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
  • Hokkaido University Fisheries Sciences
  • 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
  • Hokkaido Hakodate Kogyo High School
  • Asahi Elementary School
  • Hakodate San-iku Elementary School
  • Motomachi Shirayuri Kindergarten
  • 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
  • Hakodate Kokusai Hotel
  • hakoreco.com
  • Hokkaido Marine Innovation Inc.
  • Houterasu Yakumo Law Firm
  • JTB Hokkaido Corp. Hakodate Office
  • Screen Pro Shimoda
  • Jinya Soba Restaurant
  • Kamakura Bakery
  • Kitchen Hachimanzaka
  • Ryueido Confection
  • Sakaemochi

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
  • Hakodate Roshokai Senior Citizens’ Club
  • International Soroptimist Hakodate
  • Japanese Teaching Society-Hakodate
  • Motomachi Neighborhood Association
  • Supporters’ Association of the Hokkaido International Foundation
  • Zonta International District 26 Area 1, Hakodate Zonta Club

Facilities

  • Hakodate City Museum of Northern Peoples
  • Hakodate Jomon Culture Center
  • Kaisei, Care House
  • Hakodate Hachimangu Shrine
  • Omori Inari Shrine
  • Shomyoji Temple
  • Koryuji Temple
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    University:
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    I feel so lucky to be here. From the fluidity of transportation from home to school or culture classes to ... more

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    At HIF, I was able to not only improve my Japanese, but gain a better understanding of the culture. more

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    The HIF program has exceeded all my expectations and has become one of my most valued experiences. more

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    In doing this program, aside from epistemic gain, I was given a wide range of opportunities to experience ... more

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    HIF gives you the tools, resources, and support to help you not just succeed, but to exceed! more

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    HIF has been a great experience for me. The program provides you with lots of opportunities to get involved with ... more

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    University:
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    TThe HIF program is wonderful in respect of not only improving your Japanese language skills, but also on ... more

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