Every Friday afternoon primary school pupils come to the Celtic Learning Centre (Head of Celtic Learning - Mr Tony Russell) inside the Celtic stadium to attend a workshop on Japan. They try their hand at Origami, learn how to write their names in Japanese, try out Taiko drumming, watch a DVD on Japan, sing Japanese songs, do exercise in the Japanese style, taste Japanese sweets and matcha tea, use chopsticks, and practice some Japanese phrases. In addition, a workshop for primary school teachers has been held on how to organise a Japan-themed project. These workshops have been provided by Fumiko Nakabachi, Japan Desk Scotland, with financial support from the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation and the Embassy of Japan.
In England and Wales, the GCSE exams have a syllabus on Japanese and the language is taught at many secondary schools. In Scotland, however, the Standard Grades exams, the Scottish equivalent of the GCSE, do not have a syllabus on Japanese, and the language is not taught except at a few, mostly private, schools. It is hoped that, with its popularity among the pupils and teachers, the Japan workshop at the Celtic Learning Centre will help pave the way for the introduction of Japanese language teaching at state schools in Scotland.