Hokkaido Hinode Bldg. 6F, S1W4, Chuo-ku, Sapporo 060-0061, Japan
IAY is a pioneer of language education in Sapporo and has a 45-year history.
We directly invited several tens of foreign instructors around the world to train interpreters as support for the Sapporo Winter Olympics held in 1972. We saw many instructors having difficulties in a different culture that they have never experienced. Then, we started Japanese language teaching and the introduction of Japanese culture and customs to support their daily life. This is origin of Japanese language education of IAY. Since then, internationalization has rapidly progressed with the growth of the Japanese economy, and the number of foreigners living in Sapporo has also increased. In response to this, we have provided livelihood support as well as business support for foreigners by offering Japanese language education requested by government agencies, companies or individuals.
IAY also has foreign language courses where Japanese people are studying foreign languages, and international students can interact with Japanese people there. We will continue to make an effort to create a society for coexistence with foreigners through Japanese language and foreign language education so that people around the world can deepen their mutual understanding.