Osaka YMCA International School (OYIS) is an international community school located in the heart of Osaka, Japan. Founded in 2001 and supported by the greater Osaka YMCA, this school is a home for both expatriates and English-speaking Japanese nationals.
The first Japanese YMCA was established in Tokyo in 1880, followed by the establishment of the local YMCAs throughout Japan, including Osaka in 1882.
The Osaka YMCA has always worked with the people in communities of need, especially the elderly, young people, and those suffering from poverty. The Y has also been involved in crisis response, such as assisting during and after fires, floods, earthquakes, and even during worldwide pandemics.
Members of the YMCA seek to develop their individual capacities to the fullest. They work together as a global movement that aspires to build healthy and strong communities that can peacefully coexist.