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The North Asia Centre of Asia-Pacific Excellence (North Asia CAPE) is committed to helping New Zealand build sustainable, future-focused economic and cultural relationships with Greater China, Japan, and Korea.

Three government-funded CAPEs (North Asia, Southeast Asia and Latin America) were established in July 2017 to enhance New Zealand's engagement with these regions.

The North Asia CAPE has two priority areas: working with NZ businesses, particularly SMEs, seeking to internationalise in China, Japan, and Korea; and encouraging New Zealanders, especially school and university students, to learn Chinese, Japanese or Korean, and to enhance their understanding of the diverse cultures of North Asia.

Our programme of work includes:

  • Practical workshops, short courses and modules for businesses
  • Expert speaker seminars offering economic analysis and geopolitical insights
  • Opportunities for in-country language and cultural immersion, business internships, and professional development
  • Support for language pathways for teachers and their students, from school to tertiary

Whether you are an exporter with an eye on China, a business student wanting to deepen your understanding of Korean culture, or a teacher focused on helping students learn Japanese as a second language, we can help.

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