JCXNY

Japan Cultural Exchange of New York

   info@jcxny.org

   913-742-3415
JAPAN CULTURAL EXCHANGE OF NEW YORK
ニューヨーク日本文化交流会

Accepting New Students!

JAPAN CULTURAL EXCHANGE OF NEW YORK
ニューヨーク日本文化交流会
Accepting New Students!
OUR MISSION
Japan Cultural Exchange of New York is an organization for deepening understanding of and appreciation for Japanese and American cultures.  We offer services to Japanese children who reside in the tri-state area and any non-Japanese children who are interested in the Japanese culture and language.  
日本文化交流会はニューヨーク、ニュージャージーまたその近隣にお住いの日本人の子供達と
日本に関心のある子供達が集い交流するノンプロフィット団体です。

OUR MISSION
Japan Cultural Exchange of New York is an organization for deepening understanding of and appreciation for Japanese and American cultures. We offer services to Japanese children who reside in the tri-state area and any non-Japanese children who are interested in the Japanese culture and language.  
日本文化交流会はニューヨーク、ニュージャージーまたその近隣にお住いの日本人の子供達と
日本に関心のある子供達が集い交流するノンプロフィット団体です。

Global Youth Chess Go Shogi MindChallenge

We are currently in the planning phase of a new project called the Global Youth Chess Go Shogi MindChallenge (CGS Mindchallenge). The project aims to facilitate a two-year cultural exchange initiative centered around the engagement, education, and empowerment of youth (from kindergarten to high school) in three strategic board games: chess, go, and shogi. The primary intent is to provide an innovative platform for young minds to learn, excel, and compete in these intellectually stimulating games, culminating in a groundbreaking international tournament. This project aspires to foster cross-cultural connections, enhance strategic thinking, and promote intergenerational bonding. Find more information at https://cgsmindchallenge.org.

If you are interested as a participant or instructor, or simply have questions, please contact us at info@jcxny.org or 913-742-3415.

CLUBS

Our Chess, Anime Drawing, and Japanese Conversation Club are hosted every week and are open to anyone interested! Chess and Anime Drawing is primarily aimed towards kids K-9 while the Japanese Conversation Club is catered towards adults and upper school students. We are planning on starting a Shogi/Go club, so please reach out if you are interested! 

Check Our Group Schedule

Every Sunday at 5:30 pm
Every Saturday at 11:45 am
Every Wednesday at 8:00 PM

CLASSES

Chess Seminars/Tournaments
チェスセミナー・トーナメント
Chess is not well known in Japan.  Our goal is to teach chess to Japanese kids who do not know the game and learn the skills to complete in tournaments internationally.  The lessons will be conducted in English and any non-Japanese children who are interested in learning chess are also welcome.

日本では囲碁や将棋は有名ですが、チェスがあまり知られていません。チェスを楽しく習えるようにトーナメントも企画してます。
英語のレッスンですので日本人に限らずチェスに関心のあるお子様どなたでも参加可能です。
10 Week Japanese Language and cultural Seminar 
日本文化セミナー
We learn Japanese culture and languages in this 10 week cultural seminar.  The classes are conducted in mix of English and Japanese and anybody is welcome to join.  Previous Japanese knowledge is not required.

日本語と英語を両方使ったレッスンです。
日本語が分かれば英語のスキルは必要ありません。

Non-Members: $320
Members: $300
Karate 空手
Ishikawa Sensei is offering instruction for both kids and adults in our local community. Immerse yourself in Japanese culture through expert guidance in Japanese (and English, when appropriate), providing a unique and enriching cultural experience.

地域の皆さまに空手を通じて日本語の指導をされます。日本語だけでなく礼儀など、日本の文化を空手を通して一緒に学んでみませんか。
Private tutoring
個人チューター
We offer private tutoring services to any member and non-member for a reasonable fee.  We offer private tutoring in chess, Japanese and many other subjects such as English and math. Some subjects are taught in English only.  Please contact us for details as we customize the plan for each child. 

個人のチューターサービスも行なっております。日本語、チェス、数学、英語その他いろいろな教科を教えておりますのでまずはお気軽にご相談ください。

Starts from $50/hr

Free 5-Week Chess Boot Camp

Dates:3/11/23-4/8/23 (Saturdays) 5:30-6:30 pm

Thank you for your support! We offered a free 5-week chess boot camp geared towards beginners. The program was a great success and we were able to spread our love of chess to many new youth players! All of the recordings are shown below. We learned that there is a great demand in the Japanese community for chess. Moving forward, we hope to continue spreading the love of chess, and expand this idea to board games of great heritage: shogi and go. 

Bootcamp Recordings

GROUNDBREAKING IMMERSION PROGRAM

Welcome to our revolutionary cultural and language immersion program. Departing from conventional immersion programs, typically commencing in preschool and concluding by the end of elementary or middle school, our programs are uniquely tailored for students in grades 5 through 8, placing a specific focus on this critical developmental stage.

What truly sets us apart is our innovative reverse immersion methodology. Unlike traditional programs that initiate with exclusive use of the target language, transitioning to a 50/50 language ratio, our programs begin with a balanced 50/50 language distribution. As students progress, they gradually immerse themselves fully in the target language by the program's culmination, fostering a profound and nuanced understanding of the language. This allows students who begin language learning at a older age to keep up with and gradually become accustomed to using a new language.

