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Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth

Japan-in-a-Suitcase/Middle Festivals in Japan - on Campus 2023-24

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During School Day
On Campus Program
6th, 7th, 8th, Community/Fam., Talented/Gifted


Give your students an authentic experience of Japan! The Japan‑in‑a‑Suitcase program is an educational initiative that helps students experience Japanese culture, customs, and contemporary life. A presenter from Japan visits your classroom with a suitcase of objects to share Japanese culture through hands-on activities and oral presentations. Participants will deepen their knowledge of Japanese culture by answering quizzes based on the day's theme. As an activity, everyone will enjoy traditional Japanese dance together. The presentation includes a general introduction to Japan, including locating the country on a map and identifying the concepts of city, state, and country.

Students Will

  • Learn the geographic location and features of Japan, including its relationship to Texas and the United States.
  • Compare and contrast Japanese and American schools.
  • Speak simple greetings and write words in Japanese.
  • Develop an awareness and appreciation of a different culture.


Dates: Monday - Friday
Times: 9am - 3pm
Duration: 50 minutes
School Fee: Flat Rate: $70.00
Minimum Attendance: 5
Maximum Attendance: 30
Bilingual: No
Technical Needs: Internet access and school audio/visual equipment for viewing our program. For students joining from their own devices, they will need WiFi, a hotspot, or other internet access, including a screen and audio devices to hear the program.
Other Information: Maximum of two presentations per day.

Scheduling / Booking

Instructions: For more information or to schedule classes, please contact at [email protected].
Deadline: Please book at least 14 days/2 weeks before your requested date.
Cancellation Policy: Reschedule dates must be at least 10 days in advance. Cancellations must be received in writing at least 7 days prior to the date of the lesson. Your school (and/or Big Thought/LearningPartners if using LP funding) will be invoiced for the total cost if you fail to show for your program or cancel within 7 days of the scheduled date. We will do our best to accommodate any unprecedented circumstances, but we reserve the right to cancel or adjust programs as needed. The Japan America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth reserves the right to change these policies without notice.
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