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Free Japanese Cinema Screening
Blindly in Love 

Wednesday, December 14 at 7pm

Warm-hearted love story that gained popularity through word of mouth. A clumsy and introverted 35-year-old virgin guy falls in love for the first time in his life, with a blind woman.

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Time After Time Capsule "Drop-Off"Day

Special Display at Japanese American National Museum
Thursday, December 15 at 3pm-8pm
Admission: Free

Help kawaii artist Sebastian Masuda fill a gigantic Hello Kitty time capsule! Bring either a cherished personal item or a letter to your future self, to be placed in the capsule. The capsule is one of ten that are currently traveling the world and will be assembled for a major display in Tokyo in 2020. The capsules will be opened in 2035. Read More>

2017-2018 J-LEAP
Now Accepting Applications 
January 10, 2017

Are you interested in Inviting a Japanese Assistant Teacher (AT) to your K-12 classroom for up to two consecutive school years? Do you want to give your students an opportunity to learn and hear Japanese from a native speaker or an additional native speakers for some variation? If so, make sure you apply for J-LEAP, which was started in 2011 with the help of the Laurasian Institute (TLI).
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Japanese Language Courses

Winter 2017 term                       
Jan. 14 - April 4
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Winter is nearly here, and the registration period for our JF Nihongo Winter Term has begun!  We are now accepting registrations for our popular Japanese courses which will begin on January 14th.  Our courses are designed for new Japanese-language learners, as well as those who are interested in improving their existing language skills. Read More> 

Introduction to Polite Japanese                    
Jan. 21 - Feb. 4
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Politeness in Japanese is essential for smooth communication in social settings.  In this course, you will be familiarized with the system of honorifics (“keigo” in Japanese).  Course of three meetings.  All applicants are eligible for a 10% Early Bird Discount if you register by January 9, 2017!  Read More>