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KCG Group

KCG Group Emblem

The KCG Group is a global educational institution consisting of Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics, Kyoto Computer Gakuin (Rakuhoku School, Kamogawa School, Kyoto Ekimae School), Kyoto Automobile College, Kyoto Japanese Language Training Center, KCG Career Co., Ltd., etc.

The emblem "kcg.edu" of this group is derived from the Internet domain name (www.kcg.edu) acquired in 1995.In 2003, it was selected by Wataru Hasegawa, the current president.The name “kcg” stands for “Kyoto Computer Gakuin” which is the first computer educational institution in Japan. “.edu” is a “gTLD” (generic Top Level Domain: one of the top sector internet domains), and only higher educational institutions approved by the US accreditation organization are permitted to use the domain.In April 1985, a total of six higher education institutions were registered in the ".edu" domain: Columbia University, Carnegie Mellon University, Purdue University, Rice University, the University of California, Berkeley, and the Los Angeles University.It was followed by other prestigious universities in the United States, such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Harvard University, and Stanford University.

In 1989, the KCG Group established the Boston School as a base for exchanges with MIT and other US universities and research institutes and overseas training for students.Therefore, it is recognized by computer personnel in the United States and pioneers from the dawn of the Internet as a reliable computer school and a higher education institution suitable for bearing ".edu", and as an educational institution in Japan. It was the first educational institution to obtain this domain ".edu" in Japan.Since then, ".edu" has been granted only to educational institutions in the United States, so the only university in Japan that bears ".edu" is the Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics of the KCG Group.

Having the domain "kcg.edu" can be said to be proof that Kyoto Computer Gakuin and Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics are recognized higher education institutions in the United States.The fact that we were able to acquire the ".edu" domain at that time was also an event that symbolized the enterprising nature of our university.The emblem "kcg.edu" contains the spirit of an educational institution that always emphasizes pioneering in the highly information-oriented society and the ideal of education that fosters people who will forge new pathways in the new era.

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KCG New York Office

Established in 2000 at the World Trade Center (WTC) in NY as a base for overseas business conducted by the KCG Group.Although it was affected by the simultaneous terrorist attacks in the United States, the office is now located in the Rockefeller Center Building and activities are being resumed.

KCG Beijing Office, KCG Dalian Office, KCG Shanghai Office

Established KCG Beijing Office in the National Library of Beijing in 2002 as a base for exchanges with various Chinese universities with whom our relationships have expanded and deepened.In addition, we opened the KCG Dalian office in 2008 and the Shanghai office in 2018, and are developing activities such as IT education support for Chinese universities.

KCG Hanoi Office

The Vietnam office was opened in 2015 as a base for exchanges with Vietnam, which deepens relationships.In 2019, we opened a new Hanoi office and relocated our base, and are developing activities such as collaboration with leading universities and researchers in the country.

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester Institute of Technology

An engineering university founded in 1829, RIT is famous for the early establishment of IT departments in the United States (1991).In the CG / IT field, it boasts the top track record in the US College ranking.It became a sister school of Kyoto Computer Gakuin in 1996.

KCG Museum

Information Processing Society Certified first Distributed Computer Museum in Japan

Kyoto Computer Gakuin (KCG), a group school of The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics, is preparing for the realization of Japan's first “computer museum”.On Kyoto Ekimae Campus, “Information Technology Legacy” certified devices are displayed in the hall and coexist with the space for education.

Kyoto Computer Gakuin (KCG), Japan's first computer education institution, preserves past computers that have been used in education, practical training, and research for 58 years since its foundation.Now, we are steadily preparing for a “computer museum”.In 2009, the KCG "KCG Museum" collection was recognized by the Information Processing Society of Japan (now a general incorporated association) as the nation's first "distributed computer museum" due to having “many of the country's most valuable equipment".“TOSBAC-3400” and “OKITAC-4300C System” received the first certification as “Information Technology Heritage”.In 2011, “NEAC-2206” became “information processing technology heritage”, and a letter of appreciation was presented to our President, Professor Yasuko Hasegawa by the association."NEAC System 100" in 2012, "MZ-80K" in 2013, "PDP8 / I" in 2015, and "TOSBAC-1100D" in 2016 are "Information Technology Legacy" was certified.

"TOSBAC-3400" was developed based on KT-Pilot, the first microprogram control computer in Japan.The "TOSBAC -3400" is a general-purpose calculator closely related to late Dr. Hiroshi Hagiwara, former director of the KCG Institute of Informatics and the first president of the Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics (KCGI), Japan's first IT professional graduate school. He was in charge of the basic design and software development of the KT-Pilot when he was a professor in the Faculty of Engineering, Kyoto University, and developed it with the current Toshiba Corporation. KCG cherishes the special sense of connection with this computer.

In addition to these "information processing technology heritage" approved devices, our Kyoto Ekimae Campus exhibits a number of valuable past models, and many visitors come to see them as a place where they can learn about the technologies that supported Japan's high technical growth.

With the rapid evolution of computer technology, the transition of information processing equipment also rapidly developed.For more than 10 years, KCG has been aware of the need to preserve and utilize technologies and products that have significant values to be passed down to the next generation, and has fostered the "Computer Museum" concept.It is expected that Japan will continue to lead the world as a technology-oriented nation, and we believe that now is the time to take a major step toward the realization of a museum where we can reflect on the history of technology.

KCG is calling for support and cooperation from the national government, Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto City, academic circles, educational circles, companies, and other parties concerned so that the Kyoto Ekimae School can be approved as Japan's proud "Computer Museum" and established its operation.

KCG Museum
https://www.kcg.ac.jp/museum/

Information Processing Society of Japan Distributed Computer Museum
http://museum.ipsj.or.jp/satellite/