Upcoming events

    • Saturday, September 18, 2021
    • Saturday, November 20, 2021
    • 5 sessions
    • Kenmawr Apartments Community Room, 401 Shady Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15232

    Join us for the Japanese-English Reading Circle!  

    Mission: to promote language learning through reading and language exchange.  We aim to keep positivity and motivation high while developing reading fluency, vocabulary, content discussion, and reading strategies in a fun, collaborative environment.

    Meetings: will consist of icebreaker language games, discussions about book topics, questions about language, formation of reading goals, and reading strategy sharing/reflection

    Who can join:  Japanese learners of English or English-speaking learners of Japanese.  Any proficiency level is okay, although it would help to have at least beginner level knowledge of the second language you are studying.  You can also sign up for the Facebook group or Google group for reminders.

    • Thursday, October 07, 2021
    • 6:00 PM
    • Carnegie Museum of Art Theater, 4400 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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    F2018.4.15a-g Pine and CranePlease join us for a special presentation of Japanese art as part of the Richard J. Wood Art Curators Series. The series brings attention to major collections of Japanese art in the U.S. and their role in the U.S.-Japan grassroots relationship. 

    Dr. Frank Feltens, Associate Curator of Japanese Art at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, will explore how the Freer Gallery’s Japanese art collection evolved over the hundred years since the museum’s founding and how the most recent additions stay true to the original intentions and aesthetics of Charles Lang Freer. The talk will conclude with a journey through the exhibition Meeting Tessai: Modern Japanese Art from the Cowles Collection that highlights the Cowles gift and showcases how Freer conversed with contemporary Japanese artists like the famous literatus Tomioka Tessai.

    The talk will be held in the Carnegie Museum of Art Theater and will be followed by refreshments and a networking reception.  Registration is free but donations are encouraged.

    Industrialist Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919) founded the Freer Gallery of Art in 1923, the first art museum on the National Mall in Washington, DC. The most notable mention from Freer when he pledged his collection to the Smithsonian Institution was the explicit wish that it may never leave the building.  The original pieces of the Freer gallery have not left the exhibit. Generous donations from generations of curators have expanded the number of pieces in the exhibit, significantly continuing the legacy and history of Charles Lang Freer. For example, the recent addition of the Mary and Cheney Cowles Collection is such a milestone. The Cowles Collection adds more than 250 works of mainly early modern and modern paintings and calligraphy to Freer’s collection. Additions such as paintings by early 20th-century Nihonga grandees like Takeuchi Seihō and Murakami Kagaku, alongside postwar artists like Munaka Shikō and Suda Kokuta, allow the Freer collection to tell the story of Japanese art from its beginnings to our own time.

    Frank Feltens, PhD | Freer Gallery of Art & Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

    After receiving his PhD in Japanese art history from Columbia University in 2016, Dr. Frank Feltens joined the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art, as an Anne van Biema fellow in Japanese art. The following year, Dr. Feltens became the Japan Foundation Assistant Curator of Japanese Art. Feltens specializes in Japanese art during the late medieval and early modern periods and holds additional interests in Japanese photography and the intersections between painting and ceramics. 

    Dr. Feltens has published and lectured on a range of topics related to Japanese art. Recent articles examine the painters Ogata Kōrin and Sakai Hōitsu, and the photographer Domon Ken. Prior to coming to the Freer and Sackler, he worked at the Museum of Modern Art, the National Museum of Asian Art in Berlin and the Nezu Museum and the temple Sensōji in Tokyo. At the Freer and Sackler, Feltens has organized a number of exhibitions, including Meeting Tessai: Japanese Art from the Cowles Collection (upcoming) and Hokusai: Mad About Painting (2019-2020), as well as Japan Modern: Prints in the Age of Photography (2018-19), Painting the Classics (2019), and Shinto: The Way of the Kami (2019). Feltens is a longtime practitioner of the Japanese tea ceremony in the Urasenke tradition and carries the honorary tea name Sōchoku.

    Thank you to the Carnegie Museum of Art for their partnership and the National Association of Japan-America Societies and the Japan~United States Friendship Commission for their support of this series at Japan-America Societies nationwide.

      

    • Thursday, November 11, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Duquesne Club, 325 Sixth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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    Please join us at the Duquesne Club on November 11 for an evening of networking with colleagues that have an interest in business, culture and life in Japan! Elliott Group is the Title Sponsor of the event. 

