About Support 21

What we do




Counseling Service

We provide a variety of information and advice necessary for living in Japan, including knowledge about local customs, the social system and tips and tricks to make living here more comfortable. Service is free of charge and confidentiality is strictly observed.

◆ Days : Monday through Friday (except national holidays)

◆ Hours : 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

◆ Phone : 03-5449-1331


Information about daily life in Japan:

Multilingual Living Information

 (Council of Local Authorities for International Relations, CLAIR)

Scholarship Programs

2012_つどい報告会_一眼レフ撮影 (158)Support21 provides scholarship programs for refugees, returnees from China, Nikkeis (Japanese descendants) and their families. We assist students in need from high school to graduate school to continue their studies.

生活支援プログラム(せいかつ しえん ぷろぐらむ)

坪井一郎 ・ 仁子学生支援プログラム(つぼい いちろう・じんこ がくせい しえん ぷろぐらむ)


  • Applicants must have adequate ability to speak and write Japanese.
  • Students must reside in Japan with either permanent visa or long term resident visa.


  • People holding “student visa” are not eligible for our program.

【Information for overseas students】

Guide for Scholarship  (Japan Study Support, JPSS)

Information on study in Japan(Japan Student Services Organization, JASSO)

Learning Program

DSCN2228We provide free Japanese lessons for refugees, returnees from China, Nikkeis (Japanese descendants) and their families on Saturdays.

Our lessons are all private and we also have computer lessons and supplemental studies for school children.

Lessons will be tailored to your needs.

Please contact us if you are interested in studying with us.  ☎ 03-5449-1331 /【Contact

Free original learning materials : 【教材バンク】

Our Volunteers and Students : 【学習者・ボランティア 紹介】

Photo album : 【活動アルバム】


  • Transportation fee will not be covered by Support21.
  • Our class is open ONLY for refugees, returnees from China, Nikkeis (Japanese descendants) and their families

For those who want to find a Japanese class nearby:

Volunteer Nihongo Class Guide (Tokyo Nihongo Volunteer Network, TNVN)

For those who want to study through the Internet:

Japanese Language  (Japanese Language Training Center, JLTC)

Enjoy Learning Online Japanese (Association for Japanese-Language Teaching, AJALT)