Our association was established in August 2013 to realize “Japan’s inner internationalization”. Many foreign students (hereinafter referred to as “international students”) have come to study in Japan from all over the world, and in 2019, the number of students exceeded 300,000. Acceptance of international students to Japan began approximately 140 years ago and has produced many graduates, mainly in Asia. Many of the graduates play an important role in their home countries and are extremely valuable to Japan.
However, post-graduation follow-up surveys of international students have not been successful, and it has not been possible to understand who is doing what and where.
In response to these situations, our association is building a platform that allows active international students and graduates from all over the world to appeal their activities, along with creating a system that creates connections with the Japanese government, universities, and companies.
Representative Director Takayasu Omura
Thank you for visiting JAPI’s website.
Although not directly, I am very happy to meet you through our website.
The reason why I decided to establish JAPI goes back to when I was a third-year university student traveling around the world, visiting 52 universities in 27 countries and listening to the dreams of the people my age. There were some hardships along the way but it was the “Japaling” people who supported me at this time. If a stranger suddenly appears in front of you, anyone will feel anxious and uncomfortable. However, I learned from experience that there are many people in the world who, just with the word “Japan” feels at ease and lends a helping hand.
On the other hand, there are many people who want to study, work, or go sightseeing in Japan but cannot do so. My efforts are to internationalize Japan so that more people can visit Japan with a peace of mind.
St. Agnes’ Junior & Senior High School President, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University Former Director
Trajal Hospitality & Tourism College President, Mitsubishi Estate Former Executive Director, Japan Hotel Association Former Chairman
International Friendship Exchange Council Executive Director
Meiji University School of Global Japanese Studies Professor
Former Ministry of Finance Commissioner of the National Tax Agency Secretariat National Tax Deputy Director, IFC Tokyo Office General Manager, Osaka Stock Exchange Inc. Former President