Trip to Japan: The Lehendakari held a meeting with the Rector of "Tokyo University of Foreign Studies"
Lehendakari Urkullu has held his first meeting on Japanese territory with the rector of the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS - Tokyo University of Foreign Languages), Mrs. Kayoko Hayashi.
The meeting was also attended by vice-Rector Haruna, University Professor Hagio, the Secretary General for External Action, Marian Elorza, and the Director of External Relations, Conchi Quintana.
The collaboration agreement between the University of TUFS and EHU-UPV for the international exchange of students (in force since 2016) and the lectureship taught by the hand of Etxepare Euskal Institutua (since 2015) have been the subject of the meeting.
The Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS) is the oldest institution dedicated to international studies in Japan.
Its work began with the establishment in 1856 of the Institute for the Investigation of Foreign Documents, a government translation agency. It was founded as an independent educational and research institution under the name Tokyo Gaikokugo gakko (Tokyo School of Foreign Studies) in 1899. The campus is located in Fuchu-shi, in the western part of Tokyo.
In the academic year 2023-204 TUFS has 4,436 students, about 737 foreign students from 87 countries and about 1,547 students studying abroad. A total of 74 languages are taught (28 main languages, 46 others).
Since 2020, thanks to the support of the Etxepare Euskal Institutua, the university has been teaching Basque language and culture as part of its academic offer.