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Japan Today 

Experience Japanese Culture

Grade 8 Social Studies - Japan  

December 2022 - June 2023

Since 2002 the Edmonton Japanese Community Association (EJCA) has offered a school program, Japan Today, at our centre or at the schools. We have designed it as a supplement to the Japan module of the Grade 8 Social Studies curriculum in Alberta.

This year, we will offer in-person sessions at the EJCA Centre (or at the schools) and online sessions.

1. In-person sessions


Japanese Language & Customs (Slide Presentation & Hands-on activities) 

Social Studies  (Slide Presentation & Hands-on activities)

Martial Arts (Karate Exercise)

Dates & Time:

Mondays or Tuesdays, December 5, 2022 to June 16, 2023

Morning session:    9:45 - 11:45 am (March 2023 - June 2023)

Afternoon session: 12:30 - 2:30 pm  (December 2022 - June 2023)


EJCA Centre

6750 88 Street, Edmonton  T6E 5H6         Phone: (780) 466-8166

Group Size: Maximum 60 students 

Fee: $300 per group

Registration: Please apply 3 weeks prior to the date of your choice

Calendar for in-person sessions 

Registration form for in-person sessions  

We may hold In-person Japan Today at your school!

Topics: The same as the sessions at the EJCA Centre

Dates: Mondays or Tuesdays, December 5, 2022 to June 9, 2023   

Group Sizes: 1) 3 classes: max. 90 students 2) 6 classes: max. 180 students

Fees: 1) 3 classes: $1,000 2) 6 classes: $1,300   
*Please inquire fees for 4 or 5 classes

Registration: Email your inquiry to 
weeks prior to the date of your choice

2. Online sessions

We offer two presentations of 30 minutes, Japanese Language and Social Studies. Our Japanese instructors will present each topic with a PowerPoint slideshow and video clips, including interactive activities for the students. The presentations invite the students on a short virtual trip to the Japanese culture: a unique, fun experience. We hope that this program will stimulate their interest in Japan and help them understand it better.

Japanese Language

Students will be introduced to the Japanese language system. They will learn several simple greeting words, such as konnichiwa, answer quizzes, and how to write their names in katakana (Mary メアリー). Studentsnames in katakana will be emailed to the teacher beforehand.

Social Studies

The slideshow presents includes Japan's geography, historyadvanced technology, contemporary life and students’ lifeA Japanese presenter narrates. The short quiz will be a fun challenge.

Date and Time

30 minutes per session

Wednesday to Friday, from January 16 to June 16, 2023

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

The start and end times can be flexible, so long as

 there is no conflict with other bookings already made. 

Group size

Maximum 60 students

Fee:     $70

Online Tool 



An online connection will be established between the teacher’s and the presenter’s computers. Three views will be shared on the computer screen and can be projected on an available smartboard: the students in class as a whole; the presenter; the presentation slides.


      • Please choose one or multiple presentations for your class.
      • Please submit your application form by e-mail to at least two weeks prior to the date you desire. We will send you a confirmation email.
      • If you have any questions or requests, please contact Yukiko Nagakura at

      Application form for online sessions 

    Edmonton Japanese Community Association
    6750 88 Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 5H6

    780-466-8166 /

    Office hours

    Monday: 9:30 am–12:30 pm
    Wednesday: 9:30 am–12:30 pm
    Friday: 3:30 pm–6:30 pm

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