Education and Culture

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

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

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

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

Japanese Language and Culture in Florida

Looking for Japanese lessons? Want to learn more about the traditional tea ceremony or Japanese holidays? Why not check out some of Florida’s many public and private Japanese language and culture related clubs and institutions! Learn more >>

Due to changing schedules, please contact the respective organizations to find out when classes and events are being held.

Japanese Jobs

One of the most popular opportunities for college graduates to work in Japan is to participate with the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program, also known as JET. The JET Program is administered by the Japanese government, and hires young people to work as Assistant Language Teachers or Coordinators for International Relations. Learn more >>

If you are looking for a job outside of JET, see our recommended list of Japan-related job websites or look for job opportunities here at the Consulate General of Japan in Miami.

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.

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