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

Sports and Youth Bureau Director-General Visits the Jikei Group in Hokkaido

Ryuichiro Shirama—Sports and Youth Bureau Director-General at the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology—visited Hokkaido College of High Technology and Hokkaido High-Technology Athletics Club in the afternoon of September 12. Mr. Shirama toured the school and facilities and discussed education for sports professionals at professional training colleges as well as curricula used in sports-related departments. Mr. Shirama also toured High Tech AC‘s indoor stadium and listened to coach Hiroyuki Nakamura, who has trained Chisato Fukushima and other world-class athletes, talk about the stadium’s facilities and the training methodologies at the club.   The visit came as attention is … Continue reading

Duce Mix Kitchen Grand Opening

Duce Mix, a Jikei Group corporation, will open the Duce Mix Kitchen on October 11 in Fukushima Ward in Osaka City. The Duce Mix Kitchen will be a bakery, bistro, and cafe which will take over the renovated building that previously housed the Osaka College of Culinary Arts. Sample breads and pastries from the bakery went on sale ahead of the grand opening in the ground floor foyer of the Jikei Dai 1 building on September 9.   The Duce Mix Kitchen has been reborn with a bakery on the first floor, a bistro and cafe on the second floor, … Continue reading