Vietnamese Youth and Student Association (VYSA)
Vietnamese Youth and Student Association (VYSA), founded in November 10th 2001, is a non-profit organization and recognized by the Vietnamese Government as the official representative of Vietnamese youth and students in Japan. VYSA constantly organizes many activities ranging from sport and cultural events to assisting students in job hunting. These activities all share the same goals: to support our members in study, work and in daily life; and to foster friendships between Vietnamese communities as well as with friends from all over the world.
Thai Students’ Association in Japan(TSAJ)
Thai Students’ Association in Japan under the Royal Patronage (TSAJ) was initiated in 1897 when the first batch of Thai students arrived Japan. They were supported by the scholarship from the King of Thailand, which was later known as the King`s scholarship. After that, the number increased until it was possible to form the Association in 1939. On April 4, 1939, we received the name “under Royal Patronage from H.M.’s kindness”. During World War 2, the Thai Embassy building was severely damaged. Most of the documents were burnt. Our activities had to stop temporarily. After World War 2 was over, a meeting was held at the Kokusai Gakuyuukai. At the meeting, it was decided that the Association should continue its activities and the rules of the Association should be reconsidered and changed to suit the situation. Therefore, on December 10, 1954, a group of committee was appointed at Thai Embassy to restart and continue the Association. From then until today the Association has been working actively and this year is the 73rd batch of the committee and members.
Singapore Students Association in Japan(SSAJ)
The Singapore Students’ Association (Japan), or SSAJ in short, is an association for Singaporean students studying in Japan. Our members are mainly full-time undergraduate and graduate students attending universities in Japan, as well as students who are here on university exchange programmes. We work closely with various Singaporean agencies, such as the Singapore Embassy in Japan, and organisations to help our members settle into Japan with ease and also help link our members to other relevant organisations once they have graduated.
Association of Filipino Students in Japan(AFSJ)
The Association of Filipino Students in Japan (AFSJ) aims to unite all Filipino students and graduates in Japan; assisting them to excel in their academic endeavors and helping them make the best out of their time as a foreign student by organizing different academic, cultural, and social activities as well as promoting effective networking among its members. Founded in 1954, AFSJ is involved in the activities of the Philippine Embassy and other sectors of the Filipino community in Japan. It is a part of the Philippine Assistance Group (PAG), an organization providing aid for Filipinos in times of crisis. It is also a founding member of the ASEAN Youth Network in Japan (AYNJ). AFSJ is composed of undergraduates, Master, PhD, Specialized College, College of Technology, Research, Teacher Training, Japanese Studies, and exchange students as well as graduates who are currently working and residing in Japan. Most of these students are recipients of different scholarships such as the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship and other private company scholarships, while some are privately-funded. These students are considered experts in their respective fields and are valued as an academic pool of future leaders and pioneers that will promote the advancement of the Philippines and the Filipino people.
Myanmar Youth and Student Association (MYSA)
This organization is formed by Myanmar people in Japan 1) To encourage friendship among Myanmar people and with other countries 2) To share information such as job, education, etc., 3) To participate in international events and Festivals on behalf of the Myanmar 4) To contribute in social aids such as volunteering and donating activities.
Malaysian Students’ Association in Japan(MSAJ)
Malaysian Students’ Association in Japan (MSAJ) was established in the year 1976, with one the objectives of its formation- to unite all Malaysian students throughout all of Japan, and instill togetherness and the spirit of patriotism towards Malaysia. This association is open to all Malaysian students who are studying or undergoing courses for more than SIX months.
Indonesian Students’ Association in Japan(ISAJ)
The Indonesian Student Union in Japan is the organization of Indonesian students studying in universities and technical colleges in Japan. It was founded on June 24, 1953 in Tokyo. In Indonesian language the organization is known as “Persatuan Pelajar Indonesia di Jepang” or PPIJ in short. In Japanese, it is referred as 在日インドネシア留学生協会. Currently there are over 2000 students enlisted as member of PPIJ. PPIJ serves as home for Indonesian students to communicate among themselves, cultivate and accumulate knowledge they earn to bring the best benefit back home. Besides, the students and the organization, through its events, act as active liaison agent promoting friendships and cultural exchange to Japanese people and international communities. The structure of PPIJ consists of central board, region coordinators, and commissariats. There are 9 regions and 59 commissariats in coordination with the central board led by a chairperson Rodiyan Gibran Sentanu as of 2012-2013. The 9 regions are Hokkaido, Tohoku, Kanto, Chubu, Hokuriku, Kansai, Chugoku, Shikoku and Kyushu-Okinawa.
Cambodia Students Association in Japan (CSAJ)
Cambodian Students Association in Japan (CSAJ) was formed in 1994 to represent Cambodian students who are studying in Japan. CSAJ consists of regional Cambodian student associations such as in Kanto, Nagoya, Kansai and Kyushu. The aim of CSAJ is to promote communication and mutual assistance among members studying in Japan and to foster cultural and academic exchange with foreign communities for the mutual understanding and cooperation. We hope we could enjoy working and being friend together.