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The museum was well positioned to teach about the rules of etiquette for visiting Japan and doing business with the Japanese. Holding classes in The Japanese House offered participants direct experience in a different culture.  The museum held workshops called Orientation: Japan (especially for business people) and Landing on Your Feet in Japan (for travelers) as well as Japanese language, culture, and art classes.  The museum designated January 1984 as the Month of Japan, featuring family programs such as sushi making and folk arts demonstrations.   As many schools introduced Japan in their social studies curriculum, BCM offered educator workshops and created curricula on Japan and China through its collaboration with Harvard University (Harvard East Asian Program, see 1976 entry).