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TimestampSchool name in EnglishSchool name in JapanesePrefecture, CityName of Language Learning SpaceDate opened (YYYY/MM)Web site addressContact person, title, and email addressFeatures (facilities, resources, services offered, etc.)
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8/6/2016 11:32:52Akita International University国際教養大学Akita city, Akita PrefectureLanguage Development and Intercultural Studies Center (LDIC)2008/04http://web.aiu.ac.jp/undergraduate/support/

Carlos Budding, Coordinator LDIC, budding@aiu.ac.jp
Language learning materials in 41 languages, speaking rooms, private computer booths, multi-purpose (group study) rooms, public computer booths, open study areas, reading lounge, Academic Achievement Center (tutoring center)
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12/28/2015 21:52:41Chiba University千葉大学千葉English House2013/04smorikawa at chiba hyphen u dot jp

Sarah Morikawa

Director
Facilities: English Lounge; English Support Centre;
Resources: books and other media and hardware for borrowing
Services: one-to-one conversation sessions; lunchtime conversation; one-to-one academic support sessions; workshops; cultural events; presentations and discussions; cooking classes etc.
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5/15/2014 12:02:40Dokkyo Medical University獨協医科大学Tochigi, MibuEnglish Community Lounge2014/04http://eclatdmu.edublogs.orgWilliam Hassett whassett'at'dokkyomed'dot' ac 'dot' jp
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10/27/2012 10:12:22Gifu Shotoku Gakuen University岐阜聖徳学園大学GifuLounge2012/10http://www.ha.shotoku.ac.jp/~lounge/Clair Taylor
Instructor
taylor@gifu.shotoku.ac.jp
1 room Conversation Lounge; English or Chinese only language policy; Open daily 9-7; Open to all students, including extension center students; 2 Part-time paid Adviser/Facilitators; Volunteer Student Staff; Hot drinks; Plants; Games (Jenga, board games etc.); AV system with projector and screen; iPad; Mac; Small library of readers and student-produced materials; Whiteboard and Blackboard; Meeting and Event space for English and Chinese Clubs; Student-organized lounge events and activities; Facebook group.
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7/4/2012 14:51:35Hiroshima Bunkyo Women's University広島文教女子大学HiroshimaSALC2008/09Yukari Rutson-Griffiths yrutson(at)h-bunkyo.ac.jp2 learning advisors; 2 full time Admin Staff; 23 paid student staff;
SALC lounge; 3 multi purpose rooms; 3 speaking booths; 2 advising rooms; 4 TV booths;
WiFi & all Hiroshima Bunkyo students are equipped with iPads
Extensive collection of commercial and in-house materials;
Orientations; seasonal campaigns and activities; point cards; promotions
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6/15/2012 10:46:04Kanda Institute of Foreign Languages神田外語学院TokyoVISTA2009/04http://www.kandagaigo.ac.jp/kifl/about/facilities.htmlHerman Bartelen, VISTA Director
herman-bATkifl.ac.jp
5 Edutaiment booths; 3 Multipurpose rooms; 3 Testing Center rooms; 1 Salon; 2 Advising rooms; Advising service (5 advisors); Writing Doctor service (3 Writing Doctors); English Conversation Lounge; Foreign Language Lounge (Spanish, French, Korean, Chinese); VISTA Workshops&Presentations; English cooking event; borrowing services; 1300+Tasksheets (reading, grammar, vocabulary, listening, speaking, music); PCs & laptops; English Wii; English Karaoke; games collection; music collection; DVDs; Child English education materials; on-line reservation system; paid student staff; full-time staff
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6/12/2012 13:22:35Kanda University of International Studies神田外語大学ChibaSALC (Self Access Learning Centre)2001/05http://www.kandagaigo.ac.jp/kuis/salc/Jo Mynard, SALC Director, salc'at'kanda.kuis.ac.jp8 Multipurpose booths; 6 speaking booths; 8 listening stations; 2 advising rooms; 11000+ physical materials (Books, graded readers, worksheets, DVDs, CDs etc.); in-house materials; 12 Edutainment booths (satellite TV & DVD viewing); computerized borrowing system (Heritage); online reservation system (Supersaas); computers with English OS; SALC learning website; facebook & twitter accounts.
