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.

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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

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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!

Japan Update: How Will US-Japan Relations Change in 2017

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
A panel discussion followed by sushi and sake reception

with
His Excellency Ambassador  Ichiro Fujisaki

4:30 pm - JAS Member-Only Tour of Novus
5:00 to 8:30 pm - Program

REGISTER

Ambassador Ichiro Fujisaki serves as President of the America-Japan Society in Japan and as Chairman of  International Strategies at Sophia University in Tokyo. He was Ambassador of Japan to the United States from 2008-2012 and to the United Nations and World Trade Organization in Geneva prior to that.


James L. Schoff is a senior fellow in the Carnegie Asia Program. His research focuses on U.S.-Japan relations and regional engagement, Japanese politics and security, and the private sector role in Japanese policymaking. He previously served as senior adviser for East Asia policy at the U.S. Office of the Secretary of Defense and as director of Asia Pacific Studies at the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis (IFPA). 


Mr. Thad Simons is Managing Director of The Yield Lab, an agricultural technology accelerator seed capital fund that brings together new innovative technologies focused on improving productivity, enhancing knowledge, eroding boundaries, and merging historically independent ecosystems into a more cohesive agricultural system.



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

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