    Your ticket or sponsorship will give you access to fabulous silent auction prizes, delicious food, and a keynote presentation by Eric Shiner. We will also be honoring the late Dr. Stephen Guinn, long-time JASP board member, with the Three Rivers Award.

    Sponsorship Information

    Unable to attend the event and want to make a donation?

    Consider our ‘Sponsor a Student Table’ program where companies purchase tables and JASP matches the seats with student members.  Please contact us for more information.

    Delta Airlines is sponsoring the Grand Prize, two tickets anywhere in the lower 48 states!


    Friend Sponsors




    Eric Shiner was most recently the executive director of Pioneer Works in Brooklyn. He was formerly artistic director of White Cube, New York and senior vice president of contemporary art at Sotheby’s. Prior to this, Shiner was the director of The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh from 2010 to 2016, and was the Milton Fine Curator of Art at The Warhol from 2008 to 2010. A leading scholar on Andy Warhol and Asian contemporary art, Shiner lived and worked in Japan for a total of six years and was assistant curator on the inaugural Yokohama Triennale in 2001. Shiner has curated dozens of contemporary art exhibitions in cities around the globe and was the team leader on The Warhol Museum’s major Warhol retrospective that traveled to Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing and Tokyo between 2012 and 2014. Notable exhibitions include Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei in 2015/16, Deborah Kass: Before and Happily Ever After in 2012, Armory Focus: USA at the Armory Show in 2013 and Armory Platform in 2017. He is the President of the board of Visual AIDS, a NYC-based nonprofit promoting the artistic legacy of those artists lost to and living with AIDS and a board member of The Romare Bearden Foundation. He lives in Lansing, Michigan and upstate New York with his partner, Dr. Ishaan Kumar, and their long-haired dachshund, Juno.

    The JASP Three Rivers Award is given to a Western Pennsylvania individual who has made a significant contribution to the JASP mission by increasing the general understanding of Japan-US relations, strengthening the business environment in Western Pennsylvania for Japanese related business, or promoting and enhancing the study of Japanese language or culture.  Dr. Stephen Guinn, long-time board member of the Society and former owner of PSP Metrics, was a dedicated proponent of strong business ties between our region and Japan.  He enjoyed the JASP's cultural programs and served as a member of the Golf Committee.

