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New Course!
Introduction to Polite Japanese
Oct. 22 - Nov. 5 
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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).The courses are aimed for those at the B1 level and consist of a concise set of three meetings (once a week for three weeks). Read More>

Free Japanese Cinema Screening

Thermae Romae II
Wednesday, September 28 @ 7pm

Sequel to the spectacle-laden comedy Thermae Romae, a live action adaptation of Yamazaki Mari's popular comic. Depicts the humor arising from the contrast in time and space between bathhouses in ancient Rome and contemporary Japan.
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Photo Exhibition:

The Way of the Japanese Bath
Sep. 7 - Oct. 8

Photographer Mark Edward Harris first experienced Japanese hot springs in the early 1990s in Beppu, a town located on the southern island of Kyushu. Afterwards, he traveled extensively throughout Japan to capture images of various types of onsen and published a photographic collection entitled The Way of the Japanese Bath which is now in its second printing. 

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Conversation Cafe, Tea Time

Tuesday October 4 @ 6:30pm
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Come join our casual conversation café!  Stop by anytime!  At this popular event, you’ll enjoy conversation with native Japanese speakers while having Japanese tea & snacks! All levels are welcome!  Bring your friends with you!  Japanese language experience is not necessary. Read More> 

Performing Arts JAPAN 2017-2018
Call for Applications
Deadline: October 31, 2016

The Japan Foundation is now accepting project proposals for Performing Arts Japan (PAJ) touring and collaboratrion grants for the 2017 - 2018 fiscal year. This program is designed to provide financial assistance for non-profit organizations in the US and Canada that aim to introduce Japanese performing arts to local audiences.
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