IUJ is proud to co-host the annual N.E.A.R. Language Education Conference. For schools and students on the Japan Sea coast, language learning is increasingly taking the North East Asia region into account. Niigata City is the biggest city on the Japan Sea coast, and is a natural venue for a new conference on language education with reference to the Japan Sea Rim.
The First Annual N.E.A.R. Language Education Conference was successfully held on Saturday May 30, 2009, in Niigata City, Japan. The conference is co-sponsored by the International University of Japan, the University of Niigata Prefecture and the Niigata chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching.