Financial Incentive for December 2019 JLPT Passers

PILJC and NCF students taking the JLPT on December 1, 2019 can receive a registration fee rebate upon passing the test. Those who are currently enrolled or have finished a course in 2019 are eligible for this financial incentive.

Interested students are requested to submit their exam voucher by November 29, 2019. A check equal to the registration fee paid will be issued by NCF within a month after receiving the student’s score report and certificate.

For complete details on how you can avail of these financial incentives, please read the mechanics below or you may also contact NCF or PIJLC branches.

NCF, PIJLC Accepting Speech Entries for 9th Kake Speech Contest

NCF and PIJLC are now accepting speech entries for the 9th KAKE International Japanese Speech Contest scheduled on September 14, 2019 at NCF Manila. The contest is open to currently enrolled students of NCF and PIJLC and to high school students from any local Philippine school.  This year’s theme is「オリンピックがもたらすもの」“What the Olympic Games Bring About.” 

The top winner of this regional leg of the competition will receive a 5-day educational trip to Japan and will compete in the grand final contest in Okayama for a chance to win a 2-year scholarship from KAKE Educational Institution. The Japan leg of the competition is scheduled from November 27 to December 1, 2019.

Interested individuals are requested to e-mail their 4 to 5-minute speech together with their CV on or before July 19, 2019 to |

For questions, please contact 892-4916 to 19 (Makati) or 735-3179 / 735-3005 (Manila).

NCF Goes to La Union for Summer Outing 2019

Teachers and staff of NCF packed their bags for a 3-day, 2-night summer outing in La Union last May 24 to 26, 2019. They spent most of their first day swimming at Thunderbird Resort before visiting Poro Point Baywalk and Poro Point Lighthouse on the second day for a group/staff picture taking. 

NCF holds its annual summer outing to encourage camaraderie among its teachers and staff and help them recharge and keep a positive energy at work. 

NCF-PIJLC Student Spotlight: Roselda Nomura

Our former student, Roselda Nomura, is now able to use her Japanese while living in Japan with her family and working as the PTA President at her child’s elementary school.

Roselda-san took Japanese Elementary 1 & 2 under Frances Mendoza Sensei, Elementary 3 & 4 under Jon Espiritu Sensei, and Intermediate 1 to 4 under Alfred Sensei.

We’re proud of you, Roselda-san! 頑張って!


Click on the links below to watch a recording of her televised interview:

PHILJEC Holds 2019 General Meeting

PHILJEC held its Annual General Membership Meeting last May 16, 2019 at Electra House Building in Makati City. Chairman Atty. Aniceto G. Saludo, Jr. headed the meeting, which also included the election of new officers for the Board of Trustees and its organizational meeting immediately after the election.

The current officers of PHILJEC:

Gerard B. Sanvictores                                            Chairman
Edwin L. Umali                                                  Co-Chairman
Richard Albert I. Osmond                                Co-Chairman
JJ Samuel A. Soriano                                 Secretary-General
Ferdinand A. Ferrer                                                Treasurer
Atty. Jose Vicente E. Jimenez, Jr.           Assistant Secretary
Ma. Elena L. Loinaz                               Assistant Treasurer
Glenda T. Ferma                                                  Coordinator

Annual reports on the activities of PHILJEC were also submitted by the Chairman and the Treasurer, and acts of the Board of Trustees and Officers from April 11, 2018 to 15 May 2019 were also ratified during the meeting.

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