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About the school

The Diablo Nippongo Gakuen is a member organization of the Diablo Japanese American Club (JA Club)Founded in 1926 as the Concord Japanese Language Institute, the Diablo Nippongo Gakuen (Japanese School) has a long tradition of teaching the Japanese language and culture to interested school-aged children in the East Bay. Diablo Nippongo Gakuen is chartered as a nonprofit corporation in the State of California, and is tax exempt under IRC Section 501(c)3 and the California RTC Section 23701d. The school holds classes every Saturday from September through May at the Japanese-American Religious and Cultural Center (JARCC), home to the JA club, in Concord, California.  Non-discrimination policy: The Diablo Nippongo Gakuen admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

News and Events


1/11/2014 - Board meeting

1/18/2014 - Oshogatsu Celebration


10/26 - Teacher/Board Meeting

10/5 - Board Meeting

9/14 - General Meeting
Our second day of school coincided with our first general member meeting, starting at 9:00am.

9-7 - The first day of the 2013-14 school year
See the Calendar page for all 2013-14 school year dates.

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