Advising service (10 advisors); 4 assistant managers; 2 production designers; paid student staff; optional self-directed learning modules run by advisors; workshops run by teachers; voluntary student committee. Adjoined Lounge with writing centre, communication practice centre and free conversation area.
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5/16/2016 9:33:16Kobe Shoin Women's University神戸松蔭女子学院大Kobe, HyogoEnglish Island and Peer support Salon2000/04Frances Shiobara
Assistant Professor
fshiobara[at]shoin.ac.jp
English Island- English Conversation with native English speakers Monday - Friday 10:40-2:40; Seasonal Parties; English Magazines
Peer Support Salon- Conversation in French, Chinese, Korean and Japanese for foreign students; TOEIC, TOEFL and Eiken preparation help from Japanese English teachers; Graded Readers; Poster preparation materials
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7/30/2012 10:38:38Kochi University高知大学KochiOASIS2010/04http://www.kochi-u.ac.jp/facilities/oasis/Maki Yananose,
Advisor,
oasisATkochi-u.ac.jp
1 multi-purpose room; 2 speaking rooms; 8 multi-purpose booths; 4 speaking booths; 12 edutainment booths; 2 learning advisors; advising service; borrowing service; books, graded readers, in-house materials, magazines, etc.; DVDs, CDs; PCs, laptops
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11/25/2014 13:38:41Kokugakuin University 國學院大學Tokyo, YokohamaLLC Language Learning Center2014/11/6http://www.kokugakuin.ac.jp/intl/kokusai008.htmlYaoko Matsuoka, Associate Professor, matsuoka_y“at”kokugakuin.ac.jpCommunication Lounge; 8 Computer booths; English trial room with a projector and a large
display; English resources (books, DVDs, CDs, magazines, newspapers); Learning advising system; e-learning
software; TOEIC preparatory program (planned)
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9/26/2016 15:51:38Konan University甲南大学Kobe, HyogoLanguage LOFT2015/09http://www.konan-u.ac.jp/hp/loftThomas Mach
Professor & Faculty Advisor
tmach [at] center.konan-u.ac.jp
3 admin staff and roughly 40 part-time Konan student and exchange student staff; daily workshops and presentations; conversation circles with peers; consultation services with teachers; hard copy and online learning learning tasks; various table/chair/sofa arrangements; reading and game library; housed in our "Global Zone Porte" facility which includes a lounge for our exchange students as well as a multi-purpose learning commons area, terrace, and mini-cafe.
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6/12/2012 10:00:41Konan Women's University甲南女子大学Hyogo, Kobee-space2011/05http://www.konan-wu.ac.jp/~espaceAnn Mayeda, amayedaATkonan-wu.ac.jpPresentation area; video viewing area and DVD collection; games collection; in-house materials selection; reading library (inc. 5000+ graded readers); meeting room; computer area (Mac/PC); advising service (4 advisors); online reservation system; English conversation lounge; borrowing services
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6/29/2012 16:21:49Kwassui Women's University活水女子大学NagasakiSelf-Access Center2008/08None. Catalog available to students via Moodle.Sergio Mazzarelli, Adviser: smazzareATkwassuiDOTacDOTjp1 multi-purpose room; TVs; DVD/BD/VHS players; CD players; portable mp3 players/recorders; headphones; 1 Windows tower PC; 1 iMac with in-built video camera; printers; pen tablets; whiteboard; conversation area; films on DVD and VHS; graded readers with companion DVDs; TOEIC textbooks with CDs; news-based textbooks with CDs or DVDs; 1 manager; 1 project coordinator; 1 adviser.
