Acknowledgement of Support

We gratefully acknowledge support for HIF Japanese Language and Japanese Culture Program provided from the City of Hakodate, Hakodate Education Committee, Hokkaido Government, and Hokkaido Education Committee.

Great thanks also to the following supporters of the program:

Governmental Agencies

  • Hokkaido Government Oshima General Subprefectural Bureau
  • Hokkaido Prefecture Hakodate Area Hakodate West Police Department
  • Hakodate Provincial and Domestic Court
  • Public Prosecutor’s Office, Hakodate

Schools

  • Russian Far Eastern National University, Hakodate Campus
  • Hokkaido University of Education, Hakodate
  • Hakodate University
  • Future University Hakodate
  • Hokusei Gakuen University
  • Hokkaido Hakodate Nishi High School
  • Hokkaido Hakodate Chubu High School
  • Iai Girls Senior High School
  • Hakodate Otsuma High School
  • Shiritsu Hakodate High School
  • Asahi Elementary School
  • Hakodate San-iku Elementary School
  • Hakodate School of Confectionary and Cooking

Media

  • Japan Broadcasting Corporation: Hakodate Station
  • NCV New Media Hakodate Center
  • FM Iruka 80.7MHz, Radio Station
  • Hokkaido Shimbun Press
  • Hakodate Shimbun Co. Ltd

Companies, Shops

  • Hakodate Bus Corporation
  • Jinya Soba Restaurant
  • Kamakura Bakery
  • Ryueido Confection
  • Screen Pro Shimoda

Associations, Groups

  • Association of the HIF Host Families
  • Association of the Hakodate Open-Air Play Created by Citizens of Hakodate
  • Esashi Oiwake Folk Music Group
  • Foundation for Culture and Sport Promotion in Hakodate
  • Hakodate Cultural Group Association
  • Hakodate Culture Club
  • Hakodate International Haiku Association
  • Hakodate Kameda Rotary Club
  • International Soroptimist Hakodate
  • Japanese Teaching Society-Hakodate
  • Supporters’ Association of the Hokkaido International Foundation
  • Zonta International District 26 Area 1, Hakodate Zonta Club

Facilities

  • Hakodate City Museum of Northern Peoples
  • Hakodate Hachimangu Shrine
  • Hakodate Jomon Culture Center
  • Kaisei, Care House
  • Shomyoji Temple
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Comments from Alumni

  • Name:
    Silin Chen
    University:
    Wesleyan
    University

    I think being able to join HIF is a very precious opportunity for me to be totally immersed in a Japanese-study environment. more

  • Name:
    Jack Conklin
    University:
    University of
    Chicago

    The HIF program is a great opportunity to improve your understanding of both Japanese and Japanese culture. more

  • Name:
    Laura Li
    University:
    Oberlin
    College

    One of the greatest things that I've learnt during my stay in HIF is "thinking in Japanese". more

  • Name:
    Meera Santhanam
    University:
    University of
    Chicago

    This program provides the perfect amount of structure - it's enough so that every day you are kept busy with classes, talks, and ... more

  • Name:
    Yuancong Xie
    University:
    Northwestern
    University

    HIF was an amazing opportunity to immerse myself in an all-Japanese environment. more

  • Name:
    Xinyu Zong
    University:
    Franklin &
    Marshall
    College

    HIF has been the best experience of my life. I woke up every day looking forward to host mom's breakfast and playing with her 4-year-old son. more

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