Japan America Society of Southern California
Building Japan-America Relationships Since 1909

JAS Events Calendar

The Japan America Society maintains an active calendar offering a diversity of programs that help promote better understanding between Japan and America.

Upcoming events

    • Thursday, February 19, 2015
    • 2:00 PM
    • InterContinental Los Angeles Century City at Bevery Hills (Century City, CA)

    Thursday, February 19, 2015
    1:30pm Registration
    2:00pm Symposium
    6:15pm Networking Reception

    InterContinental LA Century City at Beverly Hills
    2151 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067




    Chief Executive Officer, UNIQLO USA

    With expert speakers
    The Honorable Harry H. Horinouchi  Consul General of Japan in Los Angeles

    Tomoko Iwakawa
    SVP and Senior Foreign Exchange Advisor, City National Bank

    Terry S. Hara
    Chairman, Japan America Society of Southern California

    Patrick J. Linehan Former Consul General, U.S. Consulate General in Osaka-Kobe, Japan
    Senior Visiting Fellow & Public Diplomat in Residence, USC Center on Public Diplomacy

    Gene Park Assistant Professor, Political Science, Loyola Marymount University

    Brian Peck Deputy Director of International Affairs & Business Development
    California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development

    S. Mackin Pulsifer Vice Chairman, Fiduciary Trust Company International

    Nicholas Smith
    Japan Strategist, CLSA Securities Japan Co., Ltd.

    JAPAN in 2015 Symposium will gather leading experts on Japan from across the U.S. and from Japan to take an in-depth look and “forecast” the coming year on Japanese domestic affairs, U.S.-Japan bilateral economic and security relationship and U.S.-Japan cooperation in international affairs.

    Presented by the Japan America Society of Southern California with the Japan Business Association of Southern California. The symposium is supported by a generous grant from the Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA. Additional support is provided by the InterContinental LA Century City at Beverly Hills. United Airlines is the Official Airline for JAPAN in 2015 Symposium. 

    $55 JAS/JBA/USJC Members
    $75 Non-members & Guests
    $100 Admission + 1 Year New JAS Individual Membership Bundle

    For additional information or for sponsorship opportunities, email amano@jas-socal.org or call 310-965-9050, ext. 104.

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    Official Airline 
    JAPAN in 2015 Symposium


    Cooperating Organization
    TownHall Los Angeles
    • Saturday, March 21, 2015
    • 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Japanese American National Museum (Los Angeles, CA)

    Saturday, March 21, 2015
    Art Exhibit: 1:00pm - 5:30pm
    Forum: 2:00pm - 5:00pm

    Japanese American National Museum
    Tateuchi Democracy Forum
    100 North Central Avenue, Los Angeles California 90012

    2015 will mark the 70th Anniversary of the Atomic Bomb.

    In recognition of of this historic anniversary, the Orange Coast Optimist Club (OCO) will present, "Shadows for Peace, for the Sake of the Children, the Hiroshima Nagasaki Experience" Forum and Art Exhibit.

    The event is hosted by the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) at the Tateuchi Democracy Forum.

    Forum speakers include world renowned experts on Hiroshima and Nagasaki (details in the flyer below), and video interviews of three Hibakusha, explosion-affected people, discussing their experiences as survivors of the atomic bomb. "No more Hiroshima and no more Nagasaki, never again," Hideo Sakata, Nagasaki Hibakusha.

    Additionally, artworks of "Shadows for Peace" will be on exhibit.

    Exhibit and Forum is supported by Japan America Society of Southern California, OCO, JANM, Nanka Hiroshima Kenjinkai, Love to Nippon, USC Institute of Genetic Medicine Art Gallery, Nanka Yamaguchi Kenjinkai, Lantern from the East - Los Angeles (LELA), Los Angeles Nagoya Sister City Afilliation (LANSCA).

    For more information, contact Richard Fukuhara at 714-998-8790 or email richard@fukukarafoto.com

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    • Thursday, March 26, 2015
    • 6:00 PM
    • The Riviera Country Club (Pacific Palisades, CA)


    Friendship Through Food

    Generously sponsored by
    Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.

    Thursday, March 26, 2015
    6:00pm Champagne Reception
    6:30pm Dinner

    The Riviera Country Club

    The Riviera Country Club
    1250 Capri Drive, Pacific Palisades, CA, 90272

    Join Award Winning Chef, SIMON LEWIS, formally of famed Joël Robuchon Restaurant, Winner of Michelin’s Three Star, Forbes Five-Star, AAA Five Diamond, and Wine Spectator’s Grand Award, Joël Robuchon has redefined fine dining.

