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Soka University Short-Term Japanese Language and Japan Culture Study Program in Summer 2017


We are fortunate to announce that we have decided to accept additional applications, since we did not exceed the number of participants.
We are now open for additional applications for the following information.

Available Number of Participants

  • Program I: 26 available
  • Program II: 15 available

If it exceeds the number above, screening will be held due to number of accommodations we have available.

Application Period

Monday, April 17th, 2017~ Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

Announcement of Results

Friday, April 28th, 2017 via e-mail.

*Further information regarding the program will be on the website below. Please read thoroughly before applying.

table of contents

  1. Overview of the Program
  2. Program Dates
  3. Location
  4. Program Content and Schedule
  5. Completion Certificate
  6. Application Eligibility
  7. Number of Participants
  8. Application Period
  9. Program Fees
  10. Application Procedures
  11. Announcement of Results
  12. Visa
  13. Cancellation Fee
  14. Precautions
  15. Contact

We have been offering short-term Japanese language and culture program to our partner universities in order to foster friendly relationships and strengthen our ties. We are now expanding this educational opportunity to those around the world who wish to learn about Japanese language and culture. Let’s study abroad in Japan!


Overview of the Program

The program aims to improve your communication skills through hands-on learning and integration of learning language and culture.

Furthermore, students will have opportunities to interact with Soka University’s Japanese students and other international students to practice daily conversations. The instructors are experienced Japanese language teachers. Please note that all lectures will be conducted in Japanese. However, we will provide English interpretation for the orientation session, reception and Opening Ceremony.

【Japanese Language Learning】
We offer classes for beginners. Students can start learning from Japanese basics, including self-introduction, greetings, listening, and basic conversations. The classes will promote interactive learning such as conducting interviews to Japanese students.

【Japanese Culture Learning】
Students will take classes in which they can experience Japanese culture, which includes wearing traditional Japanese kimono, listening and dancing to traditional Japanese music, experiencing Japanese matsuri, learning how to play the “koto” – a traditional Japanese instrument – and practice traditional Japanese calligraphy.

【One-day Tour】
Students will visit places in Tokyo where they can experience and learn about history, culture, and society of Japan. Please note that the tour schedule may change.


Program Dates

Program I Program II
June 26 – July 10, 2017 July 13 – July 27, 2017


Soka University
 1-236 Tangi-machi, Hachioji-shi, Tokyo, Japan


Program Content and Schedule

Program I Program II
Arrival at Japan June 26 (Mon) July 13 (Thu)
Soka University will provide a ride from the airport to the address below,
where the program will be held.1-236 Tangi-machi, Hachioji-shi, Tokyo
Opening Ceremony/
Welcome Party
June 27 (Tue) July 14 (Fri)
10:00 am Opening Ceremony
10:45 am Orientation
12:00 pm Welcome Party
Japanese Language and
Japan Culture Study Program
June 28 (Wed) – July 6 (Thu) July 17 (Mon) – July 25 (Tue)
Japanese Language Classes
Japanese Traditional Culture Class
10:45 am – 2:35 pm
6 sessions
Tour in Tokyo July 8 (Sat) July 15 (Sat)
Completion Ceremony and
Farewell Party
July 7 (Fri) July 26 (Wed)
Departure July 10 (Mon) July 27 (Thu)
9:30 am Depart from Soka University
Soka University will provide a ride to the airport. Please arrange your flight in the afternoon in order for you to have enough time to go on-board.

Completion Certificate

A certificate will be presented upon completion of the program.


Application Eligibility

  1. Foreign nationals who are high school students or older
  2. Beginners of Japanese language *Program will be conducted in English and Japanese.
  3. Those who can obtain short-term visa if it is necessary
  4. Those who can obtain traveler’s insurance (mandatory)

Number of Participants

35 students
* If the number of participants is less than 10 students, the program may be cancelled.
** In case the number of applicants exceeds the program capacity (35 student), the approval will be decided based on document screening.


Application Period

March 13, 2017 – March 27, 2017


Program Fees

120,000 JPY
Note: The program fees do not include fees for flights, travel other than the tour in Tokyo, daily meals, or health insurance.


Application Procedures

STEP ① Check the application information

Please thoroughly read and check the application information and prepare the data of the ID photograph and the passport.

STEP ② User registration for the Online Application

Please register from your computer/ smartphone/ tablet etc. to register your basic information. After your registration, MY PAGE will be created.

*Since we will continuously contact you through the e-mail you used for this registration, please register with an e-mail address you often use.

STEP ③ Apply from your MY ACCOUNT page

*Application menu will not be displayed until online applications are open.

STEP ④ Issue an application number

We will announce an application number, for those who complete all the steps. This will complete the application.

*We will contact you through the “Contact Us” on the MY ACCOUNT if necessary.

About the Online Application  

Announcement of Results

Results will be announced on April 17 via e-mail. For those accepted, will receive an e-mail

regarding the payment of the program fee. Depositing the program fee,

120,000 JPY, will complete your registration to this program.

*PLEASE NOTE: Do not make a payment until you are accepted to the program.

Note: In case the number of applicants exceeds the program capacity (35 student), the approval will be decided based on document screening.



Soka University cannot provide assistance in getting a visa for the program.

Before applying to the program, please check the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ website whether the visa can be obtained by the program date.

*If the applicants cannot obtain a visa and cancel participation, cancellation fee will apply.

Please check before you apply and before the payment, if you are able to apply for a visa.


Cancellation Fee

After applicants are accepted to the program but would like to cancel participation, cancellation fees will apply as follows. Note that applicants are responsible for any transaction fees.

  • Cancellation by May 8th, 2017【Japan Time】: 100% refund
  • Cancellation by May 15th, 2017【Japan Time】: 50% refund
  • Cancellation by May 22nd, 2017【Japan Time】: 20% refund
  • Cancellation after May 29th, 2017 and onwards: no refund

*Above-mentioned cancellation fees will be applied for any reasons.

*For refunds, applicants are responsible for the transaction fee.



  • The program content may have slight changes.
  • Program participants will need to buy a traveler’s insurance. Please submit a copy of the insurance before coming to Japan.
  • The textbook used in this program, “First Steps in Japanese”, is written in Japanese along with the explanation in one of the following languages. Please choose the preferred language from below.
    • ① English
    • ② Spanish
    • ③ Portuguese
  • Please note that this program will be conducted in only English and Japanese.
About the Online Application  


Soka University

International Affairs Office

TEL: +81-42-691-8230  FAX: +81-42-691-9456  Mail: intloff@soka.ac.jp

*Information provided for the application will be used only for the program and not any other purposes.