The Japanese-Language Institute, Kansai

The Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Institute, Kansai was established in May 1997 as a Japanese-language training facility providing support to Japanese-language learners from overseas.

Foreign service officers, public officials, and Japan specialists are invited to the Institute from various countries to receive training in specialized Japanese that is useful for their work duties and research. The Institute also conducts short-term study programs, in which the Japan Foundation invites learners to visit Japan as a means of encouraging motivated learners in their study of the Japanese language.

Furthermore, the Institute develops e-learning materials such as online Japanese courses, Japanese learning websites and apps based on the know-how it acquires through the training programs.

To promote international exchanges, the Institute cooperates with local public entities and non-profit organizations to arrange opportunities for program participants and local people to interact and engage in activities and projects together.

Moreover, the Institute promotes e-learning material, such as online Japanese courses, websites, and apps for Japanese-language learners.

Overview of the Japanese-Language Institute, Kansai

1. Name
Japan Foundation, Japanese-Language Institute, Kansai
2. Representative
Executive Director: Ms. MAJIMA Junko
3. Address
3-14 Rinku-Port-Kita Tajiri-Cho, Sennan-Gun, Osaka, 598-0093
TEL: +81-(0)72-490-2600 FAX: +81-(0)72-490-2800
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4. Date of Establishment
May 1997
5. Main Activities
  • Japanese-Language Training Programs for Specialists
  • Japanese-Language Training Programs for Students
  • Training Services
  • e-Learning development
  • Teaching material development
  • Local Exchange Program
6. Overview
of the Japanese-Language
Institute, Kansai