Established in 1991, our mission is to promote the healthy development of the study abroad industry in Japan by establishing ethical best practice guidelines for organisations, educating and training study abroad counselors and advisors, and engaging in various other promotional activities to increase awareness of, and further the development of a safe and rewarding environment for Japanese study abroad students
Recognised by the Japanese government as a General Incorporated Association in 2008, JAOS membership consists not only of private companies but also includes public organisations such as the Australian Embassy Marketing Office and the British Council, as well as various trade-related associations.
As of 2014, total membership now exceeds 60 organisations. JAOS is also an active member of the international association FELCA (The Federation of Education and Language Consultant Associations). By representing Japan through this membership, JAOS is able to educate and promote Japanese market needs to industry providers and assist them in developing the optimal study abroad environment for Japanese study abroad students.