About Us

Our Mission

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

The Japan America Society of Greater Cincinnati (JASGC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 1988 to promote a better understanding and cultural awareness between the people of Japan and the residents of the Greater Cincinnati Region.

The JASGC strives to foster business, educational, cultural and governmental connections between the people of Japan and Greater Cincinnati, leading to a more productive, stable, and enriched relationship between our two countries. 

The Society is dedicated to:

SERVING our local community by enhancing relationships between Japan and Greater Cincinnati, thereby creating mutual respect and trust

COLLABORATING with other internationally-focused organizations through business, cultural, social and educational programs which increase the awareness and importance of Cincinnati's relationship with Japan and the world

EDUCATING future generations of Japanese and Americans, 

Our Programs & Services

Our diverse range of business, cultural and educational oriented programs and projects enables the Society to enrich personal and professional lives of our members and the community at large. Some of our popular events include our Annual Meeting & Shinnenkai (January), Japan Update (late February), Annual Golf Outing (July), Gala Dinner (October)  and Bonenkai (December). We also hold regular JASGC Members and Friends Happy Hours, approximately 5 per year, providing informal opportunities for social and business networking.  The JASGC also supports a Senior Nihongo Group as well as a Young Professionals Club. 


Membership and Involvement
Members and volunteers are essential to the functioning of the Society and are encouraged to participate in our events in order to maximize the benefits of membership. Members receive discounted tickets for our events, and several of our annual events are members-only.  Anyone can become a member of the JASGC; current members come from all walks of life and nationalities, from college students to CEOs.  If an organization joins the Society, membership benefits extend to all members of the organization, providing a tremendous value for the dollars invested. 


© 2016 Japan America Society of Greater Cincinnati (JASGC) |  3 East Fourth Street, Suite 100, Cincinnati, OH 45202 |(513) 579-3150/3114(日本語)| E-mail: JASGC@cincinnatichamber.com          
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