Get Involved in Japanese Language
This section will give you the tools to share your love of Japan and the Japanese language with others in your local communities and schools.
- Japanese Plus
You can volunteer at this after school Japanese language program for DC high school students in many ways through tutoring, mentoring, coaching, presenting or providing administrative support. Learn more and sign up!
- Study Japanese in Arlington (SJA)
This local organization is based in Arlington, Virginia and advocates for Japanese language in the Arlington community by offering Japanese language workshops and fun activities for children and adults in community centers. Join and volunteer!
Would you like the opportunity to study the Japanese language in your community? The Japan Foundation has created a comprehensive resources page with facts about why studying Japanese is worthwhile and tips on how to encourage your community and local schools to offer Japanese language classes! Also, get inspired by checking out JFLA’s database of advocacy projects across the United States!
- Advocacy Toolkits
- Advocacy Projects Database
- J-LEARN, a local group of DMV organizations invested in Japanese language, created a useful list of talking points describing the advantages of learning Japanese and is available on The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Japanese (MAATJ) homepage.
- MAATJ (Mid-Atlantic Association of Teachers of Japanese) Advocacy Project
- Nihongo Roundtable
In 2018, the Embassy of Japan in Washington, D.C. started the Nihongo Roundtable to better understand the issues affecting Japanese language education in the DMV. The Roundtable consists of a quarterly community forum of Japanese language teachers and invested community members where participants share updates and challenges in local communities within Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia.