Welcome To the website of The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles

JAPANEMA: Adrift in Tokyo

Wednesday, October 22 at 7PM

Takemura (Joe Odagiri) is an 8th-year college student in debt. The day before the debt is due, Fukuhara (Tomokazu Miura) comes to Takemura with an unusual offer: walk with him from Kichijoji to Kasumigaseki, for ¥1 million, paid on successful completion. Takemura has no choice but to go along...
Read More>

Kiyoto: KIRIE Exhibition
Monday, October 27 at 7:30PM

Free Admission

NO Reservation Required 

Kiyoto Kuge, award-winning KIRIE (Japanese traditional paper-cutting art) artist from Japan will have an exhibition at JFLA with a guest appearance on opening night when he will open the exhibition and say a few words.
Read More> 

2015-2017 J-LEAP
Now Accepting Applications
Deadline: Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Invite a Japanese Assistant Teacher (AT) into your K-12 classroom for up to two consecutive academic years to give your students an opportunity to hear and learn Japanese from a native speaker.
Read More> 

FY2015 Program Guidelines and

Application Forms are NOW Available
Deadlines: Multiple for Arts and Culture/December 1st for Japanese Language

For information on Arts and Culture Programs, please visit our website with additional information on the JF world-wide website! For information on Japanese Language Programs, please visit Teacher Training Program at the Japanese Language Institute, Urawa, or Japanese Language Program for Specialists in Cultural and Academic Fields at the Japanese Language Institute, Kansai.  
For More Information>

Temporary Guest Entrance 

There is still considerable construction around our office with the renovation of the courtyard. You will need to enter through our employee entrance to access the library. We were notified that construction will continue till the end of October 2014 and we will provide additional updates as they become available. We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to the completion of our new courtyard. 
New Entrance Map>

Language Courses
JF Nihongo Fall Term
September 20 – November 25

Let’s learn Japanese this fall!  Our courses are designed for new Japanese-language learners, as well as those who are interested in improving their existing language skills.  Enjoy the friendly, interactive, and above all, fun courses! 
Read More>