Education & Family

Education & Family


Education Program sparks interest in Japan through a suite of family, school and educators programs. Our interactive website, About Japan: A Teacher’s Resource, and social networking site for students, Going Global, provide educational tools and connect classrooms throughout the world.


    • Atomic Bomb Survivors Meet Harry Truman’s Grandson: Sharing Personal Stories

      Atomic Bomb Survivors Meet Harry Truman’s Grandson: Sharing Personal Stories

      Tuesday, April 29, 9:30 AM

      More than 69 years have passed since President Harry S. Truman authorized the use of the atomic bomb against Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Two survivors, Ms. Reiko Yamada, survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, and Mr. Michio Hakariya, survivor of the 1945 atomic bombing of Nagasaki, share their reflections, remembrances and personal testimonies with Truman’s grandson, Mr. Clifton Truman Daniel.


Gallery Lessons

Points of Departure: Treasures of Japan from the Brooklyn Museum

Tues.-Fri., March 7-June 8, 2014

By appointment
Pre-K-12th grade school groups can schedule interactive, object-centered, one-hour Gallery lessons Tuesday-Friday by appointment. The fee is $45 up to 30 students. Title-One schools are free with proof of Title-One status. The tour fee for kindergarten groups is $100. For additional information and or to book an appointment, please call (212) 715-1223. Please give two weeks' advance notice.


The Educators' Study Tour to Japan offers educators nationwide the opportunity to travel to Japan for three weeks to experience the nation firsthand and bring their experiences back to the classroom. The program is open to middle- and high-school classroom teachers, librarians and school administrators (principals, assistant principals, and department chairs only), and includes an intensive pre-departure orientation and a study tour to Japan in June-July for the cost of $1,000.

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TOMODACHI Japan Society Junior Fellows Student Exchange Program

Connect with fellow students and future leaders from the United States and Japan this summer with the TOMODACHI Japan Society Junior Fellows Student Exchange Program for students in U.S. schools. Ten selected high school students live with a host family and attend a high school in the Tokyo metropolitan area for approximately three weeks. Junior Fellows are selected based on their future leadership potential and demonstrated qualities necessary to a successful exchange experience.

TOMODACHI Japan Society Junior Fellows Student Exchange Program for students in Japanese schools (日本から米国へのTOMODACHIジャパン・ソサエティ・ジュニア・フェロー短期留学プログラム). Students visit the New York metropolitan area in spring 2014.

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Social Networking Project

    • Going Global Website

      Going Global: Japan Society’s Social
      Network connecting students in the
      United States, Japan and Pakistan.

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Teacher Resources


Education Programs are made possible by generous funding from The Freeman Foundation.

Additional support is provided by The Norinchukin Foundation, Inc., Chris A. Wachenheim, Jon T. Hutcheson, Joshua S. Levine and Nozomi Terao.

The Going Global project is made possible by generous grants from The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, the Nissan Foundation, and Toshiba International Foundation.


About Japan: A Teacher’s Resource is generously funded, in part, by a three-year grant from the International Research and Studies (IRS) Program in the Office of Postsecondary Education, U.S. Department of Education (P017A100018).

Student and Family Programs are supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

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