About us

In response to the growing number of Japanese language learners overseas and their increasingly diverse reasons and motivations for studying Japanese, the Japanese-Language Institute, Kansai was established in Tajiri-Cho, Sennan-Gun, Osaka in May 1997, as an additional facility for the study of Japanese language.

Taking advantage of the benefits of residential study programs in which students live in the dormitory during their term of study, the Institute invites personnel from the diplomatic service and other public services of various countries, as well as young researchers undertaking Japanese studies, and conducts specialized Japanese language programs for their particular needs. 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.

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


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