About Us

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The NC Japan Center serves as a focal point for interaction between Japan and North Carolina, and is a statewide resource intended to assist all citizens, universities, companies, and public and private institutions in relations with Japan.

Founded in July 1980 under Governor Jim Hunt, the NC Japan Center continues to strengthen the state’s academic, business, and cultural ties with Japan. Its Academic Advisory Board consists of faculty from colleges across the University, providing guidance and direction for academic exchange and development. An external Board of Advisors includes prominent citizens of North Carolina who have a strong interest in Japan and US-Japan relations.

Pre-register for spring classes!

Find out about courses at the NC Japan Center, and sign up for one of our regular Japanese language classes for adults and high school students. See our course listing for more information.