From last September until February 2, Tokai University held a medium-term study program based on the "Fostering Bridge Personnel between Russia and Japan on Life Care" program. The program is supported by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology's 2017 Inter-University Exchange Project (Re-Investing Japan Project). This year, participants included one student each from National Research University - Higher School of Economics and Sakhalin State University.
Students took Japanese language classes and the School of Health Studies' Introduction to Nutrition course. They also participated in internship programs at the Tokai University Hospital on Isehara Campus, the Kanagawa Science Park (KSP), which is renowned as a top Japanese bioresearch facility and a base for academic-business sector partnerships in Kanagawa Prefecture, as well as the life innovation center operated by KSP. In addition to learning Japanese and studying Japanese healthcare theory, Japanese health insurance and healthcare systems, and the current state of cutting-edge research, participants also learned about Japanese business and world affairs.