Welcome to the Japan-America Society of Indiana

The Japan-America Society of Indiana (JASI) is a not-for-profit cultural and educational organization whose mission is to serve as a bridge of friendship between the people of Indiana and Japan. The Society is supported by a diverse membership of individuals, families, businesses and academic institutions.


JASI Introduces "Oishii Indiana"!

The Japan-America Society of Indiana's new restaurant series, "Oishii Indiana", travels around Indiana visiting some of the best and most authentic Japanese restaurants in the state.  Enjoy "touring" a new restaurant each week!  The short videos will include interviews with the owners and chefs, the chef's demo of a popular dish, and live comments from customers. The new online series is made possible with support from the GEN-J program, the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, and Japan-America Society of Indiana, with professional support from Monumental Productions. "Oishii Indiana" will help you discover the best of Japanese cuisine in Indiana!

We're excited to introduce the first episode in the series, featuring Ocean World Restaurant in Indianapolis.

Leave a comment letting us know your favorite dish at Ocean World, and feel free to subscribe, like, and share the program with your friends!

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Indiana-Tochigi Yosakoi Dance Program

The Japan-America Society of Indiana (JASI) will create a collaborative online Yosakoi dance program with Indiana’s “Sister State” in Japan, Tochigi Prefecture!  Yosakoi (よさこい) is a unique, highly-energetic style of dance that originated in Japan, combining traditional Japanese dance movements with modern upbeat music.  The JASI program is designed for both beginners and those with dance experience.

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"JASI PPE Path Forward Campaign" in COVID-19

The Japan-America Society of Indiana always strives to be in-step with our members during challenging times, bringing together our statewide community in a meaningful way, and facilitating the sharing of resources and information.   JASI announces the “PPE Path Forward” Campaign to help provide assistance to first responders, medical facilities, and communities.  Businesses are asked to consider donations of “personal protective equipment” to help meet the critical need for these items, including  masks, protective goggles, isolation gowns, full length face shields, children’s health face masks, nitrile gloves, sanitizers, etc.   JASI’s campaign is structured in partnership with the Indiana Economic Development Corporation and the Indiana National Guard. 

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COVID-19 Information for the Japanese Community in Indiana

Dear JASI Members and Friends:

To help provide service and support for our members and the Japanese community, JASI has complied information regarding the current COVID-19 situation.

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Indiana's Back on Track Information in Japanese
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As a community organization, we believe it is important to follow the guidelines of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in preventing the spread of COVID-19.  In the interest of the health and safety of our staff, the Japan-America Society of Indiana will be working from home.  During this period we will continue to monitor and respond to emails remotely but our response time may be delayed.  Thank you for your understanding.

Sincerely,
The JASI Staff

JETRO Quick Business Surveys During COVID-19

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Conferral of The Order of the Rising Sun,
Gold and Silver Rays Upon Ms. Theresa A. Kulczak

On November 3, 2016 (Japan Time), the Government of Japan announced the recipients of the 2016 Autumn Imperial Decorations.  Among the 96 foreign recipients is Ms. Theresa A. Kulczak, Executive Director of the Japan-America Society of Indiana.  She will receive The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays in recognition of her significant contribution to promoting friendly relations and mutual understanding between Japan and the United States.  The prestigious decoration is conferred by His Majesty the Emperor of Japan.

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