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Cross Education is always engaged in building community, looking for opportunities, seeking out interesting things, and discovering lots of ways that we can provide the best possible experiences for students from Japan and around the world. 

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Cross Selected by Y Combinator as 2018 Startup School Entrant

August 21, 2018

Y Combinator is a silicon valley startup accelerator, notable for providing seed funding and advising companies such as Dropbox, Airbnb, Stripe and Reddit. In additional to accepting companies into their startup accelerator program, they also host a “startup school” program for promising companies, providing online courses and infrastructure support. We’re happy to announce that we have been accepted into the 2018 startup school base and will be collaborating with startup companies from around the world in this program.

What is Y Combinator?



Criss Cross and Crissy Kunoichi!

August 21, 2018

We’d like to welcome Criss and Crissy to our team. As our explorers, they are constantly on the lookout for the most interesting things our world has to offer, and they help to bring those experiences, ideas, and opportunities back to our community and to our students.

Learn more about Criss and Crissy here…


Cross Summer Student Accommodations Provided by Homestay in Japan!

August 16th, 2018

We’d like to announce our partnership with Homestay in Japan, and our commitment to providing international students with the best homestay opportunities available in Japan during their participation in the Cross Summer Academy. Visit them to learn more!

In addition, supported by Homestay in Japan, the Cross International Friendship Program provides exciting opportunities for Japanese families who are also Summer Academy participants. Now, Cross Summer Academy families who reside in Tokyo can not only participate in the Summer Academy, they can also host international student participants enrolled in the same program as their children! The benefits? Well, call us to find out more!

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Cross Builds Bridges in Okutama! 

August 2nd, 2018

Cross visited Okutama today and met with representatives of Jellyfish and the Okutama business community. Together we will bring Cross’ unique brand of international education opportunities to a range of locations in and around the community. Together with Jellyfish, they open doors to students from south east Asia.  


Cross is Excited to Announce the Opening of its Jiyugaoka, Tokyo Location for Fall 2018 Ongoing Programs

August 1st, 2018

Cross education will begin to offer it’s collection of ongoing studies programs beginning in the Fall of 2018. These include the Cross Kids Cheer Club, Mechatronics, and Media Tech. 

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Cross Meets the Former Minister of Education

July 26th, 2018

Representatives of Cross went to Nishidai in Itabashi-ku to attend a rally and meet & greet with the former Japanese Minister of Education, Shimomura-san. It was great to meet him and many of his constituents, and to hear some of the ideas that the government is currently working with in regards to international education in Japan. 


International Student Fair in Roppongi

July 29th, 2018

Cross participated in an intimate event at the International House of Japan in Roppongi, Tokyo, and met local and resident international families to discuss the opportunities that Cross has in store for their children.




Cheer Dance Academy to Open in the Fall of 2018!

July 31, 2018

Cheer Spirit is an organization based in Tokyo that provides Cheer Dance support and training to a wide range of people, from children to professional dancers and professional sports teams. Together with Moeko Shimada, President of Cheer Spirit and head Cheerleading coach of the Hanshin Tigers, Cross is proud to begin developing the Criss Cross Club starting in only a few months!