Japanese Language Education for Japanese Children Resident Overseas and for the Descendants of Migrants

Article 19 of the Act on Promotion of Japanese Language Education (Act No. 48 of 2019) establishes the goal of “enhancing Japanese language education for Japanese children resident overseas and for the descendants of migrants.” Moreover, the Basic Policy for the Comprehensive and Effective Implementation of Measures to Promote Japanese Language Education, decided by the Cabinet in 2020, clearly states that the Japan Foundation (JF) will make efforts to grasp the actual conditions of the “Japanese language education environment for the descendants of Japanese nationals who emigrated overseas and children with foreign and Japanese parents,” and will provide necessary support. In this section, we present an introduction to the activities proactively undertaken in each country and region in tandem with initiatives implemented by JF.

On this page, we introduce the support provided by JF to enhance “Japanese language education for the descendants of Japanese nationals who emigrated overseas and children with foreign and Japanese parents” in each country and region around the world.

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