The Japan Forum

The Japan Forum


To promote encounter with unfamiliar languages and cultures that generates dialogue with people of diverse backgrounds and opens up the world for children and young people.

The Japan Forum provides programs for exchange and study of diverse languages and cultures to help children and young people in Japan and overseas flourish in the society of the future.


Click Nippon and
Tokimeki Shuzaiki websites

The Click Nippon website was launched in 2012. The main section, “My Way Your Way,” introduces interviews highlighting the lives and thinking of people involved with a topic of current interest in Japan. This site features articles in Japanese, English, Chinese, and Korean.

The Tokimeki Shuzaiki website also carries interview articles by university or college students. These interviews are only in Japanese .

The e-mail newsletter “Click Nippon News,” which presents class ideas for utilizing the contents of these two websites, is published once a month and sent to subscribers free of charge.

Click Nippon Website(English)

Tokimeki Shuzaiki (Japanese only)

Foreign Language Curriculum
Guidelines Promotion

Seminars and training sessions are held to
promote the Foreign Language Curriculum
published in 2012.

The Curriculum Guidelines is introduced here in Chinese, English, French, German Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Spanish.

“Challenge and Explore Yourself”

This program brings high school students
together with their peers and adults for
creative and performing arts activities outside of schools.

For details see pamphlet 1 (Japanese only) and pamphlet 2.

“Dance, Dance, Dance in Seoul”
Japan-Korea Exchange

This program is for junior and senior high school students. Japanese students studying Korean and Korean students studying Japanese get together for a 4-night-5-day camp held in Seoul for
exchange on the theme of K-Pop dance.
Applicants for the program have been steadily growing since the program started in 2012.

For details see pamphlet (Japanese only)

Website (Japanese only)

“Hao Pengyou” Opportunities to Experience
Japanese Culture in China

Aiming to help students directly experience
Japanese culture as depicted in the Japanese-language text Hao Pengyou,
TJF donates yukata, karuta, picture books, and other teaching materials to five schools that provide opportunities to experience
Japanese culture.

For details see pamphlet (Japanese only)

“Performance Camps” for Multilingual,
Cross-cultural Exchange

High school students from different ethnic or cultural backgrounds living in Japan get together for exchange through self-expression and creative activities.

For details see pamphlet (Japanese only)

Exchange for
Japan-Korea School Principals

School principals hold the keys for progress in exchange between schools. Of the 43 schools that participate in this program, 12 schools are linked by sister-school ties.

For details see pamphlet (Japanese only)

Taste of Ringo

TJF offers opportunities to get to know a variety of languages and cultures, describing the language (go) that connects us to our neighbors (rin) as “ringo” (a homonym is “apple”).

For details see pamphlet (Japanese only)

Japan-Russia High School Teacher
and Student Exchange

Since 2015, TJF has invited Russian teachers of Japanese and their students to Japan and sponsored sending of Japanese teachers of Russian and their students to Russia. These exchanges nurture the gradual building of understanding and language awareness.

For details see pamphlet (Japanese only)

Teacher Training on Project Learning and Assessment

For details see pamphlet (Japanese only)

Web Contents in English

Click Nippon

The Click Nippon website was launched in 2012. The main section, “My Way Your Way,” introduces interviews highlighting the lives and thinking of people involved with a topic of current interest in Japan.

Deai: The Lives of Seven Japanese
High School Students

Developed in 2001 primarily to assist secondary school students outside Japan who are studying Japanese as a foreign language. This resource portrays the personalities and daily lives of seven Japanese high school students through photographs and text.

The Lives of Japanese
Elementary School Students

This photo resource represents messages from Japanese elementary school students to their peers who are studying Japanese overseas. It is our hope that this resource will allow elementary students overseas to become more familiar with their peers in Japan.