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Our hearts are with the families affected by the devastating earthquakes that struck Kumamoto Prefecture in mid-April. We wish them strength as they continue rescue efforts and recovery.

In order to assist with recovery efforts, JASSA, in conjunction with multiple San Antonio organizations, are currently collecting donations to bolster relief programs currently run by the City of Kumamoto.

To donate to the Kumamoto Earthquake Relief Fund, click the donate button below. 

Welcome! ようこそ!
The Japan-America Society of San Antonio, or JASSA, was established in 1985 to foster increased
understanding and cooperation between the citizens of San Antonio and Japan. As a non-profit, educational, and cultural group, we strive to make Japanese culture better known in San Antonio.


JASSA at San Japan 009!

Great news! This year, San Japan is partnering with JASSA to deliver a variety of culturally centered content at San Japan 009.

Expect panels and demonstrations that are sure to enrich your con-going experience.

More information will be provided as we move closer the convention, including opportunities to volunteer with JASSA and other activities.

San Japan 009 will take place at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center from September 2-4. For more information and registration, visit san-japan.org.

Next Membership Meeting:
April 24th

Join us on April 24 from 2-4pm at Igo Branch Library for our Spring Membership Meeting! 

Our program includes honoring our scholarship recipients and a presentation by David Ramirez, board member for the San Japan Anime Convention, where we will outline JASSA's involvement.

Members will also have an opportunity to impact JASSA directly, as we will discuss available board positions and formation of election committees.

Planning to attend? Be sure to RSVP Here!

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Planning to Visit Japan?
JASSA Members Get Hotel Discounts!


The Imperial Hotel in Tokyo and The New Otani Club are extending special discounts to members of the Japan-America Society of San Antonio.

You can learn more about these benefits here (IH) and here (NHC)


Sister Margit Nagy Receives the Order of the Rising Sun
from the Government of Japan

On Tuesday, November 3, 2015, the Government of Japan announced that Sister Margit Maria Nagy, CDP, Ph.D., Professor of History at Our Lady of the Lake University, is the recipient of “the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon”.

She was presented with this award in recognition of her esteemed service in the promotion of the mutual understanding between Japan and the United States of America.

Please click here for the full press releaseEmail Only Membership is now available

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This week, we have a story of two children and the rift that's formed in their friendship. Will they be able to overcome this turn of events?

JASSA 2016 Scholarship Fund

With current low interest rates, JASSA's annual College Scholarship Program has lost some of its effectiveness. Please help us reach our goal over the next few months with your donation.

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