Sasakawa fund for Japanese language education

For students

Read about how the fund is helping Japanese language students around New Zealand, and see if you are eligible for funding assistance.

For teachers

We have a range of Japanese language teaching resources available for use. Teachers may also be eligible for grants or scholarships.

About the fund

Find out about the history of the Sasakawa fund, the programme framework and the management committee.

Research

Get more information about research that is exploring the changing nature of Japanese language learning in New Zealand.

Contact us

If you have any questions about the fund please contact us directly.

Report on the Need to Build Capacity in International Language and Intercultural Capabilities in New Zealand: The Role of Tertiary Education (Japanese as an Illustration)

In every sector of society, New Zealand needs more people capable of operating ‘inter-culturally’. The study of a second language is a key pathway to achieve this. And because of the special relationship NZ shares with Japan, there are many strong reasons for choosing Japanese as that second language. Through interviews with 11 influential Kiwis and a comparative study of UK, USA and Australia, this recently released report by researchers at AUT, explores the situation in New Zealand and makes recommendations for the future. View the report here

Report on the Need to Build Capacity in International Language and Intercultural Capabilities in New Zealand: The Role of Tertiary Education (Japanese as an Illustration) Image

Why Japanese?

Discover how studying Japanese has helped nine successful Kiwis, and made an impact on their careers and life journey. Click here to watch the videos.

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