JOI offers grassroot opportunities for Americans to develop a deeper understanding of Japan through contact with volunteer Japanese coordinators.

 

Benefits for U.S. Host Sites

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Native Japanese staff member for two years

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Almost no cost to the host organization

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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.

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Meet Our Newest Coordinators!

JOI coordinators are native Japanese, have earned a four-year university degree, possess excellent English language skills, and enjoy strong intercultural communication and public speaking skills.

 


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).

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