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

JAS Events Calendar

    • Saturday, March 16, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    • Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles, CA)
    Register

                   


    Japanese Language & Culture Team Competition for High School Students

    To register a team for the competition, please follow this link: Japan Bowl® of California

    Saturday, March 16, 2019
    Registration - 8:00am - 9:00am
    Preliminary Rounds - 9:30am - 11:20am (Registration is Required)
    Championship Rounds - 1:15 - 4:00pm (Open to public, no registration is needed)

    Awards Ceremony - 4:30pm - 5:30pm

    Loyola Marymount University
    1 LMU Drive,
    Los Angeles, CA 90045

    Japan Bowl® of California is an academic team competition that tests the achievements and caliber of high school students who are studying the Japanese Language. This uniquely designed high school contest evaluates not only the students’ proficiency of the Japanese language, but also their knowledge about Japan as a country. Japan Bowl recognizes their efforts to study such a complex language and encourages these students to enhance their Japanese language skills even further each year. The competition format models popular quiz shows such as, “It’s Academic,” the longest-running television high school quiz show in the world. Teams sent to Japan Bowl® can compete at three different levels depending on how long they have studied Japanese. This challenging and exciting atmosphere created at Japan Bowl® will allow students of all levels to showcase their Japanese language skills and knowledge. Students will also have opportunities to make connections with new language partners from all over California who have a similar interest in Japanese.

    Championship Rounds and the Awards Ceremony is open to the public, we encourage you to attend and support the students!

    Please note absolutely no photography, video taping or audio recording is allowed during the competition.

    For additional details, visit www.jas-socal.org/JapanBowl

    2018 Major Sponsors

    We thank our generous sponsors and supporters for making Japan Bowl possible!

    Sanders Charitable Fund

       

      


    Japan Bowl® is a registered trademark of The Japan-America Society of Washington, Inc. The Japan Bowl® name and logo may be used only with the permission of The Japan-America Society of Washington, Inc.

    • Monday, March 18, 2019
    • Japan
              

    The 8th TOMODACHI MUFG
    International Exchange Program
       

    The Japan America Society of Southern California is accepting applications from high school students to participate in the 8th TOMODACHI MUFG International Exchange Program, a two-week people-to-people exchange and learning program in early summer 2019.

    Hosted by the U.S.-Japan Council (Japan) TOMODACHI Initiative and sponsored by Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), including MUFG Bank, Ltd. and MUFG Union Bank, N.A., the exchange program offers a homestay experience with a Japanese family, visits to cities affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, as well as educational and cultural visits to the cities of Tokyo and Hiroshima.

    The purpose of the exchange program is to enhance the students’ understanding of Japan, its people, language, culture and to learn about the challenges for a sustainable society as well as leadership. The program expenses are provided by MUFG.

    Program Period: Saturday, June 22, 2019 to Sunday, July 7, 2019
    Application Deadline: Monday, March 18, 2019, 5:00pm (PDT)

    Contents of the Program: (Subject to change)

    Objective: To educate and foster youth who will be the future leaders in US-Japan relations by incorporating the 2 goals within the Sustainable Development Goals set by the UN

      • Sustainable Cities and Communities
      • Partnership for the Goals
    • People-to-people exchange with Japanese through a home stay experience, visits to high schools, cultural experiences, and volunteer activities
    • Learning about disaster preparedness and crisis management through visits to Disaster Prevention Institutions, and understanding the status of reconstruction efforts in the disaster struck areas
    Program Location and Accommodations: (tentative)
    Tokyo, Fukushima, Miyagi and Hiroshima

    Application Deadline: Monday, March 18, 2019, 5:00pm (PDT)

    • Tuesday, March 26, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • City Club Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)

    Thursday, March 26, 2019
    6:00pm Annual Members Meeting
    7:00pm Networking Reception

    City Club Los Angeles
    555 S. Flower, 51st Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90071
    Directions for parking
    Parking $10 w/validation after 4pm

    Admission
    Members Meeting Free
    Networking Reception (Appetizers included, No host bar)
    $35 Members
    $45 Non-Members

    As an important and extremely valued Member of the Japan America Society of Southern California, we invite you to attend our 2019 Annual Members Meeting! You will meet fellow Members, as well as the Directors, Governors, Honorary Officers and Staff of the JASSC.
    The meeting agenda includes our financial report, programs report, additional committee reports, a vote to approve the 2019-2020 Directors, as well as those matters that the Board of Directors intends to present for action by the voting Members (You!). We also wish to hear your suggestions to improve JASSC!



