This program dispatches Japanese citizens as “NIHONGO Partners” mainly to secondary schools in Asia in order to support the local Japanese-Language teachers and students. The assignment of “NIHONGO Partners” is not only to support the educational activities of the local Japanese-Language teachers but also to spread the charms of the Japanese language and cultures through their learning support and cultural activities in and outside the classroom. Simultaneously, it is an opportunity for “NIHONGO Partners” to learn about their assigned country through exchange with their students, teachers, and the people of the community. This program aims to deepen mutual understanding and expand exchanges between Japan and Asia.
Japanese language class have been taught at Vientiane, Phiavat, Nongbong and Phonthan secondary schools when the Lao government decided to allocate Japanese as one of the secondary languages taught in the secondary school curriculum.
We hope this program will create many human resources who can serve as a bridge between Japan and Asia.