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Join a Committee

JASP members are invited to help shape the programs and activities organized by the Society each year by becoming an active volunteer. Call the JASP office or email jasp@us-japan.org to learn more about the following active committees - Education, Golf Outing, Membership, Annual Dinner and Program. Your participation is welcomed.

Help with the annual Japanese
Speech and Language Contest

High School students from Western Pennsylvania compete each spring at the annual Japanese speech and language contest. This all-day event tests students' knowledge of written and oral Japanese.  If you have a proficient knowledge of Japanese, please contact the Society to help with this event. Learn more about the Japanese Speech and Language Contest!


Help with the Japan in the Schools Program

The Japan in the Schools program is a unique program that brings Japanese education into classrooms in Western PA. A wide variety of topics are covered in this once a year visits to local school. Some topics include Japan today, Japanese history, language, culture, origami and more. Volunteers of the Japan in the Schools (JIS) program respond to outreach requests from elementary, middle and secondary schools, libraries and other community partners. Authentic Japanese materials are used as teaching aids and this unique experience broadens a student's view of the world and the cultures in it. Since its launch in 1997, requests for outreach programming have steadily increased.

To request information on becoming a JASP volunteer, fill out a Volunteer Information Request Form or the form below.

As of 2015, all school volunteers are required to have background checks.
Pennsylvania Criminal History
Pennsylvania Child Abuse
Federal Criminal Background (if PA resident for less than 10 years)


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