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EDU-Port Japan Supported Project

2021 EDU-Port Japan Supported Projects selected in June

Representative organizationProject nameSummary
Kikutake Gakuen and Nagoya Sangyo UniversitySystematic support for afforestation studies in Vietnamese school education【Vietnam】The aim of this project is to systematically support studies on afforestation with high CO₂ absorption capacity by elementary, junior high and senior high schools in Vietnam.
Support will be provided for studies on afforestation with high CO₂ absorption capacity as a means of studying the development of photosynthesis experiments at senior high schools, and photosynthesis experiments with plants at elementary and junior high schools using CO₂ sensors and audio-visual aids. Furthermore, this project will promote mutual understanding and the fostering of global citizenship through inter-school exchanges between Japan and Vietnam.
NPO MIYAZAKI C-DANCE CENTEROnline exporting Japanese-style dance education known as “SOUSAKU-DANCE”【People’s Republic of China, Romania, Singapore and Germany】This project is an outgrowth of the 2017 pilot project, “Exporting Japanese-style dance education “SOUSAKU-DANCE” that combines body formation and art experience”, and aims to make it more sustainable due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The aim of this project is to develop global human resources that can contribute to society while creating new value through online connections with other countries that have diverse values, such as China. It will allow exporting “SOUSAKU-DANCE” (activities in which small groups work together to creatively and innovatively tackle problems for which there is no right answer) online to overseas countries, and importing back the possibility of new collaboration between artists and teachers and distance learning in physical education.
Casio Computer Co., Ltd.Pilot project for inquiry-based mathematics education in Indonesia and Thailand【Indonesia and Thailand】The aim of this project is to achieve independent learning of students and improve their mathematical thinking skills through inquiry-based mathematics education using scientific calculators.
The education policies of both target countries promote the development of human resources who can think and learn for themselves. Therefore, in this project, we will create a model case to raise 21st century skills (critical thinking, problem-solving skills etc.) and international competitive human resources, by developing and implementing inquiry-based classes for students in upper secondary education together with teachers and others.
Kumon Institute of Education Co., Ltd.Project of academic skills development at elementary schools in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi【Emirate of Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)】The aim of this project is to make a contribution to improving academic skills and non-cognitive abilities at schools in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
School teachers instruct Kumon method during class hours with Kumon e-learning system. The school and Kumon will continuously review, discuss and improve the implementation of the Kumon method together under the school’s curriculum in order to create a steady learning effect.
Kansai UniversityRoll-out of hands-on technical education through enhanced practical subjects and improving faculty member’s skills【Kingdom of Bhutan】The aim of this project is to deliver hands-on technical education by improving the leadership skills of eligible teaching staff, in addition to direct practical coaching for students.
One of the characteristics of Japanese-style technical education is that there is not an emphasis on just theory, instead students enhance their practical skills and gain application skills. In Kingdom of Bhutan, it is difficult to make students feel the effectiveness of technical education due to the issue of technical skills of teaching staff and technical staff. This project will develop human resources with advanced teaching skills with the goal of making students feel that technological capabilities can help improve their daily lives.
JACPA Co., Ltd.Development of Japanese-style physical education classes in Vietnam by local subsidiary Jacpa Vietnam Co., Ltd.【Vietnam】The aim of this project is to provide Japanese-style physical education classes that foster healthy bodies and minds while respecting local traditional values and perceptions.
Regular guidance is given during the childcare hours of kindergartens, and physical education classes are provided at which “children can take lessons at the kindergarten they attend” using kindergarten facilities after childcare hours finish. Cooperation is given in kindergarten management using developed know-how, and support is provided for the physical and mental growth of local children through physical activities using mats, vaulting boxes, iron bars, balance beam, balls, jump ropes, etc., which are not commonly used in kindergartens in Vietnam.
Insect Resources Technology Inc.Nippon Middle East Friendship Silk Project【United Arab Emirates (UAE), Saudi Arabia and Qatar】The purpose of this project is to enable children in Japan and in countries in the Middle East to raise the Japanese silkworm known as Koishimaru, experience each other’s culture, deepen international understanding and friendship between them through interactions, and also to develop the children as international human resources.
ICT-based interactions will also cover topics related to the SDGs, such as education, culture and industry. This project will seek to deepen friendly relations with oil-producing countries, which act as a lifeline for Japan, through Japanese-style education.

2021 EDU-Port Japan Supported Projects selected in November

Representative organizationProject nameSummary
Gakken Holdings Co., Ltd.STEAM education project for young children incorporating features of Japanese early childhood education 【Vietnam】A good quality STEAM education curriculum for young children that fosters logical thinking and self-expression, which are the foundations of learning, will be developed and promoted.
The project will be implemented in collaboration with the counterparts, such as improving the teaching skills of nursery teachers in charge of lessons, involving the nursery teachers of the model kindergartens in the development of the curriculum and teaching materials, and completing the curriculum based on feedback from the children and principals of model kindergartens.
Through these activities, the quality of early childhood education in Vietnam will be enhanced, contributing to the upbringing of the next generation who will shoulder the sustainable society.
The Japanese School in BahrainExpanding «the period for integrated studies» overseas: Save the Future in our way 【Bahrain】Leveraging the greatest merit of the Japanese School, namely its ability to develop Japanese-style educational activities overseas, we will launch a long-term initiative to address and solve issues facing Bahrain from the perspective of the SDGs.
The collaborative and exploratory learning process and the results will be presented and shared with the target schools (and target companies).
The project aims to contribute to SDGs by expanding “the period for integrated studies” to other countries.
Pacific International Academy Global Co., Ltd.Management of kodomoen (center for early childhood education and care) that provides Japanese-style early childhood education and training of teaching staff 【Vietnam】Early childhood educators (kindergarten teachers, nursery teachers, and university teachers and students specializing in early childhood education) in Japan and Vietnam will visit facilities in each other’s countries and exchange information and opinions through hands-on training in Japanese-style early childhood education.
In tandem with the above, opinions will be exchanged and kindergarten children will interact online.
The hands-on and online training will not only enhance the teaching skills of local teachers, but also promote mutual understanding through human resources development and strengthen the relationship between early childhood experts in Japan and Vietnam.