Accreditation and Other Professional Bodies in Japan

Accreditation in higher education is an evaluation procedure to determine or reaffirm whether or not a higher education institution or course/program hold a certain standard. The graduate schools, universities, junior colleges, and colleges of technology, all have to go through an evaluation. 
The Accrediting agencies for Higher education Institutions are:

Japan University Accreditation Association (JUAA)

The JUAA formed in 1947, introduced accreditation in 1951. It is a quality assurance and accrediting authority authorized by the Minister of MEXT that aims for qualitative improvement and advancement of Japanese higher education institutions through accrediting activities. It carries out Certified and Evaluation and Accreditation in six fields-Accreditation of Universities, Junior Colleges, Law Schools, Business schools, Public policy schools, Schools of public health, and Intellectual Property Studies. 

Contact Details:
2-7-13, Ichigayasadohara-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 162-0842, Japan
General Affairs Section 81-3-5228-2020
Division of Accreditation & Higher Education Studies 81-3-5228-3883
Fax: 81-3-5228-2323

Japan Institute for Higher Education Evaluation (JIHEE)

The JIHEE established in 2004 and certified by the Ministry of MEXT as a certified Evaluation and Accreditation Authority for Universities, Junior Colleges, and fashion business graduate schools. It aims to improve and raise the quality of higher education institutions in Japan by assessing the educational and research activities performed at these institutions.
Contact Details:
Daini-Seiko Building 2F, 4-2-11, Kudan-kita, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0073
Tel.: 81-3-5211-5131
Fax.: 81-3-5211-5132

National Institution for Academic Degrees and University Evaluation (NIAD-UE)

The NIAD-UE contributes to the growth of higher education in Japan by assessing the education, research and other activities of the universities, junior colleges, colleges of technology, and inter-university research institutes.
Contact Details: 
1-29-1 Gakuen-nishimachi Kodaira-shi,Tokyo 187-8587 Japan 
Tel: 81-42-307-1500 
Fax: 81-42-307-1552

Japan Accreditation Board for Engineering Education (JABEE)

The JABEE, established in 1999, aims to promote education programmes in engineering, science and agriculture departments in higher education institutions. It is involved in the accreditation of education related to technician training organized at Universities in Japan. 
Contact Details:
Address: JABEE
Kenchiku Kaikan 4F (AIJ Building) 5-26-20 Shiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0014, Japan
Tel: 81-3-5439-5031
Fax: 81-3-5439-5033

Other Professional Bodies

Japan Network for International Education (JAFSA)

The JAFSA is an association consisting of the Universities, individuals and other organizations and institutions as supporting members involved in promoting and enhancing the internationalization of education in Japan and worldwide.
Contact Details: 
Mailing/street address:
Heisei bldg. 5F, 538 Waseda-tsurumaki-cho, Shinjuku-ku
Tokyo 162-0041 Japan

National Institute for Educational Policy Research (NIER)

The NIER, established in 1949, is an institute that manages and organizes practical and basic research in education in Japan.  
Contact Details:
National Institute for Educational Policy Research of Japan
3-2-2 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-8951, Japan
Tel:   81-3-6733-6833

The Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT)

The JALT is a non-profit organization that aims to improve and enhance the language education and teaching. 
Contact Details:
JALT Central Office
Urban Edge Bldg 5F, 1-37-9 Taito, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0016, Japan
Tel: 03-3837-1630/ 81-3-3837-1630   
Fax: 03-3837-1631/ 81-3-3837-1631
Office Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Associations of Private Universities of Japan (APUJ)

The APUJ aims to promote the private colleges in Japan as higher education institutions and scientific research.
Contact Details:
ZIP 102-0073
Shigakukaikan Bekkan 9F, 4-2-25, Kudankita, Chiyodaku, Tokyo
Tel : 81-3-3261-7048
Fax : 81-3-3261-0769

Japan Universities Associations for Computer Education (JUCE)

The JUCE is a non-profit organization under the Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture. It aims to improve the quality of higher education through encouraging information technology applications in education. 
Contact Details:
First Yamazaki Building 4F, 4-1-14 Kudan-kita, Chiyoda-ku, 
Tokyo 1020073, Japan 
Tel: 81(3)3261-2798 
Fax: 81(3)3261-5473 
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