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

    • Tuesday, September 06, 2016
    • 11:30 AM
    • Japanese American National Museum (Los Angeles, CA)


    Please join us for a Community Welcome Luncheon in honor of Consul General Akira Chiba as he begins his stay in the Southern California area.

    Tuesday, September 6, 2016
    11:30am Registration
    12:00pm Lunch

    Japanese American National Museum
    100 N. Central Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90012

    Admission (includes Bento Box Lunch)
    $40 per person (plus $1.20 handling fee)

    In the interest of time, credit card payments are the only accepted form of payment.

    Reservation and payment must be made by Tuesday, August 30, 5:00pm to be seated at the JASSC table.

    Complimentary admission to Japanese American National Museum is offered to lunch attendees.


    Biography

    Consul General Akira Chiba was born May 1959 in Tehran, Iran and graduated from University of Tokyo in 1984 with a bachelor’s degree in law. He studied two years at Peking University and received a masters degree in Asian studies in 1988 from UC Berkeley.

    He entered the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) in 1984. His previous postings include deputy director general, Secretariat, Science Council of Japan, Cabinet Office (2015); minister, deputy head of mission, Embassy of Japan, I.R. Iran (2013); and minister (congressional affairs), Embassy of Japan in the United States (2010).

    Consul General Chiba was a lecturer at the University of Tokyo in 2005 and is the author of a number of major papers for academic publications.

    • Monday, September 12, 2016
    • 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • La Cañada Flintridge Country Club (La Cañada Flintridge, CA)


    Monday, September 12, 2016
    12pm Shotgun Start
    5:30pm Silent Auction & Reception
    6:30pm Awards Dinner

    2016年9月12日(月)
    12時 ショットガンスタート
    5時半 レセプション&サイレントオークション
    6時半 表彰式 & ディナー

    La Cañada Flintridge Country Club
    5500 Godbey Drive
    La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
    http://www.lcfcountryclub.com/

    Since 1968, the Golf Classic has been a sold out event, drawing a full tournament of Japanese and American business people.

    Download Flyer

    1968年の発足以来、日米両国のビジネスプロフェッショナルが集う大人気イベント。

    ビジネスネットワーキングには最適のイベントです。ぜひご参加ください!

    フライヤーダウンロード

    Sponsorship Opportunities
    Sponsors will be recognized in all print/electronic media, at the Awards Dinner, in the Tournament Program and on the Japan America Society website. For additional attractive sponsorship opportunities, please call 310-965-9050 ext. 104.

    Download Sponsorship Brochure


    スポンサーシップ
    スポンサーは、イベント前の印刷物およびウェブサイトに社名を掲載。さらに表彰式でのアナウンスメントと、イベントプログラムにも社名・ロゴを掲載いたします。

    詳しくは310-965-9050内線104までお問い合わせください。

    スポンサーシップブロシャーのダウンロード


    Prize donation for Silent Auction and Raffle
    Increase your company's visibility and marketing outreach!

    Please consider donating to support our silent auction, raffle and wine & sake grab bags!
    • Gift-certificates
    • Entertainment, sports or travel tickets
    • Gift baskets
    • Memorabilia
    • Wine, sake or spirits
    Download prize donation form



    48th Japan America Golf Classic
    Sponsorship and player fee includes BBQ lunch, cocktail reception and buffet dinner.

    Format of play Scramble
    Each team’s players hit from the teebox, then the team members choose the best of the four shots for the next shot. All team members then play the second shot from that location, and again choose the best shot. Play continues in this manner until the hole is completed. The team then records its score and maintains that format for all 18 holes.

    Hole Sponsor  $2,000
     
      - Priority entry for one (1) foursome
     
      - Signage at Tee and Green
     
      - Preferred seating at Awards Dinner


    Tee
     Sponsor  $1,500
      - Priority entry for two (2) golfers
      - Signage at Tee

    Beverage / Product Sampling on Course $350
    (Limited to 3 companies)
      - 6ft Table on course to promote your product
      - Great way to promote Beer, Sake, Packaged foods, Golf equipment, sports products, and more!

    Banner Sponsor $250
      - Opportunity to display a banner up to 3ft x 6ft to promote your company during the tournament and networking reception

    Individual Participant $300

    Awards Dinner Only $55

    JAS Package $50 (limited to one per player)
    Purchase before August 29th and receive 5 extra raffle tickets! ($25 value)
    JAS Package includes:
    • 2 Mulligans
    • 1 Rescue Card
    • 1 Raffle Ticket
    • Opportunities to win a prize in each of four contests!
      • Target Golf
      • Closest to the Pin
      • Longest Drive
      • Straightest Drive
    Pre-purchased JAS Packages will be presented to you on the day of the tournament.

