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POSTPONED: JASP Spring Seminar & Golf Outing

Network with JASP members and supporters at this day-long event. This is a great opportunity to spend the day with a client, treat employees, or network with industry colleagues while supporting the JASP.

"Hitachi's Growing Investment in Pittsburgh" seminar by executives from Hitachi Rail STS will start the day, followed by lunch and a round on the course. The day will be capped with a raffle of Delta Airlines vouchers!
**Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been tentatively postponed until Monday, July 6th, 2020. We will update with more information as it becomes available.
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Butler Country Club
310 Country Club Road

Butler, PA 16002

2020 Japan Lecture Series

POSTPONED: Japanese Culture Through Video Games

Join the JASP as Dr. Rachael Hutchinson delves into the internationally known industry of Japanese video games, and how Japan's influence on the gaming market affects international views of the country and culture. She will also discuss how Japanese video game creators have co-opted certain techniques used by more traditional mediums such as literature and film and made it into something more palatable to the newest generation of consumers in society.

** This event has been postponed due to Covid-19 Concerns. We will send updated information as it becomes available.

The JASP Welcomes New Members

Family Membership:

  • Mr. Dennis Joyce, and children Alex and Andrew Joyce

Individual Membership:

  • Ms. Kate Emory of Chatham UniversityImage result for konnichiwa clipart
  • Ms. Yuanyou "Sunny" Yang

Bronze Corporate Membership:

  • Mr. Honda Sadaharu
  • Mr. Chuck Harrington

Not a member yet? Join today

Upcoming Community Events

The Pittsburgh Japanese Culture Society presents Tekko 2020, Pennsylvania's largest Japanese Culture and Gaming Convention (Postponed to June 25-28, 2020 due to COVID-19 Concerns)

Attention all fans of Japanese culture: Tekko 2020 is almost here! Join the PJCS in another year of anime, manga, cosplay, gaming, and more at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center for the area's premier Japanese culture convention located right in the heart of Downtown, Pittsburgh. For more information about event registration, hotel accommodations, and event programming head over to tekko.us or check out their Facebook page!

Japanese-English Reading Circle

The Japanese-English Reading Circle is held on the first and third Saturdays of the month at the Kenmawr Apartments in Shadyside. Members meet to discuss Japanese- and English- language readings with each other as well as play vocabulary games in their second language.

Upcoming Dates

    • Saturday, April 4, 5:00-6:30 PM
    • Saturday, April 18, 5:00-6:30 PM
    • Saturday, May 2, 5:00-6:30 PM
    • Saturday, May 16, 5:00-6:30 PM
    • Saturday, June 5, 5:00-6:30 PM
Kenmawr Apartments, Community Room, Ground Floor 401 Shady Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Visit the Facebook group for more information.

The Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania (JASP), established in 1986, is an association of individuals and corporations actively engaged in bringing the peoples of Japan and America together in understanding, appreciation and cooperation in order to promote a better relationship between the countries.

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