Through volunteer Japanese coordinators, JOI promotes awareness and understanding of Japan in regions of the U.S. with relatively few Japan-related activities and opportunities for exchange.

 

Benefits for U.S. Host Sites

new staff 360x360

Native Japanese staff member for two years

no cost 360x360

Almost no cost to the host organization

stipends 360x360

Stipends for materials, activities, and travel

 

Host Site Eligibility

The program is open to nonprofits and educational institutions committed to promoting learning about Japan and located in the orange states below. 

Map JOI HostOrganizationsPage
 


A joint initiative of The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership and Laurasian Institution, the Japan Outreach Initiative (JOI) brings volunteer Japanese coordinators to regions of the U.S. where Japanese culture has been less accessible. JOI coordinators are hosted by U.S. nonprofits and educational institutions with a strong commitment to promoting learning about Japan. During the two-year program, JOI coordinators engage their American community through Japanese-themed programming—from lectures to hands-on elementary school activities to events focusing on traditional Japanese art forms.

Questions? Contact Laurasian's JOI staff in the U.S. (+1 800.721.7474) or Japan (+81-3-3712-6176).

CGP Laurasian Logos Together