The Cambodian Students Association in Nagoya (CSAN) was established in late 2003 by the Cambodian students in Nagoya out of the initiative by a majority of the Cambodian students at Nagoya University. The main objectives are:
To strengthen relationship among all Cambodian students in Nagoya;
To maintain contact and cooperate with all Cambodian associations and communities inside and outside Japan, on academic, cultural, educational, social and developmental purposes, for the benefit of the Association, its members, and future Cambodian students in Japan;
To assist new students and help solve personal and other problems for any members in trouble;
To create and organize useful academic, educational, social, cultural and recreational activities which may lead to mutual understanding, respect, trust, tolerance, and spirit of team work; and
To create and organize useful academic, educational, social, cultural and recreational activities in the best interest of the members of the Association and the Association itself.
The association is managed by a Standing Committee composed of a President, Vice President, Secretary General, Accountant and Cultural Affairs Officer. Our members are as, our name suggests, Cambodian students who are currently studying in Nagoya and elsewhere in Japan if they wish to. (For more information, please read our Statute.)
CSAN forms part of the Cambodian Students Association in Japan (CSAJ), the President of which is elected once year from among the presidents of the regional associations of Cambodian students across Japan. Currently, there are four such regional associations including CSAN; the other three are Khmer Students Charity in Kansai, Cambodian Students Association in Kyushu and Cambodian students Association in Kanto.