JASI 2012 Annual Gala
Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Featuring a Virtuoso Performance by

Jake Shimabukuro, Ukulele Superstar!

Please click here for online registration!

Download the Invitation and Response Card
(PDF files) here!

JASI is delighted to announce that our 2012 Annual Gala will feature one of the world's most accomplished ukuleleists, Jake Shimabukuro.  The dinner will be held in its traditional location at the Indiana Roof Ballroom on Tuesday, June 12, 2012.  

Ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro has taken the four-string, two-octave instrument to places no one has gone before, performing awesome music that ranges from jazz, blues, and rock to bluegrass, classical, and folk. His live performances are an out-of-the-box blend of stunning virtuosity, deep musicality and a natural entertainer's flair. Jake now has his own record label and tours extensively in the U.S. and Japan.

The program will also feature a presentation on Japan’s rebuilding after the 3.11.11 disasters, “Road to Recovery” by Tatsuhiro Shindo, Chief Executive Director of JETRO-Chicago, along with a report of the Japan-America Society of Indiana’s Special Projects to support the Relief and Recovery Effort in the Tohoku region.

A third pillar of the program will be a celebration of the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of Subaru of Indiana Automotive, AISIN, GECOM Corporation and other Japan-invested companies that were established in Indiana in 1987. 

We hope to see you on June 12th!

Please click here for online registration!

Download the Invitation and Response Card
(PDF files) here!

View the Media Release!

More information on Jake Shimabukuro can be found on his website.


With Appreciation to the Sponsors:

Title Sponsor
Duke Energy Indiana

Anniversary Sponsor
Subaru of Indiana Automotive

Premiere Sponsors
Barnes & Thornburg
Honda Manufacturing of Indiana
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana

Grand Sponsors
Eli Lilly and Company
Hoosier Energy
Indiana Economic Development Corporation
Toyota Industrial Equipment Manufacturing

Major Sponsors
BKD CPAs and Advisors
Cardinal Contracting
Cornerstone Environmental, Health & Safety
Crowe Horwath
Enkei America
Fifth Third Bank
GECOM Corporation
Greater Lafayette Commerce
Indiana Packers Corporation
JPMorgan Chase Bank
Keihin North America
Knox County Development Corporation
KYB Americas Corporation
Logansport-Cass County EDF
Nachi America
NTN Driveshaft
Ogletree Deakins Law Firm
PNC Bank
TASUS Corporation
Toyota Tsusho America
Vectren Corporation


JASI Corporate Members are invited to serve as sponsors for the Annual Gala.  Please refer to the Sponsorship Levels outline for sponsor levels and benefits (PDF file).  Anonymous contributions to support the Society are also welcomed and appreciated.

We appreciate your favorable consideration of serving as a corporate sponsor for JASI’s 2012 Annual Gala!  Kindly notify Theresa Kulczak, Executive Director, of your sponsorship commitment by Friday, May 11, so that we may include your company’s name in the invitation.  Thank you in advance for your support.