Global Children's
Japanese Language Network

What is the Hakuho Scheme for a Global Children's Japanese Language Network?

In a globalized world, mutual understanding and acceptance of the diversity of lifestyles and cultures of other countries is crucial. The Hakuho Scheme for a Global Children's Japanese Language Network aims to provide opportunities for Japanese and overseas students to deepen their understanding of each other and to grow into internationally-minded people through intercultural experiences and international exchanges in the Japanese language.

Preparatory Training in Japan for Overseas Teachers

Preparatory training in Japan for overseas teachers (excluding Japanese nationals) participating in the Japan Experience Program for Overseas Children.
Teachers prepare for participation in the program by discussing ways to maximize learning effectiveness, etc., while also gaining new knowledge and skills useful to them in their roles as Japanese teachers.

Japan Experience Program for Overseas Children

A program for students (aged 12-16) who are studying Japanese at overseas schools.
Students visit a Japanese school for exchanges and intercultural experiences in Japanese with students of the same age, deepening understanding and interest in the Japanese language and Japanese culture.

Overseas Experience Program for Japanese Children

A program for students of Japanese junior high schools.
Students visit an overseas school for exchanges and intercultural experiences with students of the same age who are studying Japanese, promoting their renewed awareness of the Japanese language and Japanese culture, as well as recognition of themselves as international people.

Support provided

Airfares and transport, accommodation, meals and program activities for the duration of each program.

Judging panels

Yoshiko Furukawa Lecturer, The Japan Foundation Japanese Language Institute, Urawa
Shinichi Kato Principal, Tokyo Hosanna Japanese Language School
Gunei Sato (Chair) Specially Appointed Professor, Meiji University
Sawa Toda Managing Director, Association for Japanese-Language Teaching

For Applicants

Application procedure

Applications for overseas schools for the 11th Hakuho Japanese Language Exchange Program have now closed. Thank you for your application.
The 11th Hakuho Japanese Language Exchange Program (For overseas schools)
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