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
  • School of Fisheries Sciences, Hokkaido University
  • 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
  • Hakodate La Salle Senior High School
  • Asahi 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
  • Ryueido Confection
  • Jinya Soba Restaurant
  • Kamakura Bakery
  • 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 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

  • Kaisei, Care House
  • Hakodate City Museum of Northern Peoples
  • Hakodate Jomon Culture Center
  • Hakodate Magistrate’s Office
  • Hakodate City Museum Local Resource Center
  • Shomyoji Temple
  • Myoshinji Temple
  • Hakodate Hachimangu Shrine
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Comments from Alumni

  • Name:
    Matthew Donley
    University:
    University of
    Michigan

    HIF is an outstanding program that offers not just instruction in the Japanese language, but it also serves as a gateway into Japanese culture...
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  • Name:
    Clarissa Krisnawan
    University:
    University of
    Washington

    There are various activities, you can enjoy at HIF. You can also discover the beauty of Hakodate City along with friends as well as your host family...
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  • Name:
    Alexander La Forest
    University:
    University of
    Notre Dame

    The HIF Japanese Language and Japanese Culture Program is worth every penny. Not only do you learn a lot in class, but also outside of...
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  • Name:
    Matthew Li
    University:
    Ursinus
    College

    I honestly can’t believe that it’s only been two months. Within this time, my Japanese isn’t the only thing that’s changed. Despite having plenty of experience...
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  • Name:
    Alex Prosi
    University:
    University of
    Michigan

    HIF truly excels in providing opportunities for its students wherever they need or want them. Through the program, I found myself...
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  • Name:
    Griffin Roth
    University:
    University of
    Chicago

    HIF was a lot of fun and very educational, from both a language and a cultural standpoint. If you’re interested in homestay...
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