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.
Latest Issue of A Touch of Japanese Tradition Now Available
The Japan America Society enlists local writers each year to contribute to A Touch of Japanese Tradition - an annual publication focused on different aspects of Japanese culture. Previous topics included haiku, chanoyu (tea ccermony), kimono, and botany. The topic for 2016 is Japanese Food and that latest issue is now available!
Dr. Chikako Usui Receives Foreign Minister's Commendation
Dr. Chikako Usui received a Foreign Minister’s Commendation in 2016 and has been elected to the Board of the National Association of Japan America Societies for 2017-2019.
This is wonderful news for the Japan-America Society of St. Louis and reflects Dr. Usui's untiring work in the service of improving U.S.-Japan relations. The “man in the mirror” in photograph two is her husband Ric.
Congratulations to Chikako!!!
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:
Have a Question or Request? Just Ask!
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.