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Japanese Training Programs - NOW AVAILABLE!

Fiscal Year 2021
April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022

Click here to contact us with any questions or to inform us of your intention to apply to one of these programs.


Music Mondays: Virtual Concert

Every monday
12:30pm* (6:00PM when live from Japan)

We want to bring some cheer to your lives by music!   JFLA will be presenting live music performances via JFLA Facebook LIVE! Every Monday at 12:30pm, talented performers will play their repertoire dedicated specially to you. Just go to JFLA's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/JFLALC).   Let’s start a new week with some uplifting music at home! 


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Virtual Meditation with Japanese Singing Bowl

every other wednesday
12:30PM (1 SESSION, 15MIN)

We would like to help during these trying times.  Meditation with Japanese Singing Bowl will be offered via JFLA Facebook LIVE!
The singing bowl used for this program harmoniously combines the healing qualities of the Tibetan singing bowl and its Japanese traditional singing bowl. Relax and feel your stress dissipate into thin air as the sounds of the singing bowl lead you into a meditative state.
There will be one session starting at 12:30pm.  Just go to JFLA's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/JFLALC).  Refresh and recharge yourself with us at home!


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Virtual Bilingual Yoga at Lunchtime

Every other wednesday
12:30pm (1 session, 15min)

We would like to help during these trying times.  Bilingual Yoga will be offered via JFLA Facebook LIVE!

No need to change clothes or use a yoga mat; you will be seated in a chair at home and receive an instruction from our instructor in bilingual (English and Japanese). Easy and relaxed!
There will be one session starting at 12:30pm.  Just go to JFLA's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/JFLALC).  Stretch and refresh yourself with us at home!


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JF Nihongo Fall 2020

Fall 2020 term is on now!
September 12 - November 12

Study Japanese this fall with a teacher and classmates at a “virtual” classroom! This online courses use Japan Foundation's textbook "Marugoto" as well as original online resources. It's interactive, informative and fun! In this special course, the tuition is discounted 20% off our regular tuition in classroom settings.  Don't miss out and enjoy learning Japanese from your home!  WINTER 2021 SCHEDULE WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN EARLY DECEMBER.

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Performing Arts Japan 2021-2022

Call for Applications
Deadline: November 2, 2020

Application for Performing Arts Japan (PAJ) touring and collaboratrion grants for the 2021 – 2022 fiscal year is now open. Application deadline is 5:00 p.m. EST, November 2, 2020.


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2020-21 Grants Now Available!

  1. Japanese Language Learners Event Grant
    Deadlines:  3/1, 9/1/2020

  2. Japanese Teaching Material Purchase Grant
    Deadlines:  3/15, 9/15/2020

  3. Salary Assistance Grant for Japanese Language Courses
    Deadline:  4/10/2020

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


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Arts & Culture Programs - NOW AVAILABLE!

The Japan Foundation organizes programs to introduce various aspects of Japanese arts and culture all over the world. In addition, it promotes networking and human resources development in arts and cultural fields by interactive collaboration/co-production, and through dispatching and invitation of specialists.

Click below to download the online application forms and guidelines.

EXHIBITIONS ABROAD SUPPORT PROGRAM (Deadline: December 1st, 2020)

This program is designed to provide financial support for museums and art institutions overseas that organize exhibitions introducing Japanese art and culture to audiences overseas. In addition, this program is designed to support overseas international exhibitions such as biennials/triennials introducing Japanese artists and their works.
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TRANSLATION AND PUBLICATION SUPPORT PROGRAM (Deadline: November 20th, 2020)

This program is designed to provide partial financial support for overseas publishers intending to translate and/or publish books originally written in Japanese. The program aims to foster better understanding of Japan by encouraging overseas publishers to translate and publish Japanese books. The grant covers part of the translation cost and/or publishing costs (e.g. costs for paper, typesetting, printing and binding). Applicants may apply for one of the following categories: “translation only” “publication only” or “translation and publication.”
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ISHIBASHI/JAPAN FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIP FOR RESEARCH ON JAPANESE ART (Deadline: December 1st, 2020)

This program aims to support the development of professionals specializing in the study of Japanese visual arts by providing an opportunity for curators and researchers from abroad to conduct research in Japan, and by so doing, promote the study of the field and the introduction of Japanese art overseas. This fellowship is implemented by the Japan Foundation with generous funding from the Ishibashi Foundation.
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