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Please note that the items listed below are some suggestions and not exhaustive list of Japan-related places in the Chicagoland area. Additionally, many of the centers or religious organizations include their own arts, crafts, and martial arts classes. Per month, there are different traveling exhibits and events related to Japan that happen as well. We encourage you to explore these recommended ideas and find more in your community! Let us know if you find anything that should be added to the list.

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Japan Exchange & Teaching (JET) Alumni Association of Chicago
Connecting JET alumni in the Midwest - Illinois, Wisconsin, and Indiana
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