko City,” written by the music artist 40mP and sung by the virtual artist Hatsune Miku, has gained substantial popularity and become something of a hot topic with film director Hiroki Yamaguchi attempting to turn the lonely world of a little girl expressed in the song into a live-action film bearing the same title. Students from Tokyo Design Technology Center were asked to work on the animated opening sequence for the film as a project by the film’s producer and distributor. Tokyo Design Technology Center is a Jikei Group of Colleges member school located in Shinjuku Ward in … Continue reading

Tokyo Belle epoque College of Beauty collaboration with Miss Earth Japan

On April 2, contestants and event organizers for the 2018 Miss Earth Japan Saitama Competition visited Tokyo Belle epoque College of Beauty in Edogawa Ward in Tokyo. Miss Earth is one of the big four international beauty pageants. Through a partnership between Tokyo Belle epoque College of Beauty and Miss Earth Japan, the school held a beauty training lecture with Miss World contestants where students from the Hair and Makeup Department did the hair and makeup of actual contest participants.   The event began with a lecture on makeup techniques from Miwa Otani, an instructor at the school. Makeup will … Continue reading

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