    • Monday, September 12, 2016
    • 5:30 PM
    • La Canada Flintridge CC (La Canada, CA)


    Buy a Golf Ball for the Drone Golf Ball Drop and you could win $500! 

    It’s as simple as that!

    1 Golf Ball for $10
    6 Golf Balls for $50
    15 Golf Balls for $100

    Numbered golf balls will be dropped from a drone hovering over a marker near the #10 Tee Box at the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club.  The golf ball closest to the marker wins its owner a cash prize of $500 (split evenly in the event of a tie)!  

    Winner need NOT be present, and need NOT be entered to play in the 48th Annual Japan America Golf Classic, in order to win.  Good luck!

    Mail-in or Fax-in entry must be received with payment in full by 5:00pm, Friday, September 9, 2016

    Download Registration Form

    Mail / Fax fully completed form and payment to:

    Japan America Society of Southern California
    1411 W. 190th Street, Suite 380, Gardena CA 90248
    FAX (310) 965-9010    tel (310) 965-9050, ext. 104

    email  
    amano@jas-socal.org (questions only; no entries)

    To submit your entry or for details and rules, Download Registration Form

    • Tuesday, September 13, 2016
    • 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    • Morgan, Lewis & Bockius (San Francisco, CA)


    September 13, 2016 9:30am - 5:30pm


    Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
    One Market, Spear Street Tower, 28th Fl.
    San Francisco, CA 94105

    The Japan Society of Northern California and The Board Director Training Institute of Japan (BDTI) are pleased to co-sponsor a one-day course providing “director training” for prospective members of Japanese public and private boards. This one-day intensive program, which is offered regularly by BDTI in Japan, teaches participants key legal and corporate governance knowledge needed to serve on, report to, or analyze boards in Japan. The course consists of lectures interspersed with time for interactive discussion and Q&A about real-life situations, and how to handle them. Everyone will have a chance to learn from each others’ experiences, as well as from BDTI. The course will cover topics such as:

    • Introduction to corporate governance
    • The role of directors and the board
    • What is required of directors under the Company Law?
    • Legal and liability issues, and how to handle them
    • Director duties and conflict-of-interest situations
    • Statutory auditors, internal control, and the audit process
    • The role of the board in strategy and risk management
    • Japan’s new corporate governance code
    • Best practices, committees, and succession planning
    • Changing “corporate governance culture” in organizations

    Instructor: Nicholas Benes, Representative Director, BDTI; Chair of the Growth Strategy Task Force, American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ); proposer of Japan’s Corporate Governance Code.

    Cost of the course:    $875.00 (lunch box will be provided)

    Method of Payment:  Please make check payable to the “Japan Society of Northern California”

    No refunds issued on/after Monday, August 29, 2016

    Registration: Please register by accessing and completing the following form: registration form

    Email it back to etanaka@usajapan.org .

    • Tuesday, November 01, 2016
    • 3:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • InterContinental Los Angeles Century City at Beverly Hills (Los Angeles, CA)

    Diversity Inspires Innovation: Entrepreneurial and Intrapreneurial Leadership

    Tuesday, November 1, 2016
    3:00pm Registration
    3:30-6:00pm Program
    6:00-7:00pm Networking Reception


    InterContinental Los Angeles Century City
    at Beverly Hills

    2151 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067

    Map & Directions

    In 2014, the Japan America Society of Southern California's Women's Leadership Counts Initiative was created as a first-of-its-kind initiative to provide a platform for women in business on both sides of the Pacific to engage in professional and leadership development. 

    Together with our partner organizations, business executives and community leaders, the Women's Leadership Counts Initiative will create a network that inspires action and moves the needle on women's leadership. It will also provide unparalleled opportunities to connect with current and future leaders.

    2016 seminar will bring together influential leaders from Japan and the U.S. to address the key factors and share the challenges that have contributed to their personal and business success, especially through Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship. You will gain the insights into your strengths and learn how to take your leadership potential to the next level. The networking reception will provide opportunities to connect with speakers and attendees from a broad range of industries.

    Who Should Attend

    Current and future corporate, business, academic, non-profit and entrepreneurial women and men leaders who value the U.S-Japan collaboration and wish to expand their networks.



