About KIP

KIPロゴKnowledge Investment Programs (KIP) is a discussion group which which aims to nurture the youth to internationally-minded people who are not ignorant but familiar with their own culture. KIP members consist of undergraduate students, graduate students, and young working adults. As a general incorporated association, KIP has board of directors and other supporters with the same passion who have helped KIP become what it is today.

Thanks to the help from people who have the same vision, since its foundation in 2008, and also after acquiring juridical personality in 2010, KIP provides the youth with a chance to be exposed in both domestic and international social issues through discussions and other various activities. You can see our activities here.
You can see our activities here.

In Japan, 切符(kip)means a ticket. Here, students get the “KIP” for entering the society.


Goal: “From an international-oriented person with scarce knowledge of Japan, to a person well informed about Japan with a global mindset”


・Promoting young people to become globally minded, well informed experts. 
:Learning deeply about Japan (and your own country), thinking about it in your own way, and then acting on your own ideas. Developing the ability to communicate your ideas to people overseas.

・Respecting Diversity as happened in the Edo Period "Terakoya" system
:Young people from various backgrounds are studying, sharing and teaching each other as an old style of terakoya. In this old style of teaching, students and teachers from diverse backgrounds will learn together.

・Enjoying extra time to study Liberal arts, as "Haste makes waste."
:Developing an attitude of finding indirectly useful ways to reach the goal.


1. Fostering social and international awareness in students - Enlightenment of global and social awareness. Developing the "Habit of Thinking".
2. Learn about your country (Japan), think about it, and act on it. Fostering the ability to communicate overseas
3. Cultivation of mutual communication skills - Ability to listen, how to ask and answer questions appropriately, and ability to summarize
4. Fostering social skills through "courtesy to others," "respect for others," "attitude of gratitude".
5. Leadership development
6. Activation of "curiosity"