About Us

FROM JAPAN...

A bridge to Japan

FROM JAPAN was established in 2009,Tokyo to enrich education and communities worldwide through sharing Japanese culture while providing Japanese people with international training experiences.

A bridge to Karuta

FROM JAPAN is known as a pioneer in developing, promoting Karuta(card game) as an educational, social tool outside of Japan

Organization

Name
FROM JAPAN Institute
Address
3-4-45 Shibakubo-cho Nishitokyo
Tokyo 188-0014
JAPAN
TEL/FAX: +81-(0) 42-439-5445
Established in
July 2009, Tokyo
Founder
Mineo Kageya (Mr)
Mission
-Enriching education and communities worldwde through sharing Japanese culture
-while providing Japanese people with cross-cultural training experiences
Program/Project
-Japan Creative Weeks (UK)
-Karuta in Education(worldwide)
-Creative Karuta Project (Japan, worldwide)
-Karuta 2020(Japan, worldwide)
Funding
-Contributions from programme participants
-Grant from Daiawa Anglo-Japanese Foundation and Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation
Partners
-Thanet Fairtrade Initiative, UK
-Churchill House School of English, UK
-Milner School of English, UK
-Japanese Kyodo Karuta Association, Japan

Brief History

2009
– FROM JAPAN Institute was established
2010
– The 1st Japan Weeks, Garstang, Lancashire,UK
2011
– The 2nd Japan Weeks, Thanet, Kent, UK
– The 3rd Japan Weeks, Thanet, Kent, UK
2012
– The 4th Japan Weeks, Thanet, Kent, UK
– Announcement of ‘My Thanet’ Art Competition
– The 5th Japan Weeks, Thanet, Kent, UK
Creative Karuta Workshop, Kumamoto, Japan
2013
– The 6th Japan Weeks, Thanet, Kent, UK
– ‘My Thanet’, the 1st Karuta Tournament
– ‘My Thanet’ Karuta Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan
– The 7th Japan Weeks, Kent, UK
2014
– The 8th Japan Weeks, Kent, UK
– ‘Fairtrade’ Creative Karuta Workshop, Garstang, Lancs. UK
– ‘Fairtrade’ Karuta Exhibitionat the Intl Fair Trade Towns Conference, Kumamoto, Japan
– The 9th Japan Weeks, Kent, UK
2015
– ‘Sister City’ Creative Karuta Workshop,Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
– The 1st Karuta in Education, VIC, Australia
– The 10th Japan Creative Weeks(formerly called Japan Weeks), Kent, UK
– ‘Fairtrade Karuta’, the 2nd Karuta Tournament, Kent, UK
Creative Karuta Workshop at Japanese Language Teacher’s Association, VIC, Australia
– The 2nd Karuta in Education, VIC, Australia
– The 11th Japan Creative Weeks, London, UK