Past events

Wednesday, August 04, 2021 Summer Cooking Class 1: Hiyashi chūka
Monday, May 17, 2021 JASP Golf Outing
Thursday, April 29, 2021 2021 Japan Lecture Series - Ikebana: more than just pretty flowers
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 2021 Japan Lecture Series – Japanese Culture through Video Games
Thursday, March 18, 2021 A Resilient U.S. - Japan Alliance in 2021 and Beyond
Friday, March 12, 2021 High School Japanese Speech Contest
Thursday, February 18, 2021 2021 Japan Lecture Series – Shofuso: Philadelphia's Japanese Gem
Thursday, November 19, 2020 Craft Beer Connection: Pennsylvania, Japan and the Business of Beer
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 2020 Virtual Annual Dinner
Wednesday, September 02, 2020 Drinking Tea in Japan
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 Sake: Beyond the Basics
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 The Influence of Japanese Ceramics
Monday, June 01, 2020 JASP 2020 Virtual Golf Tournament
Thursday, May 14, 2020 The Sound of (Japanese) Music: Online Mini Course for Educators
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 Japan Currents: Healthcare Connections between Western PA & Japan
Friday, March 06, 2020 High School Japanese Speech Contest & Middle School Art Contest
Thursday, February 20, 2020 2020 Japan Lecture Series – Sake Tasting & Seminar
Thursday, January 30, 2020 2020 Japan Lecture Series – Cultivating Peace through the Way of Tea
Thursday, November 14, 2019 Annual Dinner
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 International Business Networking Reception
Saturday, October 05, 2019 Pittsburgh Dragon Boat Festival 2019
Sunday, September 15, 2019 Pittsburgh Taiko Beginner Continuation Class
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 Volunteer Training & Potluck Luncheon
Sunday, August 18, 2019 Pittsburgh Taiko Beginner Class
Monday, May 13, 2019 JASP Spring Seminar & Golf Outing
Thursday, May 09, 2019 Mega Happy Hour Mixer - Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
Thursday, April 25, 2019 SOLD OUT: MEPPI Japan Lecture Series: What is a Japanese Garden?
Thursday, April 18, 2019 Art in the US-Japan Relationship: Preserving the Floating World
Sunday, March 10, 2019 Pittsburgh Taiko Level 2 Class
Friday, March 01, 2019 High School Japanese Speech Contest
Thursday, February 21, 2019 MEPPI Japan Lecture Series – Japanese Whisky Taste & Learn
Thursday, January 17, 2019 MEPPI Japan Lecture Series – Beyond Haiku: Japanese Poetry in Time and Art
Sunday, January 13, 2019 Pittsburgh Taiko Beginner Class
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 Bonenkai: Forget the Year Party
Saturday, November 17, 2018 Thousand Paper Crane Project
Thursday, November 08, 2018 Annual Dinner
Saturday, October 13, 2018 Decorative Sushi Workshop
Sunday, September 30, 2018 Pittsburgh Dragon Boat Festival 2018
Friday, September 07, 2018 New Voices from Japan: Engagement and Dialogue with Emerging Policy Experts from Japan
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 Saitama Sister City Picnic
Saturday, July 07, 2018 Tanabata at the Carnegie Museum of Art
Monday, May 14, 2018 Paul J. Wilhelm Memorial Golf Outing
Saturday, May 12, 2018 Pittsburgh Taiko Level 2 Class
Saturday, May 05, 2018 Children's Day at the Carnegie Museum of Art
Saturday, March 31, 2018 Pittsburgh Taiko Beginner Class
Thursday, March 29, 2018 MEPPI Japan Lecture Series - A City of Consumption: The Woodblock Print Industry in Edo, Japan
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Energizing Western PA's Economy
Friday, March 02, 2018 High School Japanese Speech Contest
Thursday, February 22, 2018 MEPPI Japan Lecture Series 2018 - US-Japan Collaboration
Thursday, January 18, 2018 MEPPI Japan Lecture Series - Tokyo, One of the Safest Cities in the World
Friday, December 08, 2017 JASP Bonenkai Celebration
Thursday, November 09, 2017 Annual Dinner
Thursday, October 12, 2017 Japanese Dance Presentation
Saturday, September 30, 2017 Camp Konnichiwa at the Carnegie Library in Oakland
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 Volunteer Training & Potluck Luncheon
Saturday, July 01, 2017 Pittsburgh Taiko Beginner Class
Thursday, May 11, 2017 Ukiyo-e and the Windy City: Clarence Buckingham's Prints at the Art Institute of Chicago
Monday, May 08, 2017 Paul J. Wilhelm Memorial Golf Outing
Thursday, March 23, 2017 MEPPI Japan Lecture Series – The Basics of Bonsai
Thursday, March 16, 2017 Duquesne University Big Read Kick Off
Friday, March 03, 2017 High School Japanese Speech Contest
Thursday, February 16, 2017 MEPPI Japan Lecture Series – Healthcare in Japan
