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Press Office - PR#63–2010, June 16, 2010


Japan-assisted e-Learning Facility for Japanese language school successfully launched





Japanese Ambassador Makoto Katsura together with Ambassador Benjamin Sanvictores, President and Chairman Nihongo Center Foundation (NCF), led the inauguration of NCF's e-Learning Facility on June 15, 2010. The completion of the Nihongo e-Learning facility project of NCF was made possible through the US$43,764 grant assistance extended under the Grant Assistance for Cultural Grassroots Projects by the Government of Japan.


The Nihongo e-Learning facility, harnessing the potential of information technology advances is expected to make Japanese language learning more accessible to students and to reach out to a greater number of Filipinos who wish to learn Nihongo.


Ambassador Katsura, in his remarks during the inauguration ceremony said that, “The Embassy of Japan places a great importance to promoting Japanese language learning because we believe that it is one of the key elements in cementing the friendship, understanding and cooperation between our people and our two countries.”


The Grant Assistance for Cultural Grassroots Project was introduced in 2000 under the umbrella of Japan's Official Development Assistance to provide assistance to directly benefit the so-called grassroots level in developing countries



Speech of Ambassador Makoto Katsura

Japanese Version