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Kiyoto: KIRIE Exhibition
October 28 to November 8, 2014

Free Admission

Kiyoto Kuge, award-winning KIRIE (Japanese traditional paper-cutting art) artist from Japan has an exhibition at JFLA. He uses an amazing technique of cutting and layering paper to depict the beauty of various landscapes and persons. He is one of the foremost KIRIE artists whose works have never been exhibited abroad.
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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 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! 
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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.  
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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. 
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