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:

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Japanese Events

Hillman Library: East Asian Library
The Hillman Library at the University of Pittsburgh has several Japan-related physical and online collections.

Ikebana International Pittsburgh Chapter #25
This ikebana group draws members from five different schools in the Pittsburgh region.

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 Community Outreach
Japanese-speaking health professionals hold monthly meetings at UPMC Shadyside Family Health Center, 5215 Centre Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15232.412-623-2287
Teiichi Takedai, MD Hideki Tsunoda, MD

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 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.

Pittsburgh Japanese School
The primary purpose for PJS is to educate children ages 4 to 18 who have a Japanese language background. 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.

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.

Global Pittsburgh

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

Sister Cities Association of Pittsburgh

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

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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