IMPORTANT: 2022 JCI Academy dates

Delegates are required to arrive at the designated hotels in  City on Friday, September 17 and depart Sendai on Sunday, September 26, 2021.

The official dates of 2021 JCI Academy Sendai are September 17-26, 2021.

Insurance for 2021 JCI Academy delegates only covers the period September 17-26 inclusive. 

Kindly understand that the hosting organizations, volunteer interpreters and host families in Sendai will not be held liable for delegates at any point prior to September 17 and after September 26. 

Friday, September 17: Arrive in Sendai, and check in at the designated hotel

Sunday, September 26: Depart Sendai

Homestay Program

A document entitled “Delegates Guidelines” which will include detailed information on the homestay program, Sendai programs and other events, as well as a suggested list of things to bring, will be emailed to delegates one month prior to the start of the 2021 JCI Academy.

Academy Rules

Delegates are required to comply with the rules set by the JCI Academy organizers and the course leader.

Proper attitude and behavior will be expected of the JCI Academy delegates as members of JCI.            In your capacity as a JCI Academy delegate, please follow the rules and be extra careful not to behave in an inappropriate manner.

Accommodation, delegates reception desk and concierge

Name: Hotel New Mitoya

Address: 102 Yumoto Yakushi, Akiu Town, Taihaku Ward, Sendai City, 982-0241

Tel: 022-398-2301

Fax: 022-398-2242

Hotel website:

Booking and information: top page

Essential items

  • Any medications you usually require
  • Business cards


National dress, dark business suits or tuxedos, cocktail or evening dresses are appropriate for:

  • Graduation Ceremony
  • Farewell Party

Business attire is appropriate for:

  • Opening Ceremony and the entire day of September 21

Business casual attire is appropriate for:

  • Remaining Academy program

Travel Visa

Although Japan has visa exemption agreements with the 68 countries and regions included on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan website linked below, these agreements (with the exception of the countries highlighted in grey) have been suspended for the time being, as part of broader security measures taken by Japan to halt the spread of the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

Please refer to the following URL for further details, and updates on the situation:

If your nationality is not included on the above Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan website, you are required to apply for a visa to enter Japan.

Visa Supporting Documents

For those delegates who will require a visa to enter Japan, the JCI Japan Secretariat will send the necessary documents required to make their visa applications at their respective Japanese embassies.

Time Zone

GMT/UTC+09:00 hours

First Aid and Contact Person from the COC during the Academy

Yasumasa Sakamoto

Global Leader Development Commission Secretary, JCI Japan


Contact Person from the JCI Headquarters throughout the Academy

Cynthia Wong

JCI Area Director for Asia and the Pacific