Korea-Japan Forum (KJ Forum)

The KJ Forum was founded in 1999 to promote cross-cultural and intellectual exchange between Korea and Japan. To actively build Korea-Japan relations, KJ Forum regularly cooperates with local Japanese authorities and organizations. The KJ Forum also is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) registered with Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.



서울특별시 마포구 성미산로140 B102
ソウル特別市 麻浦区 ソンミ山路140, B102.
140 Seongmisan-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea

TEL : +82-2-738-4649    /  FAX : +82-2-738-2004


Email: asia.workcamp@gmail.com

WEB : www.workcamp.asia

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Kakao Talk : kjforum

Open Time : Mon-Fri 09:00-18:00, Sat 13:00-17:00

Hiroba Lounge

서울특별시 마포구 성미산로140 B102
ソウル特別市 麻浦区 ソンミ山路140, B102.
140 Seongmisan-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Kor

TEL +82-2-776-2004   

Email : asia.kjforum@gmail.com

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/AsiaHopeCamp

Kakao Talk ID : kjforum

Korea Plaza Hiroba (HIROBA)

Since KJ Forum is a non-profit government organization, the HIROBA Company was created to manage the financial and taxation affairs of KJ Forum. In October 2013 HIROBA was registered with the Office of National Tax Administration. The role of HIROBA is to support KJ Forum’s operation as an independent NGO and to sponsor the income or profit-making programs that will allow KJ Forum to meet their financial budget and comply with taxation regulation.


Website: www. Korea-plaza.com

Hosted and Supervised by KJ Forum 

Hosted by KJ Forum &

Supervised by HIROBA

  • Internships at Japanese Public Organization
  • Furusato Program
  • Korea-Japan Exchange and Japanese Communication (KJEJ)
  • Korea-Japan Youth Forum
  • Korea-Japan of the Future
  • Learning Korean (Volunteer)
  • Working Holiday in Japan
  • Homestay in Korea
  • Airport Pick-up
  • Asia Hope Work Camp
  • Korean Culture Experience (Tour)

Internships at Japanese Public Organizations

The term ‘internship’ was first implemented in the USA during the 20th century. While open to broad interpretation, the term internship is often used as an on-the-job training opportunity provided for students to explore their career interests and consolidate their vocational path. Internship opportunities in Japan include: public organizations, venture organizations, the Kumamoto International Foundation, The Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, newspaper agencies, bureaus of NGO, broadcasting stations, hotels and resorts. Accommodation and wages vary depending on each organization and applicant.


If you are interested, please submit the application form below.

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Furusato program

April 2013 onwards, 2 candidates chosen each month

Hosted by Kumamoto International Foundation, Kyushu, JAPAN &

Korea Japan Forum (Ministry of Foreign Affairs-affiliated organization), KOREA


Date:   4-Week Program (Commencing the 1st day of each month) Accommodation is available for 3 months (Fee involved).

Venue:  Kumamoto International Foundation, JAPAN

Schedule: Monday to Friday, 3 hours/day (1:1 class)

Instructors from Kumamoto International Foundation

Applicants’ requirement: JLPT N3+ OR JPT 400+


Please apply by the 10th of each month 


2 DK weekly private external housing accommodation for 2 to 3 people


※ NOT a dormitoryset-up at the university

Internet and kitchen available

The Kumamoto Transportation Center: 1 minute walk/The Central Post Office & The Civic Center: 3-minute walk/Kumamoto castle: 5-minute walk.


Cost: 700,000 won/month

Monbassador: Kubamon Promotional Ambassador (optional)

Please download Monbassador Registration Form OR

Visit KJ Forum Office (City Hall Station. Station Exits 1 and 12, 1 minute walk)


※ Candidate Options after Completing Furusato Program

Option (1) To return home 

Option (2) Paid part-time work at hotels/restaurants ★Whereby a working holiday visa is needed

Option (3) Non-paid part-time work in Kumamoto ★Whereby NOworking holiday visa is needed

Korea-Japan Youth Forum

Hosted by Korea Japan Forum

Sponsored by The Japan-Korea Cumtural Foundation

Cosponsored by Simane International Center (SIC), The Korea MINDAN Simane Province Center

Korea-Japan of the Future

Ideas on Korea-Japan relations by the future generation!

<The Korea-Japan of the Future>is a forum place where a group of the next-generation youth share their opinions on the future of Korea-Japan relations. We hope that this forum provides an opportunity for future generations to make sustainable and feasible plans to overcome historical obstacles of the past and build mutual understanding and trust between the two nations.


We invite both Korean and Japanese undergraduate and postgraduate students and Japanese and Korean individuals who are interested in Korea-Japan relations to participate in the second Korea-Japan of the Future on 8th of November 2014. If you are interested in joining the executive committee or participating as a debater, please submit the Application Form below.


There will be bi-lingual Korean-Japanese interpreters to assist in the forum.

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Korea Japan Exchange and Japanese Communication

Enjoy cultural experiences while staying with Japanese college students in Japan and taking the opportunity to improve your Japanese language skills!

Location of Exchange and Study

February/July    Prefectural University of Kumamoto

January/August  Kumamoto International Foundation


Duration and Course Summary

4 weeks duration

Course Tuition Hours: 10.30-15.40, Lunch Break 12.30-13.30

Main Topics include: Japanese Language Study, Presentations, Cultural Experiences, Excursions, Focused Group Work.


Expenses (for 4 weeks)

Education fee: 800,000 won (books included)

Accommodation fee: 700,000 won (cleaning, deposit, electricity, gas, water included)

Total: 1,500,000 won (This list of expenses does NOT include return air-flight ticket, cost of meals, personal expenses) 



10-15 people (1 group) per year

JPT 300+

For the January/February departure, please apply by 30th of November; 

And for the July/August departure, please apply by 30th of May

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Asia Hope Work Camp

For more information on Asia Hope Work Camp, please click here.

Korean Culture Experience (Tour)

This program provides an opportunity for Japanese and Korean-Japanese to learn about Korean history and experience traditional Korean culture. Volunteer students (between one to five assistants) accompany those on the Korean Cultural Experience Tour. Application is made through telephone or email (Include: name, contact number and the number of people attending).


This tour also includes: 1-Day Train Trip and/or a Korean Cultural/Historical Experience (1 night-2days).

Membership Program

The Korea Japan Forum is sponsored by the national governments of Korea and Japan, corporate and private businesses and individuals from both nations. We would like to express our heart-felt gratitude towards all sponsors. The sponsors’ invaluable support allows KJ Forum to establish a strong international youth exchange program and encourage a positive relationship between Korea and Japan.



In order for KJ Forum to sustain its various and effective programs, a membership program was introduced in October 2010. We appreciate and thank you for your loyal support and look forward to your participation.


Membership period commences on payment date for one year.

All members will receive updates on KJ Forum news and will

primarily be selected in case of application.


Account Details :

KB (Kookmin Bank) 009901-04-011859 Korea Japan Forum



Frequently Asked Questions

Q  :  Are Non-Profit Organizations (NPOs) permitted to charge program participants to meet budget and revenue costs?


A : Yes. A NPO is an organization that uses surplus income to fund its goals rather than distributing them as profit or dividends. The Korea Japan Forum strives to strengthen Korea-Japan’s mutual understanding and communication, and supports activities for international exchange.