About the NIHONGO Partners Program

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 other countries in Asia.

Dispatching over 3,000 people by FY2023

Over 3,000 people will be dispatched as NIHONGO Partners by the end of FY2023. We hope this program will creat many human resources who can serve as a bridge between Japan and other countries in Asia.


Countries/Regions Brunei Cambodia China Indonesia Laos Malaysia Myanmar Phillipines Singapore Taiwan Thailand Vietnam
Number of People 5 23 220 891 26 248 34 81 5 268 698 314
Countries/Regions Number of People
Brunei 5
Cambodia 23
China 220
Indonesia 891
Laos 26
Malaysia 248
Myanmar 34
Phillipines 81
Singapore 5
Taiwan 268
Thailand 698
Vietnam 314

The data is as of June 30, 2023