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Japan In Your Classroom (JIYC) - School Visits

Our Japan in Your Classroom (JIYC) scheme has been running since 1991 and continues to be one of our core activities. Under the scheme, Japanese volunteers visit primary and secondary schools to introduce aspects of Japanese life and culture, and share Japan-related skills.

If your class is doing a project on Japan or you simply wish to add a multicultural dimension to your regular teaching, a visit from a JIYC volunteers will provide your pupils with a first-hand experience of Japanese culture. Our JIYC volunteers come equipped with a range of authentic Japanese artefacts, reflecting traditional and modern aspects of everyday life. Most importantly, they know Japan from the inside out.

The JIYC scheme is made possible thanks to the wonderful work of Japanese volunteers, who form groups in the areas in which they live. The Japan Society arranges for group members to make visits together to local primary and secondary schools in order to give children an introduction to Japan.

If you would like to book a visit for your school, please use the online application form.

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