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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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Let's Help Kumamoto!!!

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Lunch Time Yoga in Japanese

Every Wednesday (May 4 - June 8)
6 Sessions

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Sake vs. Shochu
Friday, May 6, 7:00 pm @JASW
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J-Book Club
Instruction Manual for the 21st Century Samurai by Alexei Maxim Russell
Monday, May 16 from 6:30 pm @JASW

Book information>>

Calligraphy Shodo Workshop
Every Wednesday (May 18 - June 22) 6 sessions
from 6:30 pm @ JASW

Edo Tsumami Kanazashi Workshop
Thursday, May 26 from 6:00 pm @JASW

Looking for Japan-in-a-Suitcase Volunteers!
おはなし会 - Japanese Story Time
Every Wednesday

Membership Application/Renewal




  Japan Bowl®
 April 14 & 15, 2016

 An annual Japanese  language academic competition for  high school students from across the country 

Learn more >>

Japan Bowl invitation (.pdf)>>

National Japan Bowl 2016 Report (.pdf)>>

The nation's largest Japanese Street Festival, held as the climax of the National Cherry Blossom Festival

Day of Volunteer Application>>

Official Sakura Matsuri Website>>

 29th Annual Dinner &  Silent Auction

Special Guest Speaker

Congressman Joaquin Castro

 Tuesday, December 1, 2015

 A major national public  affairs  gathering that  honors  distinguished leaders  from America  and Japan.

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.  

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Japan in 2016: A Look at the Year Ahead

Thursday, January 21, 2016

 Japan in 2016 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.

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Online registration>>









March 20 - 27, 2016

  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 2016 CineMatsuri list of films will be available soon on the CineMatsuri website. 

Official CineMatsrui Website>>

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

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Please call us at 202-833-2210 for purchasing the book.


Still accepting students!
Japanese Language School
Spring Semester 2016 (April 25 - June 30)
Class schedule (pdf.)>>
Online registration>>

Deadline: April 15 ($25 late fee after this date)

English Language School 春期講座 2016     (4月26日- 6月28日, 毎週火曜日)                  

Class schedule (pdf.)>>
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Language School General Information 

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Since January 1, 2015

2015 Annual Program Report



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