Japan America Society of Chicago (JASC)

Japan America Society of Chicago (JASC) Established in 1930, the Japan America Society of Chicago is a not-for-profit, nonpartisan, nonpolitical association that "fosters understanding between our two cultures, to cultivate personal friendship between our two people."

The Society promotes dialogue, social interaction, cooperation and friendship among its members by serving as a forum for the exchange of ideas and information on economic, political, business and cultural affairs that inform and shape U.S.- Japan bilateral relations in world affairs. The Japan America Society of Chicago now serves as the principal clearinghouse in the Greater Chicago area and muc

The Society promotes dialogue, social interaction, cooperation and friendship among its members by serving as a forum for the exchange of ideas and information on economic, political, business and cultural affairs that inform and shape U.S.- Japan bilateral relations in world affairs. The Japan America Society of Chicago now serves as the principal clearinghouse in the Greater Chicago area and muc

Operating as usual

Happy Holidays! Please note that the Society office will be closed from Thursday, December 23-Monday, January 3, 2022.
12/23/2021

Happy Holidays!

Please note that the Society office will be closed from Thursday, December 23-Monday, January 3, 2022.

Happy Holidays!

Please note that the Society office will be closed from Thursday, December 23-Monday, January 3, 2022.

Did you know it’s common to eat cake on Christmas in Japan? Try making one!.[tags]#didyouknow #funfact #japan #japanfact...
12/21/2021

Did you know it’s common to eat cake on Christmas in Japan? Try making one!
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Try this Japanese Recipe: Purin! Also known as Japanese pudding, this dessert is quite popular and commonly eaten. For m...
12/17/2021

Try this Japanese Recipe: Purin! Also known as Japanese pudding, this dessert is quite popular and commonly eaten. For more detailed info, check the link here: https://linktr.ee/JapanAmericaSocietyChicago
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#Japaneserecipe #日本のレシピ #japanesefood #japanesefoodrecipe #food #recipe #japanesecuisine #foodrecipe #プリン #japanesepudding #pudding

Did you know Japanese flower arrangement is called ikebana? Learn more about it in the post! Thank you Ikebana on Halste...
12/15/2021

Did you know Japanese flower arrangement is called ikebana? Learn more about it in the post!
Thank you Ikebana on Halsted - Ohara School of Ikebana Chicago Class for helping to create this post!
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#didyouknow #funfact #japan #japanfacts #japanesefact #日本の事実 #japaneseculture #Japanculture #ikebana #ikebanaflowers #japaneseflowerarrangement

Did you know Japanese flower arrangement is called ikebana? Learn more about it in the post!
Thank you Ikebana on Halsted - Ohara School of Ikebana Chicago Class for helping to create this post!
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#didyouknow #funfact #japan #japanfacts #japanesefact #日本の事実 #japaneseculture #Japanculture #ikebana #ikebanaflowers #japaneseflowerarrangement

Did you know in Japan, there’s a different way of saying “LOL.” See the post to learn more!.[tags]#didyouknow #funfact #...
12/13/2021

Did you know in Japan, there’s a different way of saying “LOL.” See the post to learn more!
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Did you know in Japan, there’s a different way of saying “LOL.” See the post to learn more!
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#didyouknow #funfact #japan #japanfacts #japanesefact #日本の事実 #japaneseculture #Japanculture #internetslang #japaneseinternet #japanesepopculture

With 2022 upon us, learn about a popular Buddhist tradition in Japan done to ring in the new year.
12/09/2021

With 2022 upon us, learn about a popular Buddhist tradition in Japan done to ring in the new year.

FINAL DAY! Friendly reminder that our 35th annual Bonenkai auction will end today at 4 pm. Check out the link on our web...
12/08/2021

FINAL DAY! Friendly reminder that our 35th annual Bonenkai auction will end today at 4 pm. Check out the link on our website at jaschicago.org

FINAL DAY! Friendly reminder that our 35th annual Bonenkai auction will end today at 4 pm. Check out the link on our website at jaschicago.org

Coming up on the last 24 hours to check out our amazing auction items for our 35th annual Bonenkai event! Link to our vi...
12/07/2021

Coming up on the last 24 hours to check out our amazing auction items for our 35th annual Bonenkai event! Link to our virtual auction can be found on our website at jaschicago.org.

Coming up on the last 24 hours to check out our amazing auction items for our 35th annual Bonenkai event! Link to our virtual auction can be found on our website at jaschicago.org.

Final days!!! Be sure to visit our website “jaschicago.org” to check out our awesome items up for auction as apart of ou...
12/06/2021

Final days!!! Be sure to visit our website “jaschicago.org” to check out our awesome items up for auction as apart of our 35th annual Bonenkai event!

