Association for Promotion of International Cooperation
Kioicho Fukudaya Bldg. 3F, 6-12 Kioicho,
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 102-0094 JAPAN
(located inside Sophia University Yotsuya Campus Bldg. No.13)

  • HOME
  • ABOUT APIC
  • EVENTS
  • PROJECTS

Xavier International Students Scholarship

Xavier International Students Scholarship

Donation Request -Xavier High School International Students Scholarship-

 In cooperation with Sophia University, the Association for Promotion of International Cooperation (APIC) established the “Xavier High School International Students Scholarship” in April 2014. On April 3rd, APIC, Sophia University and Xavier High School signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in which Sophia University will constantly accept one international student from Xavier High School each year, designating the high school as its overseas affiliated school.

 Thereby, a study abroad program has been launched in order to assist the development of human resources in Micronesia (Republic of Palau, Federated States of Micronesia and Republic of the Marshall Islands) and to promote international exchange between Japan and Micronesia.

 Based on this program, our first international student from Xavier High School has started studying at Sophia University from the fall semester of 2014.

 In order to accept international students in a long-term basis, related expenses including travel cost, enrollment fee, tuition fee and living expenses are expected to be high. We would appreciate your cooperation.


Xavier International Students Scholarship


 Who : Graduate of Xavier High School (1 student a year)

 Where : Sophia University

 What:Scholarship for 4 years until graduation

 Purpose : For Xavier High School International Students Scholarship

 Target:30,000,000JPY

 DONATE USING BANK
 Beneficiary Bank: THE BANK OF TOKYO-MITSUBISHI UFJ
 Branch Name: HEAD OFFICE (001)
 Beneficiary Account Number: 1660339
 Beneficiary name: Association of Promotion for International Cooperation
 (Ippan Zaidan Houjin Kokusai Kyouryoku Suishin Kyoukai - Shougakukin Bokin Guchi)



Greetings from the President of APIC

 The Association for Promotion of International Cooperation (APIC), in cooperation with Sophia University, established the Xavier High School International Students Scholarship program, which supports students of Xavier High School in Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia.

 Xavier High School accepts students not only from Federated States of Micronesia but from other countries such as Republic of Palau and Republic of the Marshall Islands. These countries have a strong historical relationship with Japan, as they were former Japanese mandated territories of the League of Nations (also called “South Sea Islands”).

 The high school is the most academically distinguished in the region and is also a traditionally pro-Japanese school. Accepting students from Xavier High School is extremely significant in pursuing a better relationship between Japan and the Pacific Ocean countries.

 In September 2014, our first international student, Ms. Mary Helen Mori, entered the Faculty of Liberal Arts of Sophia University and is devoting efforts to her studies.

 Please take a look at the information regarding donation. We appreciate your support towards the Xavier High School International Students Scholarship.

The Association for Promotion of International Cooperation
President Yoshiyasu Sato (Ambassador to China 1995-1998)



About Xavier High School

 Xavier High School was established in the island of Weno in Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia by the Society of Jesus in 1952. Xavier High School is a four-year co-educational high school which has approximately 150 students.

 Xavier High School is the most famous high school in the northwest region of the Pacific Ocean where students come from Republic of Palau, the Marshall Islands and other foreign countries, as well as Federated States of Micronesia. This school has a high academic level, and in recent years, students have been awarded the Gates Millennium Scholarships, one of the most competitive scholarships in the United States.
 
 Many leaders in the field of politics and economy of Micronesia, Palau, and Marshall Islands graduated from the high school. Emanuel "Manny" Mori, the President of the Federated States of Micronesia is also an alumnus of Xavier High School.


Strong Bonds with Japan

Micronesian president of Japanese ancestry

 The Chuuk archipelago, where Xavier High School is located, has a strong connection with Japan. Since the Meiji period, many Japanese have settled in the islands, and their descendants are now playing important roles in society. President Mori, who is from Chuuk, is a descendant of Mori Koben, who emigrated from Kochi prefecture during the Meiji period. He was said to be a model of a famous adventure comic “Boken Dankichi (Dankichi, an Adventurous Boy)”.

