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Mask Up 2020

Entry Deadline: January 22, 2021 (6:00pm EST)

Let's create a design representing the U.S.-Japan connection!
Calling all creative amateur artists, kids to adults, to design an original design for a face mask, long a staple in everyday life in Japan. These masks will be good for everyone’s health and wellbeing, environmentally friendly, and pleasing on the eye. MASK UP 2020 winning designs will be announced in an online event.

Contest Guidelines: PDF Download

Voting Period: February 8-17, 2021

Winners Announced: March 1, 2021

Contact: maskup2020@cgp.org


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Music Mondays: Virtual Concert

Every monday
12:30pm* (PST)
*6:00PM (PST) 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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JF Nihongo

winter 2021 online japanese language class
Online registration is now open!

Let’s kiss 2020 goodbye and study Japanese in 2021! This online courses uses Japan Foundation's textbook, "Marugoto" as well as original online resources instructed by our experienced language teachers. The classes are very interactive, informative, and fun! For this special course, the tuition price is discounted 20% off of our regular tuition, which takes place in a in classroom setting.

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*NEW* Special COVID-19 Relief Grant for Japanese Teaching Materials

The Special COVID-19 Relief Grant for Japanese Teaching Materials provides special financial support of up to $1,000 for the purchasing of teaching materials as well as cultural items (origami, calligraphy supplies, etc.) for the purposes of Japanese-language education. While normally we only offer this grant twice per fiscal year (application deadlines: 3/15 & 9/15), we are adding a third grant period in order to help Japanese-language programs during this difficult time.
*Grant applications must be received no later than 1/31/2021.


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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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2020-21 Grants Now Available!

  1. *NEW* Special COVID-19 Relief Grant for Japanese Teaching Materials
    Deadline:  1/31/2021

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

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

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

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


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