You will have to wait until high school. Most exchange programs take students 15-18 (sometimes 14 to apply, but must be 15 to go). The best time to go abroad is your junior year, then you are usually mature enough to handle it, but can return in time for the fun of your senior year.
It's really great that you are already taking Japanese! By the time you are ready to go, you will have a great head start on almost all other Americans who apply!
You can find a list of all the organizations that are certified to operate in the U.S. at www.csiet.org. Also, talk to your high school counselor (when you get there). He/she will know the ones that operate in your area.
This is a great idea and it's a wonderful opportunity for you ... keep working toward your goal! An exchange year is expensive, so by knowing early you would like to go, you can prepare both culturally, language wise AND financially!
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