The DAAD provides scholarships, informs about study and research in Germany, promotes university cooperation and supports German study programmes abroad. Here, you will find more detailed information on the work of the DAAD in Japan and our office in Tokyo.

The DAAD in Japan

Japanese-German academic exchange has a long history in Japan as has the work of the DAAD in Japan. The first Japanese scholarship holder was the famous artist Kaii Higashiyama, who studied in Berlin between 1933 and 1935.

The DAAD Regional Office in Tokyo was founded in 1978. Since then, our work is to provide information about study and research in Germany. Every year we support numerous Japanese exchange students and researchers in Germany with scholarships. The funding reaches from individual scholarships to the financial support of scientific projects, university cooperations and conferences.

We offer free consultation about studying in Germany for study beginners, graduates, doctoral students and for experienced academics. Whether you want to know about admission to German universities, the German scientific landscape or about university cooperation – we always try to provide you the information you need. Please use our contact form, if you have any questions!

Office hours: Mo – Fr:  9:30 – 12:30 and 13:30 – 17:00.

Consultation hours: 14:00 – 17:00.

Our Office is closed on 02/12 (Mo); 3/21. (Mi); 4/30. (Mo); 5/3. (Do); 5/4 (Fr); 07/16 (Mo); 9/17 (Mo); 10/10 (Mo); 11/21 (Fr).

DAAD Tokyo

Akasaka 7-5-56, Minato-ku
107-0052 Tokio

Telephone: +81 (3) 3582-5962
Fax: +81 (3) 3582-5554


Dorothea Mahnke

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…  has been managing our Regional Office in Tokyo since March 1, 2017. Previously, she worked at the DAAD headquarters in Bonn at the consortium for international university marketing GATE-Germany. From 2008-2010 she was the first DAAD coordinator for the Alumniportal Deutschland. She is a Japanese scientist who participated in the JET program from 1999-2002 and completed another Master of Administration in Science Management in 2015.

Dr. Manuela Sato-Prinz

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... joined the team in April 2018. She has an appointment as DAAD visiting lecturer at Keio University. At the Regional Office Tokyo, she acts as senior program officer, mainly being in charge of the DAAD program for German-speaking university teachers in Japan and for German studies in Japan.

Sachi Tamai

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...  takes care of the administration and finances of the Regional Office Tokyo. She is also responsible for the DAAD follow-up programmes for Japanese.

Sabine Yokoyama

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... supervises the scholarship programmes for German students, graduates and younger scientists. In addition, she is the contact person in all practical matters (for example, finding accommodation, visa issues).

Miyuki Oyama

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... advises Japanese students about studying in Germany by phone and in person during office hours.

Laura Blecken

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... is the press and marketing representative of the DAAD Tokyo office. She looks after the public relations, advertisement and supervises the social media and online presence of the Regional Office.

Yuko Kawamura

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... is in charge of the scholarship programme "Language and Practice in Japan." She also maintains contact with Japanese industry and the Naganuma language school.

Yoshinobu Kurushima

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...informs about the scholarships of DAAD Japan as well as programmes for VIP and researchers.

Eiko Seki

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... supervises the associations of former scholarship holders in Japan: DAAD Tomo no Kai and the Association of Humboldtians in East Japan.