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Workshop: JLPT The Basics
Saturday, August 23 

This JLPT explanatory workshop aims to provide learners of Japanese with an overview of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT), including its purpose, structure and scoring.  This workshop will also provide learners with the opportunity to practice answering questions using sample test questions.
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Language Courses
JF Nihongo Fall Term
September 20 – November 25

Let’s learn Japanese this fall!  Our courses are designed for new Japanese-language learners, as well as those who are interested in improving their existing language skills.  Enjoy the friendly, interactive, and above all, fun courses! 
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JAPANEMA: Fly, Dakota Fly!

Wednesday, August 27 @ 7PM

January 1946, a plane makes a crash landing on the beach in a small village on Sado island, Niigata prefecture. It is a British airforce Dakota plane, carrying VIPs. They have no choice but to stay put unless they can somehow dig Dakota out of sand.  
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Photo: ©"FLY, DAKOTA, FLY!" partners

Call for Grant Applications

Performing Arts Japan 2015-2016
Deadline: October 27, 2014 

The Japan Foundation is now accepting project proposals for Performing Arts Japan (PAJ) touring and collaboration grants for the 2015 - 2016 fiscal year. This program is designed to provide financial assistance for non-profit organizations in the U.S. and Canada that aim to introduce Japanese performing arts to local audiences. 
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Hey Teachers!

Bring Your Students to JFLA to Experience Japanese Culture!

We offer a free School Program for elementary school teachers to give their students a fun and informative introduction to Japanese culture and traditions through videos, presentations, language lessons, and other activities. Each session is approximately 90 minutes long and is available on Tuesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays between 10 AM and 4 PM (Not available on weekends and holidays).
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Temporary Guest Entrance

As many of our guests have noticed, there is considerable construction around our office with the ongoing renovation of the courtyard. You will need to enter through our employee entrance to access the library. This will last until mid-September and we will provide additional information as the construction completes. We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to the completion of our new courtyard.
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