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The Japan-America Society of Washington DC is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit, nonpartisan educational and cultural organization for individuals and corporations with an interest in Japan and US-Japan relations. Founded in 1957, the Society promotes greater understanding and networking between Americans and Japanese through its many cultural, public affairs, and educational programs. Serving the six million residents of the Nation's Capital region, the Society also sponsors programs of national significance, including the Japan Bowl®, the Sakura Matsuri, and the Annual Dinner.

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YUKI'S JOURNEY: A Fundraiser for the Taylor Anderson Memorial Fund
Wednesday, June 17 at 6:00pm

US-Japan Networking Night
Thursday, June 4 at 6:30 pm
@ Foley & Lardner LLP

Lunch Time in Japanese
Friday, June
5 & 19 at noon
@JASW Office

Japanese Green Tea Class
Monday, June 8 @ noon
@JASW Office

Hakutsuru Sake & Washoku Pairing at Zentan
Tuesday, June 9 at 6:30pm
@Zentan (1155 14th Street, NW, Washington DC)

Mini Cooking Class:

,Cucumber/Wakame Salad and more!
Friday, June 19
@ JASW Office

For more information & the online registration coming soon!

Monthly Kimono Class

Wednesday, May 27 at 5:30 & 6:30 pm @ JASW

Monthly Kanzashi Class
Friday, May 29 at 6:00 pm @ JASW
Lunchtime Yoga in Japanese
Every Wednesday, April 22 - May 27

Shodo (Calligraphy) Class
Every Monday, April 27 - June 8

Networking Lunch in Japanese
Friday, May 15 at noon @ JASW

Japanese-English Toastmasters Club
Tuesday, May 26 @ JASW

J-Book Club: Haruki Murakami, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage: A novel 
Monday, June 8 at 6:30 @ JASW

Looking for Japan-in-a-Suitcase Volunteers!
お話会-Japanese Story Time
Every Wednesday
Membership Application/Renewal


  Japan Bowl®
 April 9 & 10, 2015

 An annual Japanese  language academic competition for  high school students from   across  the country 
Sakura Matsuri
Saturday, April 11, 2015

The nation's largest Japanese Street Festival, held as the climax of the National Cherry Blossom Festival
28th Annual Dinner &  Silent Auction with Guest Speaker Dr. George R. Packard

 Thursday, December 4, 2014

 A major national public  affairs  gathering that  honors  distinguished leaders  from America  and Japan.

 28tth Annual Dinner Registration Form (.pdf)>>

Silent Auction Donation Form(.pdf)>>

Tanaka & Green Scholarships

 The Japan-America Society of                Washington DC is pleased to  announce the establishment of the  Tanaka and Green Scholarships to  support short-term academic study (one semester or one academic year) at colleges and universities in Japan. The application deadline for the 2015-2016 academic year is July 15, 2015.  



Japan in 2015: A Look at the Year Ahead

Thursday, January 22, 2015

 Japan in 2015 is an all-day symposium that gathers the top experts on Japan from think tanks, academia, the government, the press and the business and non-profit sectors to look at Japan's domestic and international prospects for the coming year.

List of panelist (PDF)>>

Online registration>>


March 22 - 26, 2015

  Five of Japan's most recent 
  and best films, each in a 
  different genre, reflecting the
  the richness and diversity of   today's Japanese cinema

     The 2015 CineMatsuri list of films will be announced at the "CineMatsuri Encore" event at the Freer Gallery on Sunday, March 1. More information to come soon. 


Japanese Language School - Spring 2015 

English Language School - 春期講座 2015

General Information 

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