The selection process for the 2018 Francophone AAI has now come to an end!

The recruitment of candidates for the 2018 cohort of Francophone students for the Ashinaga Africa Initiative has finished! Different teams made up of Ashinaga staff members visited the most Francophone African countries in order to meet and interview the candidates shortlisted for the final stage of the selection process. This was a great opportunity to […]

Professor Miriam Were: Enhancing the qualities of concentration & focus for success in scholarships and service

On the 14th and 15th of August, Ashinaga Uganda was honored to receive a visit from Professor Miriam Were, Chancellor of Moi University and member of the Kenjin-Tatsujin International Advisory Council. Professor Were is a world-renowned public health advocate and among her many achievements is her contributions to HIV/AIDs prevention in Kenya as the Chair of Kenya’s […]

Around the Campfire: a Sneak Peek of Ashinaga Tsudoi across Japan

Across multiple locations in Japan, Ashinaga brings high school students together at annual Tsudoi (summer camp) every August. Tsudoi is among the pillars of Ashinaga’s emotional support to students in Japan and has been running for over 40 years. For four days, scholars share their stories, talk about past challenges and find the motivation to […]

Ashinaga Student Series: Peace Uwera discusses Internship Experience in Japan

Peace Uwera, Senior studying Liberal Arts at Doshisha University, Japan Peace Uwera first came to Japan as a part of Ashinaga’s Uganda Exchange Program, prior to the establishment of the Ashinaga Africa Initiative (AAI). Now in her Senior year studying Liberal Arts at Doshisha University, Peace had the opportunity to intern at a major Japanese […]

Ashinaga Internship Program Begins in Tokyo

22 interns from around the globe made their way to Tokyo in the middle of June for a summer of gaining professional experience, building new relationships, exploring all parts of Japan, and for some, learning a new language with Ashinaga. Within Ashinaga, there are up to eight different teams that students can intern for during […]

Kenjin-Tatsujin James Boliba Baba is awarded the “Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star”

Hon. James Boliba Baba was recently awarded the “Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star” by the Japanese government. Mr. Baba served as the Ugandan Ambassador to Japan between 2001 to 2005, and was commended for restoring and strengthening bilateral relations between Japan and Uganda during this time. The decoration ceremony took place […]

Ashinaga Uganda has launched the 2018 AAI Preparation Camp!

Thirty-five students from all over Sub-Saharan Africa have arrived in Nansana at the Ashinaga Uganda Kokoro-Juku to prepare for their future lives as international students in Western Europe, the United States, and Japan. Kicking off the orientation week on the 7th of May, the Opening Ceremony featured speeches and welcome introductions from staff and students, […]

Congratulations to Kenjin-Tatsujin Member Asako Takakura

The Japan women’s national football team, Nadeshiko Japan, has taken its second straight Women’s Asian Cup victory after beating Australia 1-0 in the tournament final held on the 20th April. The team, led by head coach and Ashinaga Kenjin-Tatsujin International Advisory Council member Asako Takakura, won the game with a decisive goal from Kumi Yokoyama, […]

It All Started With Letters: An Ashinaga Poetry Anthology

                  In mid-2017 we asked Ashinaga students and supporters all over the world to write about ‘education, empowerment” and “what their education means to them”. In doing so, we wanted to create a representative body of work that celebrates Ashinaga scholars and was itself an opportunity to […]

Ashinaga holds 3rd Kenjin-Tatsujin General Meeting

The Third General Meeting of the Kenjin-Tatsujin International Advisory Council was held in Kyoto from 1st – 3rd March. The Kenjin-Tatsujin International Advisory Council functions as an intellectual resource and support mechanism for the Ashinaga Africa Initiative (AAI) and council members are highly eminent and accomplished figures in their respective fields. The Third General Meeting […]