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The Japan-America Grassroots Summit


  The 24th Japan - America Grassroots Summit 2014 is coming to San Diego in September.

The Opening Ceremony is planned at the PETCO Park on September 23rd. And the Closing Celemony and Farewell Party will be held at the Japanese Friendship Garden in Balboa Park on September 28th.
  2013 Shimane Summit Video  
    The 2013 Shimane Japan-America Grassroots Summit video is now available on CIE webiste.

KKC Teacher Fellowship 2014

KKC Teachar Fellowship 2011

  The Keizai Koho Center (Japan Institute for Social and Economic Affairs) in cooperation with the National Association of Japan-America Societies (NAJAS) will sponsor a ten day Fellowship to Japan this summer for educators in the U.S. and Canada. The Fellowship allows teachers to learn first hand about contemporary Japanese society and enhance their classroom teaching of global perspectives...more

Order of the Rising Sun Conferred on NAJAS Chairman
Dr. Farrell   On November 3, the announcement of Imperial Decorations contained good news for Bill Farrell (and NAJAS); he was one of 11 Americans included in the 53 recipients of the 2011 Fall Imperial Decorations. Bill's award was the Order of Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon. Congratulations to the Chairman.
The Conferment Ceremony was held on July 18, 2012.
    -Conferment Ceremony
    -Ceremony Photo Gallery
    -Announcement on the Consulate-General of Japan in Boston's website
    -Press Release
    -Annoucement on the Embassy of Japan in the United States of America's website

Former NAJAS President Sam Shepherd honored


  The Government of Japan announced that His Majesty the Emperor of Japan has decorated Mr. Samuel M. Shepherd, currently a resident of Shoreline, Washington, with The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette. The award was made on November 3, 2010, Japan time, which is officially designated as "Culture Day" in Japan. Mr. Shepherd received the medal in recognition of his "contribution to strengthening of the relations between Japan and the United States through educational exchanges and internationalization of education in Japan...more
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Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia
  Can Abenomics Save Japan?
Wednesday, March 5, 2014

After almost twenty years of economic stagnation and political paralysis, is Japan poised to reemerge as a global leader? The Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia has assembled a group of leading policymakers and analysts to examine the underlying causes of Japan’s long economic struggle, and the optimism being generated by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s efforts to reignite the Japanese economy...more

Japan America Society of Southern California
  JAPAN in 2014 Symposium
Thursday, February 13, 2014

The JAPAN in 2014 Symposium will gather leading experts on Japan from across the U.S. and from Japan to take an in-depth look and “forecast” the coming year on Japanese domestic affairs, U.S.-Japan bilateral economic and security relationship and U.S.-Japan cooperation in international affairs. ...more

Japan America Society of Greater Cincinnati
  Japan in Mid-America: Renewal, Challenges and Opportunities
Thursday, January 23, 2014

A comprehensive update on Japan for area business leaders by providing the history of investment to a new generation of business leaders, identifying why Japan continues to be important to the region with current investment data, specifying the current economic and social challenges facing Japan, and analyzing how to continue this mutually beneficial relationship....more





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