Education and Culture

Here at the Education and Culture department, we work with the public to promote Japanese culture in Florida. Subscribe to our monthly newsletter to receive more detailed event information, club activities, and education opportunities, or like and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for all Japan-related events based in Florida!

Study Abroad

Enrolling Foreign Children in Japanese Schools:
For parents and guaradians looking to register their children in Japanese schools, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology has published a Guide for Foreign Students Entering Japanese Schools.

MEXT (Monbukagakusho) Scholarships:
Since 1954, the Japanese Government Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Monbukagakusho or MEXT) has sponsored the MEXT Scholarship, bringing foreign students from around the world to study at Japanese universities. The program is aimed at high school graduates (or higher education), and currently offers 6 different scholarships: undergraduate, Japanese studies, research, special training, teacher training, and technology. For more information on these scholarships and how to apply, visit our MEXT Scholarships page.

Additionally, we encourage you to take a look at our list of Non-MEXT options to study in Japan.

Public Resources

Our Information Lobby contains a large reference library covering topics such Japanese politics, business, foreign relations, economy, education, cuisine, language, and culture. There are publications available in English, Japanese, and Spanish. Books listed as "Reference" may not be removed from the Information Lobby, but we welcome you to sit and read them during our regular business hours.

We also have a Video Lending Library that consists of VHS tapes and DVDs provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA). Each tape or DVD contains multiple clips on a variety of topics related to Japanese culture, food, technology, ecology, and beyond. Videos & DVDs may be borrowed for up to 2 weeks with a limit of 3 per loan. To request tapes or DVDs, please fill the Video Lending Form below. Forms may be mailed (“Att: Information Desk”) or faxed.

DVD Lending List
VHS Tapes Lending List
Video Lending Form

Contact Us

We are always happy to assist anyone with inquiries. If you wish to come to our office and speak in-person with Education and Culture department staff, an appointment is required. Please contact us to schedule your visit.

Culture, Public Relations, Communications, and Library Inquiries:
Phone: (305) 530-9090, ext. 142
Fax: (305) 373-0019

JET Program, MEXT Scholarship, and Education Inquiries:
Phone: (305) 530-9090, ext. 145
Fax: (305) 373-0019

Newsletter, Social Media, and Website Inquiries:
Phone: (305) 530-9090, ext. 145
Fax: (305) 373-0019