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.


Over 3,000 people were dispatched as NIHONGO Partners from FY2014 to FY2023.

Countries/Regions Brunei Cambodia China Indonesia Laos Malaysia Myanmar Phillipines Singapore Taiwan Thailand Vietnam
Number of People 17 42 259 962 30 262 34 99 5 357 743 348
Countries/Regions Number of People
Brunei 17
Cambodia 42
China 259
Indonesia 962
Laos 30
Malaysia 262
Myanmar 34
Phillipines 99
Singapore 5
Taiwan 357
Thailand 743
Vietnam 348

The data is as of March 31, 2024