Over two years of study, students engage in the planning & practicing of solutions for current real-world social issues.. This enables them to become a solution provider for social issues utilizing ICT technologies.

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Human resources to foster in the ICT Innovator course

We call at KIC a "TANKYU-type person" someone who can discover social issues, and solve them while polishing their own strengths (technology and human power), and we develop such human resources as the following:

  • Someone who can look at society with a new point of view, and is able to transform society with the help of ICT.
  • Human resources who are able to open up BOP businesses.
  • Human resources who are able to actively challenge growing overseas markets.

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Enterprise

Teaching the people of Afghanistan about the rebuilding capabilities of the Japanese – Making ICT familiar (Part Two)

The Project for the Promotion and Enhancement of the Afghan Capacity for Effective Development (PEACE Project) gave me the chance to come to Japan

I am part of an institution dealing with higher education in Afghanistan and also teach at university. The reason I was able to enter KIC was my successful application to the Project for the Promotion and Enhancement of the Afghan Capacity for Effective Development (PEACE Project). Read More

by Nasratullah Ghafoori (Afghanistan), 2015/11/18

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Regaining the trust of the people of Afghanistan – Making ICT familiar (Part One)

Election fraud is a problem in Afghanistan

Election fraud is a problem in Afghanistan. In the presidential elections held in 2014, there were claims that both of the two remaining candidates’ sides had committed fraud and this caused an upheaval. Many construction, economical, and some social projects and activities either stopped or suspended their activities during these six months after the second round of election. Read More

by Nasratullah Ghafoori (Afghanistan), 2015/11/18

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Thinking of ways to deal with issues in developing countries – Using ICT to bring education to children around the world

To Senegal as a Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteer

I had been interested in foreign countries ever since I had studied visual arts at an arts university. I was constantly thinking about how I could get overseas after graduation. But I was just a young man with no money and no connections. That was when I came across the poster for the Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers. Read More

by Toshiro Takahara (Japan), 2015/11/18

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Doing everything I can for my home of Kenya Studying ICT that gives form to issues (Part Two)

With the sea and mountains nearby, Kobe is in a superb location

Kobe, where KIC is, is really in a great location. I also like it because it is cozy and quiet compared to a huge city like Tokyo. KIC is close to Sannomiya, the closest station which is the city center of Kobe middle of town and full of activity with lots of shops and other facilities making it very convenient. Read More

by Mutembei Kariuki (Kenya), 2015/11/18

Enterprise

To solve issues in developing nations – ICT education that brings happiness – (Part Two)

Elections aren't functioning Knowing about problems we don't notice in Japan

There are a lot of problems that exist that you don’t notice when you are living in a developed nation with a certain level of infrastructure in place. There are students from Afghanistan, Rwanda, Kenya, and other nations currently studying the ICT Innovator Course, and some of the problems they face in their home nations are things we would find unbelievable in a developed nation. Read More

by Professor Mamoru Ito, 2015/11/18

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Improving the medical waste management system in Kenya (Part One)

Learning from the advanced technology in Japan

This is not the first time I have been to Japan. Three years ago, I was in Tokyo taking part in an internship at a Transport and Logistics company in Waste Management. I was very happy to be able to return to Japan, that I remembered with such fondness. It was after I finished my internship and got back to Kenya that I was able to grasp the situation properly in Kenya. Read More

by Kariuki, Mutembei (Kenya), 2015/11/18

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My dream is to popularize the use of electronic money throughout Afghanistan Creating a world where technology is available for everyone (Part Two)

Chance to learn in Japan throughout a tough competition

I was working at the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development in Afghanistan. JICA’s Project for the Promotion and Enhancement of the Afghan Capacity for Effective Development (PEACE Project) gave me the opportunity to come to Japan. Read More

by Hassani Ehsanullah (Afghanistan), 2015/11/19

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Common knowledge in Japan is not necessarily the same as that in the rest of the world – Using ICT to bring education to children around the world – (Part One)

Turning an interest in images and pictures into an ICT business

Did you know that different countries use different colors and tones for their news programs? Almost all countries have the basic newscaster with captions running behind them and subtitles down the bottom of the screen, but for example in Africa they use drab colors and white stands out. Read More

by Toshiro Takahara (Japan), 2015/11/18

Enterprise

The possibilities for ICT in public transportation systems Creating a world where technology is available for everyone (Part One)

Computers are a luxury in Afghanistan

I have been interested in computers since I was in Junior High school, but computers are a luxury in Afghanistan and are not easy to get one. On the other hand, GSM phones with only telephone and SMS features are considered necessities rather than luxuries. Read More

by Hassani Ehsanullah (Afghanistan), 2015/11/18

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I want to be of use to someone in this country. – ICT education that brings happiness – (Part One)

What can we do with ICT?

There are probably a few of you intending to enter the Kobe Institute of Computing that are thinking that you would like to become ICT engineers. But something I have realized after years of working in private enterprise is that even if you have the best engineering abilities, it means nothing if you lose sight of your purpose. Read More

by Professor Mamoru Ito, 2015/11/18