Japan America Society of Greater Cincinnati


Strengthening business, cultural and social connections
between Japan and Greater Cincinnati since 1988


Need a hotel in downtown Cincinnati?

Enjoy a JASGC member discount at the award-winning Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza

Take a brief Cincinnati and Hilton tour by video. 

Visit the website of the award-winning Orchids at Palm Court Restaurant at the Cincinnati Hilton. 


The Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza is located in the heart of downtown Cincinnati and offers all JASGC members a special discount.  Contact Carmaleta Berry  for more information.  (Carmaleta.Berry@



Upcoming Events 各種イベント/セミナー情報

Thursday, May 16, 2019 5:00 PM • Montgomery Inn (Boathouse)
Saturday, May 25, 2019 8:30 AM • Northern Kentucky University
Thursday, June 27, 2019 5:30 PM • Hotel Covington
Saturday, July 27, 2019 8:00 AM • The Links @ Rising Star Resort & Casino, Rising Sun, Indiana
Saturday, November 09, 2019 7:30 PM • Garfield Theater, 719 Race St. Cincinnati 45202

   Japanese Language Book Sale to Benefit Japanese Language School 


第1回古本・DVD等 寄付のお願いと収集について


     回収場所:Northern Kentucky University

     今後の日程:第二回 回収日 8月24日(土)

古本市開催日 9月21日(土)

詳細はこちら第1回古本回収_学外用案内2019.pdf 学外用マップ(古本回収)2019.pdf

May 25, 8:30-9:30 am, donate used Japanese books and DVDs at Northern Kentucky University for a book sale to benefit the Japanese Language School of Greater Cincinnati, a non-profit organization that serves Japanese children.

Calling All Volunteers!

The Cincinnati Park Board has asked for an additional morning of volunteers for completing the mulching the Ault Park Sakura trees. Our group of 20 volunteers on April 6 made great progress, but there is still work to be done to ensure that the walking paths around the trees
stay in good condition.

Event Date:  May 11, 9:00 am

Report on Tree Care & O-Hanami (Cherry Blossom Viewing)
at Ault Park

Ohanami and Sakura Tree Care were greatly enjoyed this past Saturday April 6,th with perfect weather.  We were greatly appreciative of 20 volunteers including JASGC Board members Hiroshi Tanaka, Steve Rindsberg, Carla Romanelli and Miki Nishizu (emeritus) in the morning, and Lauren Steinmann, and Amy Murray (JASGC Honorary Board member) in the afternoon, along with long-time friend of the JASGC Tokiko Freeman.

A very special thanks to Jim Burkhardt, Superintendent of Cincinnati Parks Operation, who provided equipment and staff ---and additionally worked directly with Tokiko Freeman to examine the health of each individual tree.

At 4pm the crowd – the enormous crowd of “friends of Sakura” (estimated at 300+) gathered to hear a few words from Cincinnati Parks Director Wade Walcutt, who shared that these trees continue to be a beautiful symbol of friendship between Japan and the U.S.  He also thanked Tokiko Freeman for her personal continued commitment to this very special grove of trees,
now 18 years old.

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   
Senior Nihongo Conversation Table

Date:  May 8, 2019     Time: 6pm-8pm
Location: 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.

Welcome New Members!


Bannockburn Global Forex, LLC (Sustaining Member) 

Jumpei Iiyama 

Deem, LLC (Friend Member) 

Gallagher Insurance, Risk Management & Consulting  (Friend Member)

Crowe, LLP (Friend Member)

New York Life Insurance (Small Business Member)

Annie Shibata 

Rodan and Fields (Small Business Member)

Sandy Sachs


USI Insurance Services
(Small Business Member)

Kelly & Andrew Nascimento 

Jay Hoeffer & Family

Shuki Saito
(University of Cincinnati)

Advanced Technology Innovation Corporation 
(Small Business Member)

Lynn Hamamoto & Family

Keith Corman & Family

Casco Manufacturing Solutions
(Small Business Member)

Takumi Stamping, Inc.
(Associate Member)

Corey Cloyd & Family

Mark Williams & Family 

GOLFTEC Blue Ash (Small Business Member)

Leading Tech Staffing, LLC
(Small Business Member)

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (Non-Profit Member)

Japan Research Center of Greater Cincinnati
(Non-Profit Member)

Tokyo Kitty Karaoke Bar (Small Business Member)

Roy Kolbinsky 

Masao Tachibana 

Carmen Smith & Family 

Sarah Ahmed 

Arizona Schearing 

Haley Schearing 

Cinter, LLC  (Small Business Member)

Itsuwa, USA (Small Business Member)

GBQ (Friend Member)

Kyocera-Senco (Associate Member)

Connections, LLC (Small Business Member)

Thank you very much for your support!

info pages

Japanese Investment Map & Brochure
(Published 2/17) 

Why choose Cincinnati for your business? Brief video produced by  REDI Cincinnati (with Japanese subtitles available).


Greater Cincinnati Guide in Japanese




外務省海外安全HP 「ゴルゴ13の中堅・中小企業向け海外安全対策マニュアル」を見る


Board of Trustee Updates

2nd Quarter Board Meeting: 4/11/2019, 5:30 pm at the Cincinnati Chamber.

3rd Quarter Board Meeting: 7/18/2019, 5:30 pm at the Cincinnati Chamber.

Current JASGC Trustees

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