Press Reports

May 15, 2010
Vol.3 of the Kobe Sweets Consortium Challenged Program kicks off!! -Opening ceremony and first session-
On Saturday, May 15, the opening ceremony and first session for the Challenged Program Vol. 3 of the Kobe Sweets Consortium in Tokyo were held. Attending as a special guest for the ceremony was Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications, Mr. Kazuhiro Haraguchi.
Dec 22, 2009
The Completion Ceremony for the Kobe Sweets Consortium in Tokyo
On Monday November 30th, via an invitation, Her Imperial Highness Hisako Takamado graced us with her presence at the completion ceremony for our Kobe Sweets Consortium in Tokyo.
Jul 28, 2009
The Kobe Sweets Consortium in Tokyo
The Ceremony and First Session for the Challenged Program Vol.2 (The First Report)

The 67th Nami’s Tapestry
- Translated from the 67th edition of 'Nami's Mail Magazine', published on July 15 -
Jul 21, 2009
Introducing a Professional’s Technique to People with Disabilities.
Developing resolutions to difficult employment situations and supporting work skills.

Employment opportunities for people with disabilities have been significantly affected due to the economy crisis. However, some efforts to progress the development of work skills for people with disabilities have continued. One such program that exists does not provide employment for the challenged but instead helps them to improve their vocational skills by providing facilities and know-how through sponsoring corporations and support through the efforts of professionals.
From an article in the Yomiuri Newspaper on June 30, 2009
Jul 16, 2009
Turning Out Pastry Chefs from Sheltered Workshops
Professional chefs introduce people with disabilities to pastry making

The Kobe Sweets Consortium in Tokyo was held in Chuo-ku, Tokyo this month. This was a direct training program taught by first-class-pastry chefs for people with disabilities who have future aspirations of becoming professional confectioners. The participants watched professional pastry making techniques with dreams of becoming great pastry chefs.
From an article in the Mainichi Newspaper on June 28, 2009
Jul 13, 2009
Pursuing self-reliance with sweets---training the handicapped to be patissiers
A gathering took place in Tokyo to train people with disabilities to be patissiers. Top patissiers at popular sweets shops instructed the handicapped. Those who took part in the event were eager to learn skills to make tasty sweets. We report on the status quo of the disabled in Japan and their struggle for self-reliance.
from "The Radio Japan Focus Report”on July 3 in Radio Programs of NHK World
Apr 4, 2009
The Kobe Sweets Consortium (KSC) in Tokyo
We will invite Mr. Noriyuki Nagai, a well-known French pastry as an instructor!
Dec 8, 2008
Learn Skills to Make Competitive Products
People with Disabilities Have Completed Training Classes (Kobe)

Kobe Shimbun
Dec 8, 2008
Dreams Become Reality for the Challenged Aspiring to Become Pastry Chefs
Dec 8, 2008
Taking a Big Step in Becoming a Pastry Chef
People with Disabilities Have Completed Training Classes