Pathways Japan’s Activities

Scholarships for higher education

We establish and operate “The Toshizo Watanabe International Scholarship” to provide scholarships to support people with refugee experience in Japan with higher education. In cooperation with various universities and educational institutions, we will expand opportunities for higher education.

Admission into Japanese society

We admit people with refugee experience from abroad to Japanese language schools and universities in 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.

Support for Refugee Students

The activities of our organization are supported by many people. We are committed to providing a new path for young refugees who have been forced to flee their countries due to conflict or persecution to receive higher education in Japan, find employment, and play an active role in society. We appreciate your support in this endeavor.

Main Supporting Organizations and Companies