Japan America Society of Greater Cincinnati

 

Connecting. Inspiring. Educating 

We strive to foster business, cultural, social, and educational connections between the people of Japan and the residents of the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area, leading to a more productive, stable, and enriched relationship between our two countries. 

Bridging Japan & America

To foster business, cultural and social connections between Japan and Greater Cincinnati.

SERVE

We serve our local community by enhancing relationships between the people of Japan and the residents of Greater Cincinnati.

COLLABORATE

We collaborate with other organizations in order to produce and promote high-quality business, cultural, social, and educational programs.

EDUCATE

We educate younger generations of Japanese and Americans to promote future connections and greater mutual understanding.

Donations are a key part of sustaining this Society.

Why Should I Become A Member?

Here are some benefits for becoming a member

Business Growth

Opportunities to network with local Japanese and American companies to grow your network and expand your business.

Brand Visiblity

Our directory is available to all corporate, small businesses, and non-profit members and includes the option of displaying your logo, a link to your website, and a Google map showing your location. New members will be announced in our news section. 

Customized Assistance

Our Society can help with your specific needs across the Cincinnati and NKY area. Examples include referrals to professional translators, attorneys, accountants, and other service providers. We can also introduce our members to individuals who can help them with language- or culture-specific needs. 

Educational Resources

We have a network of experts on various Japan-related topics to grow your understanding of Japanese culture. We can arrange presentations and hands-on workshops for your group.

Experience Community

We host a variety of events throughout the year that focus on business, social networking, and cultural learning. You can be updated on events plus gain access to discounted tickets to popular events such as our Bonenkai and Annual Gala! We also have several events each year that are exclusive to members. These include our JASGC Members Happy Hours and our Shinnenkai. 

Future Relationships

You will be a part of a community that will always be available to you, encouraging long-lasting relationships that will help you in your business and personal life.

Get Involved

Become a Member

Members receive discounted tickets for our events, and several of our annual events are members-only. Anyone can become a member.

Participate in Events

We organize a variety of events every year online and in-person. The best way to get involved is to join some of our events and meet other members.

Donate

Your generosity makes our work possible. Whether you contribute financially or as advocate for good. You can make a one time donation or reoccurring.

The calligraphy was very well received by our students and other community members. THANK YOU! My  (15-year old) daughter who was there to help out with the program was very proud of her Japanese calligraphy writing.  The Japanese calligraphy activity added to the variety of our offerings, as well. We will definitely be in touch, again, next year.

J.W.

Assistant Principal, Cincinnati-area elementary school

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Testimonials

Some things people say about us…

Gary Eith, Ed.D., President Japan Research Center of Greater Cincinnati

The Japan America Society of Greater Cincinnati (JASGC) is indeed a special organization for the entire region supporting businesses and organizations throughout, with any interest or need related to Japan and the Japanese.  I have personally witnessed the willingness of the staff to assist wherever possible, organizations such as the Greater Cincinnati/Gifu City, Japan Sister City program, the Lafcadio Hearn Society/USA and the Japan Research Center of Greater Cincinnati amongst others.

 Last year, the Center had several anniversary programs and the JASGC supported all of them, with promotion, publicity, and attendance.  They all were successful due in large part to the support of the JASGC.  The last program of the year was a very special one, traveling from New York to Cincinnati To New Orleans, requiring considerable logistical and promotional/organizational support with the involvement of many local organizations. “Kwaidan” was offered in Cincinnati with the Hearn Memorial Museum and the Hearn Society from Matsue Japan at the Cincinnati Art Museum and it would not have been accomplished without the JASGC’s capabilities and support!  Our friends overseas continue to complement Cincinnati for what was accomplished that day.  So, a special thank you, to the staff and the board and the organization for all you do for us, and for the region.

We truly live in an interdependent world.  Americans need constant reminders of that.  Organizations such as yours help bring us closer together while supporting the region.  I hope in these trying times of the pandemic, that your organization continues to prosper and to grow, because if it does, it also means that we, in the region will be the beneficiaries.

Kaz Sato, President of Japanese-American Citizens League (Cincinnati Chapter)

Cincinnati Chapter JACL (Japanese American Citizens League) has been established as the organization for Japanese Americans after World War II by Japanese Americans who were released from concentration camps to settle in the area. Our parent organization established in 1929 is the foremost civil rights organization for Japanese Americans and other Asian Americans.  When the Japan America Society of Greater Cincinnati was established in the area, we joined JASGC as an organizational member.  Our groups have much in common, being interested in things Japanese and Japanese culture. 

As a small organization, we are glad to have JASGC and we enjoy supporting the various programs it provides for the area.  At the same time, JACL has the history and experience of the matters related to civil rights and other social issues. I strongly hope that we will be able to continuously cooperate with each other to make Greater Cincinnati a great place to live and work for Japanese diaspora, Japanese Americans, and other Asian Americans.

JACL(日系米人連合)シンシナティ支部は第2次大戦後、強制収容所から解放された日系米人で当地に定住した人達によって結成されました。我々の親団体に当たるJACLは1929年に設立された日系米人と他のアジア系米人の市民権を守る団体です。グレーターシンシナティ日米協会が当地に設立され、我々も団体メンバーの一員として参加しました。我々二つのグループは日本に関係すること、また日本文化に興味を持つという共通点をもっております。

我がJACL支部は小さな団体ですのでJASGCの一員として、JASGCの催す色んなプログラムを喜んでサポートしてきました。同時にJACLは市民権問題、他の社会的問題などにつき歴史ある経験を持っております。今後ともに我々二つの団体が互いに協力し合ってグレーター・シンシナチを日本からの移住者、日系米人、それに他のアジア系米人にとって住むのにまた働くのに最適な所に出来たらと思います。

 

Kenji Shiota, Shiota Realtors LLC

I have joined the JASGC to meet new people and also keep in touch with other members.  The organization has helped me a lot both in my business and also personal life here in Greater Cincinnati and it plays a huge role for the local Japanese American community.

 So, if you are new to the area or looking for a lifelong friendship, come join us, and let’s meet at one of our events!  

 “シンシナティ日米協会には新たな出会い、そして以前から面識がある人たちと、定期的に近況報告をする機会を求め参加しました。結果的に自分自身のビジネスにも役立ち、また個人的な友人もできましたので日米協会には感謝しています。

 以上、シンシナティに来られて日が浅い人、もしくは公私ともに交流の場を広げたい人等、是非気軽に参加してみてください!”

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