Our Vision

We envision a dynamic society where people understand and appreciate cultural diversity and proactively support one another.

Our Vision for international residents is to…

  • have access to and understanding of the people, information and services of the broader Japanese community
  • feel grounded, secure and confident living in Japan despite limited language abilities

Our vision for Japanese people is to

  • feel comfortable and confident living with people from different backgrounds
  • restore a sense of confidence in the strengths of their tradition and culture
  • build a community of mutual assistance with strong bonds, inclusive and welcoming of international residents

Our Mission

  • To provide international residents and their families with critical information and support to live comfortably and confidently in Japan.
  • To provide meaningful opportunities for Japanese and international residents to interact and build personal ties.
  • To provide and disseminate information and insight to make services and products in Japan more accessible.

Our Values

  • You do not need perfect knowledge of different cultures and languages. WaNavi Japan provides opportunities to encourage you to enjoy differences and appreciate the process of learning.
  • You do not need to be an expert to help. WaNavi Japan provides a system of involvement that enables people to comfortably support and be supported.
  • We believe coexistence is about interacting, not assimilating. WaNavi Japan provides a place to share experiences and nurture understanding about each other to enrich life and invigorate society.