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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.
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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May 1 Japanese Chamber of Commerce gave 50 for Japan in the Schools programming support
Apr 20
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Eric gave 25 for Japan in the Schools programming support

I am supporting my wife's organization JAS and all the great work they are doing with JIS

I had this program come to my child’s School and I was so impressed with how well the presentation was made.

My daughter is half Japanese and has a good understanding of Japanese culture but seeing her classmates understand more about Japan is something that really delighted her.

I think it is difficult to get this much information on such a topic in a traditional school setting. JIS is efficient, informative, and uses hands on activities to teach some easy Japanese words. They also introduce the class to a Japanese student’s daily routine. This is totally different from the American perspective with such things as taking off shoes before entering the classroom, bowing to teachers every morning, and cleaning not only their home room but entire school for 20 minutes every day, to name a few.

Perception can often feel like reality which is why I feel early exposure to such learning can be critical in shaping the thoughts and minds of our children. This in turn can give them a better perspective and help them to be more objective and not so quick to judge when encountering a new situation.

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…


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.

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