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Japan Today

EJCA Culture Program offers students an opportunity to understand various aspects of Japan: nature, history, language, society, custom, technology, and everyday life. The Japan Today program has been designed as a supplement to the Grade 8 Social Studies curriculum in “Japan” module. Depending on whether Japan Today is presented before or after the Japanese module in the curriculum at your school, it can be used either as an introduction or as an enhancement.


Japanese Language

Students will:

  • Learn several simple everyday expressions, such as “good morning”, and simple Japanese sentences, such as “My name is John. Nice to meet you”.
  • Learn unique Japanese customs that are important for communication, such as bowing to show respect.
  • Learn the three different Japanese writing systems.
  • Play a fun word game.

Social Studies

Presentation by slides:

  • Virtual trip to Japan
  • Natural features, history, culture, modern cities, high technology, life, and school.

Exhibition and hands-on:

  • Look at Japanese objectives
  • Wear kimono
  • Play with traditional toys
  • Experience origami

Karate Performance

  • Experience the heritage of Japanese culture through karate.
  • Learn the history and cultural values in karate, such as respect, politeness and fortitude. He will demonstrate his techniques.
  • Learn Karate

Dates and Times

Mondays or Tuesdays, from December 3, 2018 to June 11, 2019

Morning session: 9:45 am - 11:45 am (2 hours) (March - June)
Afternoon session:12:30 pm - 2:30 pm (2 hours) (December - June)


Edmonton Japanese Community Association Centre
6750 88 Street
Edmonton AB T6E 5H6
Phone: 780-466-8166

Group Size

30 - 60 participants per group (maximum 60)


One session: $200.00


Option of having Japan Today at your school; for larger schools with 3 - 6 groups


Japanese Language

Social: Selection of two topics from Kimono, Social study slide show, and Origami

Karate Performance

Dates and Time

Mondays or Tuesdays, from December 3, 2018 to June 11, 2019

3 groups: Morning session 9 am - noon (3 hours)
4 - 6 groups: All day 9 am - 3 pm (6 hours)


Your school site: three classrooms and a gym

Group size

3 groups with maximum of 30 participants per group, or

4 - 6 groups with maximum of 30 participants per group


The fee varies depending on the number of groups. An average fee is about $1040.

Fee will be a little less for a school with 3 groups (morning) at about $910 and a little more for a school with 4 - 6 groups at about $1,230. (all day).




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Students ask many questions


Children examine toys and objects