Education & Family

Education & Family


Education 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.



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Workshop for Educators

Update: Teacher Course: Pacific Hostilities: Engaging with Japanese and American Experiences of the Second World War has been postponed and will be held during the spring semester in 2016. Please check back for more information.


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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Japan Society Junior Fellows Leadership Program

Application information for Summer 2016 will be available by the end of November.

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)

  Click here to read about the 2015 program. . .

Social Networking Project

    • Going Global Website

      Going Global: Japan Society’s Social
      Network connecting students in the
      United States, Japan and Pakistan.

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Teacher Resources


Education Programs are made possible by generous funding from The Freeman Foundation.

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.

Additional support is provided by The Norinchukin Foundation, Inc., Chris A. Wachenheim, the Wendy Obernauer Foundation, James Read Levy, and Jon T. Hutcheson.

The Going Global project is made possible by generous grants from The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, the Nissan Foundation, and Toshiba International Foundation.

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 City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Annual Family Festivities are sponsored in part by Kumon of Manhattan Centers.    

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