Kyoto Association of Pinoy Scholars (KAPS)

The Kyoto Association of Pinoy Scholars (KAPS) (Japanese: 京都フィリピン留学生会, Kyōto Firipin Ryūgakuseikai), is an organization of Filipino students and scholars from various universities in Kyoto Prefecture whose aim is to uphold Filipino scholarship and promote the Philippines’ rich heritage and culture in Japan as scholars and ambassadors of goodwill.[1]

Most of the members of the Kyoto Association of Pinoy Scholars are based in the three big universities of Kyoto City, which have a sizable number of Filipino students and researchers. Figures from 2023 indicate that there were 38 Filipino students and researchers in Kyoto University[2], 8 Filipino students in Doshisha University,[3] and 6 students and researchers in Ritsumeikan University.[4]

KAPS was founded in 2006 with the following officers.[1:1]

President Jose Camacho Jr.
Vice President Nova Navo
Secretary Ria Parsram
Internal affairs officer Rhoda Agdeppa
External affairs officers Nicolle Comafay, Emily Antonio
Finance committee officers Roderick Bugador, Ryan Banal
Publication and information officers Vincent Louie Tan, Consorcio Namoco
Advisers Jojo Abinales, Ruth Carlos, Casilda Luzares


Front page of News KAPS: Newsletter of the Kyoto Association of Pinoy Scholars (KAPS) Vol. 1, No. 2

Newsletter

News KAPS: Newsletter of the Kyoto Association of Pinoy Scholars (KAPS) Volume 1, Number 1 (PDF) 11 September 2006 (581.9 KB)
News KAPS: Newsletter of the Kyoto Association of Pinoy Scholars (KAPS) Volume 1, Number 2 (PDF) 1 April 2007 (889.9 KB)

References


  1. “KAPS: Upholding Pinoy scholarship, rich Pinoy heritage.” Parsram Ria. News KAPS Volume 1, Number 1 (PDF attachment). 1 September 2006. Retrieved 12 February 2024. ↩︎ ↩︎

  2. Kyoto University Facts and Figures (PDF). Kyoto University External Public Relations Division. July 2023. Retrieved 15 February 2024. ↩︎

  3. 2023年度 同志社大学外国人留学生 (2023 Doshisha University International Students) (PDF). Doshisha University International Center. 1 May 2023. Retrieved 15 February 2024. ↩︎

  4. 立命館大学 国・地域別留学生数 (Ritsumeikan University Number of International Students by Country/Region) (PDF). 1 May 2023. Retrieved 15 February 2024. ↩︎