The Kapatiran (Association of Filipino Students in Tohoku)

The Kapatiran (Association of Filipino Students in Tohoku) (Japanese: カパティラン東北フィリピン学生協会, Kapatiran Tōhoku Firipin Gakusei Kyōkai) is an organization based in Tohoku University[1] in the city of Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, composed of Filipino international students in the Tohoku Region in northern Japan.[2]

Kapatiran (Association of Filipino Students in Tohoku)
The Kapatiran (Associaiton of Filipino Students in Tohoku) Facebook page cover photo

Representative Nilo Lemuel Dolojan


The Kapatiran was founded in 1990 to foster friendship and nurture life and academic skills within the Filipino international student community in the Tohoku area.[2:1]

The Kapatiran members are mostly students from Tohoku University in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture, but also includes students from other universities in the region, such as Fukushima University in Fukushima City, Fukushima Prefecture.[3]

The Kapatiran offers daily life support for its members, assists the Philippine Embassy in its consular outreach activities in the Tohoku area[4] and organizes cross-cultural exchange events and volunteer activities.[2:2]


  1. Orientation for Incoming International Students. Tohoku University. 29 September 2016. Retrieved 14 January 2024. ↩︎

  2. The Kapatiran (Association of Filipino Students in Tohoku)(カパティラン 東北フィリピン学生協会). Sendai Tourism, Convention and International Association (SenTIA). Retrieved 14 January 2024. ↩︎ ↩︎ ↩︎

  3. Disaster, Resilience, and Social Capital: Filipino Students in the Aftermath of the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake. Robles, Lisette; Ichinose, Tomohiro. Asian Studies: Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia 2017 (PDF Page 9). Retrieved 14 January 2024. ↩︎

  4. Philippine Embassy in Tokyo Returns To Tohoku For Consular Outreach Mission. Philippine Embassy in Japan. 30 August 2022. Retrieved 14 January 2024. ↩︎