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Free Japanese Cinema Screening

Her Sketchbook  (世界は今日から君のもの)
(106mins, 2017)

Directed by Masaya Ozaki

Wednesday, December 12 @7:00PM
Free Admission, NO RSVP REQUIRED

Mami rarely leaves home since she dropped out from middle school. She has been escaping reality by immersing herself in copying her favorite manga and illustrations in her room full of books and comics. Her father, Eisuke, worries a lot about her ever since he divorced with her mother, Mika.


Free Japanese Cinema Screening

MAQUIA: When the Promised Flower Blooms  (さよならの朝に約束の花をかざろう)
(115mins, 2018)

Directed by Mari Okada


Tuesday, December 18 @7:00PM
Free Admission, NO RSVP REQUIRED

Seating is on a first come first serve basis and subject to capacity. Please arrive early for best seating.
*MAQUIA mini-poster giveaway! (while supplies last)

Animation that marks the directorial debut for Mari Okada, the scriptwriter of works including The Anthem of the Heart. Depicts the "eternal moment" of a boy and girl who meet amidst the passage of time.


Bilingual Yoga at Lunchtime

Wednesday, december 19
(2 sessions, 20min/ session)

Wellness Wednesdays: We offer Wellness programs on Wednesday at lunchtime!
December 19 is Yoga day!  In this program, no need to change clothes or use a yoga mat; you will be seated in a chair receiving relaxing instruction from a bilingual (English and Japanese) instructor. Learn simple Japanese phrases during the instruction and stretch your mind as well as your body.
There will be two free sessions beginning at 12:30pm and 1:00pm. No reservation necessary, all are welcome.


JF Nihongo Winter 2019

January 19 - March 21
Register now!

Study Japanese this winter!  Our JF Nihongo Winter 2019 term will start on January 19!
People interested in learning Japanese at JFLA will have three beginner-level Japanese-language courses.  In each class, students will learn concepts and communication skills which are essential to having a well-rounded understanding of everyday Japanese! 
Register before January 11 so that you can get the early bird 10% discount!


kanji & calligraphy workshop

saturday, January 12 @10am
Register now!

This workshop is suitable for all Kanji starters!  You will learn various types of Kanji formations, the ways they are read, and the concept of radicals.  You will also learn how to write Kanji with Japanese calligraphy (Shodo) with correct posture, the right way to bring an ink brush, and the right stroke orders.  At the end of the workshop, let's write your favorite Kanji with calligraphy on washi paper!  The registration will close when it becomes full.

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2018-19 Grants Now Available!

  1. Japanese Language Learners Event Grant
    Deadlines:   3/1/20189/1/2018

  2. Japanese Teaching Material Purchase Grant
    Deadlines:   3/15/20189/15/2018

  3. Salary Assistance Grant for Japanese Language Courses
    Deadline:  4/10/2018 

  4. Japanese Language Education Project Grant
    Deadline:  Two months prior to the project start date