    Panelists


    ELLEN CHEN

    Co-Founder & President, Mendocino Farms



    KELLY TRUMPBOUR
    Founding Venture Partner, NextGen Venture Partners
    Founder, See Jane Invest


    Additional speakers will be announced at a later date

    Moderator

     
    RENEE WHITE FRASER, Ph.D. - BIO
    Founder & CEO, Fraser Communications

    Admission
    $45 Members
    $55 Non-Members
    $100 Admission plus new 1 year JASSC Membership ($75 value)

    Download Flyer

    For attractive sponsorship opportunities, click here to download information or contact Kay Amano at amano@jas-socal.org or call 310-965-9050 ext 104.

    PRESENTING PARTNER



    GOLD SPONSOR


    RECEPTION SPONSOR



    SILVER SPONSORS




Past events

Thursday, August 25, 2016 Women's Leadership Counts + Young Professionals' PERSONAL BRANDING WORKSHOP and NETWORKING RECEPTION
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 YP Event: Japan Night @ Dodger Stadium!
Friday, July 08, 2016 A Community Farewell Tribute in honor of Consul General Harry H. Horinouchi and Madame Sabine Horinouchi
Thursday, June 23, 2016 Screening & Panel Discussion: Chiune Sugihara’s Legacy: Japanese-Jewish Bonds and the film “Persona Non Grata”
Friday, June 17, 2016 Sake at Sunset
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 Japan U.S. Military Program (JUMP) at Petco Park
Thursday, May 26, 2016 JASSC 107th Anniversary Dinner & Gala Celebration
Wednesday, May 04, 2016 Protecting Your Company Against CYBER ATTACKS!
Thursday, April 21, 2016 Women's Leadership Counts + Young Professionals' Speed Mentoring & Networking Reception
Monday, April 18, 2016 USC's 29th annual Asia/Pacific Business Outlook Conference
Monday, March 21, 2016 Japan America Society's Annual Members' Meeting & Membership Drive 南カリフォルニア日米協会 会員総会・メンバーシップドライブ
Saturday, March 12, 2016 4th Annual Japan Bowl of California
Tuesday, March 01, 2016 JAPAN in 2016 Symposium
Thursday, February 18, 2016 YP New Year "Shinnenkai" Reception & Membership Drive
Thursday, December 03, 2015 YP End of Year "Bonenkai" Reception
Thursday, November 19, 2015 Japan US Military Program - Connecting and thanking those who served in Japan
Tuesday, November 03, 2015 Women's Leadership Counts - “Leadership Dialogue: How to Navigate Toward Your Greatest Potential"
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 Nobuyuki Tsujii Piano Recital
Saturday, October 17, 2015 Piano Concert and Gourmet Dinner at The Riviera Country Club with World Renowned Concert Pianist Ikuyo Nakamichi
Saturday, October 17, 2015 Japanese Kites: Orizome Kite Workshop and Lecture
Monday, September 28, 2015 47th Annual Japan America Golf Classic
Friday, September 18, 2015 危機管理セミナー ~日系企業が知っておくべきこと~
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 Young Professionals Program & Networking Reception
Friday, July 17, 2015 Outdoor Screening & Producer's Talk: Hachi - A Dog's Tale
Monday, July 06, 2015 Masanori "Mashi" Murakami - Meet & Greet and Book Signing!
Saturday, July 04, 2015 IMAGINE ONE WORLD - Kimono Project Shows
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 JASSC 106th Anniversary Dinner & Gala Celebration
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 2015 Honda Accord Opportunity Drawing
Monday, May 11, 2015 Discussion and Book Signing with Janice P. Nimura Author of "Daughters of the Samurai"
Friday, May 01, 2015 Southern California Welcome Luncheon Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
Thursday, March 26, 2015 Friendship Through Food at The Riviera Country Club
Saturday, March 21, 2015 Forum and Art Exhibit: Shadows for Peace, for the Sake of the Children, the Hiroshima and Nagasaki Experience
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 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 08, 2015 LOVE TO NIPPON 2015 - 3.11 Memorial Event: Reflecting on Japan’s Worst Earthquake & Tsunami and Lessons Learned
Sunday, March 08, 2015 Documentary Screening: LIVE YOUR DREAM ~ The Taylor Anderson Story
Saturday, March 07, 2015 3rd Annual Japan Bowl of California
Thursday, February 19, 2015 JAPAN in 2015 Symposium
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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