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7/21/2014 10:45:31Kyoto University of Foreign Studies京都外国語大学Kyoto外国語自律学習支援室NINJA2014/04http://www.kufs.ac.jp/rcmme/ninja.htmlMariko Inokuchi,ninjaATkufsDOTacDOTjpAdvising Area; Collaboration Area; Learning Area
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4/21/2016 10:26:45Meijo University名城大学Aichi, NagoyaGlobal Plaza2016/04http://www.meijo-u.ac.jp/globalplaza/Raswan Sockol
Program Director
Global Plaza
Meijo University

raswan(at)meijo-u.ac.jp
audio/video booths; multi-purpose rooms; speaking booths; internet access at all technology stations (AV booths, Multi-Purpose Rooms, and speaking booths); reading area; social area; in-house classroom for workshops; one-on-one advising; live BBC news, Discovery Channel, and MTV
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10/26/2012 16:12:46Meisei University明星大学TokyoMeisei International Studies SAC/Language Lounge2008http://www.meisei-u.ac.jp/Language Lounge (speaking center manned by language teachers)
Computer room equipped with language learning software.
Graded reader library.
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4/26/2016 12:02:15Morioka Junior College, Iwate Prefectural University岩手県立大学 盛岡短期大学Takizawa City, Iwate PrefectureThe Reading Marathon Room2006/04http://www2.iwate-pu.ac.jp/Wang Hui Ling
Reading Marathon Room Learning Advisor
wang.huiling@yahoo.com
library of graded readers, magazines and CDs, English conversation partnering and practice, writing assignment advice, international cultural information, English proficiency exams and entrance exams advice, etc.
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4/25/2013 13:56:49Nagoya University of Commerce and Business名古屋商科大学Aichi, NagoyaSelf-Access Center(SAC) 1999/4www.nucba.ac.jpTak Uemura, tuemura@nucba.ac.jp42 CALL booths, 1500 Graded Readers with audio files (some), 650 textbooks, TV booths with video/dvd players, Videos/DVDs, 4 speaking practice rooms, 1 seminar rooms, 2 multipurpose rooms, advising service, language activities with English teachers.
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11/26/2014 13:27:43Nihon Fukushi University日本福祉大学Aichi, MihamaEnglish Lounge2009/04http://www.n-fukushi.ac.jp/Gary Kirkpatrick, Assistant Professor (Previously - Learning Adviser),
gkirkATn-fukushiDOTacDOTjp
1 room Conversation Lounge; 2 televisions for playing videos or DVDs both Japanese and/or others purchased abroad; a variety of videos and DVDs; tables and chairs; benches; 2 computers with internet link; small fridge; microwave oven; toaster oven; dish dryer; coffee pot; hot water pot; two trees; 2 whiteboards; around 500 books - English proficiency test books, Japanese cultural books, travel books, dictionaries, atlas, Japanese and American graphic novels in English; board games - Life, Junior Scrabble, Pictionary, Trivial Pursuit, a variety of card games and conversation card games; Facebook group; 1 staff - native speaker; 2 weekly activities - English Conversation activities; 1 cooking activity a month; seasonal pot-luck parties - usually Halloween, Thanksgiving and Xmas - student volunteers organize the activities and use the lounge room after hours; 7 Office Hour periods - Monday to Friday - usually 90 minutes and students are free to consult or interact with the Learning Adviser / Staff on a drop in basis
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1/27/2014 15:01:57Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine帯広畜産大学Hokkaido, ObihiroERC (English Resource Center)2009/04http://www.obihiro.ac.jp/english/facilities/erc.html plus Moodle metacourse.Glen Hill
Assistant Professor
hillATobihiro.ac.jp
As of January/2014: over 2,800 books, mostly English graded readers and about 10% TOEIC/TOEFL/English study books in Japanese. Some audio and video materials. Four Internet-capable computers with headphones, and color laser printer. Wide-screen TV and DVD player. Large meeting table and sofa. Open Monday-Friday at noon and 2:30-5:30 when classes are in session. Barcode checkout system run by paid student staff. Room is also used for weekly English lunch chats and monthly English travelogue presentations, as well as various seminars and meetings. Full-time foreign staff also perform paid proofreading for staff, graduate students, and science teachers, the proceeds of which are used to supplement the university budget for ERC materials and student salaries.
