History

1951
20+ people from Japan, China, and Korea form the Asian Fellowship Society at the Tokyo Shimbashi Kuramae Kogyo Kaikan.
1956
The First Annual Asian Goodwill Event is held at the Tokyo Sankei Kaikan. 43 events in total are held there until 1999.
1957
The Nationwide Asian Goodwill Campaign takes place. This campaign becomes an annual summer event and is held 43 times until 1999.
1959
The Asian Summer College is held 12 times until 1970 at Kuramae Kogyo Kaikan.
1960
The Asian Fellowship Society Exchange Student Scholarship Fund is established.
1962
Accredited as a foundation by the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
1964
Overseas campaigns begin, starting with India and Pakistan. With a personal letter from the Governor of Tokyo in hand, rounds of visits are carried on until 1999 in South Korea.
1976
The 25th Anniversary Assembly is held at Tokyo Marunouchi Nihon Kogyo Kaikan with participation of nationwide affiliates.
1981
The Asian Friendship Culture Festival is celebrated in Seoul, South Korea.
1982
The Asian Friendship Culture Festival is celebrated in Bangkok, Thailand.
1986
Educational support activities for Mongolia and Tibet begin at the Institute of Asian Cultural Studies in Sayama, Saitama as the headquarters.
1988
Cultural exchange begins at Nagano International Culture College, opened as an affiliate institute of our organization, as the headquarters.
2000
Donation ceremony held for Asian Fellowship Society Hope Primary School in Hebei, China.
2005
The Exchange Student International Conference is held.
2007
45th Anniversary Friendship Assembly is held to celebrate our accreditation as a foundation.
2009
The NPO Japanese Language Test is founded as part of the international education support business.
2010
The International Student House is opened in Kanagawa as both a housing facility and training institution.
2011
The General Incorporated Association, International Recruit Support Organization is founded in the Tokyo Sankei Building in Otemachi, Tokyo as part of the international resource support operations.
2013
Our office has been relocated to Kanda Business Center.
2016
Our office has been relocated to Marunouchi New International Building.