About us

The Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Institute, Kansai, was established in May 1997 as a Japanese-language training facility providing support to Japanese-language learners from overseas.
Foreign service officers, public officials, and Japan specialists are invited to the Institute from various countries to receive training in specialized Japanese that is useful for their work duties and research. The Institute also conducts short-term study programs, in which the Japan Foundation invites learners to visit Japan as a means of encouraging motivated learners in their study of the Japanese language.

Furthermore, the Institute develops e-learning materials such as online Japanese courses, Japanese learning websites and apps based on the know-how it acquires through the training programs.
To promote international exchanges, the Institute cooperates with local public entities and non-profit organizations to arrange opportunities for program participants and local people to interact and engage in activities and projects together.

Overview of the Japanese-Language Institute, Kansai


Japan Foundation, Japanese-Language Institute, Kansai


Executive Director: Mr. Osamu AKAGI


3-14 Rinku-Port-Kita Tajiri-Cho, Sennan-Gun, Osaka, 598-0093
TEL:+81-(0)72-490-2600 FAX:+81-(0)72-490-2800

Date of Establishment

May 1997

Main Activities