History

Aug 1948 The International Education and Cultural Association authorized by the then Ministry of Education.
Jun 1953 The International Education and Cultural Association changed name to the International Education Center (IEC).
Jun 1960 IEC held the 1st International Speech Contest in Japanese. The Contest has been held annually and broadcast on NHK.
Jul 1964 IEC resumed the present series of the Japan America Student Conference (first begun in 1934; suspended during wartime).
Sep 1967 The Japanese Language Institute (JLI) founded.
Jul 1995 The University of Chicago began offering its Master of Arts Program in Humanities at IEC (until Dec 2003).
Apr 2004 Takashi Oi, President of IEC-Nichibei Kaiwa Gakuin, became Chair of IEC’s Board of Trustees.
Apr 2008 IEC’s new building completed.
Oct 2008 Takashi Oi became President of JLI.
Nov 2010 All Japan Teachers’ English Speech Contest resumed.
Nov 2010 The 65th Anniversary of Foundation of Nichibei Kaiwa Gakuin held.
Apr 2012 The International Education Center authorized anew by the Cabinet Office.

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  • 03-3359-9600
  • Reception Hours: Mon.-Thu. 9:00-19:30 / Fri. 9:00-17:00
  • 5-min. walk fr. Yotsuya Stn.
  • Relocation to Temporary Building due to Redevelopment of Yotsuya Stn. Area
  • 1-50 Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan 160-0004 Nearest Stn.: Yotsuya Stn., JR Chuo and Sobu Lines/Subway Marunouchi and Nanbuku Lines

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