Community Outreach

Western Michigan University's Soga Japan Center presents information about Japanese culture, society, everyday life and language in local community settings, and organizes activities that foster exchange between the United States and Japan.

The center also offers presentations on WMU’s campuses as well as in K-12 schools, libraries, community centers, and other locations throughout Michigan.

Sample outreach activities

Activities include:

  • Presentations on everyday life in Japan, Japanese culture and music.
  • Demonstrations of Japanese calligraphy, Origami and kimono dressing.
  • Sharing Japanese stories through picture books.

For more information, contact Michiko Yoshimoto.