Posted on August 31, 2009 | evankirby

Culture course students had the chance to make sushi today!
It’s not as easy as it looks – not everyone can be a master sushi chef. Here are the students proudly holding the sushi they made:

Teachers got to eat the leftovers. It tasted better than we expected…


No dinner needed tonight.

And finally, the teacher’s sushi. We shouldn’t compare, but he is the teacher…

Murder Mystery!

Posted on August 31, 2009 | evankirby

GenkiJACS students performed a murder mystery story they wrote at school, in front of all the students. The suspects each gave their alibi, and the audience asked questions to find the true murderer.

Murder mystery
The smiling suspects. They all look suspicious!

Students trying to find the murderer.

The students created a relationship diagram, and looked for hints in the suspects’ testimonies. They did great!

Here's the same blog post in Japanese...

We're on Twitter!

Posted on August 19, 2009 | evankirby

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GenkiJACS has a Twitter account! We're using it to post breaking school news, Fukuoka info, and seasonal updates. We're semi-sporadic posters, so we won't overload you. Click here to view our profile, and then click "Follow" to be kept up to date!

New GenkiJACS University Partnerships!

Posted on August 16, 2009 | evankirby

We’ve been out making new friends! Students at the following universities can now receive university credit for their study with us, and in some cases can even receive financial aid from their university, making it easier than ever before to come to Japan.
Brookhaven College
Virginia Tech University

If you are a student at any of these schools, and you’re interested in finding out more about how to study with us, contact us, or your academic advisor, and we’ll give all the information you need. We’re here to support your study!

Some details after the jump…

GenkiJACS joins ALTO and WYSETC!

Posted on August 12, 2009 | evankirby

As part of our ongoing campaign to improve the services we offer to our students, we have two more professional memberships to announce! In addition to being accredited by IALC, Genki Japanese school has been accepted to join ALTO, the Association of Language Travel Organizations. This is one of the premier organizations for language schools, and acceptance is one more guarantee of a high standard of quality. At the same time, we have also joined WYSETC, the World Youth Student and Educational Travel Confederation. This is a global community of organizations specializing in youth travel, student travel, cultural exchange and international education.
Final ratification of both these memberships will be completed in September. Joining an expanded network of schools will give us a wider perspective, enabling us to better anticipate student needs.

GenkiJACS Reorganization – No More NPO!

Posted on August 12, 2009 | evankirby

At a meeting of members of the NPO that runs Genki Japanese and Culture School last week, we took a vote to shut down the NPO, and switch the running of the school to the company Genki Global instead, effective immediately. This change will not affect students at all, as the day to day operations of the school will continue uninterrupted. However, the new, simpler organization should enable us to focus our efforts more on improving the services that we provide at school. We have also renewed our commitment to charity – despite the difficult economic times worldwide, we plan to use the savings we will realize from the reorganization to increase the amount we donate to UNICEF this year.
Genki Global operates or is in the process of setting up several other businesses in Fukuoka, and we see a lot of potential for links between those businesses and GenkiJACS. We’ll give more details in future posts, so watch this space!