Former "South Sea Islands"

 Japan governed the Micronesian region for 31 years (1914-1945) as a mandated territory of the League of Nations. Because of this historical background, Japan and the region have had a close relationship. Even after the region declared independence as three countries (Republic of Palau, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of Marshall Islands), strong bonds have existed between Japan and these three countries in various aspects such as politics, economy and culture.

School building built by a Japanese company

 The building of Xavier High School was originally a telecommunication facility of the former Japanese Navy built in 1938 by a Japanese construction company from Yokohama “Mabuchi Construction Corporation”, which was called Mabuchi-gumi at that time. The school building was wholly repaired by the company without compensation in 2008.

BACK TO TOP

WHAT'S NEW

-2019.5.22 UPDATE
PROJECTS "Interview: Tsuda University President Dr. Yuko Takahashi"

-2019.5.22 UPDATE
PROJECTS "Interview: Kansai Gaidai University Professor Dr. Osamu Kataoka"

-2019.5.22 UPDATE
PROJECTS "Interview: APIC Director Isako Funaki (Chairwoman and Executive Director of Yacmo Co. Ltd.)

-2019.5.16 UPDATE
EVENTS “The 358th Lecture Meeting Regarding Global Issues"

-2019.5.10 UPDATE
EVENTS "Pacific Environmental Seminar Held in Samoa"

-2019.5.10 UPDATE
PROJECTS "Fall Semester 2018 Sophia University Short-term Internship Program"

-2019.5.10 UPDATE
EVENTS "Pacific and Caribbean Student Invitation Program 2019"

-2019.5.10 UPDATE
EVENTS "“Island Sustainability Symposium” held at Sophia University"

-2019.4.22 UPDATE
EVENTS “The 357th Lecture Meeting Regarding Global Issues"

-2019.4.4 UPDATE
EVENTS “The 356th Lecture Meeting Regarding Global Issues"

-2019.2.28 UPDATE
EVENTS "Summer 2018 APIC Student Internship"

-2019.2.21 UPDATE
EVENTS “College of Micronesia Student Invitation Program 2018: Sophia & Reitaku Universities Accept Short-term Students”

-2019.2.21 UPDATE
EVENTS “‘Pacific Light’ Photo Exhibit at Toyo University”

-2019.2.21 UPDATE
EVENTS “Photo Exhibit at 30th Anniversary of Japan & Micronesia Diplomatic Ties Ceremony”

-2019.2.21 UPDATE
EVENTS “Pacific and Caribbean Journalists Program 2018”

-2019.2.21 UPDATE
EVENTS “4th Sawara Experience: Sawara Fall Festival”

-2019.2.21 UPDATE
EVENTS “Environmental Seminar held in Trinidad & Tobago”

-2019.2.21 UPDATE
EVENTS “Pacific Leaders Invitation Program: Federated States of Micronesia Chuuk State Young Leader Invitation Program II”

-2019.2.4 UPDATE
EVENTS “The 354th Lecture Meeting Regarding Global Issues”

-2019.1.8 UPDATE
EVENTS “The 353rd Lecture Meeting Regarding Global Issues”

-2018.11.27 UPDATE
EVENTS "352nd Lecture Meeting Regarding Global Issues"

-2018.11.20 UPDATE
ABOUT "Public Information Added"

-2018.11.15 UPDATE
EVENTS "The 2018 Pacific and Caribbean Journalists Program"

-2018.10.18 UPDATE
EVENTS "The 351st Lecture Meeting Regarding Global Issues"

-2018.10.18 UPDATE
EVENTS "First Xavier Exchange Student’s Graduation Celebration Dinner"

-2018.10.18 UPDATE
EVENTS "Sophia University’s “Micronesia Exposure Tour 2018”"

-2018.9.28 UPDATE
PROJECTS "News from Haiti Vol. 8: Haiti’s Cultural Features (part 3)"

-2018.9.21 UPDATE
EVENTS "The 350th Lecture Meeting Regarding Global Issues"

-2018.9.11 UPDATE
EVENTS "Pacific Leaders Invitation Program: Federated States of Micronesia Chuuk State Young Leader Invitation Program 1"

-2018.9.6 UPDATE
EVENTS "PM Gonsalves of St. Vincent & the Grenadines Visit to Japan"

-2018.8.27 UPDATE
PROJECTS "News from Haiti Vol. 7: Haiti’s Socio-economic Condition (part 2)"

