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Japan Outreach Initiative (JOI) Program


The Japan Outreach Initiative (JOI) aims to promote awareness and understanding of Japan in regions of the United States with relatively few Japan-related activities and opportunities for exchange and to nurture new leaders in the field of grassroots exchange.

Japanese individuals, placed mainly in the southern states, volunteer for two years as outreach coordinators at organizations such as Japan America societies and universities. Coordinators provide information about Japanese culture, society, everyday life, and language in local community settings and organize activities that foster exchange between the United States and Japan.

CGP jointly administrates JOI with The Laurasian Institution.

Coordinators’ Activities Include…

Presentations about Japanese culture and society
Organize a Japan Festival
Programs relating to traditional and contemporary Japan
Activities that foster exchange between the US and Japan
Grassroots exchange program between the US and Japan, etc.

»List of JOI coordinators and organizations


For details about the JOI Program, please visit The Laurasian Institution’s website.
5-5-17 Shimo-meguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, 153-0064
TEL: +81-(0)3-3712-6178 FAX: +81-(0)3-3712-8975
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Read a summary of JOI Program 15th anniversary event in Wochi Kochi Magazine.

Serving as a Bridge between People in Japan and the United States through Grass-Roots Exchange wochikochiExternal link

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