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 it has tried in numerous ways to make Japanese culture become better known in San Antonio.

Port San Antonio  will be leading a trade mission to Mexico City to promote goods and services of manufacturers and exporters of Central and South Texas.  The invites Japan America Society of San Antonio Corporate and Personal Members to participate.  See more information here.


Special Announcements - 特別なお知らせ


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.


Let JASSA Scholarship Program Help You!

Application Deadline: March 31, 2015

Interested in learning Japanese language and culture? JAASA has a scholarship program to help you. Please click here to read more, or download the application package. GANBATTE (頑張っ)!.

Upcoming events

January 13, 2015 6:00 PM • St. Anthony Catholic High School, Classroom #320, 3200 McCullough Ave, San Antonio, TX
January 13, 2015 6:00 PM • St. Anthony Catholic High School, Classroom #223, 3200 McCullough Ave, San Antonio, TX
January 13, 2015 7:00 PM • St. Anthony Catholic High School, Classroom #320, 3200 McCullough Ave, San Antonio, TX
January 13, 2015 8:00 PM • St. Anthony Catholic High School, Classroom #320, 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 your board or 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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