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Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC)


Event Location

1150 18th Street NW
Suite 100
Washington, DC 20036
Map of Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC), 1150 18th Street NW, Washington

The Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC) is a vital institution operated by the Embassy of Japan in various countries, serving as a bridge between Japan and the host nation. Its primary mission is to promote mutual understanding and cultural exchange between Japan and the local community. JICCs are dedicated to showcasing the rich tapestry of Japanese culture, history, language, and contemporary society.

One of the core functions of JICC is cultural promotion. They frequently organize a wide array of cultural events, exhibitions, and performances that provide a glimpse into the heart of Japan. These events encompass traditional Japanese arts, such as tea ceremonies, ikebana, and calligraphy, as well as modern cultural phenomena like anime and pop culture. By sharing these aspects of Japanese culture, JICC fosters cross-cultural appreciation and deepens the connection between Japan and the host country.

Education also plays a significant role at JICC. Many centers offer Japanese language courses for individuals interested in learning the language. These courses cater to both beginners and advanced learners, serving as a valuable resource for those wishing to explore Japan's linguistic richness. Workshops and seminars on various cultural topics are also organized, providing opportunities for participants to engage with experts and deepen their understanding of Japan.

Moreover, JICC serves as an essential information hub for all things Japan-related. They distribute informative materials, brochures, and publications about Japan's history, politics, economy, society, and more. Whether someone is researching Japanese culture or planning a trip to Japan, the center is a valuable resource for acquiring accurate and up-to-date information. Additionally, JICC often hosts public lectures and presentations by Japanese experts, contributing to a broader dialogue between the host nation and Japan. These informative talks cover a diverse range of Japan-related subjects and foster a sense of shared knowledge and understanding.



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