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6/28/2012 18:18:11Osaka Institute of Technology大阪工業大学OsakaLanguage Learning Center SALC 2012/04http://www.oit.ac.jp/japanese/gakusei/llc.htmlAshley Moore, LLC Director
mooreATrsh.oit.ac.jp
Sections: Magazines, Newspapers, Films, Games, Manga, Graded Readers, Basic Skills (Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing, Grammar, Vocabulary), Presentations, English for Specific Purposes, Student Groups Materials, In-house Materials (worksheets)
Facilities: 2 x Multi-Purpose Room with TVs, DVD players, computer, Consultation Room (conversation practice, writing feedback, learning advice), free wi-fi, lounge area with TV
Staff: full-time SALC Manager, paid part-time student workers
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3/28/2013 21:29:42Otemon Gakuin University追手門学院大学ibaraki-shi, Osaka-fuE-CO (English Cafe at Otemon)2013/04http://www.otemon.ac.jp/cis/campus/eco/Katherine Thornton
E-CO Programme Director
katherine-tATharuka.otemon.ac.jp
2 Multipurpose rooms; 2 Speaking booths; 2 Edutainment booths; Lounge area with drink machine; Group space; Individual study space; 1 Advising room; 1 Classroom; DVDs; Books; Magazines;
2 Advisors/teachers, Learning support services, 1 Full-time administrative manager
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12/10/2016 10:21:50Reitaku University麗澤大学南柏iLoungeRichard Walker rwalker@reitaku-u.ac.jp
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7/4/2012 13:13:23Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University立命館アジア太平洋大学Oita, BeppuSALC- Self Access Learning Center2007/04http://www.apu.ac.jp/home/study/index.php?content_id=17&cat_id=8&lang=englishLindsay Mack
English SALC Coordinator
1 exam prep room; 1 graded reader room; 1 computer room; 2 multipurpose rooms; exam prep books, graded readers, magazines; DVDs, CDS; portable CD players; 10 computers; a service for writing help PAs (Peer Advisors); a service for speaking help with PAs (Peer Advisors)
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7/31/2016 21:06:26Ryutsu Keizai University流通経済大学Shin Matsudo, ChibaInternational Community Plaza2014/09http://www.rku.ac.jp/abroad/international_center/-Large open-plan room with whiteboard, tables and chairs in a study space.
Coffee tables and sofas in a social space.
Large video screen streaming online news content/ TED talks etc.
Computer booths for self study.

Open-access, free English conversation classes 3 evenings a week.
Events organized by student committee such as English lunch, seasonal parties, volunteer activities.
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12/21/2015 8:53:33Ryutsu keizai university kashiwa high school流通経済大学付属柏高等学校ChibaWe don't have SAC yet. Azusa Iijima
azusa1328@hotmail.com
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10/1/2012 17:49:17Saitama University埼玉大学Saitama Prefecture, Saitama CityEnglish Resource Center (ERC)2004/04http://www.saitama-u.ac.jp/ceed/erc.htmStacey Vye
Assistant Professor
Center for English Education and Development (CEED)
staceyDOTvyeATMARKgmailDOTcom
10 volunteer TAs; 4 learning advisors; 1 multi-purpose room; 3 computer/Llstening stations; 4 multi-purpose areas; The Drama Workshop; workshops run by the students and advisors; a computerized borrowing system (Movie and Book Collector); an online sign-up system (Leander Hughes); an ERC website; a presentation area; a video viewing area; resources to borrow: graded readers, DVDs, novels, English study guides and texts; a kitchenette area with free coffee and tea; plants; a white board; games and puzzles
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7/3/2012 16:35:28Sojo University崇城大学KumamotoSALC2010/06http://www.sojo-u.ac.jp/silc/salc/Kayoko Horai
Assistant Director - SALC
khorai@m.sojo-u.ac.jp
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3/24/2014 15:53:17Soka University創価大学TokyoWLC Self-Access Center1996/04http://wlc.soka.ac.jp/index/en/facilities/reserve-list/Darrell Wilkinson, Coordinator darrellATsoka.ac.jp
Jonathan Bolick, Coordinator bolickATsoka.ac.jp
5 rooms; 8 Program Areas; 2 coordinators; 3 managers; approximately 80 paid Japanese and foreign student staff; staff traning; WiFi; 4 sofa and 2 large table/chair English discussion stations; 5 foreign-language-use mid-size table/chair stations; 8 basic conversation stations and 1 TV sofa area; 4 writing center stations; 3 iBT speaking stations; 2 advisor stations; ipads/PC laptops for staff use; online reservation and waiting list system; AV materials (books, graded readers, SRA kits, DVDs, language and testing materials); language learning software;

Chit Chat Club (English conversation sessions with 4 students/staff); English Forum (English Discussion sessions with 10 students/staff); Writing Center; iBT Speaking Center; Global Village (10 foreign languages); English Consultation Room; Reading Area; CALL Room (listening and viewing stations); Program events throughout the year (Cinema Day, Cultural Events); Monday-Friday from 10:30-18:30.

