J-Center at the USCCD
The J-Center serves as a clearinghouse for all things Japanese in the American Midwest.
An online database of Japanese cultural organizations, community exchanges, sports clubs, language groups, and business associations highlight the vibrant network of Japan-related opportunities in 12 states of the American Heartland.
The J-Center strengthens, promotes, and expands existing exchange and outreach activities aimed at fostering ties between Japan and the American Midwest. J-Center operations unite educational, governmental, business-oriented, and non-profit organizations with the shared vision of strong Japan-U.S. relationships.
Join the Winter WonderFest at Chicago’s Navy Pier and visit the Consulate General of Japan at Chicago origami Christmas tree. The tree, bedecked with ornaments made of origami figures folded by participants of an origami workshop held by the Consulate in November, will be on display until January 6.
The National Japan Bowl competition is held each spring, and is open to high school students across the country. Winners of the Level 4 competition are declared the National Champions and awarded a trip to Japan. Applications for the 2013 competition are due January 18.
Join Tsukasa Taiko and special guest performers from around the United States and Japan for taiko drumming concerts at the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art on December 21 and 22.