    Chef Lewis will prepare a
    special six course meal for JAS!

    Reservations are limited to sixty people.

    $150 per person, all inclusive food, Beverages for sale
    $2,000 Sponsored Tables of 10

    Contact JAS to reserve and for more information about Sponsor Table benefits

    For information, contact amano@jas-socal.org or call 310-965-9050, ext. 104.

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Past events

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 26th Meishi Kokan Kai - Business Card Exchange
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 Business Networking Mixer and JAS Membership Drive
Monday, January 19, 2015 Networking Event with Young Community Leaders from Japan
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 JAPAN: Heading Where? Luncheon with Ambassador Ichiro Fujisaki
Thursday, November 20, 2014 2020 Women on Boards: 3rd Annual National Conversation on Board Diversity
Sunday, October 19, 2014 18th Annual Japan America Kite Festival® 第18回 日米凧あげ大会
Monday, September 22, 2014 46th Annual Japan America Golf Classic & Tennis Open
Friday, September 19, 2014 6th GOLD Symposium - The Power of Inclusion
Saturday, September 13, 2014 JAS Friendship Reception at The Imperial Hotel Tokyo
Monday, September 08, 2014 2014 JASSC Trip Through Tohoku
Monday, August 11, 2014 Prime Minister Abe's Economic "Third Arrow": Implications for the U.S.-Japan Alliance
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Japan America Student Conference 80th Anniversary Reception in Los Angeles
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Women's Leadership Counts
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 A Farewell Tribute in honor of Consul General Jun Niimi
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 JASSC 105th Anniversary Dinner & Gala Celebration
Friday, June 13, 2014 12th Annual Beer & Sake Festival
Thursday, May 15, 2014 Operation Tomodachi and Afterwards: A U.S. Marine Corps Perspective
Thursday, March 20, 2014 Japan America Society's Annual Members' Meeting 南カリフォルニア日米協会 会員総会
Saturday, March 08, 2014 LOVE TO NIPPON 2014 - 3.11 Memorial Event: Lessons Learned from the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
Thursday, February 13, 2014 JAPAN in 2014 Symposium
Wednesday, February 05, 2014 The U.S. Rebalance Toward Asia: A Look at the Year Ahead, Dinner with James P. Zumwalt, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Japan and Korean Affairs
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 25th Meishi Kokan Kai - Business Card Exchange & Reception
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 The Future of the Asia-Pacific: New Opportunities and Challenges for Japan-U.S. Relations
Friday, November 15, 2013 Luncheon Program with Admiral Jonathan Greenert, Chief of Naval Operations - US Navy
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 Meet & Greet with the Japanese Edo Style Kite Master Mikio Toki!
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 Japanese Kites: Crafts Workshops and Lecture
Sunday, October 20, 2013 17th Annual Japan America Kite Festival® 第17回 日米凧あげ大会
Saturday, September 28, 2013 Outdoor Movie Screening: HACHI - A Dog's Tale
Monday, September 23, 2013 45th Annual Japan America Golf Classic & Tennis Open
Monday, September 09, 2013 Meet and Greet Reception with Japanese Diet Members Taro Kono and Seiji Kihara
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 Friendship Through Food at Tin Roof Bistro
Sunday, July 21, 2013 WELCOME RECEPTION For Eight Children from Fukushima Aiikuen Children’s Home & screening of SUGIHARA Conspiracy of Kindness
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 JASSC 104th Anniversary Dinner & Gala Celebration
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 Friendship Through Food at Vincenti Ristorante
Sunday, June 09, 2013 2013 Asia America Symphony Association Bravo Awards
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 7th Annual US-Japan Green Conference: ALTERNATIVES TO NUCLEAR “Japan's Renewable Energy Options”
Friday, April 19, 2013 Discussion and Book Signing with Leslie Helm Author of YOKOHAMA YANKEE
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 Japan America Society's Annual Members' Meeting 南カリフォルニア日米協会 会員総会
Sunday, March 10, 2013 LOVE TO NIPPON 2013 - 3.11 Memorial Event: Lessons Learned from the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 2013 Northern Trust Open Tickets Fore Charity
Thursday, January 24, 2013 Restoration of Fukushima from 3.11
Thursday, January 17, 2013 24th Meishi Kokan Kai - Business Card Exchange & Reception
Saturday, December 08, 2012 Iron Chef Sakai LIVE!
