Japan-America Society
San Antonio

Connecting cultural and business communities
in San Antonio with those in Japan

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Our Mission

Since its inception in 1985, Japan America Society of San Antonio (JASSA) leads to connect cultural and business communities in San Antonio with those in Japan through diverse grass roots exchange activities, aims to further enhance the friendships between Japan and San Antonio, and disseminate to the world the diverse and intrinsic values of San Antonio.


JAS-SA offers a wide variety of community events that promote Japanese culture and aids to build a personal bridge between America and Japan. New events are added regularly and members enjoy special benefits and privilaged access to some events


The traditional study of artisticly writing in Japanese kanji

Language courses for all ages and skill levels

Tomodachi Initiative

A partnership that invests in the next generation of Japanese and American leaders through educational, cultural and leadership programs

School Visits

Sharing Japanese culture with students in San Antonio


Active engagement to bring awareness to JAS-SA and how it can benefit potential members

Cultural Programs

Festivals, speech competitions and traditional events immerse members in Japanese culture


Annual Members Meeting - Sept. 24th

We will have our Annual member's meeting at San Antonio College (SAC) at the OC101 (Kawabe-sensei's room) [Oppenheimer Center]
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Parking is free on Sundays in Lot 28.

The meeting will begin at 2:30pm; we will discuss the past year, the rest of our 2023 calendar year, as well as discuss needs for our Fall Festival (Aki Matsuri) on October 21st. Please plan on attending. We will need volunteers for the fall festival and we want to let you know what to expect foe the upcoming year. Thank you for being a member!


Our members are the life-blood of JAS-SA. If you're not already a member - please consider signing up today. Membership is open to anyone interested in learning more about Japan, the U.S., or the US-Japan relationship.


$10 / month

  • Standard Membership

Student/Senior (65+)/Military/1st Responder

$5 / month

  • Discounted Membership


$15 / month

  • Family Bundle (2 adults, up to 3 kids)

Business and Sponsor Membership

JASSA is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, making your sponsorship tax deductible. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us so that we can discuss how JASSA and your organization can work together.


Yuko Kawabe



Yuka Dorsey

Vice President


Nataly Jennings



Jessica Maple



Hitomi Kinoshita

Board Member


Rick Torres

Board Member