Advising for International Students/Researchers

The Education Center for Japanese Language and Culture (formerly The International Center) offers advising services to international students and researchers who have concerns about their academic studies or living in Japan.


1.  Student Lounge “KI-ZU-NA”
TEL: 075-753-2564 (+81-75-753-2564)
2.  International Student Advising Room in the Center
TEL: 075-753-2527 (+81-75-753-2527)

For first-time advising:

  • Send an e-mail to, or visit the advisors during their hours of availability as provided above in the “Advising Schedule.” Be sure to e-mail or call in advance if you would like to make an appointment for a specific time-frame.
  • Inquiries by e-mail are accepted at any time, however they may take a few days to process.

Staff: (CF. Mail Address: _at_→@)

Assoc. Prof. Yu Sakagami

Prof. Junko Kawai

Ms. Atsuko Iwata

Ms. Asako Imai

Ms. Yoko Tateya


In emergencies:

Inquiry by telephone in an emergency is available by calling the following:

  • Assoc. Prof. Sakagami’s office: 075-753-2551
  • Prof. Kawai’s office: 075-753-2569

International Education and Student Mobility Division: 075-753-2542