Study-Tour Award Program for Outstanding Students of Japanese

This program is intended for students who are from countries/regions where large numbers of people study Japanese. Students with an outstanding record in Japanese studies are invited to Japan for a two-week period. Through lectures and training trips, participants are given an opportunity to deepen their understanding of the language, culture, and society.


Program Period

2-weeks (2014 Academic Year: August-September)


Eligible Participants

Outstanding students who are studying Japanese at overseas language institutions / (2014 Academic Year: 63 Participants)

*Participants in this training program are selected based on the recommendation of the Japan Foundation's offices and diplomatic missions in foreign countries. Eligible countries and regions are determined every year by the Japanese-Language Institute, Kansai, based on the number of students studying Japanese.


Training Content

A variety of programs have been prepared to help students to deepen their understanding of Japanese language, culture, and society in a short period of time.

  1. Japanese Language Class
    ome visits, lecture in Kansai dialect, introduction of websites, etc.
  2. Training Trips/Exchange Program
    Trips to Tokyo/Kyoto/Hiroshima, home visits, etc.
  3. Cultural Experience Program
    Calligraphy, tea ceremony, flower arranging, kimono (yukata) wearing, taiko (Japanese drums), aikido training, etc.

Message from Participants

2014 Academic Year


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