Our History
 
Our History:
Dec, 1999: Became the executive agent in Japan for the University of California Consortium of English Language & Professional Programs
 
March, 2000: Became an agent for AIFS and ERDT to promote exchange high school students.
 
July, 2000: had a 28-day “Nursing Student’s Program” for Japanese students at UCLA, which was designed and planned by us.
 
August, 2000: 
had a 9-day Youth Motivation Program at University of California, Irvine (UCI) for Japanese junior and high school students. The program was designed by UCI.
 
By the request of Inuyama City, Aichi-ken, held an intercultural program at University of California, Davis (UCD) for junior and high school students in the city.
 
Coordinated the sister-city adoption between Inuyama City and Davis City.
 
Feb, 2001: became the contractor for the Okinawa-ken International Exchange & Human-Resource Development Foundation.
 
Became a executive contractor for Hiroshima-ken Soccer Association to promote international exchange activities.
 
July, 2001: hosted a “Youth Motivation Program Japan Camp” in Hiroshima, as a promotional activity of “the Kid’s Dream Foundation,” in which many junior and high school students participated
 
Aug, 2001: promoted goodwill study in U.S. with scholarship for Inuyama City, Aichi ken, supported by the city and its educational board.
 
Sep, 2001: promoted goodwill study in U.S. scholarship work for Kagamigahara City, Gifu ken, supported by the city and its educational board.
 
Jan, 2002: promoted goodwill study in U.S. scholarship work for Tateyama Machi, Toyama ken, supported by the town and its educational board.
 
May, 2002: promoted goodwill study in U.S. scholarship work for Nichinan City, Miyazaki ken, supported by the city and its educational board.
 
June, 2002: worked for Inuyama city, Aichi-ken, for the exchange student program with high-schools in Davis, California.
 
July, 2002: First government-funded foreign study students of Inuyama City and Kagamigahara City in Gifu-ken were sent to the U.S.
 
Aug, 2002: hosted a “Youth Motivation Program Japan Camp” at Youth Outdoor Activity Center in Osaka-fu, as a promotional activity of ‘the Kid’s Dream Foundation.”
 
Sep.2002: Started the cooperative development and research with Columbia University, NY for its language learning and advanced sentence writing software marketed to Japan.
 
Dec, 2002: Appointed by Inuyama city as an official supervisor for its international exchange activities.
 
One of IYEO’s board members appointed as a board member of Hiroshima International School, an educational foundation in Hiroshima.
 
June, 2003: Our member office Shoji Australia Pty, Ltd. became the first official Japanese agent of the Educational Board of West Australia State Government for accepting foreign students.
 
July, 2003: Due to our many years’ achievements in the management of public scholarship foreign study for high school students, registered as the first foreign agent for the Council on Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET) by the recommendation of a foundation approved by the U.S. Department of State.
 
Aug, 2003: Our headquarters moved to Hiroshima with the approval of the Japanese Cabinet Office.
 
Oct, 2003: Coordinated the sister-city adoption between Hiroshima Johoku Junior & High School and Yarra Valley Grammar School in Australia and held the signing ceremony at our Hiroshima member office.
 
April, 2004: Our Okinawa member office started an administrative business for “the Ryukyu Shinpo Newspaper” scholarship program, which was supported by the Educational Board of Okinawa-ken.
 
May, 2004: With the support of the Educational Board of Miyazaki-ken, the Educational Board of Miyazaki City, TV Miyazaki Broadcasting Corporation and the Miyazaki Taiyo Bank, started 2005 U.S. foreign exchange student program.
 
Dec, 2004: Co-hosted “Palea Festival” in Kumamoto-ken, and coordinated panel discussion on intercultural exchange activities in the event.
 
June, 2005: As a part of friendship exchange activities of Inuyama City and St.Goarshausen, Germany, the delegates from St.Goarshausen visited Japan.
We welcomed them in Kyoto for Inuyama City and were given a letter of appreciation from the Inuyama City.
 
