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2024 Shinnenkai - Year of the Dragon

  • 20 Jan 2024
  • 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Wasabi Sushi Bar St Charles 1650 Beale St. #175, St Charles, MO 63303
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  • Limited seating at the head table with Consul General Yanagi
  • Includes 2 tickets at the Head Table.
    Special recognition of sponsorship.
    Makes kagamibiraki and New Year Kampai possible.
  • - 8 seats at one table
    - Includes special recognition of sponsorship
  • 8 seats at one table at the member price

Please join us on Saturday,  January 20 at 12:00 noon for our annual shinnenkai to celebrate the upcoming Year of the Dragon at Wasabi Sushi Bar in St. Charles! (map)

This will be a special shinnenkai as JAS president Greg Gorman will be presented with the Japanese Foreign Minister's Commendation by Consul General Jun Yanagi in recognition of his significant contributions to strengthening JASSTL as an organization and promoting mutual understanding and friendship between Japan and the U.S.

Of course, all guests will also be treated to the usual shinnenkai delights:

  • a Japanese bento-box lunch of grilled fish, sashimi, tempura, datemaki, carrot & daikon salad, and miso soup
  • our traditional kagami biraki (sake-cask-opening) ceremony
  • a sake toast to ring in the new year
  • fukubukuro ("Lucky Bag") raffle drawing; all registrants receive one free raffle ticket and can buy more for more chances to win!

Table Reservations - Thank You to Nidec!

Consider reserving a Tomodachi Table - a reserved table for eight people at member pricing. Our Sponsor Table, which makes an additional contribution to support all JAS activities, has been generously supported by JAS Corporate Member Nidec Motor Corporation.

Thank You to Our Kagami Biraki Sponsor !

Thank you very much to Jeremy Johnson of AnimeSTL for being our 2024 Kagami Biraki Sponsor! This sponsorship makes our ceremonial sake-cask opening possible, and provides our guests with the sake needed for the New Year Kampai! Jeremy will participate in the kagami biraki ceremony and he and a guest will enjoy head-table seating. Thank you, Jeremy!

Membership Discount

All registrants will receive a coupon code for $5 off new membership applications or membership renewals in their registration confirmation email.*

*Discount not valid for student-level memberships

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

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