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.


JASI Annual Gala

The 2017 Annual Gala will welcome the Honorable Tomikazu Fukuda, Governor of Tochigi Prefecture.  Tochigi Prefecture and the State of Indiana have enjoyed a wonderful "sister state prefecture" relationship since 1999.  We look forward to welcoming our good friend Governor Fukuda and a business delegation from Tochigi Prefecture.

The Gala will also celebrate the 30th anniversary of Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc., and its incorporation in the State of Indiana.  SIA was the first of the Japan-invested automakers to establish in Indiana heralding the beginning of Indiana's important economic relationship with Japan.

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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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