Here is an interesting summary of a forum that discussed a few writing centers based in Japan. All of the writing centers are relatively new, less than ten years old, and this is a discussion on how the different centers got started and how they operate:
Jia Guo discusses the writing process in the U.S. News & World Report with his piece “Meet the Challenge of Writing an American Academic Paper.” In the article, he discusses the value of the writing process—and a writing center:
Try reading your paper out loud to yourself or to your American peers. If there is a writing center in your university, don’t waste that resource. Get feedback there.
So, if you need help at any point in the writing process, come visit the writing center!