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 for higher education

We establish and operate a fund to provide scholarships to support refugees in Japan with university education both at undergraduate and graduate levels. In cooperation with various universities and educational institutions, we will expand opportunities of higher education.

 into Japanese society

We admit people with refugee experience from abroad to Japan, offer support in Japanese education and social integration, and provide career counseling. We also support them in widening network with the local welcoming communities.

|Support for employment
 and self-reliance

We provide information and opportunities regarding job hunting and employment to refugees admitted from abroad. We also network with the business sector that promotes employment of international human resources including refugees-experienced people.

|Awareness raising
 and advocacy

In Japan and in Asia as a whole, we raise awareness of admission of people with refugee background and make advocacy for social environment and systems. For the purpose, we hold symposiums, give lectures, contribute to international conferences, and make our voice heard through the media.

【Achievement】 Programmes for Admission of Refugee Students (as of March 2023)
Period: 2017 – March 2023 (*PJ succeeded the programme from Japan Association     for Refugees (JAR))
Admitted students: 39 Syrians, 9 Afghans and 108 Ukrainians 
Location for admission; Japan (Miyagi, Chiba, Toyo, Kanagawa, Kyoto, Osaka,    Hyogo, Okayama, Shimane, Kumamoto, Okinawa)
Partners: Religions for Peace, Japan (RfP Japan), Japan ICU Foundation (JICUF)


Our activities are supported by your support and donation. We would highly appreciate if you could give your hand to pave the way for younger generation with refugee experiences, due to conflict or persecution, by empowering them to receive higher education, get employment and be an active member of the society in Japan.
If you would like to be involved in refugee admission, make a donation or have an interview as media, you can contact us here .

About us

Organization Pathways Japan PJ
Establishment  7th July 2021
Main Office The Office Kanda 501, 1-8-3 Kanda Ogawa-machi,  Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Japan
Councilors FUJITA Naosuke (Lawyer)
KONO Satoko (Representative, ARUN)
OKUNO Yukiko (Professor Tokyo Metropolitan University)
Directors ORII Norimasa (Representative director, Pathways Japan)
IUCHI Setsuo (Board member of an association)
ISHII Hiroaki (Board director, Japan Association for refugees)
SUZUKI Mayo (Co Founder, Social Connection for Human Rights)
TSUDA Izumi (Board member of Refugee Entrepreneurship Support Fund)
HASEBE Mika (Associate professor at Meiji Gakuin University)
Auditors NEMOTO Takeshi (Lawyer)
EBISUI Shigeki (Certified public accountant)