What is EDU-Port Japan ?


What is EDU-Port Japan?

In the field of education, Japan has great potential to contribute to the world.

“Primary and secondary education system” that builds excellent academic skills as well as manners and morals

High quality “math and science education” “ICT Education”

“Industrial human resource development” in institutes of technology and specialized schools

  • EDU-Port Japan is a “public-private, nationwide” initiative to proactively introduce Japanese-style education overseas by providing a platform which is organized by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) and from in which the public and private sectors collaborate in achieving this objective. The platform is supported by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) and many other organizations including NGOs and private businesses. During the first phase of “Project for Introduction of Japanese-style Education Using Public-Private collaborative Platforms (EDU-Port Japan 1.0)” (2016-2020), a variety of pilot projects had been implemented in a total of 36 countries and regions. The “Research Project for promoting Japanese-style Education Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic (EDU-Port Japan 2.0)” began in 2021.


Our Activities

A public-private collaboration platform
Project formation
Development of the models


3 Pillars of EDU-Port Japan

Improvement of quality of Japan’s education through further internationalization
  • Further internationalization of education programs
  • Capacity development of teacher and staff
  • Capacity development of student and trainee
  • Global human resources development
  • Encouraging acceptance of international students/trainees studying in Japan
Enhancement of mutual understanding and contribution towards SDGs
  • Enhancement of mutual understanding and contribution to the international society
  • Strengthening relationships among countries through education
  • Contribution to achieving SDGs, ESD
Contribution to Japan’s economic growth
  • Supporting business expansion overseas in education
  • Contribution of human resource development for Japanese organization in abroad


The concept of EDU-Port Japan is “port-port”.

EDU-Port Japan aims to expand horizontally and deepen the platforms built to date while reaffirming that EDU-Port Japan is “port-port”. It is based on the image of ports around the world where people, goods and information gather and information is shared and disseminated after new value has been added. In other words, “port-port” means that Japanese model of education leaves ports in Japan and arrives at ports all over the world where it is accepted by many people and finds new value before returning to ports in Japan.