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 […]

Applications for the 2018 Ashinaga Africa Initiative for Francophone countries are open!

The Ashinaga Africa Initiative began in 2014 with the mission to contribute to Sub-Saharan Africa’s expanding role in global development through increasing access to higher education abroad. Through this programme, we support orphaned students who are committed to returning home and initiating change, by providing access to full financial support to study at a university […]

Ashinaga Senegal celebrates the end of the 2017/18 Study Camp!

The Ashinaga Africa Initiative’s 2017 Francophone Study Camp after the closing ceremony on the 16th of February, which was a great opportunity for us to thank all those who took part in the Camp’s success!  We witnessed a great evolution amongst the students in terms of their leadership skills, self-confidence, international outlook and academic development. […]

Educational activity for the primary school scholars of Ashinaga Senegal

  As part of its primary school scholarship programme, Ashinaga Senegal collaborated with the association Djarama to organise an educational activity on the theme “Learning how to live in our daily environment”. The scholars spent two days 50 km away from the Senegalese capital, in Ndayane in the region of Thiès, as part of a […]

Leadership training at Ashinaga Senegal

  Thanks to the insightful leadership training delivered by Aminata Lo on the 27th, 28th and 29th December, the 2017 Ashinaga Africa Initiative students are now well-equipped to implement their innovative ideas.  The training was conducted in collaboration with the African non-profit Jokkolabs, an ‘ideas laboratory’ comprising of over 400 entrepreneurs, all with a shared […]

Ashinaga meets with Kenjin-Tatsujin Member Dr. Kandeh K. Yumkella

Ashinaga member of the board in charge of the Ashinaga Africa Initiative (AAI) Yukie Seki has recently returned from a visit to Sierra Leone, the UK, and Paris recruiting students and promoting the Kenjin-Tatsujin International Advisory Council. During the trip she met with former United Nations Under-Secretary-General, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy […]