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.

The Japan-America Society of Indiana will present the “Japan Update Conference 2017” on Thursday, February 23rd, at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Indianapolis.   The annual event is designed to inform our audience on key developments in Japan and the Japan-U.S. relationship, as well as to highlight Japanese investment in Indiana.   We’re pleased that the 2017 conference will offer JASI members one of the first occasions of the year to hear an address from The Honorable Eric Holcomb, Governor of the State of Indiana, who will give the Keynote Luncheon remarks.   

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Registration now open!

JASI & Ocean World Restaurant's Annual
Make Your Own Sushi Classes

In keeping with our enjoyable annual tradition of learning how to make wonderful sushi, JASI will partner with Ocean World Restaurant in offering two "Make Your Own" Sushi classes on Saturday, February 4th and Sunday, March 5th.

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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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The Planting of the Japan-U.S. Cherry Tree Promenade!

The Japan-America Society of Indiana was thrilled to welcome 150 enthusiastic guests for the planting of the Japan-U.S. Cherry Tree Promenade at White River State Park on Saturday, April 9th.   The energetic and hard-working volunteers planted 50 somei-yoshino trees on the slope alongside the west bank of the river.

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JASI is introduced in the Weekly J-Angle #508 (Free Japanese Community Paper), issued on Friday, April 18th, 2014.

JASI Japan Center and Gardens of Indiana

JASI Executive Director Theresa Kulczak receives Indiana Sagamore of the Wabash Award!