Lecture by Astronaut Soichi Noguchi


27 May 2015



On 27th of May, 2015, the Embassy of Japan, jointly with Japanese School in Abu Dhabi, organized a lecture by Astronaut Soichi Noguchi titled ʺCome to the Space –Growing Human Resources to be Active in the Space–ʺ at the school.




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MEXT scholarship programs 2016


22 June 2015


  • Only UAE nationals may apply.
  • Applicants for the Undergraduate Program must have been born between 2 April 1994 and 1 April 1999.
  • Applicants for the Research Program must have been born on or after 2 April 1981.


(1) Undergraduate Student

Terms and conditions of Undergraduate Scholarships 2016


1. Application Form

2. Placement Reference Form

3. Certificate of Health





(2) Research Student

Terms and conditions of Research Scholarships 2016


1. Application Form

2. Placement Reference Form

3. Field of Study and Study Program

4. Recommendation Form

5. Certificate of Health


  • Deadline to apply: (Thursday 23 July 2015)


  • Written tests and interviews (Saturday 1 August 2015)


Documents (including a passport copy) are accepted by post or by courier only to the following address:


Culture and Information Section

Embassy of Japan

P.O.Box: 2430

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Attention Mr. Suzuki


(Kindly write down on the top of envelope "Scholarship Application")



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The Ninth International MANGA Award

1. On April 24,2015, the Ninth International MANGA Award Executive Committee (Chairman : Mr.Fumio Kishida, Minister for Foreign Affairs) decided to hold the Ninth International MANGA Award.



2. The Award’s entry acceptance schedule information is as follows:

  (1) The application period: From Monday, April 27, to Friday, June 12.

(2) The application should be sent to: Japan’s diplomatic missions abroad (excluding permanent missions) or the post office box of the Ninth International MANGA Award.



3. The International MANGA Award was established in May 2007 upon the initiative of the then-Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr. Taro Aso with the aim of awarding MANGA creators who contribute to the spread of MANGA culture overseas and international cultural exchange through MANGA. The award has been held every year since its establishment.



The best MANGA among the submitted works will be awarded the Gold Award. The next three best MANGA shall receive the Silver Award. Recipients will be invited to Japan by the Japan Foundation to attend the award ceremony. During the stay in Japan, they will also exchange opinions with Japanese MANGA creators, make an excursion and visit publishing companies and other places.




Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/manga.award




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New Japanese Language Courses start again in April 2015


18 March 2015


  • New Japanese Language Courses will start again on April 12, 2015.
  • Guidelines for Applicants is available here
  • For application form, please click here. (Deadline of submission is Sunday 2 April 2015)
  • Class schedule is available here
  • Consent form is available here
  • If you are not a beginner and not sure about your level, please click here for the level check sheet.
  • Courses will be conducted at Abu Dhabi Japanese School (map).
  • Level 7 and Level Advanced are cancelled.




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Demonstration of Traditional Japanese Culture in Emirates Palace and in UAE University


28 February 2015



On 28 February 2015, Japanese harp ‘KOTO’ performance by Mr. Showa Yamato, in collaboration with Urasenke Abu Dhabi Study Group, was held at Emirates Palace. On 1 March 2015, ‘KOTO’ was demonstrated at Japan Festival organized by Sakura Club in UAE University.



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3rd Japanese Speech Contest


23 February 2015


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On 23 February 2015, the Embassy of Japan organized the 3rd Japanese Speech Contest in Applied Technology High School in Abu Dhabi.

11 beginner's level learners and 10 intermediate learners from different institutions across the UAE made a speech they composed in Japanese.

Result of the 3rd Japanese Speech Contest is as follows;


Intermediate Level:

1st place Ms. Nour Abdura’ed  Click here for the speech document
2nd place Ms. Nada Tawfik Sawan Click here for the speech document
3rd place Ms. Fatima Aref Abdulkareem Al Jaberi  Click here for the speech document
Special Prize Ms. Amna Ali Al Darmaki  Click here for the speech document



Beginner's Level:

1st place Ms. Aisha Essa Musabeh Al Fard Al Ali Click here for the speech document
2nd place Ms. Ameera Mohammad Al Madani Click here for the speech document
3rd place Ms. Dhabya Hamad Khalfan Al Qubaisi Click here for the speech document




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‘RAKUGO performance in English’ by Ms. Diane Kichijitsu


18~19 December 2014


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On 18 and 19 December 2014, Ms. Diane Kichijitsu, traditional comedy storytelling (RAKUGO) artist gave performances and workshops in the Japanese Ambassador’s residence and Al Wahda Mall in Abu Dhabi. The audience enjoyed the world of imagination the British performer created through her masterly and humorous storytelling.



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Japan Week in Zayed University


9~13 November 2014


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Between 9 and 13 November, 2014, the Embassy of Japan organised a ‘Japan Week’ with Zayed University in its female campus. Students of the University had opportunities to discover the language and culture of Japan through attending events such as intensive Japanese language course, workshops on Japanese culture, Kendo demonstration, and Japanese film viewing. During the Japan Week, the Embassy also organised ‘Hiroshima Nagasaki Peace Exhibition’ for the purpose of conveying to the young generation horrors of nuclear weapons and preciousness of peace.