-2018.8.6 UPDATE
EVENTS "The 3rd Japan Experience Project 'SAWARA Experience'"

-2018.7.26 UPDATE
PROJECTS "News from Haiti Vol. 6: Haiti’s Socio-economic Condition (part 1)"

-2018.7.23 UPDATE
EVENTS "The Voice of the Ambassador to Micronesia"

-2018.7.19 UPDATE
EVENTS "The 349th Lecture Meeting Regarding Global Issues"

-2018.6.25 UPDATE
PROJECTS "News from Haiti Vol. 5: Haiti’s Cultural Features (part 2)"

-2018.6.25 UPDATE
PROJECTS "5th APIC Short-term Internship"

-2018.6.22 UPDATE
EVENTS "Pacific Leaders Invitation Program: Senator Urusemal, former President of FSM"

-2018.6.22 UPDATE
EVENTS "Pacific Islands and Caribbean Student Invitation Program 2018"

-2018.6.22 UPDATE
EVENTS "Xavier Exchange Students Participate in ‘All Sophian Christmas 2017’"

-2018.6.22 UPDATE
EVENTS "JICA Global Plaza Micronesia Photo Exhibit ‘Pacific Light’"

-2018.6.21 UPDATE
EVENTS "The 348th Lecture Meeting Regarding Global Issues"

-2018.5.28 UPDATE
PROJECTS "News from Haiti Vol. 4: Haiti’s Current Political Situation"

-2018.5.17 UPDATE
EVENTS "The 347th Lecture Meeting Regarding Global Issues"

-2018.5.11 UPDATE
EVENTS "Japan Achieved Successes In Micronesia Unlike Any Nation Before or Since, Says Noted Historian Francis X. Hezel, SJ"

-2018.4.26 UPDATE
PROJECTS "News from Haiti Vol. 3: Haiti’s Cultural Aspects part 1"

-2018.4.26 UPDATE
EVENTS "Pacific Islands Leader Invitation Program: Samoan Minister of Information and Communication Technology"

-2018.4.26 UPDATE
EVENTS "University of the West Indies St. Augustine Campus: Principal Invitation Program"

-2018.4.19 UPDATE
EVENTS "The 346th Lecture Meeting Regarding Global Issues"

-2018.4.5 UPDATE
EVENTS "Assistance to Commemorate 25th Founding Anniversary of COM-FSM"

-2018.4.5 UPDATE
EVENTS "APIC President Peter Sato’s Visit to Micronesia"

-2018.4.5 UPDATE
EVENTS "APIC Pacific Islands Leaders Invitation Program: Mr. Yogesh Karan"

-2018.3.29 UPDATE
EVENTS "APIC-Reitaku University Student Exchange Project: Short-term Micronesia Study Abroad Program"

-2018.3.29 UPDATE
EVENTS "COM-FSM Student Invitation Program: Students to Study Abroad at Reitaku University & Sophia Junior College"

-2018.3.29 UPDATE
EVENTS "Pacific and Caribbean Journalist Invitation Program 2017"

-2018.3.29 UPDATE
EVENTS "Xavier Exchange Students Participate in Sawara Festival"

-2018.3.29 UPDATE
EVENTS "Xavier Exchange Students Participate in Oktoberfest"

-2018.3.29 UPDATE
EVENTS "Sophia University “Micronesia Exposure Tour”"

-2018.3.26 UPDATE
PROJECTS "News from Haiti Vol. 2: About the Republic of Haiti"

-2018.3.26 UPDATE
EVENTS "Assistance to Commemorate 25th Founding Anniversary of COM-FSM"

-2018.3.15 UPDATE
EVENTS "The 345th Lecture Meeting Regarding Global Issues"

-2018.2.26 UPDATE
PROJECTS "News from Haiti Vol. 1: About the Republic of Haiti"

-2018.2.15 UPDATE
EVENTS "The 344th Lecture Meeting Regarding Global Issues"

-2018.2.13 UPDATE
EVENTS "10th International Co-operation Discussion Gathering"

-2018.1.18 UPDATE
EVENTS "The 343rd Lecture Meeting Regarding Global Issues"

-2014.12.15 Update
Website renewal

All Rights Reserved. Copyright © 2008-2019, The Association for Promotion of International Cooperation.