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Welcome to the Japan Cultural Appreciation Group!

Japan Cultural Appreciation Groupへようこそ!

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Japan Cultural Appreciation Group (JCAG) is to promote Japanese and English language as well as Japanese culture. This is accomplished by providing a service that helps people to learn either language who may otherwise have learning or financial difficulties doing so. In a friendly environment, people from all over the world are connected, allowing them to understand the importance of the language and the culture, as well as make new friends in the process regardless of location.



What type of events do we hold?




  • Offer weekly language exchange events made up of a lesson and free exchange time
  • Cultural events such as presentations and parties
  • Attend various cultural events such as presentations and parties
  • Attend social gatherings and events by JCAG
  • Hold special workshops for language exams, such as the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT), Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), and Test of English in International Communications (TOEIC).


  • レッスンと無料交流会からなる毎週の語学交流会の提供文化をテーマにするプレゼンやパーティーの開催
  • ニューヨーク市内において、文化に関わる多様なイベントへの参加。
  • JCAG主催による集まりやイベントに参加
  • JLPT(日本語能力試験)やTOEFLやTOEICなどの言語力試験対策の為のワークショップの開催。

Rules and Regulations:

1) We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, color, sex, age, veteran status, or disability.


2) While we encourage exchange and interaction, we would like to remind our members that if there is any sort of interaction they don’t feel comfortable with, they should feel free to inform one of the organizers.


3) We are not liable for any interactions or altercations that may occur outside of our events. In the event of there being any issues or concerns the member has the right to approach one of the organizers, or email us at


4) Any member who harasses another member, or creates a disturbance towards the organization will be asked to leave politely.


5) In order to ensure that events run as smooth as possible and that we are prepared for our members, we encourage our members to RSVP; if your status changes then we ask that our members change their RSVP accordingly.


6) Our sessions have a determined start and end time, so in order to get the most benefit from our sessions we encourage you to be on time.


7) Unless stated otherwise, there are no refunds for an event attended under any circumstances.


8) Registration for paid events is not complete unless payment has been made.


9) Members are not allowed to promote their services of their own or for another group without the consent of an organizer; furthermore after receiving consent the group, service, and method of delivery for said services must adhere to our guidelines.


10) We will try our best to tend to items that our members lose, but we are not liable for them.



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