With Asia Bunka Kaikan as its central facility, the Association operates dormitories for foreign students and researchers from Asia and other parts of the world, as well as a few Japanese students (can accommodate 236 residents). We hold an International Festival and meetings for exchanges with local residents to facilitate international understanding and exchange between dormitory residents and the local community.
The Japanese Language Institute opened in 1983 to provide Japanese language education to international students desiring to enter Japanese universities, graduate schools, and professional training colleges and those aiming to improve their mastery of Japanese and obtain qualification in the language.
|Preparatory Course for University||220||1year, 1.5years|
|Japanese General Purpose Course||180||1year, 1.5years|
We provide scholarships from the Japanese government, private organizations, and other sources for enrolled students (35 recipients in 2006).
We develop and publish a variety of Japanese-language textbooks, such as the following. They are also available overseas.
Preparing for the Japanese Proficiency Test Level 3
Preparing for the Japanese Proficiency Test Level 4 and others
Through cooperative agreements with Japanese language schools and other organizations in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Korea, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, we admit students and provide prior guidance for those planning to study at ABK's Japanese Language School.
ABK Asia Seminars were begun in 1989 to provide opportunities to learn about Asia for Japanese desiring exchange and mutual understanding with other Asians. The seminars focus on language to introduce the culture of other Asian countries.
From the time of its foundation, the Association has supported foreign students by providing advisory services and by conducting surveys and providing information related to foreign student acceptance. At present, we offer substantial information through the Internet and publications, conduct surveys and commissioned projects related to educational exchange, and support exchange between foreign students and citizens.
We are undertaking a wide variety of commissioned surveys and other projects related to international exchange in higher education and foreign student exchange, such as the following:
|Look East Policy education support service (2000-)||Malaysia||Malaysian Government|
|Survey study of systems and organizations to support campus globalization (2000)||Japan||JAFSA (Japan Network for International Education)|
|Study of the state of foreign student exchange between Japan and ASEAN countries (2003)||ASEAN countries||Ministry of Foreign Affairs|
|Survey for establishing Malaysia-Japan Technical University (MJTU) (2003)||Malaysia||Ministry of Foreign Affairs|
|Survey of higher education abroad (2005)||India, Vietnam||Japan Student Services Organization|
|Survey of institutions of higher education abroad (2006)||Korea||Japan Student Services Organization|
|Study related to future predictions for foreign student exchange (2006)||Japan||Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology|
The Association edits and publishes the monthly magazine, The Asia-no Tomo (first issue September, 1958). It carries useful information for foreign students and articles intended to deepen Japanese people's understanding of foreign students and their home countries in Asia.
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Association, which was founded on September 18, 1957, we held a commemorative ceremony and other events in October, 2007. We are also undertaking on-going studies and planning in order to reorganize the Association's operations with a view to the future.
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