Nov 26, 2013
On Wednesday, October 30, an opening ceremony was held for the Japanese Language Educational Program ("J-LEP")—a language program for foreign employees of the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd. This program aims to improve the Japanese proficiency of the bank's Asian employees by leveraging APU's Japanese language education resources and its multicultural and multilingual environment. Starting in November, the 10 trainees will be studying Japanese at APU for the next 10 months.
At the opening ceremony, a video showcasing APU was shown and the trainees introduced themselves and expressed their enthusiasm for the program. In an encouraging speech to the trainees, Vice President HIRATA said, "You have all graduated university and have been working for several years, but for the next 10 months, your job is to study at APU. Please study hard and do your best to achieve your goals. We expect that you will not only study Japanese, but you will hone your global sensibilities by communicating with students from many different countries."
The Global Competency Enhancement Program (GCEP) was developed to provide industry and business trainees the opportunity to experience our multicultural and multilingual campus environment while studying at the undergraduate or graduate level.