NAJAS received a grant from the United States-Japan Foundation to offer a series of talks at Japan-America Societies by curators of Japanese art at major museums in the U.S. The purpose is to draw attention to these collections and their role in the grassroots relationship between the U.S. and Japan. The participating curators are well-known in the field and represent some of the best known collections of Japanese art in America. The awards were made in 2015 and the programs will take place in 2015-2016.
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
NAJAS worked with the TOMODACHI Initiative during 2012 to develop a unique small-scale exchange program for JAS members. Funding for four exchanges, each involving up to 10 persons, was made available by TOMODACHI Initiative, administered through NAJAS, in the fall of 2012. 11 societies applied to NAJAS for the funding. A selection committee convened by NAJAS evaluated the applications and in December... more
NAJAS announced in the fall of 2012 a first round grant from The Sasakawa Peace Foundation in Japan for three "Japan Matters through Japan-America Societies" events to be held at Japan-America Societies. A selection committee chose three societies from among eight applications to NAJAS... more
NAJAS and the Keizai Koho Center have teamed up to offer the NAJAS/KKC Business Speaker Series through our member Japan-America Societies. Funded by the Keidanren, KKC's parent organization, this series combines a senior executive from a Japanese corporation and a recognized Japan expert in a public presentation hosted by a JAS. In their presentations, the senior executives have described the business climate and the impact of their companies' investment in the United States...more
NAJAS is providing speakers and support for cultural programs to Japan-America Societies for public and membership events. Funding came from several sources, which along with NAJAS, recognize the importance of offering high quality programming to our members. We appreciate the support and availability of the speakers and the generosity of the funding organizations... more