Kenjin-Tatsujin Council Member Dr. Shigeaki Hinohara passes away at 105

  On July 18, 2018, Kenjin-Tatsujin International Advisory Council Member Dr. Shigeaki Hinohara passed away peacefully from respiratory complications at the age of 105. Dr. Hinohara had been the Honorary President of St. Luke’s International Hospital. During his long career as a physician at St Luke’s hospital in Tokyo, Dr. Hinohara introduced innovative medical checkup […]

Japanese Football Player Keisuke Honda Visits The Uganda Rainbow House!

Japanese football player and a former member of AC Milan, Keisuke Honda visited the Uganda Rainbow House. After touring around the facility and receiving an introduction to the Ashinaga Rainbow House from Ugandan representatives, he met with the children who attend the Rainbow House. The Ugandan students were unable to contain their excitement during their […]

We are now recruiting summer camp volunteers!

Ashinaga’s summer camps (tsudoi) run every year and is designed for high school and college students all-over Japan. We are currently recruiting international volunteers studying in Japan to be a part of our global program, in order to create a more diverse experience for everyone involved. For the past four years, we have made our summer […]

Kenjin-Tatsujin International Advisory Council Member Dr. Margaret Mungherera has passed away

Dr. Margaret Mungherera, a member of the Kenjin-Tatsujin International Advisory Council, passed away on February 4, 2017. As the Former President of the Uganda Medical Association and as President of the World Medical Association, Dr. Mungherera worked hard for the improvement of health care not just in Africa, but all over the world. Dr. Mungherera […]

Second Kenjin Tatsujin International Advisory Council General Meeting held in Tokyo

The second General Meeting of the Kenjin Tatsujin International Advisory Council took place in Tokyo over the 27th and 28th of February 2017. Following the first General Meeting which was held in Washington DC in June 2015, this was the first time that the General Meeting occurred in Tokyo, which is where Ashinaga’s main offices […]

ANNONCE : L’Initiative d’Ashinaga pour l’Afrique 2017 pour les pays de l’Afrique Subsaharienne francophone !

L’Initiative d’Ashinaga pour l’Afrique veut contribuer à l’expansion du rôle de l’Afrique subsaharienne dans le développement mondial à travers l’accès à l’éducation supérieure à l’étranger. Nous soutenons des étudiants, ayant perdu un ou deux de leurs parents, qui soient prêts à retourner dans leur pays d’origine afin d’y insuffler un changement et de participer au […]

The Ashinaga Africa Initiative 2017 application is now closed for English and Portuguese speaking countries

It is our great pleasure to announce that we are well underway with the selection process for the Ashinaga Africa Initiative Program for 2017! The applications are now closed. Those who have reached the second stage of admission will be contacted by the end of March with an invitation to an interview in their home […]

2017 Ashinaga Internship Program

We are presently recruiting current students and recent graduates for our internship programs in Japan and Uganda. All interns will contribute toward our Ashinaga Africa Initiative, via actively mentoring our students in Uganda, to providing language courses, translation, media or research skills in Japan. In addition, we provide a mentoring program for Japanese orphaned students. […]

Ashinaga Africa Initiative student has been accepted by Princeton University with a full scholarship!

December 15, 2016 — In her own words, “It is one thing to dream and it is another to watch your dream unfold before your eyes.” Soon after 3pm EST on Thursday — when Princeton released its early admission decisions — Blessing Jegede was surrounded by her mother and two brothers in her home as […]

October 22nd, 93rd Ashinaga Student Fundraising Campaign Begins across Japan.

The opening ceremony of Ashinaga’s fundraising campaign was held in front of the west exit of Shinjuku station in Tokyo. Approximately 30 volunteers, including Japanese, African, and foreign students, as well as ambassadors from Uganda, Ghana, Lesotho and Djibouti joined the campaign and called out to bystanders for their support. Towards the end of the […]