In April 2013, Aichi University opened up its first overseas office at Nankai University in Tianjin, China. The office plays host to our China-based Sakura 21 Resource Center, a repository which offers students access to books, DVDs and other resources on Japanese culture. The center is frequented by Chinese students studying at Nankai University, looking to develop their understanding of Japanese culture. Outside its Sakura 21 operations, the office functions as an administrative base for Aichi University's double degree program with Nankai University, offers both academic and personal support to Aichi University students who are studying in China, and is responsible for the production of the semi-regular Aichi University Tianjin Office Newspaper.
For 2015, we are currently assessing the possibility of the establishment of another China office in the Shanghai area.