Jikei Group and Kyushu University Create Manga on the Life of Muhammad Yunus in Joint Research Project

Professor Yunus’s Social Business, a manga depicting the life and work of Professor Muhammad Yunus, has been completed and is now available at Tsuchiya Book Store, a support company within the Jikei Group of Colleges. Professor Yunus has helped impoverished women in his home country of Bangladesh achieve financial and personal independence through small loans known as microcredit and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006.   Professor Yunus’s Social Business has been produced through a collaborative effort between the Jikei Group of Colleges and the Yunus & Shiiki Social Business Research Center at Kyushu University. The goal of … Continue reading

2015 ‘We Are TCA’ School Exhibition at Makuhari Messe

“We are TCA 2015,” the graduation and year-end project exhibition for Tokyo Communication Arts College students, was held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba Prefecture on Friday, February 6 and Saturday, February 7. Nearly 1,900 people came to see the student exhibits over the two days of the exhibition.   Since the very beginning Tokyo Communication Arts College has been training the professionals industry needs for the workplace through a unique curriculum created in collaboration with corporations and other organizations. The foundation for this collaborative curriculum is firmly based on cooperative education with industry focusing on corporate projects. These corporate projects … Continue reading

New Campus for Osaka College of Culinary Arts

The dedication ceremony for the new Osaka College of Culinary Arts campus was held in Osaka on August 28 and was attended by Chairperson Kunihiko Ukifune together along with honored guests and representatives from the school and from the companies involved in the construction. Osaka College of Culinary Arts will move to its new location in April of next year and will change from a general corporation to a school corporation pending accreditation. The morning began with rain, which soon abated with the start of the ceremony. By about halfway into the event, summer skies had returned, and the day … Continue reading

Summer Test Prep Classes for Jikei Grads

This spring the Jikei Group of Colleges launched the Restart program at the National Examination Preparation Center for Jikei graduates preparing to take national examinations. These summer session national examination preparation classes were opened for the first time at 5 locations across the country with the base of operations centered in Osaka.   The Jikei Group of Colleges believes that each and every student is important and strives to put that philosophy into practice. Accordingly, the Jikei Group has established the Restart Program as part of its efforts to provide systematic support to Jikei graduates getting ready to take national … Continue reading

National Exam Pass Rates Increase Dramatically

Dental Technician Students Achieve 100% Pass Rate for 23rd Straight Year. The National Examination Preparation Center for the Jikei Group of Colleges has finished compiling the national examination results for the 2013 academic year. The total number of students sitting national examinations exceeded 5000 students for the entire group, and the number of departments with a 100% pass rate increased by 10 departments at 4 schools to reach a total of 41 departments at 24 schools. Moreover, Toyo Medical College Dental Technician Department students obtained a 100% success rate for the 23rd straight year, an achievement unparalleled throughout Japan.   … Continue reading

2014 ISPO Global Educators Meeting in Kobe

The International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO) held the first annual Global Educators Meeting (GEM) from June 25 to 27 in the city of Kobe, with the Kobe College of Medical Welfare acting as the official receiving institution for the event. According to the ISPO, the goal of GEM was “to strengthen and deepen the P&O professions globally, through improved P&O education, with increased cooperation between P&O schools.” The primary venue for the 3-day event was the Nichii Gakkan Kobe Port Island Center, and the secondary venue was the Kobe College of Medical Welfare.   The conference sought to … Continue reading

Message from Kunihiko Ukifune, Chairperson of the Jikei Group

  Happy New Year from the Jikei Group of Colleges.   The year 2013 started with my discovery of the book “Makers: The New Industrial Revolution,” written by Chris Anderson. Following on from the IT revolution, the advent of the 3D printer is bringing about a new industrial revolution of its own. In Japan too, one independent engineer, using a design application on the web, made a design with the aid of CAD and produced a trial version with a 3D printer. By forming a network with multiple medium- and small-sized specialist makers, that product is now being launched on … Continue reading

Symphony Hall Relaunched under Jikei Management

  The Jikei Group of Colleges formally took over management of the Symphony Hall from Asahi Broadcasting Corporation in January 2014. The Symphony Hall first opened its doors in 1982 as Japan’s first classical music hall and boasts a history of over 30 years. Herbert von Karajan conducted the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra at the Symphony Hall in 1984 and declared the hall’s acoustics to be the best in the world. His love for the hall was shared by other famous conductors such as Leonard Bernstein and Claudio Abbado. The new managers for the symphony hall with its illustrious history are … Continue reading

ISPO Global Educators Meeting in Kobe

  The ISPO (International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics) Educational Committee has decided to hold the first ISPO Global Educators Meeting from June 25-27, 2014 in Kobe, Japan.   The 3-day event will bring together prosthetics and orthotics educators, school officials, NGOs, related-organizations, and interested industry representatives from around the world to raise the level of prosthetics and orthotics education as well as strengthen and deepen prosthetics and orthotics expertise globally by broadening coordination between prosthetics and orthotics schools. The meeting is receiving backing from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, the Ministry of Health, Labour and … Continue reading

Training Course Held for Keimyung College Faculty Members and Administrators

  The Jikei Group welcomed 7 administrators and 8 faculty members from Keimyung College for 4 days of training from December 10 to 13 of last year. Located in Daegu, South Korea, Keimyung College is one of the Jikei Group’s educational partner institutions and sends faculty members and administrators to the Jikei Group for training each year as part of our educational partnership agreement.   Keimyung College has embarked on an effort to develop a new curriculum based on the dual aspects of cooperative education with industry and professional education. The Jikei Group has already established curriculums based on these … Continue reading