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.
The Japan Update Conference 2015 will include perspectives on the globalization - and localization - of Japanese manufacturing and business, including changing trends, opportunities, and challenges. Now in its fourth year, the Japan Update Conference has become a signature even in the Midwest, providing a business, economic and international relations outlook for the year with discussion of developments for Japan and Indiana, as well as key issues for the Japan-U.S. relationship in Asia. The conference draws approximately 200 business, community, government, and economic development leaders from throughout the state and region.
Indiana Governor Mike Pence will deliver Keynote Luncheon remarks with Consul General of Japan Masaharu Yoshida. The “Japan Update” Conference Opening Address will be presented by Takeo Nishitani, Chairman of Weber Shandwick Japan, Tokyo.
Mark your calendars for the celebration of the "Japan-U.S. Cherry Tree Promenade" on Saturday, April 25th at White River State Park in Indianapolis. In commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the gift of cherry trees from Japan to the United States, planted in the tidal basin in Washington D.C., the Japan-America Society of Indiana and the Honorary Consul General of Japan at Indianapolis received a gift of fifty Japanese cherry trees from the country of Japan, entering into a partnership with White River State Park to create a promenade along the west bank of the White River. Following a two-year incubation, the trees have now grown to over twelve feet in height and are now ready to be planted! The celebration of the new "Japan-U.S. Cherry Tree Promenade" is planned for Saturday, April 25th, at White River State Park, 801 West Washington Street, downtown Indianapolis. More information will be available in the coming months.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
2014 JASI Gala Report
JASI was deeply honored to welcome Japan's Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Kenichiro Sasae, and Indiana Governor Mike Pence, to the JASI Gala on Thursday, May 22, at the Indiana Roof Ballroom. See event photos and read the full report!
April 25, 2014
U.S.-Japan Joint Statement: The United States and Japan: Shaping the Future of the Asia-Pacific and Beyond
JASI is introduced in the Weekly J-Angle #508 (Free Japanese Community Paper), issued on Friday, April 18th, 2014.
Thursday, February 27 , 2014
Hyatt Regency Indianapolis
Thank you to all of our sponsors, speakers, guests, and volunteers who made this conference possible.
Conference Summery Report