Who We Are
What We Do

The Awaji Youth Federation (AYF) was founded in 2017 by the Pasona Group, one of Japan`s leading human resources firms dedicated to solving society`s problems and to the revitalization of regional communities.

With its headquarters on Japan`s beautiful Awaji Island, AYF creates a unique global community where the next generation of leaders gather with passion to challenge themselves. Its sought-after Fellowship Program offers successful candidates the chance to be part of a diverse community, coming together across cultures, backgrounds, and disciplines to find new solutions to global issues.

At the same time, AYF Fellows immerse themselves in a uniquely Japanese environment, gaining a rare inside view into the land where so much innovation and technology, rich history, culture, and tradition was born.

Who We Are What We Do
Are You a Change Maker?

Are You a
Change Maker?

If you are aged between 18-30 and are passionate about creating positive change in your community, we would love to welcome you to the Awaji Youth Federation Global Community.

Membership is free for individuals who share our philosophy and are dedicated to solving problems big and small for everyone who wants to make the world a better place. Join Us!

Welcome Message
Leadership Team

Learn more about the AYF Philosophy from our founder Mr. Yasuyuki Nambu, Group CEO, Pasona Group, and discover the diverse range of experience that our eminent leadership team has to offer.

Welcome Message Leadership Team

Join US! Our Global Community

We are seeking new members to join AYF Global and in doing so help us to build a valuable network of connections amongst likeminded individuals all over the world. Our mission is to nurture, connect, inform, and challenge the youth of today, providing them with a new pathway to developing their lives, linking them to each other and to new opportunities, such that talented youth everywhere, regardless of their circumstances, will have a chance to realise their full potential.

Join US! Our Global Community
AYF Fellowship Program

Fellowship Program

We believe in the power of youth and a world where everyone can be a changemaker. We aim to empower next-generation leaders with the passion to tackle the change they would like to make in society for their generation and the coming generations. The AYF Fellowship is a model for innovation and sustainable regional development, born in Awaji Island, the birthplace of Japan.

Youth & United Nations Global Alliance

Formed in 2009, the Youth and United Nations Global Alliance (YUNGA) is a partnership between United Nations agencies, civil society organisations and other entities that work with children and young people. YUNGA is hosted by the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), an agency which leads international efforts to defeat hunger and achieve food security.


News & Events

Innovation is central to the identity of AYF. We are consistently producing new opportunities and hosting events for youth development. Here you can find what we have done recently and what we have planned for the near future.

Event October 15, 2021
[Ideathon] Cooking Challenge [Ideathon] Cooking Challenge
Event October 13, 2021
[Webinar Youth Series] SDGs and Sustainability [Webinar Youth Series] SDGs and Sustainability
News October 12, 2021
AYF Newsletter October 2021 AYF Newsletter October 2021
Event September 22, 2021
[Webinar Expert Series] Future of Education [Webinar Expert Series] Future of Education