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Oct. 11   America-Japan Society, Inc. of Tokyo presented the first Kaneko Awards:new
The recipients were Jean Tsuchiya (nominated by JAS Southern California), Yasuhiro Yabuzoe (of AJS Wakayama) and Joe Price. The awards recognize "Outstanding Contribution to the Japanese-America Friendship". Congratulations to the recipients and to those nominated for the Award. Thank you to Ambassador Fujisaki, Executive Director Takashi Watanabe and the America-Japan Society, Inc. for establishing the Kaneko Award.
Jul. 6   Peter Kelley attended Toyota Motor North America HQ Ground Opening in Plano, TX

KKC Teacher Fellowship 2017

KKC Teachar Fellowship 2011

  The Keizai Koho Center (Japan Institute for Social and Economic Affairs) in cooperation with the National Association of Japan-America Societies (NAJAS) will sponsor a ten day Fellowship to Japan this summer for educators in the U.S. and Canada. The Fellowship allows teachers to learn first hand about contemporary Japanese society and enhance their classroom teaching of global perspectives...more

Japan Update Through Japan-America Societies

  In 2015, NAJAS consolidated the progress to date by offering partial funding for eight "repeat" events and one first-time host event at full funding as Year 3 of the program. The thirteen previous hosts had made progress towards sustaining the events but still needed funding and support to accomplish the most important part of the event; a speaker from Japan...more


Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania
  MEPPI Japan Lecture Series The Japanese Spirit in Global Sports and Business
Thursday, January 19, 2017

From unexpected connections to the founding and culture of Nike to the preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Japanese culture flows through the global world of sports and business...more

Japan-America Society of Central Ohio
  January Culture Club: Let's make and eat 'Ehomaki' sushi roll
Saturday, January 21, 2017

For January Culture Club, we will have fun and tasty time making Ehomaki (lucky direction roll). This rolled sushi is often eaten on Setsubun, "the day before the first day of spring" according to the old Japanese calendar, which is February 3rd. People usually eat the ehomaki while facing the direction considered to be conducive to success that year...more

Japan-America Society of Oregon
  Dollars & Yen Making Foreign Exchange Work for your Business
Thursday, January 26, 2017

Chief Foreign Exchange Strategist Toru Sasaki from JP Morgan Chase Tokyo gives an overview of what 2017 may bring and gives insight into understanding currency; to make your business between the US and Japan more successful. Presentation followed by Q&A...more

Japan/America Society of Kentucky
  2017 Shinnenkai at The Governor's Mansion
Friday, January 27, 2017

Join JASK at our Premiere Event of the year! Come celebrate the New Year by reaffirming the bonds of friendship between Kentucky and Japan. Hosts include Governor Matt Bevin, the Consul-General of Japan to Nashville, Masami Kinefuchi, and many others...more


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ITOCHU International Inc.
Eli Lilly and Company
Marubeni America Corporation
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Toray Industries, Inc.


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