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Language Instruction

Please note that in addition to the list below, most colleges in the area offer Japanese courses.

Berlitz Language Center Odenton

1413 Annapolis Road, Suite 200, Odenton, MD 21113   410-672-3410

Berlitz Language Center Rockville

11300 Rockville Pike, Suite 911, Rockville, MD 20852   301-770-7550

Berlitz Language Center Stafford

239 Garrisonville Road, Suite 201, Stafford, VA 22554   540-628-2544

Berlitz Language Center Tysons Corner

2070 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 140, Vienna, VA 22182   703-883-0626

Berlitz Language Center Washington, DC

1 Thomas Circle, Suite 105, Washington, DC 20005   202-775-5863

Fairfax County Adult Education
ACE Language Classes


Four Seasons Japanese Center
Children’s Classes

4900 Auburn Ave, Suite 211, Bethesda, MD 20814   301-986-4942

International Center for Language Studies, Inc.

1133 15th St, NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20005   202-639-8800

Japan-America Society of Washington

1819 L St, NW, Level B2, Washington, DC 20036   202-833-2210

Northern Virginia Community College

Alexandria Campus
3001 North Beauregard St, Alexandria, VA 22331

USDA Graduate School


Meetup Language Groups

Annapolis Area Japanese Meet-up

BAJAM:  Baltimore Area Japanese Meetup

Fredericksburg Japanese Meetup

The Metropolitan Japanese + English Language Community

The Washington Japanese Language Nomikai Group


American Institute of Architects Library

1735 New York Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20006   202-626-7300
Includes titles on Japanese architecture

Asian Division, Japan Section
Library of Congress

101 Independence Ave, SE, Washington, DC 20540   202-707-5426/3766

Bender Library
American University

4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20016   202-885-3232
Several hundred titles related to Japanese culture

Far Eastern Law Division
The Law Library of Congress

James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave, SE, Washington, DC 20540   202-707-5079

Freer and Sackler Galleries of Art Library
Smithsonian Institute

1050 Independence Ave, SW, Room 2058, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20560   202-633-0477
Over 80,000 volumes, half in Asian languages

Gelman Library
George Washington University

2130 H St, NW, Washington, DC 20052   202-994-6558
Over 1,000 titles on Japan

Japan-America Society of Washington

1819 L St, NW, Level B2, Washington, DC 20036   202-833-2210
Around 1500 titles, by appointment only

John K. Mullen Library
Catholic University of America

620 Michigan Ave, NE, Washington DC 20064   202-319-5070
Several hundred titles related to Japan

Lauinger Library
Georgetown University

37th and O St, NW, Washington, DC 20057   202-687-7452
Several thousand titles related to Japan

MARJiS Program Resource Center
International Center for the Study of Education Policy and Human Values

College of Education, University of Maryland
Room 3104, Benjamin Building, College Park, MD 20742   301-405-7350/3595

McKeldin Library
University of Maryland

College Park Campus
College Park, MD 20742   301-405-0800
Approximately 30,000 volumes related to Japan

National Arboretum Library

3501 New York Ave, NE, Washington, DC 20002   202-245-2726


Arthur M. Sackler Shop

1050 Independence Ave, SW, Washington, DC 30560   202-633-1000


1717 Connecticut Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20009   202-332-7000

Kramer Books

1517 Connecticut Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20009   202-387-1400

Teaching for Change
Busboys and Poets Bookstore

2021 14th St, NW, Washington, DC 20001   202-387-7638

Tempo Bookstore

4905 Wisconsin Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20016   202-363-6683


Asahi Shimbun

Chunichi Shimbun
in Japanese

The Hokkaido Shimbun
in Japanese

The Japan News

The Japan Times

Japan Today

Jiji Press

Kyodo News

Mainichi Shimbun
in Japanese

News on Japan

Nihon Keizai Shimbun
in Japanese

Nishi Nippon Shinbun
in Japanese

Sankei Shinbun
in Japanese

Yomiuri Shinbun
in Japanese

Magazines, Publications, etc.

Discuss Japan
Japan Foreign Policy Forum

The Journal of Japanese Studies

Monumenta Nipponica



Some Japanese-language programming is available in this area on Cable channels.

Fuji TV Network, Inc.

NHK (Japan Broadcasting)

NTV (Nippon Television Network)

TBS (Tokyo Broadcasting System)

TV Asahi

TV Tokyo 12

Art Collections, Museums

Anderson House of the Society of Cincinnati

2118 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20008   202-785-2040
Collection of Japanese and Chinese arts.

Freer and Sackler Galleries of Art
Smithsonian Institute

1050 Independence Ave, SW (Sackler)/Jefferson Dr and 12th ST, SW (Freer), Washington, DC 20560   202-357-2700
Collection of Asian art.

Hendricks Art Collections, Ltd.

5207 Crown St, Bethesda, MD 20816   301-229-5100
Exhibitions and sales of modern Japanese prints.

Shogun Gallery

Extensive collection of Japanese wood block prints. Exhibit locations vary.

Textile Museum

2320 S St, NW, Washington, DC 20008   202-667-0441
Worldwide collection of textiles.

Walters Art Gallery

600 North Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201   410-547-9000
Extensive collection of Japanese works of art.


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