A joint initiative of the Japan Foundation 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.
Video of 20 years of program history
List of Current Coordinators
List of Past Coordinators and Their Program Reports
Related Website and SNS Link
- Japan Outreach Initiative 15th Anniversary Report
- JOI 20th anniversary celebration Event
- JOI 20th Anniversary Donation Project
JOI Coodinator Initiated Events
Central Arkansas Omatsuri Japanese Festival 2019
For more details about the JOI Program, including eligibility, benefits, and how to apply, please contact:
107 Spring St.
Seattle, WA 98104