January 2018 Generous support provided by Yotsubagakuin
April 2016 Naha City and Haebaru City (Okinawa) have integrated AIS into their yearly curricula!
January 25, 2016 The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science & Technology has officially endorsed AIS!
January 07, 2016 The latest version of PPT is available now!
2016 Edition PPT is now available for download. Please enjoy the videos and new pictures!
December 1, 2015 The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Japan has officially endorsed AIS
AIS has succeeded in acquiring an official endorsement from the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs!
October 22, 2015 We are on Eigo Net
Eigo Net has posted AIS on their website as a teaching resource!
Eigo Net is a teaching materials portal site for teachers run by the English Language Education Council in cooperation with the Ministry of Education. Find it here!
October 14, 2015 We are on AJET
The Association for Japan Exchange & Teaching mentioned us on their website!
They encourage JET's to try our "vivid" and "fantastic" presentation. Find it here!
For AIS Users
This unique program offers elementary schools in Japan teaching materials from which to learn about life in U.S. elementary schools in a way that is not possible only by watching movies or TV shows.
People-to-people exchanges are the foundation of the Japan-U.S. relationship. Exchanges between Japan and the U.S., which started more than 150 years ago, have continued at various levels ranging from students to intellectuals and have involved not only governments but also nongovernmental organizations. Most notably, the Japan-America Society of the State of Washington, since it was founded in 1923, has made consistent efforts, in encouraging mutual understanding between Japan and the United States.
Through this program held by the Japan-America Society of the State of Washington, I expect many children will become interested in life in the U.S., and that will promote even more exchange between Japan and the United States.
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Teachers can use the Matching Site to find volunteers near their school. Here is the complete matching process from teacher registration to school visit.
JASSW is looking for volunteers who can visit schools and teach the AIS presentation.
Learn about Japan in the Schools (JIS), our education program introducing Japanese schools and culture to students in Washington State.
Read frequently asked questions from educators regarding the AIS program and Japan-America Society of the State of Washington's goals for creating AIS.