The JF Nihongo Network

The JF Nihongo Network as the 'sakura network'

“SAKURA Network” sticker

Since the fiscal year 2008, the Japan Foundation has been building up the JF Nihongo Network (“Sakura Network”) with the cooperation of Japanese language education institutions worldwide.

The Japan Foundation expects the “Sakura Network” members to play a significant role in terms of enhancing the Japanese language education in their region or country by utilizing various programs provided by the Japan Foundation.

We hope that this network will develop and prosper in every part of the world, just like beautiful cherry blossoms, hence the name “Sakura Network.”

The Japan Foundation will work together in cooperation with the member organizations of the “Sakura Network” to enhance the quality of overseas Japanese language education and provide opportunities to learn the Japanese language.

287 Members: As of September, 2016.
Region Country Member
East Asia

Korea

Korea Association of Japanology
Korea Japanese Teacher's Association
The Japanese Language and Literature Association of Korea
The Japanese Language and Literature Association of Korea
The Japanese Culture Association of Korea
The Japanese Language and Literature Society of Korea (JLLSK)
The society of Japanese Language and Literature, Japanology
Korea National Open University (Seoul)
The Japan Foundation, Seoul

China

China Japanese Education Association
The International Association of Chinese-Japanese Contrastive Linguistics
Faculty of Asian Languages and Cultures, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies
Guizhou University
College of Foreign Languages, Jilin University
School of Oriental Studies of HLJ University
College of Foreign Languages and International Studies, Hunan University
Shanghai International Studies University Japanese Culture and Economy College
Japanese Department of The School of Foreign Studies, Xi'an Jiaotong University
University of International Business and Economics
Dalian University of Foreign Languages
Renmin University Foreign Languages School Japanese Department
TianJin Foreign Studies University School of Japanese Studies
Huazhong University of Science & Technology
East China Normal University School of Foreign Languages Department of Japanese
Fuzhou University School of Foreign Languages Japanese Studies
Japanese Department of Beijing Foreign Studies University
Department of Japanese Language and Culture School of Foreign Languages Peking University
Department of Japanese, Beijing International Studies University
Beijing Normal University School of Foreign Languages Literature Research Center of Japanese Languages Education
Japanese Department. SISU (Sichuan International Studies University)
School of Japanese Culture and Economy, Xi'an International Studies University
Yunnan Normal University
Yanbian University
Shandong Normal University
Japanese professional, School of foreign languages, Qinghai University for Nationalities
Society of Japanese Language Education, Hong Kong
The Japan Foundation, Beijing

Taiwan

Association of Japanese Language Education in Taiwan
Japanese Language & Literature Association of Taiwan
Taiwan Application Japanese Association

Mongolia

Mongolian Japanese Language Teachers Association
New Mongol Academy
Mongolia-Japan Center for Human Resource Development's Japanese-language courses
Southeast Asia

Indonesia

The Association of Indonesian Japanese Language Education Studies
Center for Development and Empowerment of Language Teachers and Educational Personnel
The Association of Indonesian Japanese Language Teachers inJunior & High School
Indonesia University of Education
University of Indonesia
Udayana University
Gadjah Mada University
The State University of Surabaya
Darma Persada University
Padjadjaran University
University of Sumatera Utara
The Japan Foundation, Jakarta

Cambodia

Royal University of Phnom Penh
Cambodia-Japan Cooperation Center's Japanese-language courses

Singapore

Japanese Language Teachers' Association in Singapore(JALTAS)

Thailand

Japanese Language and Culture Teachers Association of Thailand(JTAT)
Kasetsart University
Khon Kaen University
Srinakharinwirot University
Thaksin University
Thammasat University
Chiang Mai University
Chulalongkorn University
Naresuan University
Woranari Chaloem Songkhla School
Suankularbwittayalai Nonthaburi School
Pitsanulok Pittayakom School
Phiriyalai Phrae School
Benchama Maharat School
The Japan Foundation, Bangkok

Philippines

Ateneo de Manila University
De La Salle University
Philippine Normal University
University of the Philippines Diliman
Mindanao Kokusai Daigaku
The Japan Foundation, Manila

