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JAOS (Japan Association of Overseas Studies)
The JAOS Mission
As globalization continues to develop and shape our lives, it has become quite apparent that survival in the 21st century will require individuals to face the reality of a world that is growing smaller everyday. Furthermore, it is also becoming obvious that, in order to cultivate people who can widely contribute to both Japanese and international society in the 21st century, overseas study in the form of educational training and cultural exchange programs are increasingly important experiences for everyone, not only for those people in particular fields or with special circumstances.

However, at the same time, due to reasons both historical as well as geographical, many Japanese people remain extremely unaccustomed to interacting with foreign cultures, and thus, view the act of studying abroad as something distant and unattainable. This is a problem that the study abroad industry currently faces.

Under these current circumstances, both individuals and organizations working within the overseas study industry have an important social mission as well as a great amount of responsibility. The Japan Association of Overseas Study (JAOS) takes on a supportive role within the industry by responsibly gathering diverse members of the study abroad community in order to find solutions to study abroad related issues and problems.

Simultaneously, JAOS educates consumers about the industry and creates a dependable study abroad environment by building strong mutual relationships between member organizations, educational organizations both at home and abroad, Japanese government institutions, and foreign governments. Our aim is to provide abundant information, training and research on study abroad topics for residents, educators and non-governmental organizations in Japan. Furthermore, through advising consumers on overseas study related issues, JAOS hopes to contribute to the cultivation of a more international society.

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General Information Contact Detail
Address: Lobel Kagurazaka 7F,
6-46 Kagurazaka, Shinjukuku-ku
Tokyo 162-0825
Phone: 81-3-3269-8446
Fax: 81-3-3269-8447
Contact Name: Mr. Tatsuhiko Hoshino
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Japan ECC International

ECC International is a department of the ECC Group, one of the largest and oldest private educational institutions in Japan, with more than 280,000 students. We send both individuals and groups, varying from very young kids to adults, to mainly English speaking countries. Our programs include holiday tours, language travels, high school exchange programs, high school and college academic programs, and many other cultural experience programs.

Contact person: Mr. Hiroshi Inagaki

AddressECC Honsha Bldg 7F, 1-10-20 Higashi-Temma, Kita-ku, Osaka
Post Code530-0044
Japan Educational Information and Consultants

?d?c?h?b, established in 1973, acts as a educational consulting agency mainly for those who wish to study in elementary and secondary educational institutions abroad. 4 out of 15 consultants are the first members of IECA(Independent Educational Consultant Association) in Japan. Also EDIC is a member of ECIS(European Counsel for Independent Schools) and SSATB. Our mission is to assist young people studying abroad to be able to understand foreign culture and importance of readership for world wide communication. We consult with young people and their families for their total educational plan to be independent.

Contact person: Ms. Makiko Kashikura

AddressFontane Harajyuku Bildg 2F, 1-10-23 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Post Code150-0001
Japan Global School Information Network, Inc.

Global School Information Network Inc. (GSI) specializes in study abroad program promotion through the internet. GSI provides detailed school information online and offers support services to students such as counseling, booking application and pre-departure orientation.

Contact person: Ms. Tamami Iida

AddressAibido Bldg. 5F, 7-20-2 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Post Code160-0023
Japan Internatinal Cross-cultural Committee(ICC)

ICC, established in 1973, is a private company specialized in educational consultation for study overseas. ICC's headquarter is based in Tokyo with 7 branches closely tied to media such as TV stations and newspaper companies throughout Japan, in addition to off-shore branches in Seattle, London, Melbourne and Auckland. ICC has been actively promoting and supporting long-term study abroad programs including High School, Vocational and University to Postgraduate level, and represents many educational institutions around the world. ICC publishes educational directory, books, and journals including a biannual magazine introducing Business Internship abroad. We actively hold a number of unique study abroad fairs and seminars throughout Japan.

