With only four days to go, both students and staff are counting down to a memorable, one-of-a-kind experience. Preparations for the 2021 Virginia Governor's Japanese Language Academy are nearing completion. Core Japanese lessons, wonderful activities, and exciting guest lecturers have all been planned as the staff of the Academy await the chance to meet with this year's group of brilliant minds. We are proud of the program we have created, utilizing the lessons we have learned from a year of online pedagogy to help us build a robust and interactive immersion experience in an online format. We hope that all of our Academy participants will enjoy their time here as they build friendships and a deeper understanding of Japanese language and culture. As students wrap up their current year of schooling, we look forward to welcoming everyone into an amazing experience to start their summer!