A Universal Admissions Office
for Those Making Global Career Choices

What’s new?

2/8/2016 News

"Blue Pen Studying Method (Atamaga yokunaru Ao-pen Benkyo-ho)" by Hideki Aikawa, CEO of Admissions Office Inc., was introduced in PRESIDENT (2016.2.29), a sister magazine of Time Inc.'s FORTUNE.

1/18/2015 News

Application for 2015 Heizo Takenaka Sekaijuku Global Citizenship Program is now available.

01About

Mission Statement

Admissions Office Inc. is committed to cultivating future leaders, by providing global-standard education opportunities to Japanese secondary education institutions through partnerships with Japanese and foreign universities and organizations.

Ten proposals for future education

  1. 1. Make it a habit to find and take opportunities by yourself, in that there is limited time available to you.
  2. 2. Aim to become a person who can identify problems and develop creative and innovative solutions.
  3. 3. Believe that you and your peers are capable and responsible young adults, and act accordingly.
  4. 4. Be aware of your position on the global stage. Identify your mission in life and cultivate your fields of expertise.
  5. 5. Be passionate about self-improvement, and do not underestimate yourself when planning your future.
  1. 6. Put forward your own opinions and gain the skills to communicate and understand a wide variety of values.
  2. 7. Be proud to contribute to your community, and strive to provide happiness for those around you.
  3. 8. Keep an open mind when choosing a profession, and rise to global challenges.
  4. 9. Realize that society has problems that must be solved, and that you can bring about change to solve them.
  5. 10. Build a global network of peers, and consult with them as you progress toward your goals.

Education Reform

Contributing to a revolution in university applications

In Japan today, universities depend on paper based standardized exams to measure students’ academic ability. Obviously, this leads to a very narrow perspective of students’ ability. In line with this fact, the bulk of Japanese pre-college education prepares students to do well on these paper based exams. However, more is required of students in this global age than the ability to provide answers to test questions. It is the ability to challenge problems which have no answers, to set goals in line with their personal strengths and abilities, and take action to work toward those goals. If universities adopt a multi-dimensional approach to measure the unique talents and potential of candidates, education in Japan will change. Our mission is to provide a platform and solutions for positive change in Japan’s university admis-sions field.

Achieving global standard education in Japan

Japan is said to be behind in global standard education. This is the product of an education system which puts heavy emphasis on admission test scores to judge students’ ability. On an individual basis, there are Japanese researchers and academics accomplishing great things on the global stage. We believe that students also have the potential to achieve this, and it should be fostered. By matching these teachers and learners, it will be possible to bring the global standard to Japan. We aim to continue to develop curriculum that acts as a bridge between global teachers and learners.

Offering the choice of universities from the world map

When compared with students from other Asian countries, the number of Japanese students who choose to study abroad is startlingly small. As international experience is extremely important in this era of globalization, this is an issue which needs solving. This issue does not stem from a lack of desire in students to go abroad, but it is rather a matter of not having the resources to seek the experience they want. The two major factors are a lack of supportive infrastructure and the language barrier existing between Japanese and English. We are working to assess and overcome these factors, and offer students the opportunity to pick their university from anywhere on the world map.

02Education for the Next Generation

World School

The goal of World School is to cultivate future leaders who will take an active role on the global stage. These programs are led by professors and industry professionals at the top of their fields. In each program, students are exposed to global themes such as international development, environmental issues, poverty, public welfare, and economic issues. During the course of learning, students hear lectures, participate in field studies, research projects, and presenting their ideas, to fully understand the topic from a variety of perspectives. World School provides opportunities for students to gain knowledge unavailable in the traditional classroom, and skills to present their ideas while discovering their future.

Heizo Takenaka Sekaijuku Global Citizenship Program

Classes are taught primarily in English. Through lectures, discussions and presentations, students develop practical English skills and a global mindset. A true environment for raising the next generation of world leaders.

Audubon Program

Students focus on environmental issues faced around the world, and develop appropriate English language skills, report writing skills, presentation skills to aid them in defining their own mission in the global community.

