About Us


Time-line

May,1957

First Nikkei Friendship Convention in Commemoration of United Nations Membership staged by the National Diet and related organizations.


May,1960

Nikkei & Japanese Abroad Liaison Association set up to coordinate the Convention of Nikkei and Japanese Abroad and promote friendly relations and goodwill.


Sep,1964

National Governors' Association joins the Association, with all prefectural governors appointed to executive positions such as director and advisor.


Feb,1967

Association is recognized as an incorporated foundation.


Jul,1971

Launch of the Central Training Program for Nikkei Students.


Oct,1974

OJPA (Overseas Japanese Press Association) formed, with annual conferences in autumn.


May,1977

Quarterly "Kaigai Nikkeijin" Magazine (Twice a year)


Jul,1991

Advisory center for Nikkeis started.


Oct,1991

Release of the Guide to Living in Japan for Nikkei. 150,000 copies printed, including versions in Portuguese and Spanish.


Dec,1992

"Consultation Center News" (Now, Nikkeijin News).
(6 times a year)


Nov,1994 Launch of the Nikkei Press and Public Relations Training Program. (the Cabinet Office)


Mar,1996

Seminar on the Role of Nikkei Japanese, a joint initiative with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.


Apr,1996

Ministry for Foreign Affairs grants permit (No.13) for changes to donation and contribution schemes.

Apr,1996

Research studies on support services and strategies for immigrants and Nikkei Japanese in conjunction with JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency).


Dec,1997

"Japanese Culture"Lectures Collection. Spanish Edition.

Mar,1999

"Japanese Culture"Lectures Collection. Portuguese Edition.


Apr,1999

Following the dissolution of the Federation of Japan Overseas Immigrant Family Associations, the Association takes over the work of coordinating visiting Nikkei groups and delegations and providing training programs for children in immigrant families.

1999

Financial Support  "Kusanone Shien"
・Nikkei-Filipino Mutual Aid Foundation (Philipines)
Association provides aid towards home power generators
・"House of Asia" Japanese Courses (Cuba)
Japanese teaching materials and teaching aids.


Jul,2000

Association is awarded permit under the designated public interest corporation, specific tax deductible corporation.


2001

Financial Support  "Kusanone Shien"
・JAPHIL (Nippi) Society (Philipines)
Association provides aid towards irrigator trucks.


Jul,2002

Renewal of permit under the designated public interest corporation, specific tax deductible corporation.


Oct,2002

"Japanese Overseas Migration Museum" opened in JICA Yokohama.Association takes on administration and operational duties.


2003

Financial Support  "Kusanone Shien"
・Fuyoukai (Korea)
Association provides Wheel Chair and Crutches Support.


Feb,2004

Seminar on Support Services for Nikkei in Japan


Apr,2004

8 students are accepted as the first Nippon Foundation Nikkei Scholars


Apr,2004

Association is charged by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare with the task of improving employment conditions for Nikkei Japanese. This task is outsourced to CIATE (Japan-Brazil Center of Information and Support for Foreign Workers). Specialist instructors are dispatched.


May,2004

Opening courses for "Central American Nikkei Japanese Class"


Jun,2004

Inheritance Japanese Language Center established.


Sep,2004

Renewal of permit under the designated public interest corporation, specific tax deductible corporation.


Jan,2005

Formation of the Kokusai Nikkei Net Council


Nov,2005

Inheritance Japanese Language Center held the the first event, "Japanese language education practice exchange meeting for Nikkei children"

"Research Bulletin"(Vol.1) Published


2006

Financial Support  "Kusanone Shien"
・Friends of Yayasan Welfare (Indonesia)
Association provides financial aid towards the purchase of computers and other office equipment.


Oct,2006

Renewal of permit under the designated public interest corporation, specific tax deductible corporation.


Dec,2006

Privacy Mark acquisition


2007

Financial Support  "Kusanone Shien"
・Mundo de Alegria School (Japan)
Association provides financial assistance towards the purchase of teaching materials and aids.


Jul,2007

The 48th Convention of Nikkei and Japanese Abroad and
The 14th Convention of Pan-American Nikkei Guideline for Participation