Final days!!! Be sure to visit our website “jaschicago.org” to check out our awesome items up for auction as apart of our 35th annual Bonenkai event!

Only 3 more days for Holiday Fundraiser and Bonenkai event! Registration link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/35th-an...
12/06/2021
35th Annual Holiday Fundraiser & Bonenkai

Only 3 more days for Holiday Fundraiser and Bonenkai event! Registration link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/35th-annual-holiday-fundraiser-bonenkai-tickets-198340139697
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#didyouknow #funfact #japan #japanfacts #japanesefact #日本の事実 #japaneseculture #Japanculture #Bonenkai #HolidayFundraiser #duoyumeno

Celebrating 91 years of U.S.-Japan friendship, the Society will host a virtual 35th Annual Holiday Fundraiser and Bonenkai on 12/09/2021.

3 days left!! Be sure to check out the link to our Bonenkai auction, located on our website, before December 8th!
12/05/2021

3 days left!! Be sure to check out the link to our Bonenkai auction, located on our website, before December 8th!

3 days left!! Be sure to check out the link to our Bonenkai auction, located on our website, before December 8th!

4 MORE DAYS !!! Be sure to visit our website “jaschicago.org” to access the link for our 35th annual Bonenkai auction.
12/04/2021

4 MORE DAYS !!! Be sure to visit our website “jaschicago.org” to access the link for our 35th annual Bonenkai auction.

4 MORE DAYS !!! Be sure to visit our website “jaschicago.org” to access the link for our 35th annual Bonenkai auction.

Be sure to check out the link to our virtual Bonenkai auction on our website- 5 more days til auction ends!
12/03/2021

Be sure to check out the link to our virtual Bonenkai auction on our website- 5 more days til auction ends!

Be sure to check out the link to our virtual Bonenkai auction on our website- 5 more days til auction ends!

One more week for the 35th Holiday Fundraiser and Bonenkai. Sign up with the link in bio!
12/02/2021

One more week for the 35th Holiday Fundraiser and Bonenkai. Sign up with the link in bio!

One more week for the 35th Holiday Fundraiser and Bonenkai. Sign up with the link in bio!

Check out the link to our 35th annual Bonenkai virtual auction. Available on our website now!
12/02/2021

Check out the link to our 35th annual Bonenkai virtual auction. Available on our website now!

Check out the link to our 35th annual Bonenkai virtual auction. Available on our website now!

Check out the official mascots of places/regions, orgs, or businesses in Japan! Make sure you look at our other social m...
12/01/2021

Check out the official mascots of places/regions, orgs, or businesses in Japan! Make sure you look at our other social media for other fun characters from different places.
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#didyouknow #funfact #japan #japanfacts #japanesefact #日本の事実 #japaneseculture #Japanculture #yuruchara #citymascot

This week our 35th Annual Bonenkai auction will take place! Stay tuned on Thursday, December 2nd to reach the auction li...
11/30/2021

This week our 35th Annual Bonenkai auction will take place! Stay tuned on Thursday, December 2nd to reach the auction link through our website at 9 am.

Read about the meaning behind Duo YUMENO's name!.[tags]#didyouknow #funfact #japan #japanfacts #japanesefact #日本の事実 #jap...
11/29/2021

Read about the meaning behind Duo YUMENO's name!
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#didyouknow #funfact #japan #japanfacts #japanesefact #日本の事実 #japaneseculture #Japanculture #japanesemusic #DuoYUMENO

Read about the meaning behind Duo YUMENO's name!
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#didyouknow #funfact #japan #japanfacts #japanesefact #日本の事実 #japaneseculture #Japanculture #japanesemusic #DuoYUMENO

Learn how to make Yaki Udon! Similar to the previous post of Yakisoba, but with udon noodles instead! Click the link her...
11/26/2021

Learn how to make Yaki Udon! Similar to the previous post of Yakisoba, but with udon noodles instead! Click the link here for the recipe: https://linktr.ee/JapanAmericaSocietyChicago
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Today is a national holiday in Japan, Kinro Kansha no Hi! Learn more about how the Thanksgiving-like holiday is celebrat...
11/23/2021

Today is a national holiday in Japan, Kinro Kansha no Hi! Learn more about how the Thanksgiving-like holiday is celebrated, in the images below.

