June 14, 2023
Waim Conference Room, Ochanomizu.
The JAOS Spring General Meeting was held with the participation of 43 organizations (including 8 companies represented by proxy). The new board members were introduced, and the financial settlement for the fiscal year 2022 and the budget proposal for the fiscal year 2023 were approved. Following that, a lively discussion took place during the group discussions, with active exchange of opinions.
April 5, 2023
14F, AIG Conference Room, Shinjuku NS Building.
The 26th JAOS/FGER (Foreign Government Educational Representative) Meeting was held in a hybrid format, combining in-person attendance and online participation via Zoom. We had a total of 56 participants, and an information exchange session took place, including reports from various countries and member updates.
December 7, 2022
Hilton Tokyo, Fuji-no-ma.
JAOS celebrated its 30th anniversary last year and held a commemorative ceremony. The event was attended by approximately 70 participants, including distinguished guests such as Mr. Satoru Araune from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Ambassador Hamish Cooper from the New Zealand Embassy, and Mr. Anoop Kanthatham, former Chairman of the Thai International Education Consultants Association (TIECA). Representatives from embassies, universities, and education-related organizations, as well as sponsors and JAOS members, also joined the event. Congratulations were received from study abroad associations of various countries, making it a grand and successful occasion.
Furthermore, with the inclusion of slides, we presented the history of JAOS and highlighted the achievements of Chairman Masaru Yamada as the founder. The event concluded successfully, fostering networking opportunities among the attendees while enjoying the pleasant atmosphere.
November 12, 2022
Shinjuku Keio Plaza Hotel, 43F, Moonlight.
On November 12, 2022 (Saturday), the JAOS Study Abroad Awards ceremony was held at Shinjuku Keio Plaza Hotel to commemorate “Study Abroad Day”. Under the theme of “Study Abroad that has had a significant impact on one’s life,” approximately 100 applications were received for the “Open Application Awards” from the general public. After the selection process, 9 individuals were awarded. Additionally, in the “Nomination-based Awards” category, which recognizes awardees from various fields, 6 individuals and 1 organization were honored.
November 9, 2022
TKP Shinjuku Conference Center.
With the attendance of 53 companies (including 13 companies represented by proxy) and a total of 69 participants, the general meeting was held in person for the first time in three years. The venue’s atmosphere was shared via Zoom live streaming with some participants, allowing for meaningful time with various reports, group discussions, and updates. After the meeting, there was a social gathering with approximately 40 attendees, providing an opportunity to exchange information and reconnect after a long time.
JAOS applied to the Japan Anniversary Association to designate November 12th as “Study Abroad Day” and it was approved and registered. As a result, November 12th became one of Japan’s commemorative days as “Study Abroad Day.”
June 14, 2022
The online general meeting was held with the participation of 39 organizations. The agenda included the financial settlement for the fiscal year 2021, the budget proposal for the fiscal year 2022, and the approval of new directors. In addition, there was a seminar by Mr. Araune, the Project Director of the Tobitate! Study Abroad JAPAN Project, as well as group discussions on the Study Abroad Day Awards event, providing a meaningful time for all.
March 2, 2022
The 25th JAOS/FGER (Foreign Government Educational Representative) Meeting was held. This year’s meeting took place via Zoom, and we were grateful to have approximately 60 participants in total. An information exchange session was conducted, including reports from various countries and member updates.
March 2, 2022
An online seminar was held for study abroad providers and university stakeholders. In order to safely resume study abroad for prospective students, study abroad agents, and educational institutions such as language schools, discussions were initiated by the Federation of Education and Language Consultant Associations (FELCA) and the Global Alliance of Education and Language Associations (GAELA) to create new guidelines for establishing a scheme regarding the payment of study abroad expenses. This provided a platform for information sharing and exchange of opinions regarding these initiatives.
JAOS conducted online seminars as part of a project commissioned by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
The instructors are study abroad counselors from JAOS member companies. The seminar is featured on the official website of “Tobitate! Study Abroad Japan” and videos are published on YouTube.
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