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The KAKEHASHI Project- The Bridge for Tomorrow & Community Advocacy by Young Professionals

Let’s strengthen the friendship between Japan and The US!

The KAKEHASHI Project is part of the Youth Exchange Program with Japan and the US. It is promoted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan for deeper interest in Japan and the US. We aim that both parts would be aware of the strengths and attractions of each country, and hope that oversea visitors will increase and economies will be stimulated for both Japan and the United States of America.
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Conversation Cafe: Tea Time

Sat. January 17 at 1pm
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Come join our casual and informative conversation café that starts off the new term of our language courses!  You’ll enjoy chat with native Japanese speakers! All levels are welcome!
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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.
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Language Courses: JF Nihongo
Winter Term 1/21 - 3/20
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Let’s learn Japanese this winter!  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! 
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Guest Entrance Now Open

We are happy to announce that construction in our courtyard is complete and our guest entrance is now open to our patrons. Please enter through the courtyard instead of the employee entrance in the back. The renovation of both the men's and women's bathrooms on the first floor is also complete so you will no longer have to use the bathrooms on the second floor. Thank you for your cooperation during the past year of construction.

Holiday Library Closures
December 20 ~ January 5, 2015

Due to the upcoming holidays, our library will be closed from Saturday, December 20, 2014 through Monday, January 5, 2015. We will reopen on Tuesday, January 6 in the new year. We appreciate all our library patrons and apologize for the inconvenience.