Objectives & History

Objectives

 

 As society increasingly urbanizes, grows all the more information-oriented, and the birthrate declines, today’s youths have fewer opportunities to learn through experience and communicate directly with other people. The environment for youths is rapidly and dramatically changing. Globalization has also shortened the distance between our nation and the world and demands that we coexist with people of diverse values.

  Our institution, as the national center of youth education, aims to deal with the various issues concerning youths from an educational standpoint by providing more comprehensive, systematic, and consistent opportunities and venues for experiential learning, while training and improving the quality of youth educators, conducting surveys and research on youth education, collaborating with affiliated institutions and organizations, and supporting activities offered by youth education groups, collectively aiming at promoting youth education throughout our nation and for sound development of our young people.

History

figure:History Overview

National Youth Houses

Apr.1959 National Chuo Youth Houses was established to commemorate the marriage of the Crown Prince of Japan (the present Emperor). Subsequently, 13 National Youth Houses were established nationwide by 1976.
Apr.2001 The Houses became an independent administrative institution under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

National Olympics Memorial Youth Center

Apr.1965 The National Olympics Memorial Youth Center was founded as the Olympics Memorial Youth Center, a special semi-governmental corporation under the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, using the site of the Olympic Village of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.
May.1980 The Center became a government insititure of Ministry of Education, Science, Sports, and Culture.
Apr.2001 The Center became an independent administrative institution under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

National Children's Center

Oct.1975 National Muroto Children’s Center was established as part of the Educational System’s 100th Anniversary Project. Subsequently, 14 National Chiidren’s Centers were established nationwide by 1991.
Apr.2001

The Centers became an independent administrative institution under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

The independent administrative institution National Institution for Youth Education

The independent administrative institution National Institution for Youth Education established through the integration of three youth education corporations is April 2006.

Organization

Head Office Planning of institution, Program, Research Projects and Grant Projects for the private section.
National Olympics memorial Youth Center Training for people involved in youth education.
National Youth Friendship Center Planning and implementation of educational programs centered on friendship experiences.
National Youth Outdoor Learning Center Planning and implementation of educational programs centered on outdoor experiences.

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