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2012 Keizai Koho Fellowship Program

The Keizai Koho Fellowship Program works every year to bring middle and high school teachers of economics, history and social studies from American schools to Japan to learn more about the country first hand. Applications for the 2012 program are … Continue reading

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Youth For Understanding USA High School Summer Study Abroad Scholarship 2012

Youth For Understanding USA is offering scholarships for high school students interested in studying abroad in Japan for six weeks next summer. The deadline for applications is January 3, 2012— less than a month away! If you have been considering … Continue reading

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Japan Webpage Contest for UK Schools (2011-2012)

Make a website to share with the world what your students are doing to explore and learn about Japan and you could win up to £1,000 for your school! The Japan Foundation of London has extended the deadline for their … Continue reading

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High School Diplomats 2012: A cultural exchange program between Japanese & American HS students

Are you a high school student or teacher of high school students interested in international exchange with Japan? If so, check out the High School Diplomats program offered every summer at Princeton University for a wonderful opportunity to expand horizons … Continue reading

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Volunteer Opportunity: National Cherry Blossom Festival Goodwill Ambassador Program (Washington DC)

The National Cherry Blossom Festival organization is currently recruiting Goodwill Ambassadors to be a part of the 100th anniversary cherry blossom festival next spring. This is a great opportunity for university students and recent graduates living in the Washington DC … Continue reading

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Drawing Contest for K-12 Students in the Atlanta Area

Attention high school Japanese students and teachers! The Consulate-General of Japan in Atlanta is holding a drawing contest for students K-12 who live in Alabama, Georgia, North Caroline, South Carolina and Virginia. The drawings should hold a message to school … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Japanese Children’s Games

Wanna play ____? For many kids around the world, recess is the highlight of their school day. But the way they spend this treasured time differs from country to country, region to region and even school to school. Japanese elementary … Continue reading

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Yomiuri Photo Grand Prix for High School Students (2011)

If you teach Japanese at the high school level or are a high school student learning Japanese, you may be interested in the Yomiuri Photo Grand Prix. The Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun runs this yearly photo and essay contest and … Continue reading

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2012 Reischauer Scholars Program for High School Students

For all of you high school students interested in studying more about Japan, the Reischauer Scholars Program is a great opportunity to further your study through online classes. Check out their website for details about the program and how to … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Nandoku Kanji

So you think you’re a kanji master? Why not put your skills to the test by quizzing yourself with some nandoku kanji (難読漢字)? Nandoku kanji “difficult to read” kanji, single and compound characters that are not a part of the … Continue reading

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