Culture and Education



The Consulate's mascot, Nash-chan, is a hot chicken representing the spirit of Music City and Japan who loves to travel in our five-state region. 
Nash-chan was created in 2021 by JET Program alumni Ting-Yu Chen. 

Welcome to the Cultural and Educational Outreach department of the Consulate-General of Japan. This department is dedicated to promoting knowledge of Japan in the consulate's 5-state jurisdiction. Please see below links for more information on upcoming events, exchange opportunities, scholarship information, and more. 


School Visit Program

JET Program

MEXT Scholarships

Study in Japan (EN)

Japanese Language Education