Nov 4, 2014
On Monday, September 29, 2014, 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. This was the second batch of trainees dispatched by the bank and comprised nine employees from branches in Indonesia, Singapore, Taiwan, the Philippines, Vietnam, Hong Kong and Malaysia. They will be studying at APU for the next 10 months.
At the opening ceremony, after watching a video showcasing APU, the trainees introduced themselves and expressed their eagerness for the program. In his speech, Vice President YAMAGAMI Susumu praised the first batch of students for how well they improved their Japanese skills and encouraged the second batch of trainees by saying, "Please spend the next 10 months with a keen awareness that you are the future managers of your company."
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.