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Country List

In this section you can find information regarding national authorities in charge of higher education issues in the Asia and the Pacific UNESCO Region.

Japan - Country Details

Organisation name 1: Koto Kyoiku Shikaku Shonin Joho Senta

[National Information Center for Academic Recognition Japan (NIC)]

Address: 1-29-1 Gakuen-nishimachi, 187-8587 - Tokyo

Organisation name 2: Monbu Kagaku Sho (MEXT)

[Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology]

Address: 3-2-2 Kasumigaseki, 100-8959 - Tokyo
Phone: (+81) 3-5253-4111

Organisation name 3: Study in Japan

Address: Aomi 2-2-1, 135-8630 - Tokyo
Phone: (+81) 3-5520-6111

Organisation name 4: Nihon Gakusei Shien Kiko (JASSO)

[Japan Student Services Organization]

Address: 4259 S-3 Nagatsuta-cho, 226-8503 - Kanagawa
Phone: (+81) 3-5520-6111

Organisation name 5: Kokuritu Kyoiku Seisaku Kenkyu Sho (NIER)
[National Institute for Educational Policy Research]

Address: 3-2-2 Kasumigaseki, 100-8951 - Tokyo
Phone: (+81) 3-6733-6833

Organisation name 6: Daigaku Kijun Kyokai (JUAA)
[Japan University Accreditation Association]

Address: 2-7-13 Ichigayasadohara, 162-0842 - Tokyo
Phone: (+81) 3-5228-2020

Organisation name 7: Kokuritsu Daigaku Kyokai (JANU)
[Japan Association of National Universities]

Address: 4F, National Center of Sciences Bldg, 1-2, Hitotsubashi 2 Chome, 101-0003 - Tokyo
Phone: (+81) 3-4212-3506

Organisation name 8: Nihon Shiritsu Daigaku Renmei (JAPUC)
[Japan Association of Private Universities and Colleges]

Address: Shigaku-kaikan Bekkan Bldg., 4-2-25 Kudan-kita, 102-0073 - Tokyo
Phone: (+81) 3-3262-2420

Organisation name 9: Nihon Shiritsu Daigaku Kyokai
[Association of Private Universities of Japan]

Address: Shigakukaikan Bekkan 9F, 4-2-25 Kudan-kita, 102-0073 - Tokyo
Phone: (+81) 3-3261-7048

Organisation name 10: Daigaku Kaikaku Shien Gakui Juyo Kiko (NIAD-QE)
[National Institution for Academic Degrees and Quality Enhancement of Higher Education]

Address: 1-29-1 Gakuen-nishimachi, 187-8587 - Tokyo
Phone: (+81) 42-307-1500

Organisation name 11: Nihon Kotokyoiku Hyoka Kiko (JIHEE)

[Japan Institution for Higher Education Evaluation]

Address: Daini-Seiko Building 2F, 4-2-11, Kudan-kita, 102-0073 - Tokio
Phone: (+81) 3-5211-5131

Organisation name 12: Tanki Daigaku Kijun Kyokai (JACA)

[Japan Association for College Accreditation]

Address: 4-2-11 Kudankita, 102-0073 - Tokyo
Phone: (+81) 3-3261-3594


Sources of information available online and tools for mobility and recognition purposes in the Asia and the Pacific Region:

UNESCO Bangkok Office


Country Reports presented at the 12th Session of the Regional Committee on the Recognition of Qualifications in Higher Education in Asia and the Pacific (Bangkok, Thailand, 21-23 May 2013)

Country Reports presented at the 13th Session of the Regional Committee on the Recognition of Qualifications in Higher Education in Asia and the Pacific (Colombo, Sri Lanka, 4-5 August 2014)

APARNET - The Asia Pacific Academic Recognition (Country Reports)

UNESCO-APQN toolkit: Regulating the quality of cross-border education

The International Mobility of Students in Asia and the Pacific

The University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific (UMAP) Credit Transfer Scheme (UCTS)


Information on networks and on associations of higher education institutions and universities operating in the Asia and the Pacific Region:

APARNET - The Asia Pacific Academic Recognition Network

Education Research Institutes Networks in the Asia-Pacific: ERI-Net

Network on Education Quality Monitoring in the Asia-Pacific (NEQMAP)

Asia-Pacific Quality Network (APQN)

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Education Network (APEC EDNET)

Association of Universities of Asia and the Pacific (AUAP)

Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation (SEAMEO) 

University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific (UMAP)

ASEAN Quality Assurance Network (AQAN)

Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU)

South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) 

Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL)

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