The Japan America Society of St. Louis (JAS) serves as the major source of Japan-related information and cultural experiences in the St. Louis Metropolitan Community.
May 7 - A Celebration of Japanese Culture at the MO History Museum
The year 2017 is the 50th Anniversary of the Japan America Society of St. Louis and JAS will bring special performances, including 茶の湯 Chanoyu (tea Ceremony), 生け花 Ikebana (Japanese flower arrangement), 三味線(Shamisen music), 着物ショーkimono show, 紙芝居 Kamishibai (Japanese Storytelling), 邦楽 (Japanese Traditional Music), 落語Rakugo, and 禅 Zen. It also exhibits お雛様 Japanese dolls and more! Light refreshments will be served.
Dr. Chikako Usui Receives Foreign Minister's Commendation
Dr. Chikako Usui received a Foreign Minister’s Commendation in 2016 and has been elected to the Board of the National Association of Japan America Societies for 2017-2019.
This is wonderful news for the Japan-America Society of St. Louis and reflects Dr. Usui's untiring work in the service of improving U.S.-Japan relations. The “man in the mirror” in photograph two is her husband Ric.
Congratulations to Chikako!!!
JAS offers nine annual programs each calendar year. They are scheduled throughout the year, and include a range of events from business/economic forums, cultural events, and social programs:
Have a Question or Request? Just Ask!
JAS receives and answers about 150 inquiries about Japan in a given year, as well as requests for lectures, authentic cultural activities, and programs from local libraries, schools, and other organizations.
We are happy to respond to requests and answer your questions as soon as we can.