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11/29/2015 18:10:41Tokoha University常葉大学ShizuokaForeign Language Study Support Center2008/06http://www.tokoha-u.ac.jp/flssc-b/satomishibata "at" sz "dot"tokoha-u "dot"ac "dot"jp
Satomi Shibata, Associate Professor
A relatively small SAC with 35 seats or so, and 9 PCs.
We offer; Advising for language learning; Extensive Reading (One-million-words-a-year program) ; student teaching assistants anf a staff availability; English conversation practice sessions (with researvations); supporting study abroad program and advising; tests administration and adviing, English plus other lanaguges.
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10/11/2012 15:46:41Toyo Gakuen University東洋学園大学Chiba and TokyoThe English Lounge2006/04http://blog.tyg.jp/eedc/Hitomi Sakamoto, EEDC Director, hitomi.sakamotoATtyg.jp2 full-time staff; 2 English-speaking interns; English
conversation sessions during lunchtime; special events; 4 iPads; Wifi;
books, graded readers, newspapers, magazines; board games; sofa
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6/29/2012 17:27:22University of Niigata Prefecture新潟県立大学NiigataSALC2009/04http://www.gp-unp.net/english/index.htmlJohn Adamson, Dr.
adamson"at"unii.ac.jp
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7/27/2015 15:20:14Yamanashi Gakuin University山梨学院大学Kofu, YamanashiLanguage Acquisition Center (LAC)2015/04Ryosuke Saito, Language Learning Advisor, r-saito"at"ytos.ygu.ac.jp2 Language Learning Advisors and 1 full-time admin staff; 20 Mac computers; 4 individual practice booths; 3 multi-purpose rooms with Macs; over 600 books/magazines including graded readers; 400 DVDs for self-study; 1 Language Exchange Lounge; for international students books and DVDs for Japanese language learning;

All first-year students in the College of International Liberal Arts are scheduled to come to the Center five hours a week to fulfill their required hours for supported self-directed learning. They all create their own learning plans, reflect what they have done and attend both individual and group advising sessions every other week.
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3/3/2017 13:21:17Tokyo International University東京国際大学Saitama, KawagoeEnglish PLAZA2016/04www.tiugti.comGeorge Hays, associate director, Global Teaching Institute, ghays "at" tiu "dot" ac "dot" jpEnglish Lounge; Oregon Cafe; Academic Advising/Writing Help; Peer Tutors; Workshops; Graded Reader Library; Testing Materials
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4/14/2013 13:38:02Lingnan University嶺南大学Hong KongELSS2010/08http://webapp.ln.edu.hk/ceal/elss/Marc LeBane
mclebane@ln.edu.hk
elss@ln.edu.hk
Drop In Centre; Speaking Assistance Programme (SAP); Writing Assistance Programme (WAP); Reading Assistance Programme (RAP); Movie Nights; English Cafe; Outings; Dinner with the VETs
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