Thursday, January 19, 2017 MEPPI Japan Lecture Series – The Japanese Spirit in Global Sports and Business
Saturday, December 17, 2016 Japanese-English Reading Circle
Friday, December 16, 2016 JASP Bonenkai Celebration
Thursday, December 01, 2016 Japanese Book Sale
Thursday, November 10, 2016 Annual Dinner
Saturday, October 15, 2016 Pittsburgh Taiko Beginner Session
Thursday, October 13, 2016 Takao Kawaguchi’s About Kazuo Ohno
Friday, October 07, 2016 Sashiko Program at the Society for Contemporary Craft
Friday, September 16, 2016 TPP and Abenomics: The Road Ahead for US Companies in Japan
Saturday, September 10, 2016 [Through Harmony] We Move
Saturday, August 06, 2016 2016 TOMODACHI Ties Through Taiko Trip
Thursday, July 21, 2016 2016 TOMODACHI Ties Through Taiko Pre-trip Concert
Monday, May 09, 2016 Paul J. Wilhelm Memorial Golf Outing
Saturday, April 16, 2016 5th Annual Tomodachi Festival at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Thursday, April 07, 2016 Tekko 2016 (Partner event)
Thursday, March 24, 2016 Kenny Endo Contemporary Ensemble Concert
Thursday, March 17, 2016 MEPPI Japan Lecture Series – Sake Cocktail Demonstration
Friday, March 04, 2016 High School Japanese Speech Contest
Thursday, February 18, 2016 MEPPI Japan Lecture Series – The Neuroscience of Buddhism
Saturday, February 06, 2016 2016 Lunar New Year in Squirrel Hill Kick-Off Celebration
Thursday, January 21, 2016 MEPPI Japan Lecture Series – U.S.-Japan Relations from a U.S. Government Perspective
Thursday, January 14, 2016 On Ensemble: Contemporary Taiko Quartet
Thursday, December 10, 2015 JASP Bonenkai Celebration
Saturday, December 05, 2015 Japanese-English Reading Circle Meeting 4
Saturday, November 21, 2015 Japanese-English Reading Circle Meeting 3
Monday, November 16, 2015 Annual Dinner
Saturday, October 17, 2015 Japanese-English Reading Circle
Friday, October 09, 2015 Understanding the Global Appeal of Japanese Popular Culture
Saturday, September 26, 2015 Bunjinga Painting Demonstration
Friday, September 25, 2015 Japanese Language Mixer
Friday, September 25, 2015 Bunjinga Program at the Children's Museum
Saturday, September 19, 2015 Pittsburgh Taiko Beginner Session
Thursday, September 17, 2015 Volunteer Training & Potluck Luncheon
Saturday, August 15, 2015 TOMODACHI Ties Through Taiko Concert
Saturday, August 08, 2015 Hiroshima and Nagasaki: 70 Years Later
Saturday, August 08, 2015 Welcome Picnic for TOMODACHI Ties Through Taiko Exchange
Saturday, July 25, 2015 Pittsburgh Taiko Drumming + Kurosawa's Rashomon
Monday, May 11, 2015 Paul J. Wilhelm Memorial Golf Outing
Saturday, April 18, 2015 4th Annual Tomodachi Festival
Tuesday, April 07, 2015 CMU Fine Arts Lecture Series Featuring Japanese artist Ryoji Ikeda
Thursday, April 02, 2015 Global Pittsburgh First Thursdays Happy Hour
Thursday, March 26, 2015 MEPPI Japan Lecture Series – Obento: Japanese Culture in a Box
Friday, March 06, 2015 High School Japanese Speech Contest
Saturday, February 28, 2015 Pittsburgh Taiko Beginner Session
Thursday, February 19, 2015 MEPPI Japan Lecture Series – The Tokyo-Berlin Axis, 70 Years Later
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 Volatility, Uncertainty, and Opportunity in the Global Energy Market in 2015
Thursday, January 29, 2015 MEPPI Japan Lecture Series – The Myth of McDonaldization: Globalization and Culture in a Japanese Community, 1961-2014
Friday, December 19, 2014 JASP Bonenkai Celebration
Wednesday, November 05, 2014 Annual Dinner
Saturday, October 11, 2014 Tea Culture in Japan: Regent Square @ Biddle's Escape / Mookshi Wellness Center
Saturday, October 11, 2014 Tea Culture in Japan: Fox Chapel @ Way Wellness Center Location
Saturday, October 04, 2014 Pittsburgh Taiko Beginner Session
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Volunteer Training & Potluck Luncheon
Sunday, September 28, 2014 Pittsburgh Taiko at the World Kaleidescope!
Thursday, September 25, 2014 JETRO Delegation Welcome Reception
Saturday, September 20, 2014 Camp Konnichiwa at the Carnegie Library in Oakland
Friday, August 29, 2014 KuroKiiro Festival
Saturday, August 23, 2014 NAAAP Pittsburgh Annual Summer Picnic
Thursday, August 07, 2014 JASP Picnic with Iwate Prefecture Teenagers
Saturday, July 12, 2014 JASP Booth at Cranberry Twp Community Days
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 Japanese Language Lunch
Thursday, May 22, 2014 Managing Tension and Preventing Conflict in Northeast Asia (A Program of the Japan Society in New York)
Monday, May 12, 2014 Paul J. Wilhelm Memorial Golf Outing
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 Voices From Japan Poetry Exhibit
Saturday, April 05, 2014 3rd Annual Tomodachi Festival
