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.


Annual Bon Odori

The Sakura/Ocean world Japanese festival is making its annual come back! For those that are not familiar to this event, it is a traditional Japanese dance festival that takes place every summer here in Indiana. This year will be our 23rd year continuing the tradition, and would like for you to come join us!

The event will start from 5:00 p.m. till 9:00p.m. There will be many food sales including sushi, yakisoba (stir-fried noodles), yakitori (skewered grilled chicken), takoyaki (fried octopus fried with batter), ika teriyaki, ramune soft drinks, ice cream and more. 

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Annual Gala Recap

Held at the historic Indiana Roof Ballroom, the 2017 JASI Gala set a record attendance of nearly 600 business and community leaders from across Indiana and the Midwest.

The program featured The Honorable Tomikazu Fukuda, Governor of Tochigi Prefecture and The Honorable Eric Holcomb, Governor of the State of Indiana and celebrated Subaru of Indiana Automotive's 30th Anniversary.

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Conferral of The Order of the Rising Sun,
Gold and Silver Rays Upon Ms. Theresa A. Kulczak

On November 3, 2016 (Japan Time), the Government of Japan announced the recipients of the 2016 Autumn Imperial Decorations.  Among the 96 foreign recipients is Ms. Theresa A. Kulczak, Executive Director of the Japan-America Society of Indiana.  She will receive The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays in recognition of her significant contribution to promoting friendly relations and mutual understanding between Japan and the United States.  The prestigious decoration is conferred by His Majesty the Emperor of Japan.

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