KAI’s Ideology and Educational Policy
KAI’s ideology is ‘to support student’s self realization taking innovation as the keyword’. We constantly grasp the needs of our students and to this end we explore the necessary teaching methodologies and strive to implement innovative initiatives.
Value as a Foreigner
Simply being a foreigner ‘who is good at Japanese’ will not make you any different to a Japanese person. Rather it is important to acknowledge that not being Japanese in itself is of great added value. One of the reasons why Japanese companies employ foreigners is said to be to ‘internationalize the company’. In reality internationalization is something that is obtained by overcoming numerous conflicts and dissentions. In our eyes foreigner employees should not be the stepping stone for this, rather foreigner employees should be human resources which have a more positive function within the company. It is possible for foreigners to properly communicate their own culture whilst understanding and respecting the sense of values of the Japanese and Japanese society. We at Kai are working to nurture such personnel.
The Meaning of ‘KAI’
The word ‘kai’ can be represented by several Chinese characters such as (open), (comfortable), (understanding), (world), (encounter), (ocean), (innovate). The word KAI epitomizes our desire ‘for students to learn not only Japanese language skills but also communication methods for mutual understanding, in an environment in which students can meet and learn with people from all over the world’, and the stance of our instructors and staff that ‘we shall constantly develop and improve and provide students with better communication methods’.