Welcome to the Japan-America Society of Indiana

The Japan-America Society of Indiana (JASI) is a not-for-profit cultural and educational organization whose mission is to serve as a bridge of friendship between the people of Indiana and Japan. The Society is supported by a diverse membership of individuals, families, businesses and academic institutions.

Yokai: Japan's Supernatural Folklore in Art Presented by the Asian Art Society of the IMA

The Asian Art Society (AAS) of the Indianapolis Museum of Art will host lecturer Brett Duchon in a presentation on Yokai, the supernatural monsters of Japanese folklore.  Ranging from the malevolent to the mischievous or even a token of good fortune, yokai are a perfect topic for the Halloween season.  These creatures, taking the shape of animals, humans, or even inanimate objects, feature heavily in both traditional and contemporary Japanese art and folklore. Join Brett and the AAS as he addresses this delightful and spooky topic that should make for a pre-Halloween evening full of fun and chills!

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Columbus Ethnic Expo

Date: Friday, October 9th, 2015 and
Saturday, October 10th, 2015
11:00am – 10:00pm

Fireworks at 8:15pm on Saturday, October 10th
Venue: City Hall, 123 Washington St. Columbus IN, 47201
(Downtown Columbus)

The Columbus Ethnic Expo festival was founded in 1984 when a committee, spearheaded by former Mayor Robert N. Stewart, was formed to organize a unique Columbus Day celebration for the city. The organizers envisioned this to be more than a parade or a street fair, they wanted to feature the city's diverse ethnic heritage and to make the celebration a tool for understanding different cultures and customs. Now more than 30 countries are represented and have booths, and over 35,000 people enjoy this festival every year.

The CJBA(Columbus Japanese Business Association) have a food booth every year and introduce authentic Japanese food and drinks such as YAKI-SOBA (Japanese-style fried noodles), Teriyaki Don, Edamame, Ramune Drinks (Japanese traditional soda), Green Tea, and more!

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Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
and Japan-America Society of Indiana (JASI)
Corporate Seminar

How to Avoid Violating the Antitrust Laws
Seemingly Innocent Discussions with Competitors canbe Criminal

This seminar will discuss the basics of US antitrust law and how to implement an effective compliance program to train your management, sales and other personnel how to behave with customers, suppliers, and most importantly, with competitors or potential competitors. 

Date: Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Location: Barnes & Thornburg, 5th Floor Auditorium, 11 S. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46204
Program begins at 1:30 PM with a reception following at 4:00 PM.

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JASI is introduced in the Weekly J-Angle #508 (Free Japanese Community Paper), issued on Friday, April 18th, 2014.

JASI Japan Center and Gardens of Indiana

JASI Executive Director Theresa Kulczak receives Indiana Sagamore of the Wabash Award!