Social Entrepreneur Program

Social entrepreneurs contribute to society through business. Students hear lectures from professors at the front of their respective fields on global agenda issues: poverty, welfare, medicare, education, and through field work and group and individual presentations, students develop independence and imagination and work to develop a business model which addresses these issues.

FASiD International Development Program

FASID(Foundation for Advanced Studies on International Development)works to promote international development for a peaceful and prosperous international society through human resource development.

Drucker Program

Students focus on management theory and applied leadership, setting and working towards goals they set within the program. Applying the theory they learn to this process, students participate in exercises, activities and discussions to learn the lessons of the ‘founder of modern management’. Courses are run in California and Tokyo.

Seiyujuku Voice Actor Training Program

Seiyujuku is an unique curriculum designed by collaboration with Ken Production Company, a Japanese voice talent management agency. Through this program, students develop presentation skills as well as academic and intellectual knowledge as a next generation voice performer. These performance and presentation skills they gain in the program will lead them to become not only a talented voice performer but also a leader in any professional fields.

Super Advanced Bioscience Program

Students research, discuss, and present topics from papers published in nature magazine. In their work, students will experience the cutting edge of research, working to achieve breakthroughs in bioscience.

APU International Camp

On-campus workshop at APU(Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University), with a student body and faculty composed of students from 84 countries. This program aims to develop the international perspective essential to true global minds. Students come into contact with different cultures, exchange opinions on the various issues global society faces, identify their own areas of interest and work towards solutions through field research.

Silicon Valley IT Program

Program covers the ABCs of IT business. Students receive lectures from teachers working in the web industry and learn the structure of Computer networks, application development (programming and management) and the basics of working in today’s digital society. Students attach their ideas to business and learn effective presentation skills.

Global Entreprise Program

This program aims to foster responsible, creative leaders and upstanding members of society. In order to bring sustainable development, business needs a global perspective, and business people who succeed by doing good.

Disney Youth Program

Taught in collaboration with Walt Disney World Resort, Florida. Students participate in workshops, taught by Disney cast members using the attractions and environment of the parks, and learn how Disney reached their high standards of entertainment and hospitality.

Negotiation and Leadership Program

Negotiation studies is a new field of study designed to create mutual profit from mutual understanding. Students gain a thorough understanding of negotiation management and problem solving from real case studies, and also carry out group discussions and workshops to develop the power to conquer their own boundaries and gain the tenacity to hold fast in difficult situations.

Special Program in NY

Learning to be a global person through various sessions with New York's top minds. Combining a program of study at Columbia University, original English speeches delivered at the Cooper Union Great Hall, meetings with writers and editors at TIME Magazine, visits to the United Nations and Google, students are truly exposed to a global standard.

03Solution for Educational System

Consulting on Education Field & System Development

Providing support and platform for global standard education, study abroad, and accepting international students, we create an learning environment for individuals who can learn and work on the global stage.

UNIVERSAL college APPLICATION

Universal College
Application Asia

The Universal College Application (UCA) is a consortium application that allows students to use one application to apply to many colleges and universities. The UCA currently has over 40 member colleges including Harvard College, Princeton University, and Johns Hopkins University. We are partnering with ApplicationsOnline, LLC to build new consortium with colleges and universities in Asia.

Feelnote

Feelnote

Users can record their everyday life experiences on Feelnote, an online portfolio system. Recording what you experienced and what you felt in one platform, you can build your personal brand which will link to various opportunities like the UCA, an online application consortium. You can design your future by opening up your experiences to the world through Feelnote.

04Partners

Colleges, Universities and Collaborators

  • The Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management
  • Foundation for Advanced Studies on International Development (FASiD)
  • Asian Cultural Council (ACC)
  • Ken Production
  • Stanford University CSDGC
  • Cooper Union
  • The Earth InstituteーColumbia University
  • Teacher's CollegeーColumbia University
  • Disney Youth Programs
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