Brunei

Universiti Brunei Darussalam

Viet Nam

Da Nang College of Foreign Languages - University of Da Nang
University of Languages and International Studies, Vietnam National University, Hanoi
Hanoi University
Foreign Trade University
Hue University College of Foreign Languages
College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University-HoChi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City University of Education
The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Viet Nam

Malaysia

The Japanese Language Society of Malaysia (JLSM)
University of Malaya
Malaysian University of Sabah
Universiti Sains Malaysia
University of Technology Malaysia
The Japan Foundation, Kuala Lumpur

Laos

Savannakhet University
National University of Laos
Laos-Japan Human Resource Development Institute's Japanese-language courses
South Asia

India

MOSAI Institute of Japanese Language
ABK-AOTS DOSOKAI, Tamilnadu Centre
Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth
Visva Bharati University
English and Foreign Languages University
The Japan Foundation, New Delhi

Sri Lanka

Japanese Language Teachers' Association of Sri Lanka
University of Kelaniya

Nepal

Tribhuvan University

Pakistan

National University of Modern Languages
Oceania

Australia

Japanese Studies Association of Australia, JSAA
ACT Japanese Teachers Network
Modern Language Teachers' Association of Queensland Japanese Network
Japanese Teachers Network Tasmania
Japanese Teachers' Association of NSW Inc.
Japanese Language Teachers' Association of Victoria
Melbourne Centre for Japanese Language Education
Japanese Language Teachers' Association of Western Australia
Japanese Language Teachers Association of South Australia
Nihongo Tanken Centre
Hyogo Prefectural Government Cultural Centre
Language Teachers' Association of the NT
The Japan Foundation, Sydney

New Zealand

University of Canterbury
Massey University

Micronesia

College of Micronesia-FSM
North America

Canada

Canadian Association for Japanese Language Education, CAJLE
Carleton University’s School of Linguistics and Language Studies
University of Alberta
University of Toronto
University of British Columbia
Université de Montréal
York University
The Japan Foundation, Toronto

U.S.A.

Alaska Association of Teachers of Japanese
Association of Teachers of Japanese in Oregon
California Association of Japanese Language Teachers
American Association of Teachers of Japanese
Japanese Teachers Association of Texas
Hawaii Association of Teachers of Japanese
Association of Florida Teachers of Japanese
Mid-Atlantic Association of Teachers of Japanese
Washington Association of Teachers of Japanese
Northeast Council of Teachers of Japansese
University of Arkansas
Ohio State University
University of Colorado, Boulder
San Francisco State University
Georgetown University
DePaul University
Lehman College of the City University of New York
Northeastern University
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Villanova University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
University of Michigan
Rice University
University of Washington
University of Southern California
The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles
Central & South America

Argentina

Centro de Cultura e Idioma Japones en la Argentina
Instituto de Relaciones Internacionales, Universidad Nacional de La Plata

Uruguay

Asociacion Japosesa en el Uruguay (AJU)

El Salvador

Universidad Centroamericana José Simeón Cañas

Cuba

Universidad de la Habana

Guatemala

Universidad De San Carlos De Guatemala

Costa Rica

Association of Costa Rica Japanese Language Teachers

Colombia

HIKARIEN Japanese Center, Japanese School of Colombia Japanese Association

Chile

University of Santiago

Dominica

Dominican-Japanese Cultural Center

Trinidad and Tobago

Centre for Language Learning, The University of the West Indies

Nicaragua

Centro Superior de Idiomas de la Universidad Centroamericana, UCA

Paraguay

Comité Promotor de la Educación de los Nikkei del Paraguay

Brazil

Universidade Federal do Amazonas
University of Sao Paulo
Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP) Campus de Assis
Universidade Federal do Paraná
University of Brasilia
The Brasil Japanese Center
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
The Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
The Japan Foundation, São Paulo

Peru

Asociación Peruano Japonesa
Colegio La Union

Honduras

Asociación Honduraña de Becarious del Japon

Mexico

Mexican Association of Japanese Language, A.C.
Liceo Mexicano Japonés, A.C.
The Japan Foundation, Mexico
Europe

Europe

Association of Japanese Language Teachers in Europe
Western Europe

Iceland

University of Iceland

Ireland

The Japanese Language Teachers of Ireland (JLTI)

Italy

Italian Association for Japanese Language Teaching
Ministero Dell'istruzione, dell'Università e della Recerca Uffico Scolastico Regionale per la Lambardia
The Japan Cultural Institute in Rome

U.K.

