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Center for Japanese Studies (CJS) JapanKit – Teacher / Student Resources


The Center for Japanese Studies has “Japan Kits” available as teaching resources appropriate for grades K – 12. Japan Kits are boxes that contain articles, artifacts, images and electronic resources that represent or explain some aspects of culture and life in Japan.

Based on educator input, we have Japan Kits available in the following three broad themes:

- Contemporary Japan: Customs, Traditions & Pop Culture
- Folk Tales, Myths & Cross Cultural Experiences
- Food, Nature & Society

Japan Kits may be borrowed and are free to use. The Center for Japanese Studies will pay for shipping to send out the kit; the user agrees to pay a damage/loss (refundable) deposit and the cost of returning the kit. The normal period of use is 14 calendar days.

Contact Information

Yuri Fukazawa

Center for Japanese Studies
1080 South University Avenue, Ste. 4640
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106

Phone: (734) 763-4301
E-mail: umcjs@umich.edu

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Sponsoring Service Unit(s)

Literature, Science & the Arts

Sponsoring Department(s)

Center for Japanese Studies, International Institute

Program Available to these Counties

Oakland, Washtenaw, Wayne

Program Available to these Cities

Ann Arbor

Subject Area(s)

Continuing & Community, Culture (American & International), Early Childhood and Elementary (pre-6), Education, Education: Higher Ed, Middle and High School (7-12), Teacher Education / Resources