Contact person: Mr. Matthew Sussman

Address7F Mitomi Bldg.,1-20-22 Ebisu Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Post Code150-0013
Japan International Internship Programs(IIP)

International Internship Programs (IIP) is a private, self-supporting organization with over 24 years of experience in international exchanges. Its mission is to promote international understanding through the exchange of knowledge, experience and culture. To date, IIP has placed more than 10,000 interns within 51 different countries. IIP had its beginnings in 1979 when several Japanese were sent to the USA as unpaid interns to teach Japanese language and culture at educational institutions in Colorado. The programs grew in popularity and IIP gradually expanded its programs offering a variety of educational & professional programs to fit the clienteles needs.

Contact person: Mr. Hiroshi Kuribayashi

Address3-35-5 Okusawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
Post Code158-0083
Japan International Student Society(ISS)

International Students Society (ISS) is a travel agency focusing on studying abroad program in all over the world. ISS introduces various programs and activities for the Japanese students in the following six areas: (1) Studying Abroad (2) Homestay (3) Volunteer Activities (4) Internship (5) Working Holiday (6) Counseling. ISS coordinates study abroad programs mostly in North America, England, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and some Asian countries. Our primary aim is to proveide the students with the opportunities to experience foreign countries then to promote internationalization and personal growth through overseas education and experiences. ISS collaborates with over two thousand schools and organizations to achieve this goal.

Contact person: Mr. Yoichi Kato

AddressFI Bldg.,6F, 1-26-5 Takadanobaba, Shinjuku-ku,Tokyo
Post Code169-0075
Japan ISA, Inc.

Contact person: Mr. Jun Ikegame

AddressDai18 Arai Bldg, 2-7-1 Hamamatsu-cho, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Post Code105-0013
Japan JA Study Abroad Center

The JA Study Abroad Center (JASA) was founded in 1990, and has been one of Japan's fastest-growing educational placement and counseling firms. JASA has successfully placed thousands of Japanese degree-seeking students into both undergraduate and graduate level programs in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States. Although JASA has always focused on the post-secondary degree-seeking education market, JASA also arranges a special Summer Intensive English Language Program for students to help them increase their English language proficiency in preparation to begin their degree studies in the fall. JASA also publishes the "JASA Study Abroad Guide: The Guide to Universities and Colleges Abroad for Degree-seeking Students from Japan" each year, and thereby distributes detailed information on hundreds of universities and colleges to the Japanese public throughout Japan. Let us assist you with your student recruitment efforts in Japan!

Contact person: Mr. Toshiya Ishikura

AddressShinjuku I-Land Tower 4F #1578
6-5-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku,Tokyo
Post Code163-1304
Japan Japan Youth Development Association (JYDA)

Japan Youth Development Association (JYDA) is a government-sponsored non-profit organization established in 1994. JYDA organizes various projects and activities in the following five areas: (1) International Exchange (2) Volunteer Activities (3) Environmental Studies (4) Creativity Development (5) Counseling. As for international exchange,JYDA coordinates study abroad programs in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and China. Our primary goal is to promote internationalization and personal growth of Japanese Youth through overseas education and experiences. JYDA collaborates with over one hundred schools and organizations to achieve this goal.

Contact person: Mr. Ryuki Hayashi

AddressKyoiku Center Bldg. 2F, 6-35-1 Kagurazaka, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Post Code162-0825
Japan Mainichi Education Inc.

In 1973, Mainichi Communications was established as a subsidiary of The Mainichi Newspapers, one of Japan's three leading newspapers. The business structure of this department consists mainly of publishing and counseling services. We charge the students if they ask us for help with the application procedure, obtaining necessary visas and arranging airline flights. In 1976, shortly after the establishment of the department, we published "the Mainichi Study Abroad Almanac", which is the first comprehensive publication in Japan that contains the necessary information on higher education in the USA and UK. The "Almanac" thus filled the pressing need for accurate academic information and brought new information for the students wishing to study abroad. Since then, we have played leading role in this field and have expanded our services steadily to Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, China, Taiwan and major European countries.