On 13 November 2014, Ambassador and Mrs. Kamo paid a visit to Zayed University to attend a ceremony for the donation of around 100 titles of Japanese books with the presence of Dr. Reyadh Al Muhaidib, Vice President of the University, and Dr. Abdul Mohsen Onsi, Chief Academic Officer of the University. They also attended some events that took place on the same day, and met some students from the Japan Club and those who participated in the events.




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Lecture by Ambassador Kamo at Doshisha University, Kyoto


24 September 2014



Ambassador Kamo gave a lecture titled ‘<Report from the UAE> What you need as a future global citizen’ at Doshisha University, Kyoto, on 24 September 2014. The audience, whose majority was students, showed great interest in the UAE, a forerunner of the globalization.




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20 ATHS students completed 3 years Japanese Program


15 June 2014



On 15 June 2014, Mr. Kenji Hirata, Chargé d'affaires of the Embassy of Japan, attended a celebration ceremony in honor of 20 students who have completed their 3 years Japanese Language Course. In his remarks, Mr. Hirata congratulated the students and praised their achievements.  
The Ritsumeikan University, Cosmo-Oil Co. and Abu Dhabi Oil Co. took this opportunity to sign a memorandum with ATHS to extend this program for 3 years.



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Japan Day with Book Donation Ceremony at Petroleum Institute


6 May 2014


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On 6 May 2014, Yoshihiko Kamo, Ambassador of Japan, attended a ceremony for the donation of around 500 titles of Japanese books at the Petroleum Institute. The Books were exhibited in Abu Dhabi Book Fair 2012 and 2013,.
At the main hall of Arzanah building, Mr. Ambassador was received by Dr. Ismail A. Tag, Provost, Dr. Ahmad Al Shoaibi, Dean of Academic Affairs, and the students.
The ceremony included Ikebana presentation, Calligraphy, Origami and Manga. 
Mr. Ambassador, Dr. Tag and Dr. Al Shoaibi toured the place and listened to the participants' presentations.




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Book Fair 2014


30 April ~ 5 May 2014


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The annual event “Abu Dhabi International Book Fair” was held at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) from April 30th - May 5th. In the Japanese booth, around 250 titles were displayed with a variety of subjects and topics such as manga, anime, origami (Paper Folding), Japanese foods, Japanese language, mentality and history.


The Abu Dhabi International Book Fair has become a good opportunity to introduce the attraction of Japanese culture towards the people of UAE.




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Ikebana Demonstration for Spouses of Ambassadors at the Ambassador’s Residence


14 April 2014


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On April 14th 2014 Ms. Oki, Ikebana Master(Ohara) presented “Ikebana” Demonstration for spouses of Ambassadors from more than 30 delegations at the Residence of Ambassador of Japan. The Master showed various techniques of “Ikebana” in front of honorable guests and answered their questions on “Ikebana” and Japanese culture, which inspired and amazed the guests.




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Tea Ceremony at Paris-Sorbonne University in Abu Dhabi


19 March 2014


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On March 19, 2014, Urasenke Chadou Abu Dhabi Study Group, in collaboration with the Embassy of Japan, participated in the International day at Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi. The Group offered Japanese tea to 120 visitors at the Japan booth. And some members of the Group impressed the audience with Kimono at the World Fashion Show.




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2nd Japanese Language Speech Contest


11 March 2014


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On March 11, 2014, the 2nd Japanese Language Speech Contest, organized by the Embassy of Japan, was hosted by Khalifa University to share knowledge of the Japanese culture through learning the Japanese language. The event was attended by H.E. Yoshihiko Kamo, Ambassador of Japan, and Dr. Tod A. Laursen, President, Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research, to encourage Japanese language learners from various schools and academic institutions in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Students were required to write a text, composed in Japanese, about topic of their own.




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Reception for ATHS Students


26 February 2014




On February 26, 2014, a reception for the Applied Technology High School (ATHS) students was held at the official residence of the Ambassador of Japan, as an cultural activity organized by the Embassy of Japan.  The students, who had their experience from the educational tours in Japan last summer, gave group presentations with a good command of Japanese to other attendants.






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• Study in Japan


General Information about study in Japan


If you are interested in studying in Japan, these Websites below would be useful to you:

*Study in Japan
(A Comprehensive Guide)
*Japan Student Services Organization



The Japanese Language Course held by the UAE-Japanese Society



The United Arab Emirates-Japanese Society has been running Japanese Language Courses since 2004.

The courses offer levels of Japanese language Courses from L1 (for beginners) to L8 (advanced).


All courses are arranged depending on the number of students for each level, except L1.

Each level has 8 sessions in one term, 90 mimutes per session and will be held once a week.


The next term is expected to start in January 2015.


For enquiries, please email: