Announcement: Lecture to deepen the understanding of the multicultural society in Japan “Overview of Japanese language education for refugees”

We received information on the lecture. Please see below for details.


‘To receive education,’ ‘to work,’ and ‘to live as a member of local community,’ learning Japanese is essential for refugees who settle down in Japan. Please join us to get an overview and reaffirm the current state of Japanese language education for refugees in Japan, and think about the future of that education system.

[Date] Sunday, December 17, 2017 13:00-16:30
[Venue] Social welfare corporation Support21 (Mizuho Bldg. 6F, 2-12-2 Kamiosaki, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo)
[Intended Audience] Anyone interested in local Japanese language school and Japanese language education for refugees

●Practical reports from organizations (individuals)
– Refugee Assistance Headquarters (RHQ): Japanese language education for recognized refugees as an official assistance
– Support21: Japanese language education for refugees in Japan to improve the ability to make their living
– Japan Association for Refugees (JAR): Japanese language education as part of job assistance
– Takao TOMONO-san: Personal assistance in Japanese language education for refugees to work and to live
– Catholic Tokyo International Center (CTIC): Japanese language class as a place to stay for refugees
– PEACE: Japanese language class hosted by refugees
– International Social Service Japan (ISSJ): Japanese language education for Muslim refugees to facilitate their social integration
●Panel discussion
Subject “The Future of Japanese Language Education for Refugees”
Facilitator Shin MATSUO-san
*Please see below for more information.

[Registration fee] No charge
[Capacity] 50 persons (The number of seats is limited so please register as soon as possible if you are interested in attending.)
[Registration process]
Please fill in the e-mail form below for registration.
[Deadline] Friday, December 15 *First come, first served. Early registration is recommended.