Did you know that Konpeitō can be seen throughout various forms of animation and video games. Learn more about them in t...
11/22/2021

Did you know that Konpeitō can be seen throughout various forms of animation and video games. Learn more about them in the post!
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#didyouknow #funfact #japan #japanfacts #japanesefact #日本の事実 #japaneseculture #Japanculture #金平糖 #コンペイトー #japanesecandy #Konpeitō #Konpeito

Congratulations to our local Onigiri Action Winner! Check out what they made in the post!.[tags]#didyouknow #funfact #ja...
11/19/2021

Congratulations to our local Onigiri Action Winner! Check out what they made in the post!
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Congratulations to our local Onigiri Action Winner! Check out what they made in the post!
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#didyouknow #funfact #japan #japanfacts #japanesefact #日本の事実 #japaneseculture #Japanculture #onigiriaction #stateonigiri #ilonigiri #il #onigiri

Did you know Japan is home to the largest wholesale fish market in the world? Learn more about what the Toyosu Market of...
11/18/2021

Did you know Japan is home to the largest wholesale fish market in the world? Learn more about what the Toyosu Market offers in the image below!

Did you know Japan is home to the largest wholesale fish market in the world? Learn more about what the Toyosu Market offers in the image below!

Did you know that Japan has a no-tipping culture? Learn more about it in the post!.[tags]#didyouknow #funfact #japan #ja...
11/17/2021

Did you know that Japan has a no-tipping culture? Learn more about it in the post!
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#didyouknow #funfact #japan #japanfacts #japanesefact #日本の事実 #japaneseculture #Japanculture #notipping #notippingculture #omotenashi #Japanesehospitality

Did you know that Japan has a no-tipping culture? Learn more about it in the post!
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#didyouknow #funfact #japan #japanfacts #japanesefact #日本の事実 #japaneseculture #Japanculture #notipping #notippingculture #omotenashi #Japanesehospitality

Learn more about which European country first reached Japan and how the countries interacted with each other, in the ima...
11/16/2021

Learn more about which European country first reached Japan and how the countries interacted with each other, in the images below!

Learn about the importance and the history of Shichi-Go-San in the post! .[tags]#didyouknow #funfact #japan #japanfacts ...
11/15/2021

Learn about the importance and the history of Shichi-Go-San in the post!
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#didyouknow #funfact #japan #japanfacts #japanesefact #日本の事実 #japaneseculture #Japanculture #japaneseholiday #ShichiGoSan #七五三 #753

Try this Japanese recipe: Karaage, also known as Japanese fried chicken! Check this recipe here: https://linktr.ee/Japan...
11/12/2021

Try this Japanese recipe: Karaage, also known as Japanese fried chicken! Check this recipe here: https://linktr.ee/JapanAmericaSocietyChicago
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#Japaneserecipe #日本のレシピ #japanesefood #japanesefoodrecipe #food #recipe #japanesecuisine #foodrecipe #唐揚げ #Karaage #Karaagerecipe

Read about folding 1,000 origami cranes in the post!.[tags]#didyouknow #funfact #japan #japanfacts #japanesefact #日本の事実 ...
11/10/2021

Read about folding 1,000 origami cranes in the post!
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Just three days left to register for the Origami Workshop event this Friday, November 12th at 6:30-7:30pm. Attend with 3...
11/09/2021

Just three days left to register for the Origami Workshop event this Friday, November 12th at 6:30-7:30pm. Attend with 3-4 square sheets of origami paper or any 6"x6" pieces of paper for best results!

Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/origami-workshop-tickets-190507853117

Just three days left to register for the Origami Workshop event this Friday, November 12th at 6:30-7:30pm. Attend with 3-4 square sheets of origami paper or any 6"x6" pieces of paper for best results!

Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/origami-workshop-tickets-190507853117

Like in many parts of the world, fortune telling is a popular practice in Japan. Learn more about a few of these methods...
11/09/2021

Like in many parts of the world, fortune telling is a popular practice in Japan. Learn more about a few of these methods in the images below!

Did you know that most stores in Japan have these anticrime paintballs? Read about them in the post!.[tags]#didyouknow #...
11/08/2021

Did you know that most stores in Japan have these anticrime paintballs? Read about them in the post!
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#didyouknow #funfact #japan #japanfacts #japanesefact #日本の事実 #japaneseculture #Japanculture #paintball #japanesecrimeball

Did you know that most stores in Japan have these anticrime paintballs? Read about them in the post!
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#didyouknow #funfact #japan #japanfacts #japanesefact #日本の事実 #japaneseculture #Japanculture #paintball #japanesecrimeball

Try this Japanese recipe: Gyūdon! Also known as gyūmeshi is a Japanese Beef Bowl. Check this recipe out here: https://li...
11/05/2021

Try this Japanese recipe: Gyūdon! Also known as gyūmeshi is a Japanese Beef Bowl. Check this recipe out here: https://linktr.ee/JapanAmericaSocietyChicago
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#Japaneserecipe #日本のレシピ #japanesefood #japanesefoodrecipe #food #recipe #japanesecuisine #foodrecipe #Gyūdon #gyūmeshi #牛丼 #牛めし

Learn how gift giving is an essential aspect to Japanese culture and what one of the most common item to gift is, in the...
11/04/2021

Learn how gift giving is an essential aspect to Japanese culture and what one of the most common item to gift is, in the images below!

