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The JICC Educational Program is designed to give visitors a fun and informative introduction to Japanese culture and traditional practices. Since 1981, our multi-faceted program has introduced thousands of elementary, middle, and high school students to Japan. We also offer tailored sessions for university students and adults who want to improve their understanding of Japanese culture and customs, as well as learn proper business etiquette before traveling to Japan. These programs are free to the public by reservation request, making them great for school field trips and groups interested in learning about Japanese culture and etiquette. The length of the program may vary from 1-2 hours depending on the inclusion of a hands-on cultural activity. All educational programs must take place during JICC business hours, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Experience Japan in our interactive program:
*Activities may vary depending on time allotment of the program
We hope that our programs leave students and adults alike interested in learning more about Japanese culture.
The Embassy Adoption Program is an educational program operated in partnership with the Washington Performing Arts Society and the District of Columbia Public Schools. The Program pairs embassies with fifth- and sixth-graders for a year-long immersive global education, creating a "bond" between local and international communities.
The JICC works with teachers and liaisons throughout the year to organize classroom sessions, cultural immersion programs at the JICC, and field trips for hands-on experience with Japanese history and culture. Often, our classes get to meet diplomats, heads of state, and special embassy guests. They also learn traditional Japanese games, songs, clothing, food, and more, in conjunction with the long and vibrant history of the relationship between Japan and Washington D.C.
The program culminates in a final class presentation at the Residence of the Ambassador of Japan, and a mini-United Nations with other EAP schools.
We look forward to welcoming and working with our EAP groups every year. To learn more about the EAP program and how to apply, please visit the District of Columbia Public Schools website.