Japan America Society of Greater Cincinnati


               Fostering business, social and cultural connections between Japan and Greater Cincinnati

Hotel Discounts

In the US
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza

Hilton Cincinnati is now offering all JASGC members a special discount. Please contact JASGC office to receive the promotion code before making reservation.

REDAC Gateway Hotel
5% off from rack rate and free breakfast ($10 value) *up to 2 guests per room

*Contact JASGC before making reservation to get discount rate

In Japan
Imperial Hotel Tokyo
Homepage  Offer Flyer

This is a JASGC member-only discount for one of Tokyo's finest hotels. Members must contact our office for verification before contacting an Imperial Hotel representative.



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Coming events 各種イベント/セミナー情報

Thursday, March 09, 2017 5:00 PM • Cincinnati Art Museum (Cincinnati)
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 6:00 PM • Matsuya Japanese Restaurant (7149 Manderlay Dr. Florence, KY 41042)
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 8:30 AM • JASGC @ Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
Thursday, April 20, 2017 5:30 PM • Hyde Park Country Club (3740 Erie Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45208)

Japan Update Symposium

Our 2017 Japan Update Symposium was a big success!  Our audience learned a great deal about the current economic situation in Japan from our keynote speaker, Mr. Sumio Ohtsuji, in his speech titled, "The Strategic Importance of the US-Japan Economic Relationship." 

During the second part of the event, "The Japan-Cincinnati Business Connection:  Case Studies from Corporate Leaders," we heard fascinating stories of how partnerships with Japanese companies have significantly influenced  two of Cincinnati's iconic companies: The Procter & Gamble Company, as told by Dennis Hirotsu, VP Research & Development (Retired), and The Kroger Company, presented by Brett Bonner, VP Research & Development.   

In the final part of the event, "The US-Japan Relationship in a Post-TPP World," led by moderator Joe Dehner of Frost Brown Todd, we were briefed by an all-star group of panelists from Washington, DC, including Noah Zaring,  US State Department, Keida Ackerman, US Department of Commerce, Andrew Winternitz, Office of the Secretary of Defense, and Hiromi Murakami, Japan Institute for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship (JSIE). 

Feedback on the symposium was very positive, including this remark from
Todd Schwartz, Executive Director of the European American Chamber of Commerce:

        "This symposium raised the bar for this type of event.  I learned a lot." 



On display at the Chamber during the event were 8 vintage Japanese motorcycles, including some museum-quality models, courtesy of the Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club of North America. We so appreciate the coordination of Sean Carrigan of the VJMC and his members, who made the effort to transport their rare and precious bikes to the Chamber to share them with us. In his remarks from the podium, Mr. Carrigan highlighted the importance of the Japanese motorcycle industry in the development of the US motorcycle industry  His brief presentation perfectly complemented the overall theme of our event --the importance of the US-Japan relationship and it's impact on our economy.  (And who knew that you could attend a serious symposium and also see such awesome and fun machines! Time to dust off that motorcycle helmet sitting in your closet!)

At the Symposium we also announced the results of our recently-completed research project in which we identified a total of 144 Japanese-owned companies in the Greater Cincinnati area that employ over 15,000 people.  We have summarized the results in a multi-page brochure that shows the locations of the companies and provides an alphabetical listing by state.  The full brochure is available to Japan America Society of Greater Cincinnati members, and you can access a PDF of the map here. 

We would once again like to sincerely thank the following corporate sponsors of the Japanese Investment Map & Brochure:

Blue and Company
Canon Solutions America
Cornerstone Environmental Health and Safety
Creo Consulting
Fifth Third Bank
Frost Brown Todd
JP Morgan
Mitsubishi Electric
Plante Moran
STEP Resources,
Yamato Transport USA
REDI Cincinnati

Additional Note of Thanks:  We would like to acknowledge the tremendous generosity of Mr. Sumio Ohtsuji for offering to donate his honorarium back to the JASGC. Since we are non-profit organization and rely heavily on membership fees and donations, we gratefully accepted this kind and generous donation.  Thank you very much, Ohtsuji-san!

                                   The 2017 Japan Update Symposium was sponsored by:


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JASGC 2017
Corporate Member list by Industry

[ABOUT JASGC] - [2015 Corporate Members by Industry]

Corporate Member list by Level also available
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Greater Cincinnati Guide in Japanese


日本語シニア会 (月例)

日本語 シニア カンバセーション テーブル
Nihongo Senior Conversation Table

Date:  Wednesday, March 8
Time: 6pm-8pm

Mei Japanese Restaurant

50歳以上の方歓迎。月に一度 話に花を咲かせ、若さを保つ集いです。会話は日本語です。お申し込みは佐藤までメールでお願いします。

Let's get together once a month. Anyone 50+years young who speaks Nihongo (Japanese language) is welcome.
Email Kaz Sato to join

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