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  • 19 Feb 2016 3:12 PM | Christopher Meyer (Administrator)

    Katsuhiko Miyasaka of Miyasaka Brewing, Timothy Sullivan of Urban Sake, and Adam McBrady of Urban Chestnut provided an informative and interesting talk followed by a tasting of premium sake, sushi reception, and Urban Chestnut beer for 80 guests. This sold-out event was a phenomenal success. View a slideshow of the event here.

    A huge thank you to our funders who made this event possible:


  • 16 Nov 2015 3:19 PM | Christopher Meyer (Administrator)

    With 64 members and friends in attendance, the JAS hosted a lively Annual Dinner at Wasabi in Warson Woods. Peter Kelley, President of the National Association of Japan America Societies, gave a wonderful speech, praising JAS-STL and its efforts. We had the chance to hear from three participants from the Ishinomaki Program, with presentations from a volunteer, a 2014 program participant and a member of one of the 2015 program’s host families. Bruce Buckland, Honorary Consul General of Japan in St. Louis and Vice Chairman of the JAS-STL, was presented with the Service Award. After another successful Annual Golf Tournament, the JAS was able to present the St. Louis Japanese Language School with a check for $3,300, bringing total donations to the Language School up to more than $54,000. Thank you to everyone who attended. We look forward to hosting next year’s Annual Dinner!

  • 11 Feb 2014 10:54 PM | Christopher Meyer (Administrator)
    On Wednesday, February 11, the Japan America Society hosted two events as part of the Japan Update program.  An audience of more than 80 guests gathered for a luncheon at the Ritz Carlton to hear Ambassador Ira Shapiro’s thoughts on the current state of US-Japan relations. Ambassador Shapiro’s lively remarks focused on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks and their importance to the two allies, the region, and the globe. There were several questions from the engaged audience, many concerning the role and reaction of China to the TPP talks. It was an interesting talk over a delicious lunch of Japanese vegetables and salmon teriyaki.

    Quite a crowd also came later that evening to hear Ambassador Shapiro, joined by Mr. Masami Doi (former General Manager of Toyota), Dr. Ulrike Schaede (Professor of Japanese Business, University of California-San Diego), and Mr. Brian Josephson (retired Sr. Vice President, Rawlings Sports) speak about the Japanese economy and international business relationships. Chef de Art provided a delicious buffet afterwards.
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