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Tobitate! Ryugaku Japan

April 30, 2014

At the request of the promotion team from Tobitate! Ryugaku Japan, a project led by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Secretary General Hoshino held a Q&A and discussion session about overseas study trends and future activities to promote overseas study at the education ministry offices.

Collaboration with Risk Management Seminar Sponsored by AIU

April 16, 2014

at AIU Insurance Company(Kinshicho, Tokyo)

JAOS cooperated with the Risk Management Seminar sponsored by AIU for agents working with international students and working holidaymakers. The seminar dealt with practical matters such as risks and responses to accidents etc. that occur while studying abroad, how to respond in situations such as large-scale natural disasters like the earthquake that occurred in Christchurch, New Zealand, and cooperative frameworks for insurance companies and overseas study agents.

Continuing to Implement GLOBAL ACE, a Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare Commissioned Project

April 1, 2014

Following on from last fiscal year, we are again implementing the Global ACE project. Initiated by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare Global Action for Careers and Employability Cooperation Division, this project support career-building for working youth through the utilization of international exchange during the Heisei 26 fiscal year. We will continue to provide a system of coherent career-building support that extends from the pre-travel stage through to post-return to Japan, enabling youth with experience in overseas internships and working holidays, internships and volunteering to find positions based on their overseas experience.

JAOS Participation in the Tobitate! Ryugaku Japan Matching Event

March 29, 2014

at Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology(Kasumigaseki, Tokyo)

JAOS members took part in an event targeting students for “Tobitate! Ryugaku Japan: A Public and Private Study Abroad Support System,” which is supported by The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, the Japan Student Services Association, and a number of private companies. The event sought to match students with twenty-seven organizations such as agents for overseas study who offer information about practical activities including internships and volunteer work available overseas, by providing information to university students who wish to participate in the “Tobitate! Ryugaku Japan Representative Program (scholarship).”

The 16th JAOS Counselor Certification Test

March 16, 2014/March 26, 2014

at Daiichi Gakuin Yotsuya Campus(Tokyo) /AP Osama Umeda 1chome Convention Room (Osaka)

The 16th JAOS Counselor Certification Test was held. Due to an increase in the number of examinees, it was decided that the spring test should also be held in Osaka from this time onwards. Due to the increase in the number of certified counselors gaining qualifications since the end of last year, referral examinations have been implemented. Targeting staff decided by each organization, these ascertain whether the applicant’s credentials are sufficient in order to become overseas counselors.

FELCA Asia General Meeting

February 23, 2014

at Shangri La’s Far Eastern Plaza Hote(Taipei, Taiwan)

FELCA’s (The Federation of Education and Language Consultant Associations) regular general meeting for the Asia region was held in Taipei, Taiwan, a country that became a FELCA member last year. Taking part from JAOS, which represents Japan, were Chairmant Mr. Yamada, Managing Director Ryuki Hayashi, Director Yoshio Ono, and Director Yoshikazu Ueoku. An active and proactive exchange of opinions took place on Asian and world trends in overseas study, and the enhancement of the reception environment for overseas students.

17th Foreign Government Educational Representative Meeting(JAOS/FGER Meeting)

February 13, 2014

at AIG Training Center ( Kinshi-cho, Tokyo)

The JAOS/FGER (Foreign Government Educational Representative) meeting was held for the 17th time. FGERs reported on overseas study trends and their activities in the year while JAOS member organizations also reported on overseas study trends. The JAOS Japan Association of Overseas Studies presented their report, which led to active exchange of informationand perspectives. Participants included 23 organizations(24 individuals) from JAOS, 10 organizations (11 individuals) from the FGER side  (the Embassy of the United States Department of Commerce, Embassy of the United States of America Public Affaires Section, Fulbright Japan, the Embassy of Canada in Japan, the Australian Embassy Marketing Office, the Japan Offices of the Western Australian Government,Trade&Investment Queensland Japan Office, the government of Victoria, the British Council, the New Zealand Embassy) and one observer, making a total of 46 attendees.

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