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Since its inception in 1985, the Japan America Society of San Antonio (JASSA) leads to connect cultural and business communities in San Antonio with those in Japan through diverse grassroots exchange activities that provide all members and participants various experiences that nurture teamwork, discipline and leadership, and build up an awareness of the management of a growing organization, while, at the same time, disseminating to the world the diverse and intrinsic values of San Antonio.

Tune in to the City of San Antonio's government-access channel, TVSA, 8/5/2020 at 6:15 p.m. for a special video event to celebrate San Antonio-Kumamoto Peace Week and commemorate 75 years of lasting peace between the United States and Japan.

We join Sister Cities International for this meaningful initiative with the simultaneous ringing of bells across our two countries. Here in San Antonio, the bells of our historic San Fernando Cathedral will ring on Wednesday, August 5 at 6:15 p.m. and Saturday, August 8 at 9:02 p.m., in commemoration of the longstanding peace between the United States and Japan.

A number of local organizations with ties to Japan will also observe these moments of reflection including: Naoko Mitsui Shirane Foundation, Summer of Service - SOS, CompassionNET San Antonio, and the Japan-America Society of San Antonio.

Join us in this special commemoration by ringing your own bells during the above times or by simply tuning in to observe and reflect on the importance of this momentous occasion.

The video will be shown online at https://www.sanantonio.gov/TVSA/liveontheweb and on the following channels: AT&T 99, Grande 20, Spectrum 21 and digital antenna 16.1),


Pictures from the 31st Annual Japanese Speech Contest

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