Consulate-General of Japan in Detroit

日本国国旗

在デトロイト日本国総領事館

Culture and Education

Learning About Japanese Language and Culture

As the Midwest’s Japanese population grew, and interest in Japan intensified, many other organizations developed in Ohio and Michigan to support Japanese nationals and encourage cross cultural exchange. Japan America Societies, Japanese business organizations, student groups, language, martial arts, bonsai and ikebana clubs have flourished.

The Consulate General works to support and augment these vital cultural ties. Through events such as lectures, art exhibitions, speech contests, visitation programs and festivals the Consulate General seeks increased cultural awareness and understanding. Consulate General-administered Monbukagakusho (Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) grant and scholarship programs provide educational opportunities to Americans wishing to study in Japan. Another Consulate General program, JET (Japan Exchange and Teaching) Program, offers Michigan and Ohio university graduates the opportunity to work in Japan as an Assisant Language Teacher or Coordinator of International Relations. There are also opportunities for state university students to gain educational and cultural experience in Japan via programs such as the Japan Center for Michigan Universities in Shiga Prefecture. High school students can also take part in the Michigan/Shiga Student Exchange Program outsideas well as local sister-city exchange programs.

Through these efforts it is the Consulate General’s goal to deepen mutual understanding and friendship between the citizens of Japan and the citizens of Michigan and Ohio.

Resources at the Detroit Consulate Office

The Consulate General of Japan in Detroit maintains a collection of various materials on Japan and Japanese culture.

For Students, Researchers, General Public:

We can provide booklets, pamphlets, articles and magazines on various aspects of Japan and her culture. These materials may be requested by contacting the Culture Section via phone, mail, fax or email.

For Teachers and Non Profit Organizations:

A variety of materials are available for loan, such as videos, CDs, slides, maps, posters. festival garb, and exhibit items. OThese materials may be requested by contacting the Culture Section via phone, mail, fax or email. If you wish to tour our cultural items collection please contact our office.

And, be sure to check New York's Japan Foundation website outside for additional cultural grants.

For education related grants, e.g., speech contests, teaching materials, salary assistance, etc. visit the Japan Foundation in Los Angeles site. outside


 

Cultural Presentations and School Visits

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School Visits:

 

School Visits are available Monday through Friday from 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. (depending on location).
Visits are usually 1 to 2 hours and are usually in 1 to2 individual classrooms, but this is flexible.

TO ARRANGE A SCHOOL VISIT, PLEASE EMAIL US HERE OR CALL 313-567-0120 EXT. 226

Cultural Presentations:

Want to Globalize and learn about a different culture?

The Consulate General of Japan in Detroit offers free presentations on traditional Japanese culture, as well as a variety of other Japan related topics such as art, pop culture, and etiquette.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT CULTURAL PRESENTATIONS, PLEASE EMAIL US HERE OR CALL 313-567-0120 EXT. 226



 

For additional educational or cultural information feel free to email our Education and Culture Section here.