About JASGA

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JASGA's Mission

The Japan-America Society of Greater Austin (JASGA) is a nonprofit organization that bridges the cultures of Japan and central Texas and works for friendly US-Japan relations. Its mission is to strengthen cooperation and understanding between the people of the US and Japan in providing Japan-related information, programs, and events that help to expand knowledge, increase personal interaction, and facilitate discussion of important issues.    

グレイターオースティン日米協会は、日本と中部テキサスとの間の文化交流の懸け橋となるべ く、教育・文化プログラムを通じ、協会会員を始め、オースティンおよびセントラルテキサスコミュニティのために日米の相互理解、友好関係を促進し相互に向上することをその目的とします

JAS Austin originally founded, along with Austin-Oita Sister City Committee, in 1987 by Dr. Toshimatsu Matsumoto. JASGA was refounded in 2005, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to fostering ties between the people of Japan and the United States.

National Association of Japan-America Societies

The Japan-America Society of Greater Austin is a member of  the National Association of Japan-America Societies (NAJAS), headquartered in Washington, D.C., which links more than 37 local Japan-America and Japan societies.  NAJAS is the only national non-profit network in the United States dedicated to public education about Japan.