New Zealand Japan Exchange Programme
The New Zealand Japan Exchange Programme was jointly established by the New Zealand and Japanese governments in the early seventies. Its general aim is to depend understanding between New Zealand and Japan on a broad educational and cultural basis.
New Zealand government funds are administered by an Advisory Committee chaired by the Manager of International Languages Aotearoa New Zealand (ILANZ). It includes representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage, the Ministry of Education, Creative New Zealand, Asia New Zealand Foundation, the Vice-Chancellors Committee and the Embassy of Japan.
The programme’s main emphasis has been on development of Japanese language teaching and learning in New Zealand. It, however, funds a broad range of educational and cultural activities in the form of visits to New Zealand or Japan by educationalists for artists and the interchange of educational and cultural material.