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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.

Kumamoto Prefecture's popular mascot character Kumamon now has its own office and it has attracted a big crowd! See the video at fnn-news.


Upcoming events

October 03, 2014 10:15 AM • Parman Branch Library
December 03, 2014 7:00 PM • UTSA Ratama Auditorium - UC 2.02.02



JASSA Events


Along with other special events, an Autumn Matsuri festival is planned for 2014.  Stay tuned for more info on this event featuring an array of music, dance, foods, arts and crafts, martial arts, tea ceremony, flower arrangement, and miniature bonsai trees.


JASSA participates in the Annual Asian New Year Festival and Texas Folk Life 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.


In support of Kumamoto En Japanese garden at the San Antonio Botanical Gardens, JASSA co-sponsors Kumamoto En Day, providing Japanese cultural, art, crafts and gardening demonstrations, along with tours of Kumamoto En. Proceeds go toward maintenance of the Kumamoto En.



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

We are looking forward to an amazing year in 2013! Join now and your membership is good for 12 months.  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


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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.

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