Japanese-Related Organizations and General Information

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Government and Other Organizations

Asia Society, Washington Center

Whittemore House
1526 New Hampshire Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20036   202-833-ASIA (2742)
asiasociety.org/centers/washington-dc
asiadc@asiasociety.org
Sponsors lectures, films and seminars related to Asian culture.

Department of State
Office of Japanese Affairs

2201 C St, NW, EAP/J-Room 4206, Washington, DC 20520   202-647-2913/3152
www.state.gov
email contact through website

Embassy of Japan in the USA

2520 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008   202-238-6700 (switchboard)   202-238-6773 (JET office)
www.us.emb-japan.go.jp
jetprogram@ws.mofa.go.jp

Embassy of the USA in Japan

1-10-5 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-8420, Japan   +81-3-3224-5000
Unit 9800 Box 300, APO AP 96303-0300
japan.usembassy.gov
email contact through website

Japan-America Society of Washington

1819 L St, NW, Level B2, Washington, DC 20036   202-833-2210
www.jaswdc.org
jaswdc@us-japan.org
Sponsors corporate, institutional, public affairs, education and cultural programs, including annual Sakura Matsuri, and Moon-Viewing parties. Library with around 1500 titles. Japanese language classes are available.

Japan-America Student Conference

1150 18th St, NW, Suite LL2, Washington, DC 20036   202-289-9088
www.iscdc.org/jasc/
info@iscdc.org
Education and cultural exchange program for university students from the US and Japan.

Japan Commerce Association of Washington, DC
c/o JASWDC
JCAW Foundation

202-463-3947
www.jcaw.org
office@jcaw.org

Japanese-American Citizens League

1828 L St, NW, Suite 802, Washington, DC 20036   202-223-1240
www.jacl-dc.org
dc@jacl.org

Japan Information and Culture Center

1150 18th St, NW, Suite 100, Washington, DC 20036   202-238-6900
www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/jicc
jicc@ws.mofa.go.jp
Sponsors special events and films on Japan. Has resources and information on Japanese culture. JICC is a division of the Embassy of Japan.

Japan and Virginia Society

901 East Byrd St, West Tower, 18th Floor, Richmond, VA 23218   804-545-5666
www.japan-virginia.org
japanvirginasociety@yesvirginia.org

MARJIS/University of Maryland
The International Center for Transcultural Education

Mid-Atlantic Region Japan in the Schools
3104 Benjamin Building, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742   301-405-3595
intleducenter.umd.edu/netscape/marjisindex.htm
marjis@glue.umd.edu
Provides Japan-related teaching resources to schools in the mid-Atlantic region.

The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation

1401 New York Ave, NW, Suite 740, Washington, DC 20005   202-347-1994
www.mansfieldfdn.org
email through website

Meridian International Center

1630 Crescent Place, NW, Washington, DC 20009   202-667-6800
www.meridian.org
info@meridian.org
Sponsors education and cultural activities, forums, concerts, art exhibitions and seminars for resident diplomats, etc.

Sasaka Peace Foundation

1819 L St, NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20036   202-296-6694
www.spfusa.org
info@spfusa.org
Library holds books, periodicals, documents and movies on Japan.

US-Japan Business Council

1615 H St, NW, Washington, DC 20062   202-463-5772
www.usjbc.org
email contact through website

Useful Websites

Facts/Statistics on Japan

CIA World Factbook, Japan

www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook.geos/ja.html

Foreign Press Center/Japan, Facts and Figures of Japan

fpcj.jp/en/useful/facts

Statistics Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications

www.stat.go.jp/english/

Web Japan

web-japan.org

JET-related Websites

Association for Japan Exchange and Teaching (AJET)

ajet.net

Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR)

www.clair.or.jp/e/

JETAA DC

www.jetaadc.org

JETAA USA

www.jetaausa.com

JET Alumni Association International

www.jetalumni.org

JET Programme

www.jetprogramme.org

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science & Technology

www.mext.go.jp/english

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

www.mofa.go.jp

Ministry of Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications

www.soumu.go.jp/english

Religion

American Zen College

16815 Germantown Road, Germantown, MD 20874   301-428-0665

Ekoji Buddhist Temple

6500 Lakehaven Lane, Fairfax Station, VA 22039   703-239-0500
www.ekoji.org

Ka Shin Zendo Genzo-ji

Takoma Park Presbyterian Church
310 Tulip Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912
www.washingtonzen.org
kashinzendo@gmail.com

Currency Exchange

American Express Travel

1501 K St, NW #100   202-457-1300

Travelex Currency Exchange

1800 K St, NW 202-872-1428
Union Station 202-371-9220
Columbia Mall 410-715-7405
BWI Airport, Pier C 410-850-4760
BWI Airport, Pier E 410-684-2221
www.travelex.com

 

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