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There is still time to register for Japan America Society of Chicago (JASC)’s 35th annual holiday fundraiser and bonenkai! More info can be found on the event page.
It was so fun and interesting attending the #deconstructedkimono event featuring #japaneseamerican #sansei #artist Judy Shintani hosted by the Japan America Society of Chicago (JASC)! It was also great to learn about local #bayarea artist Reiko Fujii and her amazing glass ancestral kimono pieces. It was an honor to also learn about Masako Takahashi and her stunning #silk #generational #kimono pieces. Both Naomi, Masako, and Reiko's work can be seen at the Monterey Museum of Art. All #art lovers can agree that these women are truly an inspiration👘! Check out all three of the artist's webpages here: judyshintani.com reikofujii.com MasakoTakahashi.com
There is still time to register for Japan America Society of Chicago (JASC)’s virtual event “Deconstructed Kimonos”. More info can be found on the event page.
Be sure to join Japan America Society of Chicago (JASC) in welcoming the Honorable Hiroshi Tajima, Consul-General of Japan in Chicago at the virtual welcome reception on Tuesday, October 26! Please visit the event page for more details: https://jaschicago.org/event/welcome-reception-for-the-honorable-hiroshi-tajima-consul-general-of-japan/
The Japan America Society of Chicago (JASC) is supporting Table for Two's annual 🍙 Onigiri Action by hosting their own Illinois challenge from October 5th to November 5th! Find out more here: https://jaschicago.org/event/onigiri-action-illinois-challenge/
Need ideas for your onigiri entry in the Japan America Society of Chicago (JASC) Onigiri Action Illinois Challenge? Let’s make jack-o-lantern rice balls! 🍙 🎃 #JapanClassroom
Today is “Respect for the Aged Day” or “Keirō no Hi” in Japan! So for today’s #JapanClassroom, check out this helpful graphic from Japan America Society of Chicago (JASC) to learn more about this holiday:
09/23 at 7 PM | Bridging the US and Japan: The Story of John Manjiro and Capt. William Whitfield In 1841, a young Japanese fisherman named Manjiro was shipwrecked on a deserted island where he was found and rescued by Captain William Whitfield. The American whaling ship captain brought Manjiro back with him to his home in Fairhaven, MA, where he welcomed him as a son. This friendship would turn out to have a powerful global impact, as Manjiro returned to Japan years later and became critical to future U.S.-Japan relations. Please join us in honoring the lasting friendship of Manjiro and Whitfield in our online event with the Japan America Society of Chicago (JASC). We will hear from Gerald P. Rooney, President and CEO of the Whitfield-Manjiro Friendship Society, who is central to keeping the Manjiro-Whitfield legacy alive. https://bit.ly/3hapskF
Join Japan America Society of Chicago (JASC) for their YPC Murasaki Cocktail Demo! Murasaki Sake Lunge’s Jun Takanarita will lead this presentation offering an in-depth explanation of Japanese alcohols and walk through how to make two of Murasaki’s cocktails https://jaschicago.org/event/ypvc-falling-for-fall-cocktails/
Don't miss Japan America Society of Chicago (JASC)'s webinar on the contributions of Umeko Tsuda, a pioneering female educator in Meiji era Japan!
08/25 at 8 PM EDT | Umeko Tsuda's Contributions to Modern Japan Umeko Tsuda was a pioneering woman educator in Meiji era Japan. This talk will trace her footsteps as one of the first female students sent to the U.S. by the Japanese government in 1871 and focus on her transnational collaboration with U.S. women in founding Tsuda College (now Tsuda University). Register to join us this Wednesday! bit.ly/3yMT8LP Co-hosted with the Japan America Society of Chicago (JASC)
Hi JASC friends, This is Yuta from Onigiri Shuttle KORORIN. Would you like something fun in this cold week? We'll have virtual onigiri classes this weekend (Fri-Sun 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm)! We've made about 19,600 onigiris since last summer. Now, it's time to share our skills with all of the onigiri funs! If you are interested, please join us! To show appreciation for all your support, I made a special discount for JASC members. [ 10% discount code: ARIGATOJASC ] https://www.exploretock.com/kororin/ We also have a special onigiri kit with our original wooden mold. You can pick it up at one of our pickup locations this week. I am looking forward to seeing you soon! Arigato! Yuta