July, 2005: With the support of the Educational Board of Hiroshima-ken, the Educational Board of Hiroshima City, the Association of All Public & Private Junior & High school of Hiroshima-Ken, we had explanatory program for U.S. college scholarship, U.S. College Sports Scholarship and higher education in the U.S.
 
Feb, 2006: Signed the contract to be the executive agent for the American Collegiate Scholarship Association.
 
Sep, 2006: administrated a seminar programmed by the United Nations Institute of Training & Research (UNITAR) towards the students of Hiroshima Johoku Junior & High School and sister-school students in the United Kingdom, which was introduced on the website of UNITAR later.
 
Sep, 2006: 24 students of John Wollaston Anglican Community School in Australia visited Suzugamine Girl’s Junior & Senior High School, Suzugamine Junior College, Kurekou High School and David English House. We coordinated various intercultural events and programs including visit to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.
 
Nov, 2006: “Hiroshima International Peace Summit 2006” was hosted by the three Nobel Prize winners: Dalai Lama, Desmond M.Tutu and Betty Williams. At the end of the summit, we arranged a special chorus singing of 37 domestic and foreign students. They sang peace song together with the Nobel Prize Winners and the audience.
 
Sep, 2007:14 students of Corrigin and Kulin District High School in Australia visited Hiroshima. With the assistance of the Senior High School attached to Hiroshima Bunkyo Girl’s College, Anzai Kindergarten, Anzai Elementary School, Anzai Junior High School, the Association of Hiroshima Private Institutions, we coordinated various intercultural events and programs including school visit, home-stay and visit to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.
 
Oct, 2007:14 students of Karratha High School in Australia visited Hiroshima. With the assistance of Takeda Junior & Senior High School and the Association of Hiroshima Private Institutions, we coordinated various intercultural events and programs including school visit, home-stay and visit to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.
 
June, 2008: a counselor of Fukuoka member office was appointed as Tourism Ambassador of Granada, Spain.
 
Nov, 2008: “Australia U-19 Hiroshima Goodwill International Youth Soccer 2008” hosted by the Hiroshima-ken Soccer Foundation was held in Hiroshima with the cooperation of our Hiroshima member office.
 
Mar, 2009: Had the 7th explanatory meeting on public-expense study and higher education in the U.S. with the support of the Hiroshima-ken Educational Board and the Hiroshima-ken All Public & Private Junior & Senior High school Association.
 
July, 2009: Had a seminar for international education with the support of the Fukuoka-ken Educational Board, the Fukuoka City Educational Board, the Fukuoka-ken Private School Association and the Fukuoka-ken International Exchange Foundation.
 
July, 2009: Had a seminar in Miyazaki-ken on U.S. scholarship and higher education in the U.S. with the support of the Miyazaki-ken Educational Board.
 
Aug. 2009: Had a seminar in Miyazaki ken on higher education in the U.S. and public expense foreign student program with the support of the Miyazaki-ken Educational Board.
 
Jan. 2010: 5 teachers of Wollaston Anglican Community School in Perth, Australia came to Hiroshima member office to take a Japanese language course and a Japanese culture experience course designed by the Hiroshima office.
 
Feb.2010: Our Hiroshima member office, as the general facilitator, coordinated “APEC Junior Conference in Hiroshima.”
 
Mar.2010: IYEO was authorized as a member of the Foreign Study Conference.
 
Mar.2010: Had the 8th explanatory meeting on public-expense study and higher education in the U.S. with the support of the Hiroshima-ken Educational Board and the Hiroshima-ken All Public & Private Junior & Senior High school Association.
 
Jul.2010: Had a seminar for international education with the support of the Fukuoka-ken Educational Board, the Fukuoka City Educational Board, the Fukuoka-ken Private School Association and the Fukuoka-ken International Exchange Foundation.
 
Aug.2010: Had a “Japan-Korea Joint Camp” at English Village in Korea.
 
Jan.2011: “Australia U-19 Hiroshima Goodwill International Youth Soccer 2011” hosted by the Hiroshima-ken Soccer Foundation was held in Hiroshima with the cooperation of our Hiroshima member office.