     

    Deep appreciation is extended to the City Club Los Angeles for more than three-decades of support of the Japan America Society of Southern California!

Past events

Thursday, February 21, 2019 JAPAN UPDATE Symposium
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 Meishi Kokan Kai - Japanese Business Card Exchange
Friday, January 25, 2019 リスク管理セミナー【セクハラ・パワハラ、サイバーセキュリティ】
Monday, December 03, 2018 Executive Chef Omakase Holiday Dinner at Shiki Beverly Hills
Thursday, November 08, 2018 5th Annual Women's Leadership Counts Conference - “Impact Leadership in the New Normal – VUCA World"
Sunday, October 21, 2018 江戸凧師と作る、折り染め凧体験教室 - Orizome Kite Workshop
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Four Future Scenarios for North Korea: What Are the Implications for the United States and Japan, and How Should We Respond?
Monday, September 10, 2018 50th Anniversary Japan America Golf Classic
Saturday, August 04, 2018 A Queen's Treasure from Versailles: Marie-Antoinette's Japanese Lacquer – A Special Tour by the Exhibit Curator, Jeffrey Weaver
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 JASSC 109th Anniversary Dinner & Gala Celebration
Monday, April 30, 2018 Community Building: Nikkei Business and Corporate Social Responsibility - Discussion with Takuya Hirano, President of Microsoft Japan
Friday, April 13, 2018 Special Documentary Screening & Discussion: Life is Fruity 「人生フルーツ」- Life Is Getting Beautiful. A Documentary of an Old Architect Couple.
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 2018 JASSC Annual Members Meeting & Documentary Screening "Journey of an Edo Kite Master"
Sunday, March 11, 2018 LOVE TO NIPPON 2018 - 3.11 Memorial Event
Saturday, March 10, 2018 6th Annual Japan Bowl of California
Thursday, March 08, 2018 Business Networking & Beer Tasting
Thursday, March 01, 2018 JAPAN UPDATE: US-Japan Economic Alliance and Japan's National Security Environment
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 2018 Japanese Business Card Exchange - Meishi Kokankai
Sunday, December 10, 2017 Executive Chef Omakase Holiday Dinner
Thursday, November 16, 2017 Special Luncheon and Keynote Speech by Ambassador Masaharu Kohno
Thursday, November 02, 2017 4th Annual Women's Leadership Counts Conference - “Talent Innovation: Going Beyond Unconscious Bias to Lead Generational Diversity"
Saturday, October 21, 2017 Documentary Screening and Lecture: "Journey of an Edo Kite Master" with Kite Master Mikio Toki
Friday, October 06, 2017 ビジネスセミナー:日米ハイブリット型 マネジメントを考える
Wednesday, October 04, 2017 Women's Leadership Counts Workshop: CHOICE
Sunday, October 01, 2017 GEORGE ARATANI - A Centennial Tribute Celebration
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 NOBUSHI Taiko Performance
Monday, September 11, 2017 49th Annual Japan America Golf Classic
Friday, August 18, 2017 JASSC Corporate Program: TOUR OF YUSEN TERMINALS LLC
Friday, June 23, 2017 Sake at Sunset
Wednesday, June 07, 2017 JASSC 108th Anniversary Dinner & Gala Celebration
Thursday, May 11, 2017 YP Workshop: MAXIMIZING YOUR NETWORKING EFFORTS
Thursday, April 13, 2017 2017 JASSC Visit to Tohoku
Thursday, March 23, 2017 2017 JASSC Annual Members Meeting
Saturday, March 11, 2017 5th Annual Japan Bowl of California
Sunday, March 05, 2017 LOVE TO NIPPON 2017 - 3.11 Memorial Event
Wednesday, February 08, 2017 JAPAN in 2017 Symposium
Wednesday, February 08, 2017 The 6th TOMODACHI MUFG International Exchange Program
Friday, January 27, 2017 IRON FRENCH CHEF HIROYUKI SAKAI DINNER
Thursday, January 26, 2017 27th Annual Meishi Kokan-kai
Thursday, December 08, 2016 JASSC End of Year "Bonenkai" Reception
Sunday, November 06, 2016 Piano Concert and Gourmet Dinner at The Riviera Country Club with World Renowned Concert Pianist Ikuyo Nakamichi
Tuesday, November 01, 2016 3rd Annual Women's Leadership Counts Conference - “Diversity Inspires Innovation: Entrepreneurial and Intrapreneurial Leadership"
Sunday, October 16, 2016 20th Annual Japan America Kite Festival® 第20回 日米凧あげ大会
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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