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.

Aki Matsuri 2015: Imagine Japan 


Our fall festival will be held on Sunday, October 25th from 11 am to 6 pm, at the Japanese Tea Gardens near Brackenridge Park in San Antonio. We are expecting over 1,000 people to attend this year! Please expect plenty of vendors (food and merchandise), performance opportunities, a new JASSA members only Craft and Arts Consignment booth, and a surprise guest from Japan.

Please look forward to what promises to be one of our biggest Aki Matsuris to date!


Festival volunteers are needed for set up and break down at the site, at the gate, at the food and water booths, and for other areas.

If you are interested in volunteering  please message us at info@jas-sa.org and your 

                                   name will be put on a list to be contacted for specific job duties.


Special Announcements - 特別なお知らせ

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

KASAMAYAKI (MADE IN KASAMA)


Join us for the movie "Kasamayaki," a Film Screening and Reception co-hosted by UTSA and JASSA with the opportunity to meet and talk with the film maker, Yuki Kokubo. The film will be screened in September 2015 and we'll keep you informed of the particulars as soon as they are available.

For more information on Kasayamaki and the film's director, please visit Ocarina Media's website (or click HERE)

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


Our Summer class is currently underway.
Stay tuned for information on our
Fall Japanese Language classes!


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! 
”帝国ホテルのご優待価格”で、今年の旅は、もっと楽しい!
何かが始まる予感が現実となる。今年のJASSAは面白い!

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!

Eメール会員募集中。JASSAのイベントやお知らせをEメールにお知らせ致します。

登録無料。この機会にJASSAのEメール会員になりませんか?

Upcoming events


 


 

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.


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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?
サンアントニオ市、初めてですか?

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





訪問者と新しいサンアントニオ居住者のために、JASSAではサンアントニオ市とテキサス州南部の情報ガイドを日本語で提供しています。


サンアントニオ生活ガイド 。


Scholarship Fund

Collected: $1,250.00
Goal: $10,000.00
12%
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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