Calendar of Events

The Education and Culture department maintains a calendar of events page which provides information on current and upcoming Japan-related news, festivals, events, classes, and other opportunities. Subscribe to our monthly newsletter to receive more detailed event information, club activities, and education opportunities. You can also like and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for all Japan-related events based in Florida. If you would like to suggest any additional Japan-related news and events in Florida, please contact us. All news and events must be submitted by the 20th of the prior month for a possible mention in our newsletter.
Please note: several of these links lead to websites that are unconnected with the Consulate General of Japan in Miami and the Japanese government. Therefore, we cannot verify the accuracy or legitimacy of the content provided on these websites. These links are provided as a courtesy to connect Florida residents with local Japan-related events and other opportunities. The Consulate General of Japan in Miami and the Japanese government does not necessarily endorse any of these websites over others with similar materials, and takes no responsibility for the content provided therein.

Education Opportunities

Interested in taking special courses in Japanese or related to Japan? Here we list upcoming educational opportunities available at schools and universities throughout Florida.
Link and Description Date and Time Location and More

Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)

The next chance to take the JLPT in the U.S. will be Sunday, December 2, 2018. Registration for the 2018 JLPT will open on August 27 and will close on October 1.

More Information

Japanese Language and Culture Courses at UWF (Fall 2018)

Courses:
Conversational Japanese II
Date: September 27 - November 15, 2018

Let's Learn Japanese: Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji Writing
Date: September 11 - October 16, 2018

Location:
University of West Florida
Pensacola, Florida
Register online at uwf.edu/continuinged
Search Course Keyword: Japanese

Broward Virtual School Offers Online Japanese Courses Level I and II for Broward County Public Schools' 7-12th graders

  • These are high school credit courses.
  • You can take the class at home.
  • It is free.

Register for the class by sending the following information to satoko.fisher@browardschools.com

  • your name
  • your school name/grade level
  • your email address
  • your phone number
  • your student number

Questions? E-mail: satoko.fisher@browardschools.com
or call Broward Virtual School:
(754) 321-6050

Japanese Classes Levels 1, 2, 3 at Miami Dade College

Japanese Class Level 1 at MDC Wolfson Campus
Dates: September 8 to October 20 (7 weeks)
Time: Saturdays at 9am to 1pm

Japanese Class Level 2 at MDC Wolfson Campus
Dates: October 27 to December 15 (7 weeks)
Time: Saturdays at 9am to 1pm

Location: Miami Dade College at Wolfson Campus
Fee: $169.00 (Total of 28 hours)

Registration at: http://www.mdc.edu/ce/default.aspx

If you have any questions, please contact Miami Dade College.

Festivals and Events

Get the latest information on this month's Japanese festivals and local Japan-related events taking place in cities throughout Florida. Experience Japanese culture, food and much more!
Link and Description Date and Time Location and More
Japanese Tea Ceremony
Event
September 25 The Globe Auditorium
Florida State University

Orlando Anime Day
Festival

September 8
10am - 6:30pm
Wyndham Orlando Resort
8001 International Dr Orlando, FL 32819

41st Annual Joint Meeting of the Japan-U.S. Southeast & Southeast U.S.-Japan Associations
Event

October 18 - 20

Tokyo, Japan

Film Screenings

Can't get enough of Japanese cinema? See the latest Anime and Japanese film screenings taking place in theaters throughout Florida!
Link and Description Date and Time Location and More

Studio Ghibli Fest 2018: "My Neighbor Totoro 30th Anniversary"
Anime Film

Sept 30, Oct 1 & 3 Throughout Florida

Recurring Events

Each month there are a number of meetups and club gatherings for activities related to Japan. Learn more about local groups in Florida that run these events.
Link and Description Date and Time Location and More
Miami Chapter
Ikebana International

Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month (September-November and January-April).

11:30AM - 2PM

Hibiscus Room at Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 Red Rd (S.W. 57th Ave.)
Naples Chapter
Ikebana International

Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month (November through May).

9:30AM - 11:30AM

Naples Botanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore Drive, Naples, FL 34112
St. Petersburg Chapter
Ikebana International

Meetings are held on the third Monday of the month (September through May).

10AM - 11:30AM

Evans Hall at Chapel on the Hill
12601 126th St.
North Seminole, FL 33776

FL JETAA Tampa Tsudoi

An open social to meet people interested in Japan. Always the same time and place. No RSVP necessary! Tsudoi is the first Friday of each month from 7-8 pm (or later) at Jason's Deli in University Collection Shopping Plaza on the corner of Fowler and Bruce B. Downs (30th Street) near USF. Everyone is welcome. You don't need to speak Japanese or English to attend, but one of those is helpful. There's no agenda. It's just a casual time to meet others who share an interest in Japan. It's always the same place and time so you don't need to RSVP, just drop in. Stay for a minute or the whole time. Look for the little Japanese flag on the table.
Meetings are held on the first Friday of each month.
7PM - 9PM
Jason's Deli
2702 E Fowler Avenue
Tampa, FL

Miami Coffee Kaiwa

An open social to meet people interested in Japan. Always the same time and place. No RSVP necessary! Tsudoi is the first Friday of each month from 7-8 pm (or later) at Jason's Deli in University Collection Shopping Plaza on the corner of Fowler and Bruce B. Downs (30th Street) near USF. Everyone is welcome. You don't need to speak Japanese or English to attend, but one of those is helpful. There's no agenda. It's just a casual time to meet others who share an interest in Japan. It's always the same place and time so you don't need to RSVP, just drop in. Stay for a minute or the whole time. Look for the little Japanese flag on the table.
TBA Contact

Sogetsu Florida Branch

Sogetsu Ikebana Class / All Levels @ Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

Wednesdays
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Please visit morikami.org for Registration

Miami Go Club

MGC mission is to spread go throughout South Florida. To inspire everyone to challenge their minds and encourage our youth to develop confidence with problem solving skills.
Every Saturday
12:00PM - 6:00PM
Miami Lakes Branch Library

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