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History of Japanese-Language Education at CBC

Tradition and trust of language teaching since 1948

Because of its predecessor's founding in 1948, College of Business and Communication (CBC) boasts a long history as a pioneer in language education and a provider of educational content that has earned high praise from many professional fields. The history of Japanese-language education involves the oldest school in Kanagawa prefecture, and CBC has been a major driving force in the field since establishing its Department of Japanese Language and Culture in 1987.
In April 2012, the Department of Business Japanese was established by CBC for foreign students who aim to work in Japan.

History of CBC
1948 Kawasaki Citizens School is established with the approval of Kanagawa prefecture.
1950 Mobile classroom opens at the bequest of government agencies and companies.
1959 Ms. Kiku Shimomura becomes principal. Name changes to Kawasaki Beigo School.
1964 Olympics English conversation class opens.
1965 Specified as a test center school by The Society for Testing English Proficiency.
1974 Annex building is completed.
English education of NEC and Toshiba employees starts.
1982 Board of Education and Research is established for English teachers.
1983 Board of Education and Research is established for English teachers.
1984 The first building (International Hall) is completed.
Ms. Kazuko Fukabori is appointed principal.
1987 Department of Japanese Language and Culture is established.
1990 Department of Advanced Studies in Japanese Language and Culture is established.
1991 to 1995 Provide Japanese education to construction trainees from Shenyang city who are being accepted by Kawasaki city as part of the 10-year anniversary of the Friendship City Agreement between the two cities.
2003 Department of Japanese Language and Culture is renamed the Department of Japanese.
Department of Advanced Studies in Japanese Language and Culture is renamed the Department of Advanced Studies in Japanese.
Department of Japanese Education is established.
An international exchange is started with regional high schools and elementary schools in Kawasaki city.
2004 Exchange activities are started with Yokohama National University students majoring in Japanese-language education.
2008/2009 Speech Contest Grand Prize is sponsored by The National Association of Colleges for Japanese-Language Education for two consecutive years.
2010 The new school building is completed (Main Hall).
2011/2012 Speech Contest Grand Prize is sponsored by The National Association of Colleges for Japanese-Language Education for two consecutive years.
2012 Department of Business Japanese is established.

 

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