Friday, November 30, 2012 Challenges in Asia and the World: Democracy, Nationalism and Secularism
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 2012 NIKKEI Seminar in ロサンゼルス 「米大統領選挙後の世界を読む」
Thursday, November 08, 2012 Using Predictive Coding to Reduce Litigation Costs for Cases Involving Japanese and Asian Documents
Thursday, October 25, 2012 Doing Business in Latin America: Opportunities for Japanese and American Companies
Sunday, October 14, 2012 16th Annual Japan America Kite Festival® 第16回 日米凧あげ大会
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 Japan and the TPP
Monday, September 24, 2012 44th Annual Japan America Golf Classic & Tennis Open
Saturday, September 15, 2012 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series Race at Auto Club Speedway - Meet & Greet with Takuma Sato!
Friday, August 24, 2012 Japan's Top Hip-hop, R&B Singer AI "INDEPENDENT" TOUR IN LA
Thursday, July 26, 2012 Capturing the International Market - Andy Bird, Chairman of Walt Disney International
Thursday, July 12, 2012 Trends and Major Concerns for Employers
Friday, June 15, 2012 103rd Anniversary Dinner & Gala Celebration!
Friday, June 15, 2012 2012 LEXUS Opportunity Drawing!
Thursday, May 17, 2012 6th Annual US-Japan Green Conference: SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 Evening with Consul General of Japan, The Honorable Jun Niimi
Friday, April 20, 2012 SAKURA Manga Poster Traveling Exhibit
Sunday, March 11, 2012 LOVE TO NIPPON - 3.11 Memorial Event for the Great East Japan Earthquake & Tsunami
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 Japan America Society's Annual Members' Meeting
Sunday, February 12, 2012 20th Annual Whale Watch Cruise
Wednesday, February 01, 2012 Orange County Welcome Reception of The Honorable Jun Niimi, Consul General of Japan in Los Angeles
Sunday, January 29, 2012 Japanese Food & Sake Collection 2012
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 Best Practices for Multi-Language eDiscovery in IP litigation and other Multi-National Investigations
Thursday, December 01, 2011 SAKURA Manga Poster Contest
Tuesday, November 22, 2011 Welcome Reception of The Honorable Jun Niimi, Consul General of Japan in Los Angeles
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 ASIA FINANCIAL FORUM - Economic Recovery and Monetary Policy: Lessons From Japan
Thursday, November 10, 2011 Japan Rising: The Future of the World’s Third Largest Economic Power
Sunday, October 09, 2011 15th Annual Japan America Kite Festival® 第15回 日米凧あげ大会
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 5:01 Club at Five Crowns
Monday, September 12, 2011 7th Annual Japan America Tennis Open
Monday, September 12, 2011 43rd Annual Japan America Golf Classic
Thursday, September 01, 2011 A Farewell Tribute in Honor of The Honorable Junichi Ihara
Thursday, September 01, 2011 U.S. BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT: Opportunity for Japanese Companies (Seminar in Japanese)
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 GLOBAL ECONOMIC INSIGHTS Seminar by Masaaki Kanno, Chief Economist of JP Morgan Securities Japan
Saturday, July 09, 2011 Luncheon: His Excellency Ichiro Fujisaki "Japan’s Road to Recovery"
Friday, June 17, 2011 Bowers Museum Dinner Honoring ETSUKO & JOE PRICE
Sunday, June 12, 2011 UNITE4JAPAN Fundraising Concert
Thursday, June 09, 2011 For JAPAN We're United
Tuesday, June 07, 2011 Japan Matters: Japan’s Positive Impact on the Southern California Economy
Friday, June 03, 2011 Cheryl Burke Dance Laguna Niguel - Japan Relief Fundraiser
Thursday, May 26, 2011 The 85th Annual World Trade Week & International Trade Delegates Luncheon and Trade Fair
Thursday, May 19, 2011 Fifth Annual U.S. - Japan Green Conference
Saturday, April 30, 2011 Chivas USA vs New England Revolution
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 On The Mend 4 Japan hosted by Tiato Restaurant
Thursday, April 14, 2011 Meet & Greet with IndyCar Driver Takuma Sato
Monday, April 11, 2011 Operation Tomodachi
Saturday, April 02, 2011 102nd Anniversary Dinner
Saturday, April 02, 2011 First Annual JAS High Tech Fair
Sunday, March 06, 2011 19th Annual Whale Watch Cruise
Tuesday, March 01, 2011 Friendship Through Food! at Charlie Palmer at Bloomingdale's South Coast Plaza
Sunday, February 27, 2011 19th Annual Whale Watch Cruise
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 Northern Trust Open Tickets Fore Charity
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 Japan America Society's Annual Members' Meeting
Wednesday, December 01, 2010 Friendship Through Food! at The Capital Grille
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