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

    • Sunday, October 16, 2016
    • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Santa Monica Pier (Santa Monica, CA)
    Southern California's Largest Kiting Event!

     

    The JAPAN AMERICA KITE FESTIVAL® is the largest Japan related kite festival in Southern California and one of the most “family friendly” kite festivals worldwide!

    Come join us at our new home in Santa Monica!


    Sunday, October 16, 2016
    11:00am to 4:00pm

    Santa Monica Pier Parking and North Side of Santa Monica Pier Map

    Free Admission! 


    Go Metro and receive a free kite and Bruce Tea! (while supplies last)

    Take the Metro Expo Line to Downtown Santa Monica Station and walk four short blocks to the Santa Monica Pier. For your best route, use the Metro Trip Planner or call (323) Go Metro (323.466.3876).


       

     

       
    Come with family and friends to enjoy Japanese and international kites of all sizes and colors! Kite Workshop and games for Children, Japanese food & cultural booths, GIANT Show kites, Taiko drum performance,Traditional Japanese folk dancing, Kite Candy Drops for kids, Sports Kite demonstrations and much more!

    Activities
    • Children's kite workshop - 11am to 2pm (while supplies last).
    • Kids game corner
    • Introductory lessons on precision sport kite by world champion, Ken Emi
    • Kites, and official T-shirt will be on sale!
    • Food vendors including Onigiri (riceballs), Okonomiyaki (Savory pancakes), Poke bowl and more!
    Enjoy Taiko drum performance by PROTA at 11:30am and 2:00pm!

    Checkout our official Facebook page for additional updates!
    Show schedule will be announced approximately 1 week before the event.

    Presented by Japan America Society of Southern California.



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    • 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.

    2016 conference 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.


    Why You Should Attend
    • LEARN from global leaders - Understanding the culture of the parent company, management, or client from Japan or overseas is key to having a successful career
    • DISCOVER your potential - Build leadership and management skills and navigate through unique corporate culture in a professional environment
    • INVEST in yourself – Exchange ideas as well as challenges you are facing with peers and mentors, and learn tactics to advance your career
    • BUILD your professional network – Meet a diverse group of women and men representing a wide variety of industries
    Keynote Speakers


    MICHIKO ACHILLES
    - BIO

    Managing Corporate Officer, Vice President and Head of Human Resources
    SAP Japan Co., Ltd.  



    KAORI SASAKI
    - BIO
    Founder & CEO, ewoman, Inc.
    Founder & CEO, UNICUL International, Inc.
    Founder and Chair, International Conference for Women in Business



    Panelists


    ELLEN CHEN
    - BIO
    Co-Founder & President, Mendocino Farms



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


    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 PARTNERS

    Consulate-General of Japan

    in Los Angeles

      
    GOLD SPONSOR


    RECEPTION SPONSOR



    SILVER SPONSORS

    • Thursday, December 08, 2016
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Izakaya & Bar Fu-ga (Los Angeles, CA)
    • 40


    Thursday, December 8, 2016
    Registration 6:00pm
    Reception 6:30pm

    Izakaya & Bar Fu-ga
    111 S. San Pedro Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90012

    In Japan, bōnenkai (literally, “forget the year gathering”) are banquet get-togethers usually held during the month of December. Companies often host the parties as a reward to employees for all their hard work throughout the year. The celebrations serve as a means to pass away the troubles of the year with friends, colleagues, and a feast.

    Join the Japan America Society of Southern California for a special end-of-year bōnenkai and enjoy a festive venue with great food, great drinks, and great new friends. Kampai!

    Admission*
    Early Bird $30 (before November 10)
    General $35 (after November 11)

    Admission includes these delicious appetizers:
    California roll, Spicy tuna roll, Edamame, Tsukune, Aonori fries, Chicken karaage, Baked sesame salmon, Pork belly asparagus, and Green mussels dynamite

    *Drinks are not included in the admission.
    Cash bar - $6 drinks

Past events

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 One-Day “Director Boot Camp” Program – Training for Prospective Directors of Japanese Boards
Monday, September 12, 2016 Win $500! Dron Golf Ball Drop
Monday, September 12, 2016 48th Annual Japan America Golf Classic
Tuesday, September 06, 2016 Community Welcome Luncheon in Honor of Consul General Akira Chiba
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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