Mission and services

Mission, Objectives and Activities

EducationUSA at Fulbright Japan is supported by both the U.S. and Japanese governments to provide information on the Japanese and U.S. higher education to the general public, as an official EducationUSA advising center.


EducationUSA is a network of hundreds of advising centers in more than 170 countries, supported by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. EducationUSA Advising Centers actively promote U.S. higher education around the world by offering accurate, comprehensive, and current information about accredited educational institutions in the United States.

EducationUSA Advising Centers

As one of its long-standing activities, Fulbright Japan offers EducationUSA advising services. The services focus on undergraduate and graduate education in the U.S. For American visitors, We provide briefings about the Japanese educational system, including current trends. We also provide advice on matters such as establishing partnerships with Japanese institutions and recruiting Japanese students. It is unable, however, to provide placement or coordination services.

Reference Center- Our Reference Center provides general reference books, Internet access and other resources useful to those considering studies in the U.S.  EducationUSA advisors also respond to individual inquiries at the center.  The center is open to the public from 1 pm to 5 pm, Monday-Friday; it is closed on Saturday, Sunday, Japanese & U.S. holidays.  In addition, the Reference Center may also be closed for other special occasions. <MAP>

Study in the U.S. Information - We provide basic information on our website (in Japanese) and in the Study in the U.S. - The Official Guide (written and edited by Educational Information Service, Fulbright Japan; published by ALC Press, Inc.).  It is available at Fulbright Japan office or may be purchased at bookstores throughout Japan for 1,800yen (before-tax price).

Group Advising Sessions - Information Sessions regarding undergraduate and graduate education in the U.S. are held in Tokyo every month.

EducationUSA EXPO - Fulbright Japan supports the EducationUSA EXPO/U.S. University Fair organized by the U.S. Embassy in Japan. Representatives from U.S. universities provide information about their institutions to participants and EducationUSA advisors provide group advising sessions at the Fair.

Pre-departure Orientation Programs - In June, two sessions are held in Tokyo for those who have been admitted to U.S. universities in undergraduate or graduate programs.

Visitor Seminars - These gatherings provide opportunities for prospective students and representatives of U.S. institutions to meet face to face.  Representatives of U.S. institutions can serve as resource persons for both their institutions and U.S. higher education in general.

Special Sessions - Presentations are offered occasionally by higher education professionals and EducationUSA advisors on specific fields of study or specific topics related to studying in the U.S.

Advisor Training Sessions - This session is designed to develop further advising skills and provide accurate information for Japanese study abroad advisors, university administrators, high school teachers, and related education associates on studying in the U.S.