We've compiled a resource list of Japan-related goods and services in the region:
Pittsburgh Bonsai Society
The Pittsburgh Bonsai Society was founded in 1957 to foster the art of bonsai in Western Pennsylvania. The PBS was one of the first bonsai societies in the United States and has been a vital part of bonsai in America.
Japan Association of Greater Pittsburgh (ピッツバーグ日本協会)
Non-profit organization for Japanese expatriates, Japanese visitors, Japanese-Americans, and people in the Greater Pittsburgh area who are interested in Japanese culture.
Japanese Speaking Physician
Japanese-speaking health professionals hold monthly meetings for the public.
Teiichi Takedai, MD.
UPMC Shadyside Family Health Center
5215 Centre Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Japan Studies at the University of Pittsburgh
Due to generous funding from the Mitsubishi and Japan Iron and Steel Federation Endowments, the Japan Council advances the study of Japan by funding faculty and student research, symposia, and diverse cultural events held at Pitt.
Origami Club of Pittsburgh
Free meetings held the 3rd Saturday of each month at the Squirrel Hill Branch, Carnegie Library.
12 noon – Beginner Folders
1:15 pm – Advanced Folders
An affiliate of www.origami-usa.org
This blog looks at some of the cultural, educational, and social links between Pennsylvania and Asia. They post news, events, lectures, festivals, and other things, primarily as they happen in western Pennsylvania.
Pittsburgh Japanese School
The primary purpose for PJS is to educate children ages 4 to 18 who have Japanese language background and they offer Japanese, mathematics, and social studies classes using Japanese textbooks. All classes are instructed in Japanese. Student admission applications are accepted any time.
Pittsburgh Sakura Project
The Pittsburgh Sakura Project aims to plant 250 cherry trees in the Pittsburgh region.
Ikebana International Pittsburgh Chapter #25
This ikebana group draws members from five different schools in the Pittsburgh region.
Sogetsu Pittsburgh Study Group
There are many different schools of ikebana, but SPSG studies Sogetsu ikebana, the most contemporary school and one that believes that ikebana can be arranged any time, anywhere with any materials, by anyone.
University of Pittsburgh Nationality Rooms
The University of Pittsburgh's Cathedral of Learning has a group of classrooms built by various nationalities in the Pittsburgh region, including a Japanese classroom.
Hillman Library: Japan Information Center
Further resources can be accessed at the Japan Information Center at the Hillman Library (East Asian Library) on the University of Pittsburgh site.