Beyond language acquisition, we recognize the pivotal role of culture in the learning process. Our programs place a significant emphasis on the cultural component, providing students with a holistic and enriched experience. Our team of dedicated educators, many with backgrounds in the arts, bring extensive teaching experience to the classroom.

Immersive learning takes tangible form through hands-on projects like calligraphy, traditional Japanese origami (paper folding), and engaging activities such as manga book making. Additionally, we are excited to introduce the joy of music making and singing in Japanese, adding a harmonious dimension to the learning experience.

As part of our commitment to a holistic cultural exchange, students have the unique opportunity to delve into the world of strategic board games. In addition to language and arts, our programs offer the option to learn chess, go, and shogi – traditional board games from Japanese and global cultures. This inclusion fosters a deeper understanding of strategic thinking and promotes cultural exchange through shared games.

Our commitment to excellence is reflected in our research-based approach. Continuously refining our programs, we strive to achieve the best possible outcomes for our students. Join us on this exciting journey of language, culture, and creativity, where every student is empowered to flourish in a globalized world, embracing the richness of diverse traditions and honing strategic minds through the art of traditional board games.


Membership Tiers and Fees
Bronze ($120/year)
As a Bronze member, you get unlimited access to one club of your choosing 
discounts on classes such as Japanese and Karate.
Silver ($210/year)
As a Silver member, you get unlimited access to two clubs of your choosing 
discounts on classes such as Japanese and Karate.

Gold ($295/year)
As a Gold member, your family* gets unlimited access to all clubs
discounts on classes such as Japanese and Karate.

*one household

Meet our instructors!

Chieko Arai, MFA

Chieko holds MA in 3D design and MFA in Metal Arts from University of Iowa. She was featured in many books and publications such as “500 Wedding Rings” by Lark Book and “Chunghi Choo and Her Students: Contemporary Art and New Forms in Metal” by Arnoldsche.
She continues her creative projects and now also tries to help the Japanese community in the US in many ways. She makes natto (sankyodai natto) to showcase Japanese food culture while working in the real estate industry primarily for the Japanese community.

Gordon Li

Gordon is an expert in chess (rated 2000 USCF). He enjoys playing the piano, running, and golf. He tutors chess, math, English, and other subjects. He is passionate about spreading his love of chess to youth, particularly in the Japanese community. He is currently spearheading the Chess Shogi Go MindChallenge (CGS MindChallenge), a project designed to facilitate cultural exchange and understanding through three board games with rich cultural and historic backgrounds. 

He is currently a student at Duke University, majoring in Computer Science and Psychology. He graduated high school as a National Merit Scholar Finalist, given to the top 1 percent of high school seniors.

Sulaiman Islaam

Hey, my name is Sulaiman. I’m a very peaceful person who loves manga style art, also watches anime time to time. I’m an artist who’s self taught and I just love the Japanese culture. I am currently studying Japanese at JCXNY to learn more about the culture. I am a co-leader for the Anime Drawing Club.

Yuji Ishikawa


Ishikawa Sensei, a current US Army Reserve Chaplain Candidate and a former US Army 75th Ranger Regiment member, brings a wealth of experience to the mat. As a professional fighter and United States full-contact karate champion, he has also represented Team USA on the Karate National Team, among many other notable achievements.
Now, Ishikawa Sensei is offering instruction for both kids and adults in our local community. Immerse yourself in Japanese culture through expert guidance in Japanese (and English, when appropriate), providing a unique and enriching cultural experience.
TESTIMONIALS
Testimonials
ご寄付 Donation
Help us make JCXNY the best place for children to learn each other's culture and share lifelong friendships without boundaries.
国境や言語の壁を超えた子どもたちの友好の場づくりのための
ご支援誠にありがとうございます。

ご寄付 DONATION
Help us make JCXNY the best place for children to learn each other's culture and share a lifelong friendship that does not have a boundary.
国境や言語の壁を超えた子どもたちの友好の場づくりのための
ご支援誠にありがとうございます。
Our organization is a NY state non-profit organization with 501(c)3 Status.  As a public, charitable organization recognized by the 501(c)3 section of the IRS tax code, your donation to Japan Cultural Exchange of New York is tax deductible.  For tax filing purposes, please contact us for our federal tax ID number.

Please make donation today through Zelle to Info@jcxny.org (preferred method) or to Paypal (link below)

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Valued Sponser: Maagon CPA

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Our organization is a NY state non-profit organization with 501(c)3 Status. As a public, charitable organization recognized by the 501(c)3 section of the IRS tax code, your donation to Japan Cultural Exchange of New York is tax deductible. For tax filing purposes, please contact us for our federal tax ID number.

Please make donation today through Zelle to Info@jcxny.org (preferred method) or to Paypal (link below)

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Japan Cultural Exchange of New york
101 Saint Felix St Brooklyn New York

 info@jcxny.org
913-742-3415
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101 Saint Felix St Brooklyn New York
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   info@jcxny.org

   913-742-3415

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