Delegation from Highline Community College Visits Jikei Group in Tokyo

  The Jikei Group of Colleges was honored to welcome a delegation from Highline Community College in Tokyo on November 12, 2013. Guests included Dr. Jack Bermingham, President of Highline Community College; Dr. Lisa Skari, Vice President; Patti Rosendahl, Executive Assistant to the President; and Madison Gridley, Alumni Coordinator. Accompanying the delegation was Mr. Junki Yoshida, Chairman and CEO of the Yoshida Group and a Member of the Highline CC Foundation, and Dr. Lisa Skari’s daughter, Ms. Camryn Skari.   The group visited several Jikei Group schools, including Tokyo Film Center School of Arts and Tokyo Communication Arts, and attended … Continue reading

US-Japan Social Welfare Symposium

  The 16th Annual US-Japan Social Welfare Symposium was held on October 30, 2013, at the University of West Florida in Pensacola, Florida. Students and faculty from the University of West Florida, Saitama College of Welfare, and Tokyo College of Welfare participated in the one-day symposium, which explored social welfare-related topics ranging from child abuse and bullying to poverty in the elderly and elderly abuse.   The Plenary Session began with a warm welcome to all the participants from Dr. George Ellenberg, Vice Provost, University of West Florida, and Ms. Paula Rappe, Assistant Professor at the Department of Social Work. … Continue reading

Music, Dance and Acting Schools Established in Shanghai

  Jikei COM Group opened the Shanghai School of Music and the Shanghai College of Dance and Acting on October 8, 2013 in Shanghai, China.The Shanghai School of Music and the Shanghai College of Dance and Acting will leverage Jikei COM Group’s educational know-how and networking might to produce talented entertainment and music industry professionals active in Asia.The goal for the schools is to train the professionals needed in the music and entertainment industries through a 2-year program.   Although Shanghai has been heavily influenced by Japan and the surrounding countries in Asia, the music and entertainment industry is still developing, … Continue reading

The Gateway to Tomorrow: Students Make a Difference While Gaining Real-World Theatrical Experience

  The student-led production of The Gateway to Tomorrow, a musical promoting bone marrow transplant and leukemia awareness in Japan, was held in Tokyo and Osaka in September and October 2013. This year’s performances marked the 20th anniversary of the inaugural performance of the Gateway to Tomorrow.   The Gateway to Tomorrow was conceived, written, produced, and performed by students from a number of Jikei Group schools across the country. Over the years, many corporations and organizations have become involved in the project, making the musical an important part of the cooperative education with industry program at the Jikei Group. … Continue reading

Sparkling Wine Produced by Tokyo College of Biotechnology Students as Graduation Project Goes on Sale

Sparkling wine created by students as a graduation project has become a commercial product. The story is included in the digital pamphlet written by Mr. Kawabe.   Sparkling wine produced by students from the Brewing Program at Tokyo College of Biotechnology has been chosen to become a commercial wine by Hisa Kawabe, an oenologist at Takahata Winery (Takahata Town, Higashiokitama District, Yamagata Prefecture). Mr. Kawabe, manufacturing department head and board member, led the student project and personally selected the sparkling wine to be a 2009 Sparkling Chardonnay.   The sparkling wine took the bronze prize at both the 2012 Japan … Continue reading

100 Jikei Group Students Attend Youth Forum with Nobel Peace Prize Recipient Dr. Muhammad Yunas

The Social Business Forum in Osaka welcomed Dr. Muhammad Yunus. Many students from the Jikei Group attended.   The Social Business Forum in Osaka welcomed Nobel Peace Prize recipient Dr. Muhammad Yunus at the Westin Hotel Osaka on Saturday, July 27. Over 400 students attended the forum from institutions such as Kwansei Gakuin University, Kansai University, Ritsumeikan University, Doshisha University, and Kobe College together with 100 students from 11 colleges in the Jikei Group of Colleges including Osaka College of Medical Technology, Osaka College of Health and Welfare, and Osaka Communication Arts. The forum was sponsored by UBS Bank and … Continue reading

12 Faculty from Yeonsung University in Korea Visit Japan for Jikei Group Training

Staff members from Yeonsung University came to Japan to participate in Jikei Group of Colleges training. They listened to a lecture by Chairperson Ukifune on July 26.   Twelve university staff members from Yeonsung University in Korea came to Osaka for 4 days for training with the Jikei Group of Colleges, the industry leader of Japan’s professional training colleges. On Friday, July 26, the group attended a full-day of lectures from Chairperson Ukifune and leaders from each department at Graduate School of Health Care Services, Jikei Institute, in Shin Osaka in Osaka City covering Jikei Group education and management know-how … Continue reading

Kick-Off Event Marking the 20th Anniversary of the Bone Marrow Transplant Campaign Musical “The Gateway to Tomorrow”

Bone Marrow Transplant Campaign Musical “The Gateway to Tomorrow”   Between 1994 and 2012, the Gateway to Tomorrow staged 123 performances and welcomed approximately 160,000 people. This year marks the 20th anniversary since the inaugural performance with 6 performances scheduled for Osaka and Tokyo.   Performance Schedule   Osaka Performances Performance Dates:  Friday, September 27, 2013 at 18:00  Saturday, September 28 at 13:00 and 18:00  Venue: NHK Osaka Hall   Tokyo Performances Performance Dates:  Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 13:00 and 18:00  Sunday, October 27 at 14:30  Venue: Akasaka ACT Theater   Official Website:

Chairperson Ukifune Gives Presentation at Vietnam-Japan Education Cooperation Forum

Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Nhân and Chairperson Ukifune at the Vietnam-Japan Education Cooperation Forum sponsored by the Nihon Keisai Shimbun.   Chairperson Kunihiko Ukifune gave a presentation titled “The Jikei Group: Contributing to Professional Education in Asia” at the Vietnam-Japan Education Cooperation Forum, sponsored by the Nihon Keizai Shimbun and took place at the Imperial Hotel Tokyo on May 24.   The forum was held to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Vietnam and was attended by Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Nguyễn Thiện Nhân and Japanese Vice-Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and … Continue reading

Jikei Rehabilitation Forum Holds Conference in Disaster-Affected Tohoko Region

The 12th Annual Rehabilitation Forum on the theme of “A Stepping Stone toward Disaster Restoration:Rehabilitation Health Care and Social Welfare Professionals Transforming the Community.” Conference Director Seishi Sawamura giving the opening address.   The Jikei Rehabilitation Forum held its 12th annual academic conference at the Sendai Leo Palace Hotel in Sendai City on the afternoon of Sunday, May 12. The theme of this year’s conference was “A Stepping Stone toward Disaster Restoration: Rehabilitation Health Care and Social Welfare Professionals Transforming the Community.” Since its inauguration in May 2008, the Jikei Rehabilitation Forum has been vigorously active in rehabilitation professional training. … Continue reading