Japan-Related Groups

National Association of Japan America Societies (JAS Affiliate!)

The mission of the National Association of Japan-America Societies is to strengthen cooperation and understanding between the peoples of Japan and the United States by providing programs, services, and information to and facilitating cooperation among its member societies throughout North America.


Japan America Society Women's Association (JASWA) (JAS Affiliate!)

JASWA provides friendship and cultural exchange for women of any heritage who want to learn and share about Japan and its rich traditions by hosting monthly events and supporting local school programs.


Japan America Society Young Men's Association (Seinenkai) (JAS Affiliate!)

Seinenkai of the Japan America Society of St. Louis brings Americans, Japanese Nationals, and Japanese Americans together to foster intercultural exchange and fellowship. The group hosts a variety of generation-appropriate activities and programs that provide much-needed professional and social resources to its members.

For more information, contact Steve Masaki at smasaki@sbcglobal.net

Japanese Activities Committee 

JAC is a coalition of individuals and organizations whose purposes are: (1) Planning and producing the annual Japanese Festival; and (2) Encouraging and financially supporting the continual development of Japanese cultural and artistic programs throughout the St. Louis Area.

Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) - St. Louis Chapter

The St. Louis Chapter of the JACL promotes cultural, educational and social values and preserves the heritage and legacy of the Japanese American community.


St. Louis Japanese Language School

Japanese classes meet every Saturday and you can try any of the classes at any time. For more detailed information on the Language School and other local resources, please visit our Language Resources page.


St. Louis-Suwa Sister Cities Committee

The St. Louis-Suwa Sister Cities Committee facilitates both cultural  exchange and business communications between St. Louis and the city of Suwa in Japan.


St. Louis Japan Society

St. Louis Japan Society is an organization for Japanese families and anyone interested in Japan in the St.Louis Area. The Society is also instrumental in conveying important announcements from the Japanese Government through the Consulate General of Japan at Chicago.

Contact Information

(314) 453-0690


St. Louis Osuwa Taiko

St. Louis Osuwa Taiko fosters Japanese-American cultural exchange through the study and performance of taiko, the art of Japanese ensemble drumming.  You can see their upcoming event schedule here.


Ikenobo Ikebana School

Ikebana (生け花) is the Japanese art of flower arrangement that dates back to the 15th century.  To register for an ikebana workshop hosted by our licensed Ikenobo instructor, visit our events page here.


Urasenke Tea School

Chanoyu (Chado), or the Way of Tea, is a spiritual practice formalized by Sen no Rikyu in the 16th century.  To register for a tea ceremony hosted by our licensed Urasenke instructor, visit our events page here.


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

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