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.

Join us for a lively discussion with two well-known experts from Tokyo and Washington DC on the evolving Japan-US alliance and its impact on security and trade in Asia. 

The Japan-America Society of Indiana is pleased to partner with the Indiana Council on World Affairs in offering this special program as part of the Japan Update Series sponsored by the Sasakawa Peace Foundation and the National Association of Japan-America Societies.

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Make Your Own Sushi Class

The wonderful chefs at Ocean World Restaurant will offer an introductory sushi-making class. Join with fellow Japan-America Society of Indiana (JASI) members and friends in learning the basics of sushi from the masters!

Saturday, February 17th, 2018 - 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
(Register before Wednesday, February 14th)
Sunday, March 25th, 2018 - 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
(Register before Wednesday, March 21st)

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Legal Seminar (in Japanese): American Conflict and Litigation Responses

Presented in Japanese, the seminar covers trends in lawsuits in the US, outlines of legal proceedings, methods for resolving cases in the event of a lawsuit, and multifaceted methods of handling litigation from a practical point of view, such as legal strategies between offices in Japan and the US.

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7th Annual Tsunami Taro Zumbathon

The annual Tsunami Taro Zumbathon will take place on Friday, February 23rd!

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JASI Culture Center - Capital Campaign

We are delighted to announce the construction of a JASI Japan Culture Center in the Union Station building, an historic landmark in downtown Indianapolis!  With a prominent, front-of-building location, and a Japanese architectural design, the new Japan Culture Center will bring the “Japan brand” front and center to the State and City.  It will allow JASI to greatly expand its offerings, providing a venue for tea ceremonies, classes, cultural workshops, training, meetings, and receptions.  

Improving JASI’s physical space has been a goal for nearly ten years.  With these objectives, the JASI Board of Directors has set forth a first-ever Capital Campaign to fund the completion of construction and to provide a reserve fund for future enhancements.

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JASI Mentioned in Nikkei Article by Mitoji Yabunaka

Nikkei Newspaper Evening Edition published an article by Mitoji Yabunaka about the Indiana-Japan relationship and that mentions JASI.  Mr. Yabunaka was Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Japanese Government and served as the Consul-General of Japan in Chicago from 1998 to 2002. 

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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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