The British Association for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language
University of East Anglia
University of Edinburgh
Cardiff University
Dartford Grammar School
Newcastle University
The Japan Foundation, London

Estonia

Tallinn University

Austria

University of Vienna

Netherlands

Leiden University

Greek

Association of Japanese Language in Greece

Switzerland

Association of Japanese Teachers in Switzerland

Sweden

Stockholm University

Spain

Association of Teachers of Japanese in Spain
Autonomous University of Barcelona
The Japan Foundation, Madrid

Denmark

Copenhagen Business School (CBS)

Germany

Verein zur Förderung des Japanisch-Unterrichts an VHS e.V.
Japanisch an Hochschulen e.V.
Der Verein der Japanischlehrkräfte an weiterführenden Schulen im deutschsprachigen Raum e.V. (VJS)
Universität zu Köln
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
The Japan Cultural Institute in Cologne

Finland

Finnish Teachers' Association of Japanese Language and Culture

France

Association des Enseignants de Japonais en France (AEJF)
Centre Europeen d'Etudes Japonaises d'Alsace
Les Amis du Réseau Franco-Japonais des Lycées-COLIBRI
Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales
Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7
Université Grenoble-Alpes
Aix-Marseille Université
The Japan Cultural Institute in Paris

Belgium

University of Leuven

Portugal

Liaison Committee of Japanese Language Teachers in Portugal

Latvia

University of Latvia

Lithuania

Vytautas Magnus University
Eastern Europe

Ukraine

Japanese Teachers Association of Ukraine
Institute of Oriental Language, Kyiv National Linguistic University
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
Ukraine-Japan Center's Japanese-language courses

Croatia

University of Zagreb

Slovakia

Comenius University

Slovenia

University of Ljubljana

Serbia

University of Belgrade

Czech Republic

Japanese Language Teachers Association in the Czech Republic
Charles University

Hungary

Association of Japanese Language Teachers in Hungary
Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem (ELTE)
Károli Gáspár Református Egyetem (KRE) / Károli Gáspár University of the Hungarian Reformed Church
The Japan Foundation, Budapest

Bulgaria

St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo
Sofia University

Belarus

Belarusian State University
Minsk State Linguistic University

Poland

Jagiellonian University
University of Warsaw

Bosnia and Herzegovina

University of Sarajevo

Romania

Association of Japanese Language Teachers in Romania
Bucharest University

Russia

Association of Japanese-language Teachers in Siberia
Association of Japanese language teachers in Russia
The Sakhalin State University
Saint-Petersburg State University
Teacher's Training Institute of Pacific State University
Institute of Asian and African Studies, Moscow State University
Moscow City University
Far Eastern Federal University
The Japanese Culture Department “Japan Foundation” of the All-Russia State Library for Foreign Literature
Central Asia & Caucasus

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan University of Languages
Baku State University

Armenia

Russian - Armenian (Slavonic) University

Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan Japanese Language Teachers Association
Uzbekistan-Japan Center for Human Development's Japanese-language courses

Kazakhstan

Al-Farabi Kazakh National University
Kazakhstan-Japan Center for Human Development's Japanese-language courses

Kyrgyz Republic

Japanese Language Teachers Association of the Kyrgyz Republic
Kyrgyz Republic - Japan Center for Human Development's Japanese-language courses

Georgia

Free University of Tbilisi

Tajikistan

Tajik State of Languages named after Sotim Ulugroda
Middle East

Israel

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Iraq

College of Arts-University of Baghdad

Qatar

Japanese Language Teachers Association in Qatar

Kuwait

Kuwait University

Saudi Arabia

King Saud University

Turkey

Ankara University
Turkish-Japanese Foundation Culture Center

Jordan

The University of Jordan

Egypt

Ain Shams University
Cairo University
The Japan Foundation, Cairo

Syria

Damascus University
Africa

Ethiopia

Mekelle University Community School

Kenya

Japanese Language Teachers' Association of Kenya(JALTAK)
United States International University -Africa

Cote d'Ivoire

Alassane Ouattara University of Bouake

Madagascar

University of Antananarivo

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