Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits Mindanao Kokusai Daigaku International College.
It’s a Japanese-language school owned and operated by Japanese descendants.
Mindanao Kokusai Daigaku, also known as Mindanao International College, is the only college in the world that is owned and operated by Japanese descendants or Nikkei-Jins.
It was established to commemorate the goodwill of the late Mrs. Ayako Uchida whose husband is Datu-Bago Tatsuo Uchida, a respected ‘father’ of Nikkei-Jin in Davao.
The college serves as a strong link between Japan and the Philippines, providing priority to social service and Japanese Language Education, and facilitates exchanges between the two countries in education, welfare, culture, and information.
The school operates under the Philippine education system, Japanese language subjects are mandatory.
It is for this reason that many of their graduates are articulate in Nihongo and are in demand in multinational companies.