vjls & jh photo of kids doing crafts by shumpei kato


Photo Credit: Shumpei Kato

Established in 1906, the Vancouver Japanese Language School & Japanese Hall (VJLS-JH) is a non-profit, community-based and driven organization, committed to education, culture and community. Our mission, as an Educational and Community Institution, is to promote through educational and event programming the understanding of Japanese language and culture to all Canadians.

VJLS-JH has been promoting Japanese language and culture in the historic Powell Grounds area for over 110 years. We are a volunteer-based, community organization that offers educational programs for preschoolers to adults, full-service daycare, cultural programs such as martial arts and calligraphy, and seasonal community events for the general public.