Objectives & History


In recent years, in Japan, the environment surrounding young people has changed rapidly, as urbanization, information technology, and declining birthrate have been progressing. Today’s youth is becoming less likely to learn through experience and to communicate directly with other people. With the progress of globalization, the distance between the world and Japan is shrinking, and it is necessary to coexist with people who have diverse values.

As the national center for youth education in Japan, our institution aims to promote youth education in Japan and to foster healthy development of our young people, by providing more comprehensive, systematic, and consistent opportunities for experiential learning activities, from an educational perspective, training and improving the quality of youth education leaders,, conducting surveys and research on youth education, collaborating with affiliated institutions and organizations, and supporting many activities offered by youth education groups.