Join us at our weekly meetings!

Feel free to join us every Sunday night at 7:00 PM in the World Languages Center (Ford 101).  If you want to get involved with JSSL, don't be afraid to stop by or send us an email!

Language Table Wednesdays @Goudy!

Stop by the Goudy on Tuesdays from 6:00 PM-7:00 PM to practice your Japanese and/or English with other Willamette and ASP students.  All are welcome.    Questions? Contact the Japanese Language Assistant, Rie Maeda, at <>.


Welcome to Japan Studies Student Leaders!

[JSSL; 日本研究学生リーダー会 (Nihon Kenkyuu Gakusei Riidaa Kai)]

We are an organization open to all students interested in Japan, with the purpose of organizing engaging activities centered around Japanese culture, society, and language for the Willamette, American Studies Program (ASP), and Salem communities.  JSSL creates a sense of community among members by ensuring that every member can participate in all events with or without prior knowledge of Japan or Japanese culture.  We expand our educational interests with the support of Tokyo International University of America, the Japanese and Chinese Studies Departments, the Center for Asian Studies, and American Studies Program, acting as a resource for Willamette and ASP students to broaden their understanding of Japan and the connections between Japan, the US, and the world.

Please check out the Language Learning Center's Japanese Blog!

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Willamette and ASP Students: Sakura Matsuri 2013

Welcome to Willamette!

A collaborative effort between JSSL, the JSSL Dance Team, TIUA, and various organizations on the Willamette University campus for Sakura Matsuri 2014.  JSSL's contribution to the AKB48 Koi Suru Fortune Cookie video project:

Awards and Recognition:

"In Recognition of Outstanding Achievement, Service, and Leadership," JSSL was awarded the "Outstanding Student Organization" award at the 2013 Campus Life Honors & Awards Program.