Japan in the Schools

$1,565 from 17 donors $2,500 goal
What is JIS?
Japan-In the Schools (JIS) is a signature program of the Japan-America Society of the State of Washington. The program has two distinct parts: Japan-in-a-suitcase (JS) for anybody to learn about Japan and Japanese Language and Culture Visits (JLCV): total-immersion experience for Japanese learners.
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Who does JIS serve
Offering free educational presentations to schools in the Puget Sound region. Since 1994, JIS has served more than 50,000 students.
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How do volunteers have an impact on the JIS program?
Volunteers are a large part of the success of JIS program, and these lessons are led by these volunteers trained by the JASSW become a volunteer!
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Thanks to...

Jun 19 Breanna made a $20 contribution
May 1 Japanese Chamber of Commerce gave $950 for Japan in the Schools programming support
Japanese Chamber of Commerce gave $100 for Japan in the Schools programming support
Japanese Chamber of Commerce gave $50 for Japan in the Schools programming support
Japanese Chamber of Commerce gave $50 for Japan in the Schools programming support
Apr 25 Shizuko made a $50 contribution
Apr 22 Hiromi gave $20 for Japan in the Schools programming support
Apr 21 Nobue gave $50 for Japan in the Schools programming support
Matthew made a $20 contribution
Taeko gave $50 for Japan in the Schools programming support
Sachiko gave $50 for Japan in the Schools programming support
Apr 20 Yuko gave $20 for Japan in the Schools programming support
Yoshitaka gave $50 for Japan in the Schools programming support
Yuichiro made a $25 contribution
Eric gave $25 for Japan in the Schools programming support
Apr 19 Barbara made a $25 contribution
Lyn made a $10 contribution

Cultural Diversity - Mutual Respect - JIS Benefits

    1. Brings a world culture right to the classroom
    1. Helps children understand today’s world – Creates greater awareness of Japan’s international role
    1. Free of charge – No field trip budget needed!
    1. Supports EALRs – Enriches classroom teachers’ knowledge of Japan

The Japan in the Schools (JIS) program helps school educators and students in Washington State’s Puget Sound Region gain sensitivity and respect for cultural diversity through interactive presentations about the daily life, language and culture of Japan.

Schools that request our programs participate in creating a new generation of young people prepared to enter society and job markets equipped with the social skills to make their environments a better place to be for everyone they come into contact with.

JIS presentations are designed to meet Essential Academic Learning Requirements (EALRs): standards that define what all students should know and be able to do at each grade level in the state of Washington.

JIS has remained committed to offering its programs free of charge to all schools to insure that every student in every school has equal opportunity to benefit from our unique programs. Through your generous support, the JIS program will continue to provide materials, staff and volunteers for our quality presentations.

Thank you in advance for supporting JIS!

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Yoshitaka
$1,260 9 donors
Lyn
$135 3 donors
Yuichiro
$75 2 donors
Eric
$75 2 donors
Joshua
$20 1 donor
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About Japan-America Society of the State of Washington

Our mission…

The mission of JASSW is to promote mutual understanding and friendship between the peoples of Japan and Washington State by providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information.

Our history…

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JASSW was founded on July 24, 1923 by leaders from Seattle’s business, academic, and diplomatic communities. Except for a brief period during World War II, our organization has remained active in fostering Japan-Washington State trade, business and cultural activities, and maintains a close relationship with key government and private organizations, such as the Consulate-General of Japan and the Japan Business Association of Seattle.

Today, we maintain a diverse membership of Japanese and American corporations and individuals from throughout the state and provide varied programs that build positive US-Japan relations. The Society is one of 38 independent members of the National Association of Japan-America Societies.