The Asian Students Cultural Association (ASCA) was established with the wish to contribute to the development of society, the improvement of skills and knowledge, and to seek human unity that transcends race and nationality through a self-sufficient community lifestyle between students and trainees from foreign countries.
The strength of youthfulness in any time period, no matter the country, has been the biggest driving force behind progress in history. We think this is especially remarkable at present in Asian countries. Ten years after World War II, Japan finally gained membership into the United Nations, and began to walk as one member of an international community. As one country in the great power of Asia, the need to progress alongside other Asian countries is something that well-informed people recognise. Deepening the comprehension of every Asian youth, who bear the responsibility of Asia’s future, co-operating as friends, is indeed essential to Japan’s own development.
Currently, there are 4,000 youths from Asia studying in our country, and the interest in all areas of our country in regards to these people is gradually increasing.
With this in mind, the public foundation of the Asian Students Cultural Association was established to contribute its own plans and visions.
Our cultural association aims firstly to manage and construct dormitories that combine study and community living amongst students from Asian countries and Japan, and secondly to implement essential plans for academic co-operation and every sort of cultural exchange.
Our core values when carrying out these ventures are:
Deepening our mutual understanding of other religions, ideologies, cultures and social systems through community living, we strive for unity amongst all humanity.
Mutually beneficial cooperation
Building the foundation for a mutually beneficial academic future through the interchange of science, technology, culture and economics.
In short, our Association is a place where Asian students and the youth of our country are able to cultivate friendships and deepen mutual knowledge through community life at our dormitories. It is a center that plans essential activities for all cultures. With those operations, deep affection for humanity is a requirement, and our intention is to support student issues in language learning, particularly Japanese ability improvement, and mutual understanding of lifestyles, fostering earnestly desired study skills, as well as working to form connections with other educational institutions and all sorts of organisations within our country after graduation. We wish for the friendship of even more countries, and with this goal we warmly welcome students and trainees from outside Asia.
The Asian Students Cultural Association not only believes in a future where our country and all of Asia are working together in prosperity, but also in making a sincere contribution to world peace. Nevertheless, as this enterprise implements widespread co-operation within the country and internationally, by all means, we ask for your enthusiastic encouragement and support of our sincere goals.
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