Who We Are


building a bridge between Japan and the Greater Cincinnati Area since 1988

What We Do

We Serve

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

We Collaborate

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

We Educate

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

Our Mission & Approach

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

We strive to foster business, cultural and social connections between the citizens, companies, and governments of Japan and Greater Cincinnati. Our goal is to lead a more productive, stable, and the enriched relationship between our two countries. 

Japan America Across the Continent 

The National Association of Japan-America Societies, Inc. (NAJAS) is a private, non-profit, non-partisan organization consisting of 38 independent Japan-America Societies located around the United States and Canada.

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Your participation makes a huge impact, helping us continue the work we do to support the friendship between Japan and the U.S.

A Letter from our President

Dear Friends,

Over the years we have transformed into a society where social distancing and remote work arrangements have become the norm, and we emerged as a more resilient, agile group of human beings. Yet, we still miss the emotional connectedness and personal relationships that is so important to our well-being.

In that sense it has been extremely challenging to connect Japan and America in a meaningful way. Our Japan America Society has adapted by learning how to connect bridges through creative ways and bringing cultures, businesses, and people together like never before. I am proud of what the Japan America Society has accomplished during a very challenging time and am committed to growing Greater Cincinnati into a diverse, well-rounded community where all opinions and views are valued.

As we evolve to take on the new world in meaningful ways, I’d like you to consider one of my favorite Japanese expressions, 一期一会( ichi-go-ichi-e), meaning to cherish every encounter and treat every moment as it is a once in a lifetime experience. We hope to create an environment where every gathering helps to create long-lasting relationships and partnerships.

Lastly, I’d like to sincerely thank our members, staff, board members, and sponsors for their compassionate support and partnership throughout the years.
I am grateful, humbled, and inspired.


Koji Sado

Koji Sado, Board President







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