The Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania


For educational resources, please visit our Educational Resources page.

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.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Japanese Events

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.

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.

Sister Cities Association of Pittsburgh

The Sister Cities Association manages Pittsburgh's sister city relationships, including Saitama City in Japan.

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
 resources can be accessed at the Japan Information Center at the Hillman Library (East Asian Library) on the University of Pittsburgh site.


GlobalPittsburgh connects the region's people and organizations to the world through member programs, activities and hosting opportunities.

World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh

The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting a deeper understanding of key contemporary international issues throughout Western Pennsylvania.

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