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.
JAS Trivia Night Saturday, June 17
Join us for a fun-filled evening to challenge your knowledge while enjoying Japanese beer and sake. Only one question per round will be Japan-related, so no need to fear if you are not a Japan-ophile.
We’ll have something for everyone, including prizes and auction items. Round up 8 friends to register for a table – discount rate if the registrar is a JAS member.
Upgrade to a Premium table and receive a Japanese bento dinner for each person, Japanese beer, sake, a take-home ikebana centerpiece, and 10 mulligans (must register by June 9). Doors open at 6pm, questions start at 7pm. We’ll be at St. Louis College Prep, 1224 Grattan St., St. Louis MO 63104.
Harmony for Peace Foundation Presents 2017 Peace Concert at Powell Hall
The concert will feature Gohei Nishikawa (piano) Wataru Niimori (jazz piano), Paris Arin (piano, 2016 Jr. Peace & Music Ambassador), Art Holliday of “KSDK 5 On Your Side”, and Royce Martin (piano). Additionally, the St. Louis Concert Choir, STL Rising Generation Youth Chorus, Town & Country Symphony Orchestra, The SIUE Suzuki Violin Tour Group, and others will join the concert as performers.
Tickets for the concert are now available www.powellhall.com and at the Powell Hall Box Office at 314-534-1700, $35–$80 with Group, Student, and Senior discounts available. For additional information at: +1.484.200.7400 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.