The Inner Trip Foundation was founded to grant scholarships to extraordinary foreign students who would contribute for the further development of Japan’s international interactions as well as increase the mutual understanding with the countries of South East Asia and Latin America. It is the Foundation’s hope that each of the students would become a bridge that will connect Japan and their countries seeking for further friendship. Ever since it was founded in 1986, up until June 2012, the Foundation has been supporting 336 students overseas. The Inner Trip Foundation also organizes the Azabudai Japanese Language Schools providing high quality Japanese language classes for foreigners who are living in Japan.
The Azabudai School Education Institute was founded in 1983 as a private research Institute to support improving the educational system. With the hope that through a school education, any child can enrich their mind, be enthusiastic to learn, and obtain the potential to live strongly. The Institute is constantly engaged with a variety of projects. The Institute conducts investigation research to find out the problems that can be found in schools and the solutions to solve it. Those research results are presented to the public on a regular basis every year. The Institute also runs a variety of special lectures and forums tied with the theme of “Education” to learn and discuss about today’s school education and its future. The Institute organizes workshops specially designed for teachers as well. One workshop is for experienced teachers to educate themselves with learning how to become administrators. Another workshop involves young teachers and providing them with ideas to improve their skills with conducting their classes.
The Inner Trip Ideologue Research Center was founded to raise awareness about the value and importance of engaging ourselves within society, fulfilling one’s civic responsibilities, and participating in the political process. As an opportunity to deepen the knowledge of politics and to transmit the voices of people, the IIC organizes various lectures and seminars in different locations within Japan inviting politicians as guest speakers. Also, the IIC publishes a monthly magazine providing a space for politicians to present their political viewpoints.
The Lifelong Learning Volunteer Exchange Center was founded in 1996 with the purpose of the realization of self-development through mutual and supportive personal lifelong learning. Since then the Exchange center has been supporting the people who actively participate in volunteer activities and lifelong learning. Among the many activities that the Exchange Center supports, there are “Mother and Child Bonding Group” – aiming for a mutual growth of mother (parent) and child through interactive fun activities; “Kurashi No Kokoro Gaku (Study of Mind and Spirit in Daily Life) National Conference” – an opportunity to share problems that can be found in the family and learn wise tips for a better family life; “Katsunen Life Group” – a group designed to encourage and promote maintaining an active lifestyle. Also, the Exchange center provides an interactive network to exchange ideas and information about earth environmental activities and diverse volunteer activities.
Supports junior and senior high school students who will be future through promoting the various activities.