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 the citizens of Japan. As a non-profit, educational and cultural group we strive in numerous ways to make Japanese culture become better known in San Antonio.

OPERA San Antonio presents Giacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfly

  OPERA San Antonio is looking for Asian men and women to perform as   supernumeraries, non-singing roles- on stage for the October 1 & 3 performances.

    Supernumeraries needed:

12 - 14  Women

     6 - 8   Men, a few athletic  

     8 - 10  Children between 45" and 60"

For audition dates and other information, please click HERE or visit Jobs at OPERA San Antonio

Please send a full body shot and resume to auditions@operasa.org

Special Announcements - 特別なお知らせ

Japanese Traditional Calligraphy Workshop at UIW!

The University of the Incarnate Word will be hosting a Japanese Traditional Calligraphy Workshop on July 16th 2:30pm to 3:30pm. at UIW ICC boardroom 1. The cost will be $3 to cover the price of materials. Seating is limited to 20 individuals; however, more classes may be offered based on demand.
We look forward to seeing you there!

To reserve your spot, please contact Vince Tung at

Announcing our 2015 Scholarship Winners!

The judges Toni Gustafson, Roger Pratt, and Carol Costello have decided the four winners of the JASSA scholarship for 2015. They are outstanding young scholars with GPAs of more than 3.5, all of whom have taken Japanese courses, and who plan to integrate Japan into their careers! 

                                              Click here to learn more about our winners.

Summer 2015 JASSA Japanese Language Classes

A hot summer is coming with hot news! This June, the Japanese American Society of  San Antonio (JASSA) will be offering Summer School for Middle School and High School Students. This is the first time we're offering this class, so make sure to secure your spot! For more information, please click here or on the crab.


Winners of 2015 Japanese Speech Contest

Sixty (60) local high- and middle-school students competed in 2015 

Japanese Speech Contest on February 7, 2015, with fourteen (14) final prizes awarded. Details of the event can be found here.


Special Member Benefit

  The Imperial Hotel in Tokyo is extending special discounts to members of the 
Japan A
merica Society of San Antonio.  Please click here to read more about this great offer! 

Ikebana Classes
Always wanted to learn how to make beautiful Ikebana arrangements?  JASSA offers classes led by master Ikebana artist Miyako Wallace.
Stay tuned for the next class dates!

    Email Only Membership is now available!

                                   No membership fees required.

Please click here to sign up and receive updates and special announcements from JASSA free of charge!



Upcoming events

June 04, 2015 6:00 PM • St. Anthony Catholic High School, Classroom #223, 3200 McCullough Ave, San Antonio, TX



JASSA Events


Along with other special events, the Autumn Matsuri festival was a great sucess.  There was quite an array of music, dance, foods, arts and crafts, martial arts, tea ceremony, flower arrangement, and cosplay.  Thanks to all who attended and those who worked so hard to make it a success!


JASSA participates in the Annual Asian New Year Festival to bring Japanese foods, culture, and activities to thousands of people.  New additions include the King William Fair, Founders Day Celebration, Koi Festival, and Anime Convention.


If you are interested in helping with planning and initiation of these wonderful events, please contact our board of directors.  You can also indicate your interests on your membership profile through this website.



Education & Culture


JASSA coordinates scholarships, offer Japanese Language Classes, Calligraphy Classes, Outreach activities for K-12 schools, and much more.  For more on our educational programs, see JASSA Educational Programs.


Throughout the year, we sponsor or host demonstrations in Japanese arts and culture, many co-sponsored by our sister City, Kumamoto City, Japan.   Watch our events calendar for more opportunities and information.



Japan-America Relations


Through its Sister City Committee, JASSA assists visiting groups and individuals who have come to San Antonio from Kumamoto. JASSA also works with San Antonio Department of International Relations and other organizations for special events and international programs.


Quarterly Meetings

Meetings of the Society are an opportunity to gather with others who are interested in Japan and its culture, whether it is for planning, networking, or just the chance to visit in English and Japanese with others who share that heritage.


JASSA Membership

The Japan America Society invites you to become a part of all we do - from fundraising, to great events, to sharing Japanese and American customs with others. Please join or renew your membership now.


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New in Town?

JASSA offers an Area Guide in Japanese language for visitors and new residents. It has useful information about San Antonio and South Texas.

JASSA Guide to San Antonio Area


サンアントニオ生活ガイド 。

Scholarship Fund

Collected: $1,250.00
Goal: $10,000.00
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.

This site made possible by National Association of Japan America Societies & Japan Foundation's Center for Global Partnerships.

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