One of the Japan-America Society’s most important missions is to reach out to the next generation of young Americans and interest them in Japan and the world beyond our shores. We strive to promote this intercultural understanding through our “Japan-in-a-Suitcase” program, which visits classrooms and organizations with students in grades K-8 to give interactive and informative presentations about Japan.

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Tanaka and Green Academic Scholarship

In 2014 JASW established the Tanaka and Green Academic Scholarships to support short-term academic study (one semester or one academic year) at colleges and universities in Japan. The scholarships are made possible thanks to the Society’s H. William and Lily Tanaka Scholarship Endowment and the Marshall and Lispenard Green Educational Endowment.

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We also supplement the language and cultural needs of young Japanese in the Washington DC area by offering Ohanashikai.

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