Friends of JASSTL
UMSL International Studies and Programs works to enhance the St. Louis region’s cultural life and economic development by providing international experiences for UMSL students, and assisting international students during their time studying abroad.
St. Louis Osuwa Taiko fosters Japanese-American cultural exchange through the study and performance of taiko, the art of Japanese ensemble drumming.
The St. Louis Japanese Language School is an institution sponsored by the Japanese Foreign Ministry, the Ministry of Education, the Japanese Chamber of Commerce of St. Louis, and the Japan America Society of St. Louis to offer Japanese curriculum to Japanese children living in St. Louis, and offer Japanese classes to American students. Hosted at Webster University, classes are held every Saturday.
The St. Louis-Suwa Sister Cities Committee facilitates both cultural exchange and business communications between St. Louis and the city of Suwa in Japan.
The St. Louis Chapter of the JACL promotes cultural, educational and social values and preserves the heritage and legacy of the Japanese American community.
JASWA provides friendship and cultural exchange for women of any heritage who want to learn and share about Japan and its rich traditions by hosting monthly events and supporting local school programs.
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Japan America Society Young Men’s Association (Seinenkai)
SEINEN KAI (Young People’s Committee) of the Japan America Society of St. Louis brings Americans, Japanese Nationals, and Japanese Americans together to foster intercultural exchange and fellowship. The group hosts a variety of generation-appropriate activities and programs that provide much-needed professional and social resources to its members.
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Held in conjunction with the Japanese Activities Committee, the Japanese Festival is held annually at the Missouri Botanical Gardens to celebrate the people, history, and culture of Japan.
NAJAS strengthens cooperation and understanding between the peoples of Japan and the United States by providing programs, services, and information to and facilitating cooperation among its member societies throughout North America.
The Consulate General of Japan at Chicago represents the Japanese government and provides travel services and cultural information about Japan to non-Japanese residents in 10 Midwestern states including Missouri.
JETRO works to promote mutual trade and investment between Japan and the rest of the world.