- JASP and the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh held a briefing and moderated panel discussion on the evolving Japan-US alliance and its impact on security and geostrategy in Asia.
- JASP provided many online programs during the COVID-19 shutdown.
- The Richard J. Wood Art Curators Series featured curator Stephen Salel discussing the ukiyo-e collection of James A. Michener at the Honolulu Museum of Art.
- The Japan America Society of Pennsylvania, the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, and the Western Pennsylvania Global Business Forum held a breakfast briefing on the growing energy economy in Western Pennsylvania, featuring Elliott Group.
- The Richard J. Wood Art Curators Series, bringing attention to major collections of Japanese art in the U.S. and their role in the U.S.-Japan grassroots relationship, featured curator Janice Katz discussing Clarence Buckingham's collection at the Art Institute of Chicago.
- Visiting business people from Shikoku tour Pittsburgh and meet JASP members at a reception hosted by Schneider Downs.
- Ten Pittsburgh students travel to Japan for the TOMODACHI Ties Through Taiko exchange, a part of the TOMODACHI/NAJAS Grassroots Initiative.
- The JASP presents internationally renowned taiko artist Kenny Endo at the Manchester Craftsmen's Guild as part of his 40th Anniversary Celebration tour
- The JASP presents On Ensemble contemporary taiko group at the Hill House
- Twelve students from the Aichi, Japan come to Pittsburgh for the TOMODACHI Ties Through Taiko exchange, a part of the TOMODACHI/NAJAS Grassroots Initiative.
- The first College Japanese Speech Contest is held at Indiana University of Pennsylvania
- "Voices from Japan," an exhibition of tanka poetry written by Japanese citizens in the aftermath of the disaster, was presented in the lobby of the USX/UPMC Tower.
- The Voices from Japan poetry exhibit featured tanka poetry printed in the Asahi Shimbun after the 3/11 disaster
- A special presentation of the NAJAS KKC Business Speaker Series, Takashi Hatchoji, Chairman of Hitachi America, Ltd., and Matthew Goodman, Center for Strategic & International Studies, addressed the future economic outlook for Japan and the United States.