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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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Mini Cooking Class

Friday, February 26 at 6:00 to 8:00 pm @JASW

For more information coming soon!

Online registration coming soon

Lunch Time Yoga in Japanese

Every Wednesday (February 10 - March 9)

For more information (.pdf)>>

Online registration>>

Networking Lunch in Japanese
February 5 & 19

J-Book Club

Pluto: Urasawa x Tezuka, Vol. 1 by Naomi Urasawa Monday, February 8 from 6:30pm @JASW

Soroban (Japanese Abacus) Workshop
(3 Sessions)

Tuesday, February 16, 23 and March 1 @JASW

Tidal Basin Clean Up
Saturday, March 5 at 9am to noon 
@ Japanese Lantern – at 17th Street and Independence Avenue SW, just south of the World War II Memorial.

Kimono in Motion: Introductory Class
Tuesday, March 8 @ JASW

Monthly Kimono Class
Tuesday, March 15 @ JASW

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










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.

For more information (.pdf)>>

Online registration>>

  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 coming soon!

Sakura Matsuri
Saturday, April 16, 2016
M Street & New Jersey Ave., SE

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.  

   Application Details >>



March 2016

Dates to be announced soon.

  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. 

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.



Japanese Language School
Winter Semester 2016 (Jan. 11 - Mar. 17)

Still accepting students!
Class schedule (pdf.)>>
Online registration>>

Please click here to register for "Political Science and Economics for Advanced Learners of Japanese.*"
*This class will run for 7 weeks.

English Language School 冬期講座 2016 (Jan. 12 - Mar. 15, 毎週火曜日)

Class schedule (pdf.)>>
Online registration>>

Language School General Information 

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Learn more about past JASWDC events.
Since January 1, 2015

2015 Annual Program Report



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