Asia International Language Academy

Philosophy and Futures

About Us


Japan has long been engaged in exchange programs with overseas countries and many Japanese students have been abroad to study the politics, economics and culture of other countries. These students have contributed to the development of Japan by making full use of the knowledge and skills they attained in other countries. We may as well say that thanks to those who studied abroad, Japan has enjoyed a good reputation for economic competence, and has lead Japan to be known as one of the top economic powers of the world. Japan would not be what it is today without thoughts and ideas we learned from the people around the world.
The world today is facing a great turning point. The prevalence of the internet and social media has changed the quality of information and speed of delivery that further brings changes in lifestyle as reflected in individual behaviors as well as inevitable changes in society and countries.
With such a background in mind, Japan’s role in a globalized world is to convey a far-sighted knowledge and skills to other countries including other Asian countries. In order to achieve this goal, it is a vital task for us to accept foreign students and teach them the culture and history of Japan through education. We hope that students who studied at our school will take home the knowledge and skills they attained and contribute to the peaceful coexistence of the world and prosperity for all countries in the future.

Philosophy of International University of Health and Welfare / Kouhoukai Group

  • To be Human Centered
  • To Pursue Internationalism
  • To be Open to Society
  • To Build Coexistence in Society

Five Distinctive Features

1.AILA's original curriculum will have you holding a conversation in Japanese within three months.
AILA’s Japanese teaching education course has three distinctive features. Firstly, we use the direct method of teaching which aims to master daily life conversation in 3 months. Secondly, by applying the communicative approach to teaching, all lectures are designed in a student-centered format. Not only can students speak the language but they will also be able to think in Japanese and express their thoughts freely in Japanese. Lastly, we provide a Kanji education which cannot be found in any other Japanese language school. Even students from countries where Kanji is not used, can easily acquire between 1,000 and 2,000 Kanji characters and this will help them to continue on to universities or technical colleges.

2.Experienced teachers meticulously instruct classes.
AILA has many highly experienced Japanese language teachers. All teachers are trained in the direct method of teaching and capable of teaching any student regardless of their native language. Furthermore, they finely answer to questions that students have, and teach not only the Japanese language but also traditional culture, social situations and customs.
3.There is opportunity to continue your studies after your Japanese training, at one of our group's medical or welfare colleges, universities or graduate schools!
AILA’s base organization “International University of Health and Welfare/Kouhoukai Group (IHWG)” has more than 30 facilities related to healthcare, welfare and education. After your Japanese language studies at AILA, you may have the opportunity to continue studies at one of IHWG’s institutions to acquire more specialized knowledge and skills, and work either in Japan or your home country.
【International University of Health and Welfare】
The International University of Health and Welfare (IUHW) was founded in Ohtawara City, Tochigi Prefecture, in 1995 as Japan’s first university specializing in medical care and welfare. The university currently operates 16 departments in six schools at campuses in Ohtawara City (Tochigi prefecture), Odawara City (Kanagawa Prefecture), Fukuoka City and Ohkawa City (both in Fukuoka Prefecture) where nearly 6,700 students study. The number of graduates as of March 2013 reached over 14,000. The characteristics of the IUHW include: 1. Four university hospitals and various associated facilities; 2. Many of the teaching staff are leading experts or the top member of professional organizations in each relevant field.; 3. High national examination passing rates; 4. Ranked top amongst all of the private universities in Japan in terms of the graduate employment rate.
4.Your daily life is fully supported!
We have dormitories to accommodate you!

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Our highly experienced staff will support you not only through studies but also your daily life and help you create a good study environment. All students are asked to live in a dormitory during the first six months at school. By doing so, those students living in Japan for the first time can also start their new lives smoothly. In addition, Fukuoka is a developed urban city and has many restaurants and factories where foreign students can find part-time jobs. Please feel free to consult us if you have any troubles or concerns.
5.As we are part of a health and welfare group, if you get ill, it's simple to get a doctor consultation at our hospital.
In case you become ill or injured while living in Japan, you can visit IWHG’s “Fukuoka Sanno Hospital” for treatment. Foreign staff and interpreters are always there to help.
【Fukuoka Sanno Hospital】
This is a hospital with 199 beds in private rooms, which was established in the Seaside Momochi district, Fukuoka Prefecture, in 2009. It offers an excellent care environment, which overlooks the Hakata Bay and is furnished with the latest medical equipment. The preventative medicine center provides comprehensive medical checkups in a comfortable environment on an independent floor exclusive to the center, while it also has a “women only area” in order to pay more consideration to patients’ privacy. Fukuoka Sanno Hospital is a hospital that deserves to be the gateway of Asia, providing highly specialized medical treatment through the rehabilitation center in the space of 1,400㎡, the heart rhythm center, gynecology department, the reproductive center and the brain/nerve function center.