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Free Japanese Cinema Screening


A Tropical Adventure

Wednesday, July 13 @7pm 

Kyutaro Madarame (Kazuki Kitamura) was once a formidable swordsman who earned the nickname “Madara the Devil.” Now he is masterless, and lives in his hometown with his wife Shizu, daughter Haru, and nagging mother-in-law, Tae.
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Japanese for Travel
Thursday July 28 @ 7pm

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Do you have plans to go to Japan in the near future?  If so, prepare for your trip with us!  You will learn helpful travel tips from a tourism specialist from JNTO(Japan National Tourism Organization), and essential Japanese phrases from our JF Nihongo instructor.  You won't be just a "stranger" in Japan!
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Give us your opinion and

get 50% off tuition!

Deadline: July 20

This fall 2016 term, JF Nihongo will offer a new course.  This course will be offered to students who would like to develop their intermediate level skills. Before offering it, we are conducting preliminary research for the possible new course, and looking for students who will give us their opinion.
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Call for Grant Application

U.S. and European Museum

Infrastructure Support Program

Deadline: July 25, 2016

This program aims to provide the Japanese art divisions of major museums in the field of Japanese art with various support to develop human resources and art collections, which are important components of an infrastructure for museum activities, and to further promote the exhibition of Japanese art to local people. Since support will be provided to the selected institutions for more than one year, we do not necessarily solicit applications every year.
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International Japanese Essay

Contest for Japanese Language


Deadline: August 10

On the 100th anniversary of the death of Natsume Soseki, The Asahi Shimbun and three other organizations will jointly hold an international Japanese essay contest on the influential Japanese author.  First and second prize winners will be invited to a symposium in Tokyo!
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