Contact person: Mr. Akihisa Yamazoe

AddressPalaceside Bldg, 9F
1-1-1, Hitotsubashi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Post Code100-0003
Japan Oceania Koryu Centre

Contact person: Ms. Rena Fukumi

AddressShinjuku Sumitomo Bldg. 14F, 2-6-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku,Tokyo
Post Code163-0214
Japan Ryugaku Journal Inc.

Ryugaku Journal Inc. promotes cultural exchange through education, counselling, research and publishing. A private counselling and placement organization founded in 1971, Ryugaku Journal (formerly ICS) is a storehouse of information concerning all aspects of overseas education. Ryugaku Journal serves as a liaison to Japanese people who wish to study abroad and for professionals working in international education. [Ryugaku] literally means "Study Abroad", and our magazine journal of the same name has a proud 20-year history.

Contact person: Ms. Yukari Kato

AddressJR Shinanomachi Bldg. 6F, Shinanomachi 34
Post Code160-0016
Japan Sapporo Educational Alternative
AddressKita Bldg. 8F, Kita 7 - jyo Nishi-schome 8-1, Kita-ku, Sapporo
Post Code060-0807
Japan Study Group Japan
Study Group is unique in the world of interntional education. It provides the most complete education and career development services for international students available - a full range of English Language, academic, business training and cultural exchange programmes and a choice of superb learning centers throughout the USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Spain, Australia and New Zealand. Study Group is committed to a simple principle : Our students' success is our success. We aim not only to meet their educational needs but also to help them achieve their highest ambition.
Address21-11-505 Yoyogi 2chome, Shibuya-ku,Tokyo
Post Code151-0053
Japan UTS Center for International Education
UTS was originally founded in Tokyo by Mr Kenichi Ikeno in 1971, as a non profit-making organisation. Its aim was to offer a wide range of educational services to institutions and individuals throughout the world. This was the beginning of UTS' educational exchange programmes, and, in conjunction with Dr Klaus Walch of Germany, a Japanese branch of the SIS (Students International Society) was established in Tokyo. Founded in Sweden in 1958 , SIS was a European organisation for study abroad, and in 1974 it became a consortium between Japan and seven European countries , forming a new company with the name of UTS, incorporated in London, simultaneously with UTS Japan Ltd, in Tokyo. From 1975 to 1995 various educational organisations were established by UTS throughout the world, including UTS Germany(1975), the United Travel Study Service (1976), the UTS Oxford Centre (1979), and CIE- the College of International Education, Oxford (1989).
AddressShintaiso Bldg.10F 2-10-7, Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku,Tokyo
Post Code150-0043
Japan WISH International, Inc.
WISH International was established in 1987. WISH offers various study aboard programs: Language Study Program, University and College Study Program, Volunteer Program, Internship Program and more. We provide detailed school information online and offers support services to students such as counseling, booking application.
AddressMARfS-Minamiaoyama Bldg.7F
5-9-19 Minami-aoyama Minato-ku, Tokyo
Post Code107-0062
Japan World Youth Service Society Japan
WYSS Japan organizes exchange programs at high school level with 6 other countries, Canada, USA, UK, Germany, Australia and New Zealand.
The WYSS programs range from the high school academic year exchange program to the secondary school students short range exchange program, moreover, the secondary school teaching program in Japan, which we will mention in details below. The purpose of these programs is to promote cultural exchange and international understanding through interaction between high school level students and teachers. We believe it will lead the students and teachers to international understanding on nation level in the future.
AddressGotanda NT Bldg.8F , 4-5-2 Higashigotanda, Shinagawa-ku,Tokyo
Post Code141-0022
Japan Youth Exchange Service, International
Phone:Fax : 03-3581-7569
AddressSanno Grand Bldg,Rm 411, 2-14-2, Nagata-cho, Chiyoda-ku,Tokyo
Post Code100-0014
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