Saturday 24 April 2010

British Council concentrates office functions in Tokyo to improve efficiency
-English courses at Osaka Centre will end in mid-September-

The British Council Japan (Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Director: Jason James) has decided to concentrate office functions in Tokyo to improve efficiency.

The functions currently carried out at our Osaka Centre (Kita-ku, Osaka) will accordingly be transferred to the Tokyo Centre. This will lead to the closure of the English courses and customer services currently offered at the Osaka Centre, with effect from 18 September 2010. Other operations will continue as before throughout Japan, but will be managed from the Tokyo Centre. We will continue to offer English courses in Western Japan by supplying teachers to corporations, universities and other educational institutions as we do now.

The British Council Japan is working to maximise its efficiency. Online delivery of information is becoming increasingly important, and this is leading to changes in the way we communicate. Developments in ICT (Information & Communication Technology) also offer us new opportunities to improve efficiency. Against this background, the British Council Japan has been investigating how to make more efficient use of its office space, and has decided to concentrate its office functions in Tokyo.

Japan remains a top priority country for the British Council and we will continue to do our utmost to build enduring links between the UK and Japan through our cultural relations activities.

About British Council Osaka Centre
Name: British Council Osaka Centre
Address: Dojima Avanza 4F, 1- 6-20 Dojima, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0003 Japan
Representative: Steve Adams, Director Western Japan
Number of employees: 12 (as of 23rd April)
Open: 1994
Closure date: 18th September 2010
※ Note: All operations except on-site English courses will transfer to the Tokyo Centre.

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