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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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Our office is closed on Friday, July 3rd due to the 4th of July weekend.

YUKI'S JOURNEY: A Fundraiser for the Taylor Anderson Memorial Fund
Contributions will help support Taylor Anderson Reading Corners in the Tohoku disaster area.
$30 donation per book
For more information (.pdf)>>
Please call us at 202-833-2210 for purchasing the book.

J-Book Club: Tokyo Underworld: The Fast Times and Hard Life of an American Gangster in Japan by Robert Whiting
Monday, July 6 at 6:30 pm @ JASW

Monthly Kimono Class
Tuesday, July 7 @ JASW

JASW & JETAADC Izakaya Pub Quiz
Wednesday, July 15 at 6:00pm @ Pasara Thai
(1219 Connecticut Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20036)

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Networking Lunch in Japanese
Friday, July 17 at noon
@JASW Office

Monthly Kanzashi Class
Wednesday, July 22 at 6:00 pm @ JASW

For more information and
online registration coming soon!

Japanese-English Toastmasters Club
Tuesday, July 28 at 6:30 @ JASW

Lunch Time Yoga in Japanese
Every Wednesday, June 10 - July 22

Shodo Calligraphy Workshop
Monday, June 22 to July 27 (6 Sessions)

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.  

   Application Details >>


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 - Summer 2015
The registration has been started!!!
Class Schedule>>

English Language School - 夏期講座 2015

The registration has been started!!!

Class Schedule>>

Language School General Information 

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Since January 1, 2015

2014 Annual Program Report




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