1. Cultural Education Outreach (CEO) Program
Teachers whose students are interested in Japan have a very useful resource at their disposal - The Cultural Education Outreach (CEO) Program. A Cultural Education Outreach (CEO) Program visit usually lasts for about one hour, during which a few members of the Japan Information Center share information about Japan and its culture with students using entertaining methods. We show videos, discuss geography, nature, school and children of similar age in Japan. We also engage in activities with the students like origami, traditional story-telling (kamishibai), teach them about language, writing, and of course, give them the chance to ask questions. Depending on the number and age of the students, we also try to leave behind "omiyage" (gifts) with the kids. We do our best to tailor the presentation to the students based on what the teacher or administrator would like us to share or what they believe the students may be interested in.
If you would like to set up a visit, please email or call Mr. Jesse Taylor (inset) at firstname.lastname@example.org or (212) 418-4462. We ask that you give us at least a few possible dates and at least a few weeks advance notice since we try to accommodate as many schools as humanly possible. We always look forward to meeting students with an interest in Japan and its culture.