The Japan Information & Culture Center (JICC) is a part of the Public Affairs Section of the Embassy of Japan in Washington D.C. The JICC is committed to enriching the relationship between Japan and the United States through an active, vibrant cultural exchange. We aim to promote a better understanding of Japan and Japanese culture by providing a wide range of information and diverse cultural programming.

For the past 35 years the JICC has provided residents of the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia with an exciting, artistic dialogue through our cultural events and educational programming. As we mark our 35-year anniversary in 2016, we look forward to providing all our guests, new and old, with a variety of excellent cultural opportunities.

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Featured Events

Animezing: Only Yesterday

Friday, December 9
6:30 PM


J-Film: Like Father, Like Son

Wednesday, December 14
6:30 PM


Contest: 2017 Nengajo Contest

DEADLINE: Monday, December 12
12:00 PM



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In Celebration of World Origami Days
Oct 26 - Dec 15 | M-F | 9AM-5PM