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Our Program

Tokyo YMCA is founded in 1880 as the first YMCA in Japan. In pursuit of "holistic growth" balanced with "Spirit, Mind and "Body" symbolized in our Red Triangle mark, Tokyo YMCA operates the following programs.

*Most of the websites listed below are only available in Japanese. For questions and details, please contact us at Tokyo YMCA Headquarter Office.

Language Education

Tokyo YMCA runs language educational programs such as conversational English schools, English "Kids Garden" (preschool and kindergarten) and a Japanese language school to train people to become global citizens.

Outdoor Education/Camp

Since 1923 Tokyo YMCA has provided many children with valuable experiences through camping programs for more than 90 years. We believe that camping has the power to bring well-balanced growth in "spirit, knowledge, body, and social skills."

Healthy Living Education (Sports, Wellness)

In 1917 Tokyo YMCA built the first gymnasium equipped with an indoor pool in Japan and introduced modern swimming techniques, such as the front crawl, to Japan. In addition, we brought basketball and volleyball, both of which were created by the YMCA in North America, to Japan and popularized them in efforts to help many citizens enjoy wellness activities. As we also started programs designed for the disabled and infants earlier than other organizations, the YMCA has worked for the total health for the entire population of every generation.

Schools and Professional Colleges

Schools and Professional Colleges

Focusing on character formation, Tokyo YMCA runs the following professional education programs and schools.

College of Hotel Management trains students to become hotel personnel through giving practical experiences in the field.

College of Physical Education was founded in 1980 as the first professional college in Japan that train sports trainers and instructors through practical experience in the field. The early childhood care education program prepares students to become nursery and kindergarten teachers.

College of Human Care trains students to view welfare in a heartfelt way.(Nursing Care Program/Occupational Therapy Program)

Japanese Language Institute is designed for foreigners to learn the Japanese language. A sponsorship for a student visa is available.

Gakuin High School supports daily learning with a YMCA-like variety of experience-based classes.

TYIS, for grades 1 - 7, provides an English-based curriculum, and is accredited by WASC(Western Association of Schools and Colleges)

International Cooperation and Exchange

Tokyo YMCA is partnered with YMCAs in Bangladesh, Seoul, Beijing, and Frost Valley, New York. The variety of international exchange and cooperation activities provide a wide range of experience for youth and to equip citizens with global viewpoints.

Childhood Education and Child Care

In 1955, shortly after World War II, Tokyo YMCA founded the YMCA Ikushin Childcare in Koto City, Tokyo. Today, in coordination with government agencies, we operate childhood education programs in 13 locations across Tokyo, such as kindergartens, "kodomo-en," (facilities that provide both preschool education and daycare service), daycares, after-school facilities, and children's houses.

Programs for children and adults with disabilities

Standing on the Christian principle that every person is unique and valuable, Tokyo YMCA runs various programs for people with disabilities.

その他の地域活動、カルチャー、学生寮など

Tokyo YMCA members who support the organization play major roles in a wide range of community service activities including fellowship, health development, motivation, hobby workshops, and youth development. Additionally, we are designated by government agencies to manage community facilities.

宿泊研修施設、キャンプ場

With the aim to develop youths and children through outdoor education, Tokyo YMCA runs the following lodging and retreat facilities:

Retreat facilities on the lakeshore, featuring a view of Mt. Fuji

Campsite in a rich forest adjacent to a calm lakeshore.

Hot spring facility featuring different activities for every season.

支援する、寄付する

Since its foundation, Tokyo YMCA has been supported by a number of members and donors through membership fees and generous gifts. Construction of facilities and many programs have also been funded by charity. For YMCA to perform roles deemed necessary by society, please continue to support the Tokyo YMCA.