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 be presented on Wednesday, February 25th, at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Indianapolis.   The annual event is designed to highlight Japanese investment in Indiana and inform our Indiana audience on key issues in contemporary Japan.  This year’s program is organized in part with the support of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation and the National Association of Japan-America Societies (NAJAS).   

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JASI Year-End Giving Campaign!

Japan Update Conference

We are pleased to announce that the annual Japan Update Conference will be held on Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis.  This year's program is organized with the support of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation and the National Association of Japan-America Societies.   The annual conference is designed to inform our Indiana audience on key issues in contemporary Japan and highlight Japanese investment and manufacturing in Indiana.   Expert speakers provide an in-depth look at key trends in domestic Japan and the Japan-US economic and security relationship, particularly in the Pacific, with a forecast for the coming year.  The program begins with a keynote luncheon, followed by afternoon panels and a reception. Stay tuned for more information.

Japan-U.S. Cherry Tree Promenade Celebration

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.

23rd Annual JASI & IJC Golf Classic Report

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!

Read the program report


April 25, 2014

U.S.-Japan Joint Statement: The United States and Japan: Shaping the Future of the Asia-Pacific and Beyond

Read the Press Release from The White House

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

JASI Japan Center and Gardens of Indiana

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