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, is currently collecting donations to bolster relief programs run by the City of Kumamoto.
To donate to the Kumamoto Earthquake Relief Fund, click the donate button below.
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!
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:
Join us on June 26 from 2-4pm at the SOCOMA Recreation Center for our Summer Membership Meeting!
Our program includes a Sumie demonstration by renowned artist Mary Bowman, an Onigiri making workshop, and a special tribute to our exiting President, Martha Fabrique.
We will also be holding our third SWAT meeting directly following our membership meeting. If you'd like to be involved in making Japan Fest 2016 (Akimatsuri) a big success, be sure to join us!
Be sure to RSVP here!
Sister Margit Nagy Receives the Order of the Rising Sun from the Government of Japan
Planning to Visit 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.
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ANIMATION OF THE WEEK
This week, we have the story of a couple separated by fate. Will they be able to overcome their hardship and prosper?
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.