Our hearts are with the families affected by the devastating earthquakes that struck Kumamoto Prefecture in mid-April. We wish them strength as they continue rescue efforts and recovery.
In order to assist with recovery efforts, JASSA, in conjunction with multiple San Antonio organizations, is currently collecting donations to bolster relief programs run by the City of Kumamoto.
To donate to the Kumamoto Earthquake Relief Fund, click the donate button below.
Note: All donations of $10 or more will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win two San Japan 3-Day passes.
The Japan-America Society of San Antonio, or JASSA, was established in 1985 to foster increased understanding and cooperation between the citizens of San Antonio and Japan. As a non-profit, educational, and cultural group, we strive to make Japanese culture better known in San Antonio.
JASSA at San Japan 009!
Expect panels and demonstrations that are sure to enrich your con-going experience.
More information will be provided as we move closer the convention, including opportunities to volunteer with JASSA and other activities.
San Japan 009 will take place at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center from September 2-4. For more information and registration, visit san-japan.org.
JASSA is excited to announce registration for our Fall Japanese language classes is officially underway! Spend this coming Fall learning the beautiful Japanese language, or enhancing your hard earned skills.
Registration will close on September 6th, 2 weeks after the start of classes. Make sure to act fast, as spots are limited to 15 students per course!
For more information, or to register for a class, please click here.
Sister Margit Nagy Receives the Order of the Rising Sun from the Government of Japan
Planning to Visit Japan?
On Tuesday, November 3, 2015, the Government of Japan announced that Sister Margit Maria Nagy, CDP, Ph.D., Professor of History at Our Lady of the Lake University, is the recipient of “the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon”.
She was presented with this award in recognition of her esteemed service in the promotion of the mutual understanding between Japan and the United States of America.
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ANIMATION OF THE WEEK
This week, we have much lighter story. Have you ever zoned out in class for a little too long?
JASSA 2016 Scholarship Fund
With current low interest rates, JASSA's annual College Scholarship Program has lost some of its effectiveness. Please help us reach our goal over the next few months with your donation.