Saturday, April 05, 2014 Pittsburgh Sakura Project Spring Planting
Friday, April 04, 2014 Tekko 2014
Thursday, March 27, 2014 MEPPI Japan Lecture Series – What Abenomics Means for the United States
Sunday, March 23, 2014 Pittsburgh Taiko's Spring Concert
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 What ever happened to Japan? A New Look at U.S.-Japan Relations
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 "The Myth of Homogeneity: Immigration and Ethnicity in Twentieth-Century Japan” ~Japan in the Broader Context of Asia~
Thursday, March 13, 2014 Live Your Dream: The Taylor Anderson Story
Friday, March 07, 2014 Japanese Speech and Language Contest
Tuesday, March 04, 2014 “The (Non) Economic Thinking of Japan’s Decision-makers for World War II” ~Japan in the Broader Context of Asia~
Thursday, February 27, 2014 MEPPI Japan Lecture Series – Japanese Architects at Play
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 “Japan and Its Asian Neighbors: History, Islands and National Identity” ~Japan in the Broader Context of Asia~
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 "Buddhism for the Unenlightened" ~Japan in the Broader Context of Asia~
Thursday, January 23, 2014 MEPPI Japan Lecture Series – Ten Things I Like About Osaka
Friday, December 13, 2013 JASP Bonenkai Celebration
Tuesday, November 05, 2013 Annual Dinner
Sunday, November 03, 2013 KuroKiiro Educational Anime Festival
Saturday, October 19, 2013 Japanese Wagashi Sweetmaking & Tasting Workshop
Friday, October 18, 2013 Japanese Wagashi Sweetmaking & Tasting Workshop
Sunday, October 06, 2013 Yasumasa Morimura: Theater of the Self
Saturday, October 05, 2013 Operation Sandy Hook: Peace Exhibit
Friday, October 04, 2013 "After Hiroshima" Lecture & Book Signing
Thursday, October 03, 2013 Support JASP during the Pittsburgh Day of Giving
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 One Young World Local-Global Festival
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 Volunteer Training & Potluck Luncheon
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 Making “Smart Power” Work for America — In Japan and Around the World
Friday, May 24, 2013 “Japan is the key…” Asian Art / Modern Pittsburgh, 1900-1920
Thursday, May 23, 2013 U.S. - Japan Now: Economic and Global Corporate Strategies
Monday, May 13, 2013 Paul J. Wilhelm Memorial Golf Outing
Saturday, April 06, 2013 The 5th Spring Planting/Sakura Festival
Thursday, March 21, 2013 MEPPI Japan Lecture Series: The Political Economy of Japan in the Wake of a Growing China
Friday, March 08, 2013 Robot / Android - Human Theater
Friday, March 08, 2013 Japanese Speech and Language Contest
Thursday, February 21, 2013 MEPPI Japan Lecture Series: Counter-Culture in Japan
Sunday, January 27, 2013 On Ensemble Taiko Workshop
Thursday, January 24, 2013 MEPPI Japan Lecture Series: Sake-Tasting
Saturday, January 12, 2013 Sewickley Film Series:The Power of Two
Friday, December 14, 2012 JASP Bonenkai Celebration at the Warhol Museum
Thursday, December 06, 2012 Pittsburgh Sushi Experience
Thursday, November 29, 2012 America Pivots East - Again: Implications, Images, and Reality in U.S.-Japan Relations Breakfast Briefing with Dr. William Farrell
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 VIP Dinner with Bill Farrell
Thursday, November 08, 2012 Japanese Students Coming to Allderdice
Thursday, November 01, 2012 Annual Dinner
Saturday, September 29, 2012 “Love, Luck, & Marriage in Japan” Cultural Workshop
Friday, September 28, 2012 “Love, Luck, & Marriage in Japan” Cultural Workshop
Thursday, September 27, 2012 “Love, Luck, & Marriage in Japan” Cultural Workshop
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 Volunteer Luncheon
Friday, September 21, 2012 Soldier Exhibit by Fumino Hora
Thursday, September 20, 2012 Pittsburgh Sushi Experience
Saturday, June 09, 2012 JERO in June
Monday, May 14, 2012 Paul J. Wilhelm Memorial Golf Outing
Sunday, April 29, 2012 First Annual Sakura Festival
Friday, April 27, 2012 TrIptych: Three Ways, Three Worlds
Thursday, April 26, 2012 Pittsburgh Sushi Experience
Saturday, April 14, 2012 Off the Wall: 2012
Thursday, April 12, 2012 University of Pittsburgh Teams Up with The Andy Warhol Museum for Film Screening of ANPO: Art X War
Friday, April 06, 2012 Pittsburgh Taiko's Spring Concert
Friday, March 09, 2012 Japan on the Cross-Roads: Economics and Politics after the Tohoku Earthquake
Friday, March 02, 2012 Japanese Speech and Language Contest
Monday, February 13, 2012 Political Salon: North Korea, Smart Diplomacy, and Security Challenges in the Pacific Rim


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