School Life FAQ

Questions about School Life

The following are frequently asked questions about student life at Toyoshinkyu:

Where can currently enrolled students go with questions and issues?

Toyoshinkyu has a counseling room where students can talk about anything, including private matters not related to their school lives. A professional counselor certified by the Japan Industrial Counselor Association (JAICO) can be contacted by email or directly by telephone for appointments. The counseling room has a dedicated entrance, which assures privacy is maintained. In addition, each class has a single teacher designated as the advisor of that class, making it easy for students to consult with a teacher if they have any issues.

Do students have to repeat an academic year?

Students unable to successfully complete an academic year due to failing to meet school determined attendance and academic requirements are required to repeat the year. However, students who attend class and study should not worry about this happening.

What kind of teachers will I learn from at Toyoshinkyu?

In addition to classes taught by full-time Toyoshinkyu faculty, there are also classes taught by instructors with extensive clinical experience as well as university professors. Many instructors are leading members of industry organizations. All of our teachers are sincerely dedicated to providing an education that includes the knowledge, skills, and spirit needed to become a part of the current acupuncture and moxibustion community, and to practice in medical settings.

As one of Japan’s historical acupuncture and moxibustion schools, some of our graduates return to Toyoshinkyu as teachers. Students have the opportunity – both during class and at other times – to ask alumni about the process of opening a private clinic and to learn invaluable information gained by these alumni through their clinical experiences.

Is it possible to borrow money for entrance fees and other educational expenses?

Applications for Toyoshinkyu’s own scholarship program and for public scholarship programs are only accepted after the start of school. Therefore, it is not possible to apply these scholarships to the fees that are paid to Toyoshinkyu as a part of school entrance procedures. National government educational loans, Orico tuition support plans, and educational loans by financial and other institutions can be utilized to assist with entrance fees and other educational expenses.

I am a working adult. Can I attend Toyoshinkyu while continuing to work?

Many of our students attend Toyoshinkyu while working, so there should be no problems as long as you have strong motivation and the understanding of the people around you. You can also utilize the postings submitted to the career center to find part-time work.

Will acupuncture and moxibustion practice leave permanent marks and/or make me feel ill?

Practice is the most important element to becoming a professional acupuncture and moxibustion practitioner. Of course, students practice acupuncture and moxibustion on each other as a part of the curriculum. During this practice, sometimes moxibustion might leave a mark or acupuncture might cause bruising. Also, sometimes people do feel ill after practice. The power to produce a healing effect can also produce side effects if not skillfully applied. However, expert teachers provide instruction in clearly defined stages, meaning you can focus on your own practice with peace of mind.

What is the age range and male-to-female ratio of the student body? Where are students from?

Please see this page.

What are the differences between the day and night programs?

Class hours for the day program are from 9:30 AM to 12:40 PM, while the night program classes are from 6:00 PM to 9:10 PM. There are no differences in class content. Students can choose to attend special classes from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM, or from 9:15 PM to 9:45 PM for day program and night program students, respectively. Special classes held from between 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM are open to the entire student body. These special classes are joint classes for the day and night programs, providing opportunities to interact with a wide range of students. Highly motivated and active students encourage each other to be better and improve in knowledge and skill.