OverviewEducation Program sparks interest in Japan through a suite of family, school and educators programs. Our interactive website, About Japan: A Teacher’s Resource, and social networking site for students, Going Global, provide educational tools and connect classrooms throughout the world.
Japan Society Junior Fellows Leadership Program
Application information for Summer 2016 is available now.
Connect with fellow students and future leaders from the United States and Japan this summer with the Japan Society Junior Fellows Leadership Program (Summer Program: for High School Students in U.S). Ten selected US high school students live with a host family and attend a high school in the Tokyo metropolitan area for approximately three weeks. Junior Fellows are selected based on their future leadership potential and demonstrated qualities necessary to a successful exchange experience.
ジャパン・ソサエティ・ジュニア・フェロー・リーダーシップ・プログラム (春プログラム：日本の高校生対象) 将来のリーダーとなる日本全国から選ばれた１０名の高校生がニューヨーク近郊のホストファミリー宅に滞在し、学校体験、インデペンデント・プロジェクト、研修旅行を通して受入国の理解を深め、日米のネットワークを広げます。
Summer High School Student Workshop: Visual Storytelling through Video & Photography
August 1 -12
A dynamic and hands-on workshop, Visual Storytelling invites you to take your ideas and use your creativity to communicate them through video and photography. Led by Emmy Award winning visual storyteller Eduardo Angel and International Center of Photography faculty member Jaime Schlesinger, students plan, shoot, and produce a short video and create a series of images to display in a student exhibition.
Educators' Study Tour to Japan
The Educators' Study Tour to Japan offers educators nationwide the opportunity to travel to Japan for three weeks to experience the nation firsthand and bring their experiences back to the classroom. The program is open to middle- and high-school classroom teachers, librarians and school administrators (principals, assistant principals, and department chairs only), and includes an intensive pre-departure orientation and a study tour to Japan in June-July for the cost of $1,200.
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Workshop for Educators
March 5 – April 17 (6 sessions)
This professional development workshop examines historical experiences in Japan and the United States before, during, and after the Second World War in the Asia-Pacific (1937-1945) in order to deepen teachers’ understanding of not only the nature of that conflict but also the war’s ongoing influence upon U.S.-Japan relations.
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About Japan: A Teacher’s Resource
Generous support for the Educators’ Study Tour, Professional Workshops for Teachers, and the Junior Fellows Leadership Program is also provided by the United States-Japan Foundation.
Japan Society Junior Fellows Leadership Program is supported by generous grants from an anonymous family foundation, Mr. Wilbur L. Ross, Jr., ITO EN (North America) INC., and the United States-Japan Foundation and an anonymous donor.
Education programs are made possible in part by Chris A. Wachenheim, the Wendy Obernauer Foundation, and The Norinchukin Foundation, Inc.
Additional support is provided by James and Beatrice Del Favero, and Jon T. Hutcheson.
About Japan: A Teacher’s Resource is generously funded, in part, by a three-year grant from the International Research and Studies (IRS) Program in the Office of Postsecondary Education, U.S. Department of Education (P017A100018).
Student and Family Programs are supported by the New York Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.