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.


Sake 101 - Sake Tasting & Cheese Pairing Program

Come join us for a special presentation on the qualities of Japanese sake and a unique pairing program with cheeses featuring a presentation by Paul Tanguay, accredited sake sommelier.  Presented by the Japan-America Society of Indiana in partnership with JETRO Chicago, and with support from Republic National Distributing Company and Goose the Market.

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The Second Japan Infrastructure Investment Forum

Date: November 7, 2018
Venue: Indiana Convention Center

The Japan Infrastructure Investment Forum will create an unique opportunity to bring together best-in-class experts from the American and Japanese infrastructure sectors with U.S. and Japanese infrastructure officials and policymakers.

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Hear JASI Japan Update speaker Kunihiko Miyake, President, Canon Institute for Global Studies, Tokyo, Japan, discuss his recent trip to Indiana during an interview with a Japanese morning news program. His remarks on his visit to Indiana begin right at the one minute mark.

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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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