The Japan America Society of St. Louis (JAS) serves as the major source of Japan-related information  and cultural experiences in the St. Louis Metropolitan Community.

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JAS receives and answers about 150 inquiries about Japan in a given year, as well as requests for lectures, authentic cultural activities, and programs from local libraries, schools, and other organizations.

We are happy to respond to requests and answer your questions as soon as we can.

Annual Events

JAS offers nine annual programs each calendar year. They are scheduled throughout the year, and include a range of events from business/economic forums, cultural events, and social programs:

  • January - New Year’s Celebration (Shinnenakai)
  • February/March - Japan Update
  • May – Japanese Cultural presentations at the Missouri History Museum
  • August/September – St. Louis Ishinomaki Friendship Program
  • August/September - Japanese festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • September - Fund-raising golf tournament
  • September/October – Shibusawa-Arai Japanese Studies Lecture
  • November - Annual Dinner/General Meeting

Join Us

For anyone interested in Japan, the Japan America Society of St. Louis is the indispensible organization.

Becoming a member of the Japan America Society of St. Louis has many benefits. See what we have to offer, and consider joining today!

Win a Trip to Japan!

In commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the Japanese Festival at the MOBOT Japanese Garden (Seiwa-en), the Japan America Society of St. Louis will sell raffle tickets for a pair of ANA (All Nippon Airlines) gratis economy class roundtrip tickets to Japan all weekend at the Japanese Festival (September 3-5) on the 2nd floor of the Visitor Center and at the Sake & Beer Booth in the Food Court. We will draw the winning ticket at 1:30 pm on Monday, September 5 at the Shoenberg Theater. Ticket prices at the festival will be $20 each, $50 for 3 tickets, and $100 for 6 tickets. 

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"Japan America Society of St. Louis" is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
University of Missouri - St. Louis
366 SSB
1 University Boulevard
St. Louis MO 63121-4400

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