Message from the Board Chairman
- Learning in Kyobun College -
"Kyobun College" (杏文学園) is the name of the corporation
to administer The College of Tokyo Judo Therapy. "Kyobun"
was named after Bunkyo (文京) Ward which is the birthplace of The College
of Tokyo Judo Therapy.
"文" (bun) in kanji means "learning" and "京"
(kyo) refers to "capital". "京" is also read as
"kei", meaning a Japanese unit indicator of 10,000-fold
of one trillion in this case. However, "capital" gives us
an image of Kyoto and ancient cities because today's capital, Tokyo
is rather oversaturated, and even for an incredibly large number,
there are larger numbers always just like a proverb of "there's
always somebody above you.". Therefore because "京"
seemed not suitable to use in the name of our college, we sought for
another kanji pronounced as "kyo" from the following Chinese
|Once upon a time, there was a doctor
named 薫奉 in China. He gave anyone medical treatment with no
distinction, aided in consultation for families with a patient
considerately. Thus he was a popular figure. Moreover he didn't
receive money from poor patients.
In the meantime, people felt sorry for him as he worked so devotedly
for them, thus offered him help. They said to him, "If
we can do anything for you, please let us know." Then the
doctor told them to bring apricot trees to plant around his
clinic. People brought many apricot trees and planted. As time
passed, a forest of apricot trees emerged around his house.
(From Ancient Chinese Medicine History)
This story explains about a man who put into practice the "ethics"
or the basics of medicine. The kanji of "杏" (meaning apricot)
was pronounced as "an" in Han country, "kyo" in
Wu country and also "an" in Tang country of ancient China.
We have decided to use "杏" in naming our college as it was
pronounced as "kyo."
We hope our students who aim at practicing the "basics of medicine"
will learn the "spirit of moral culture" represented by
the "forest of apricot trees" and acquire the human power
balanced with academic knowledge based on our educational philosophy
to perform activities useful in the real world.
Kiyoo Takayama [Board Chairman of Kyobun
Message from the Principal
-To those who intend to enter The College of Tokyo Judo Therapy -
People engaged in medical fields shall have professional skills and
be of high moral character. This is, needless to say, an important
point for medical professionals.
Since The College of Tokyo Judo Therapy was founded in 1953 to put
into practice our educational spirit of "development of personality",
our authoritative instructors have tried to nurture prominent Judo
therapists through the educational method fitting with the times,
and over 4000 graduates have been turned out until now.
Our curriculum contains the basic subjects of general cultural studies,
special subjects such as basic medicine, Judo therapy theory, etc.
and practice of Judo therapy as well as clinical training. In the
history of our college over the past half a century, our own tradition
has been formed, which is our precious asset cultivated by the graduates.
Japan is facing the large tidal current with a drastic reform of the
social structure, and we are living in an age when it is difficult
to look at the substance of things. In such an age, each of us should
train our mind and body and act based on ethics. By doing so we can
develop self-confidence and build up trust, I think.
I hope you will enter The College of Tokyo Judo Therapy with authority
and tradition, train yourself for 3 years by receiving the basic education
full of substance cultivated by the history. After graduation and
acquisition of the national license, please continue your study of
Japanese traditional Judo medicine to be a Judo therapist who is indispensable
in the local community and local medical field by using our college's
program and contacting the alumni association with a network throughout
Japan and overseas.
Touru Ariga [Principal of The College
of Tokyo Judo Therapy]
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