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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 we strive in numerous ways to make Japanese culture become better known in San Antonio.

Special Announcements

JASSA 2016 Scholarship Competition!

Are you studying Japanese language, culture, or international business? If so, you may be qualified for one of three scholarships offered by the Japan-America Society of San Antonio

The competition is open to all college or university students and is intended to support the student in furthering academic work in Japanese studies, either in the U.S. or Japan.

Please click here for full details and the scholarship application. The submission deadline is March 31, 2016.

Thank you for your interest, and GANBATTE!

The KKC Teacher Fellowship Application is Now Open

The Fellowship, in its 30th year, brings 10 American social studies teachers to Japan for a 10 day study tour each July, featuring school visits, homestays, factory tours and meetings with  business, civic and academic leaders.

There is no cost to successful applicants and the selection process is competitive. The deadline to apply is February 15th.

For more information on this exciting program, please click here.

Yamato Drummers of Japan Presented by ARTS San Antonio
On Wednesday, February 10, come join us as we witness the Yamato Drummers of Japan live at the Majestic Theater!

Presently based in Asuka Village, Nara Prefecture, Yamato travels all over the world with Japan’s traditional Wadaiko drums, putting their very souls into the unusual instruments, whose sound stirs the hearts of people everywhere.

Exclusive to JASSA faithful, click here to receive 20% off your ticket to this exciting event!

Upcoming events

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Planning to Visit Japan?
JASSA Members Get Hotel Discounts!


The Imperial Hotel in Tokyo and The New Otani Club are extending special discounts to members of the Japan-America Society of San Antonio.

You can learn more about these benefits here (IH) and here (NHC)


Sister Margit Nagy Receives the Order of the Rising Sun
from the Government of 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.

Please click here for the full press releaseEmail 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!


Ongoing Classes

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.

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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