Join Lyn in support of Japan in the Schools


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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 100 for Japan in the Schools programming support
Apr 19
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Let's make sure JIS can continue to provide this great service to our children.

I have had the good fortune to be able to work with Japan in the Schools for many years now and I would like to give back. If you would like to join me, please do!

Last year, JIS volunteers visited Mariner High School when we were learning how to order in a restaurant. They played the roles of servers and our students sat at tables with tablecloths, ordered from real menus, carried on mealtime conversation in Japanese, and paid with Japanese yen.

Another year, JIS volunteers brought shops to our classroom and we got to practice shopping. We visited a post office, stationery store and convenience store.

The students loved being put in real life situations to practice their Japanese.

Thanks and arigato.

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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