13th Jikei Group Challenge Cup Judo Training Tournament in Chiba

The 13th Jikei Group Challenge Cup Judo Training Tournament was held on August 18 and 19 at the Chiba Prefectural Budokan. The annual tournament is open to high schools in Chiba Prefecture and was established for the purpose of creating an opportunity for beginning judo students (white-belt students with no degree) to take part in a tournament and experience judo matches.   The tournament has entered its 13th year and trust in the Jikei Group has grown considerably. The Jikei Group organized the judo training tournament together with the Chiba Prefectural Judo Federation. Additional support was provided by the Chiba … Continue reading

39th All Japan Senior High School Cultural Festival

The 39th All Japan Senior High School Cultural Festival, “Biwako Sobun,” was held in Shiga Prefecture for 5 days from July 28 through August 1. Also known as the inter-high school culture club, the festival was jointly sponsored by the Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs, the All Japan Senior High School Cultural Federation, and the Jikei Group of Colleges and other organizations. The event brought together approximately 20,000 high school students from across Japan representing 22 high school club activities including theater, chorus, wind music, local performing arts, and the Japanese board game “Go.” The students showed off the fruits … Continue reading

Shin-Tokyo Dental Technician College Hosts Oral Design Workshop

Shin-Tokyo Dental Technician College hosted a 3-day workshop on Oral Design for industry professionals from June 5 to 7, in addition to the school’s regular classes.   The name of the workshop was “Willi Geller Workshop: Advanced Posterior Hands-on Course with Creation ZI-CT.”   The instructor is Mr. Willi Geller, the 74-year old dental technician who created the history of ceramic restoration and still remains active around the world. Dental technicians and dentists active on the front lines of the dental restoration industry have been influenced by Mr. Geller to some extent.   Sixty-three dental technicians took time out of … Continue reading

Jikei Group Signs Partnership Agreement with Berklee College of Music

Koyo Conservatory of Music joined the Jikei Group of Colleges in April of this year as a COM Group music school. Located in the city of Kobe, Koyo Conservatory of Music is also an official member of Boston-based Berklee College of Music’s International Network.   The Jikei Group of Colleges has concluded a partnership agreement between Berklee College of Music and Toyo Conservatory of Music.   Seiichiro Kita, Principal of the Osaka School of Music Upper Secondary Specialized Training School and General Producer for COM Group music schools, laid out the specifics of the partnership agreement at the International Affairs … Continue reading

Tokyo Belle epoque College of Beauty Hosts Dual Practical Training Discussion Session

Tokyo Belle epoque College of Beauty Beautician Practical Training Department held a dual practical training discussion session for 1st year students on July 7 of this year.   In the Beautician Practical Training Department, students work toward obtaining a beautician license while acquiring on-the-job experience and earning an income through an educational curriculum with dual practical training at its core.   The goals for the discussion session were threefold: to increase student motivation toward dual practical training; to give students the opportunity to learn about the characteristics of salons; and to help students decide where to participate in practical training. … Continue reading

Graduate School of Health Care Services Publishes Inaugural Newsletter

Graduate School of Health Care Services, Jikei Institute has published the first edition of the Graduate School of Health Care Sciences, Jikei Institute Newsletter. The newsletter was created to help people learn more about Jikei Institute, which is the first graduate school in Japan established to conduct research into health care safety and quality. The 4-page color newsletter is printed on A3-size paper and features “the Inaugural Issue” by Jikei Institute Principal Hiroshi Takeda and “Realizing the Dream of Health Care Assurance and Safety” by Jikei Group of Colleges Chairperson Kunihiko Ukifune.   On the front page, Principal Takeda once … Continue reading

2015 Jikei Group International Affairs Meeting

All departments involved in international affairs in the Jikei Group of Colleges came together on July 31 and August 1 for the 2015 International Affairs Meeting held at the Cottage Biwako Club, the Jikei Group of Colleges training retreat located in Shiga Prefecture. During the meeting, participants held discussions regarding initiatives for educating global professionals as well as the establishment of a system for responding to crises and ensuring the safety of students in the event of unforeseeable events such as infectious disease outbreaks and acts of terrorism or war at study abroad destinations. The International Affairs Meeting is hosted … Continue reading

Jikei Graduate Continues the Challenge in Boston

Which colleges come to mind when you think of famous music schools in the United States?   Probably Juilliard School in New York and Berklee College of Music in Boston. Several of our instructors at the Jikei Group are graduates of Berklee College of Music. Vice Principal Shin Ikesue, Director of the Gospel Ensemble, is a graduate, as is Mickie Yoshino.   Jikei Group Chairperson Kunihiko Ukifune visited Berklee President Roger H. Brown toward the end of April as part of a seven member delegation. The purpose of the delegation’s visit was to establish an educational exchange relationship with Berklee … Continue reading

Osaka College of High Technology Graduation Research Project Symposium

Osaka College of High Technology held its Graduation Research Project Symposium for the 2014/2015 Academic Year at the Osaka Central Public Hall on Friday, January 30. Graduation research at the college began in 1987, the year it first began offering classes. Since then students at the school have conducted more than 2,700 research projects. Osaka College of High Technology has continued to focus on professional education as a part of specialized education and career education for twenty-eight years and in doing so has become one the roots of graduation research education at the Jikei Group of Colleges.   The Osaka … Continue reading

Osaka Communication Arts College Holds Student Project Exhibition

Osaka Communication Arts College held its twenty-sixth graduation and year-end project exhibition ‘We Are OCA’ at the Osaka Merchandise Market on Friday, February 6 and Saturday, February 7. The theme for this year’s exhibition was “A Great Banquet of Creators.”   The 2015 ‘We Are OCA’ exhibition featured student projects from many well-known companies in fields such as gaming, computer graphics, manga, anime, graphic design, illustration, and interior design. Corporate projects play a central role in OCA’s cooperative education with industry system and give students an opportunity to create marketable products under the careful guidance of industry’s leading companies. Some … Continue reading