Welcome to Oya No Kai

For over 25 years, Oya No Kai has been impacting the education of students in the Japanese Dual Language Program of Portland Public Schools (also known as the Japanese Immersion Program). Oya No Kai’s mission is to enhance the level of cultural education in the Japanese Immersion Program at Portland Public Schools. We support student success by fostering a robust intern program that supports our teachers, by creating opportunities for students to experience Japanese culture directly through cultural exchanges, and by organizing community events. It is our hope that when our students graduate, they will be better prepared and more knowledgeable of the world around them.

Become an Oya No Kai Member

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Your annual membership dues help support Oya No Kai’s mission – and your students’ academic and cultural experience in the JDLI. Help us reach our goal of 225 paid family memberships for 2023-2024. Your $40 Oya No Kai Annual Family Membership entitles you to:

  • Cast a vote at general meetings
  • Participate in our outbound cultural exchanges
  • Sign up your student for Camp Kurabu
  • Enter the lottery for Camp Westwind

>> Learn more about Oya No Kai membership