The Japan Association for the Promotion of English for Children (JAPEC), a private-sector public-service organization, was established in the spring of 1978. Since its foundation, JAPEC has organized many events relating to teaching English to children. The International Cultural Exchange Program is one of the main projects that JAPEC does in order to fulfill its goal of improving children’s ability to communicate in English. Many children have participated in our programs with great success.
|Left: Mr. David Kilpatrick, Head of International Services at the Department of Education of Tasmania, AustraliaRight: Mr. Shunji Terachi, JAPEC Chairperson of the board|
||In July of 2008, JAPEC held its first Japan-Tasmania Cultural Exchange Program. 20 students and 2 teachers from Tasmania visited Osaka for over a week. They stayed with registered host families and participated in a summer camp with dozens of Japanese children.
The program was a huge success! Going forward, JAPEC will seek to further its relationship with Australia, as well as reach out to other countries and organizations around the world.
JAPEC is excited about its potential future opportunities for improving international communication and friendship.
Programs with Tasmania