Japan-America Society

of Pennsylvania 


Dear JASP Members and Friends,

We are thinking about you and hope you are all safe and healthy in these uncertain times.

The JASP staff has been working remotely since Friday, March 13. All Japan in the Schools visits have been cancelled, but we are working on ways to get educational content about Japan to students and families in Western Pennsylvania. We have also postponed our last Japan Lecture for April and the Spring Seminar & Golf Outing. We hope to be able to reschedule those events later this year. The Japanese-English Reading Circle meetings will be online until further notice.

In the interim, we’re pleased to be able to bring you virtual events from our friends at Japan-America Societies around the country. See the lists below for some of their offerings.

If you or your business have updates, information, or resources that you would like to make available to other JASP members or other JAS members across the country, please let us know. If you or your business need information about other members, resources, or would find a particular program helpful, we will do what we can to be responsive to your needs.

In times when we are physically separated, we appreciate the value of our communities and ties, both near and far. Thank you for your continuing support of The Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania and of the friendships and bridges between us.

Amy E. Boots

Executive Director

Susan Renda

Board Chair

Upcoming Virtual Events


Tax Implications of the CARES Act (Webinar Rebroadcast)

Thursday, April 2, 10 - 11:15 AM

COVID-19 Crisis Management for Manufacturers

Thursday, April 2, 1:30 - 2:30 PM

The Coronavirus in the U.S. and Japan: Perspectives from the Health Sector

Thursday, April 2, 4:30 -5:30 PM

Keeping your Business Going in the Time of COVID-19

Friday, April 3, 11:00 AM

Japan’s Changing Consumer: Ringing in the Age of Reiwa

Tuesday, April 14, 6:00 - 9:00 PM

Japan Rearmed: The Politics of Military Power

Friday, April 17, 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Culture & Education

Virtual Japanese Cooking Class: Omu Rice (オムライス)

Thursday, April 2, 6:00 PM (Waitlisted)

Virtual Bilingual Yoga

Wednesday, April 15, 12:30 PM

Shipwrecks by Akira Yoshimura

Thursday, April 23, 4:30 - 7:00 PM


Recordings of past Japan Society New York Events

100 YEARS STRAY, through April 20

TOEI Tokusatsu YouTube Channel

Cherry Blossom videos from NHK World

JAS Houston Staff Favorites Playlist

Audible Books in Japanese

Online Japanese Courses & Conversation Groups

Japanese Networking Lunch, Friday, April 3, 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Consulate of Japan in Chicago’s Conversation Group, Thursdays at 8 PM

Beginner - Advanced Japanese Classes, April 20 - June 12

Japanese Introduction - Intermediate Classes, April 20 - June 22

Japanese 101-403, April 20 - June 26

Japanese Levels 1, 2, 10, Conversation, April 13 - May 11

Marugoto Online Japanese Course, Self Study and Tutor-supported courses

UkiUki NihonGO! Japanese lessons on Youtube

English Conversation Class, Friday, April 03, 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Business English, April 24 - June 26, Fridays 4:00 - 6:00 PM

English for Mothers, April 20 – June 22, Mondays, 9:30 - 11:00 AM

Japanese-English Reading Circle

The Japanese-English Reading Circle will be held online until further notice. Members 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
Visit the Facebook group for more information.

POSTPONED: JASP Spring Seminar & Golf Outing

This event has been postponed with a tentative rescheduling on Monday, July 6th, 2020. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide further updates.

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!

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Butler Country Club

310 Country Club Road

Butler, PA 16002


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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.

Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania

2375 Mosside Blvd, Suite 402, Monroeville, PA 15146

Tel: 412-856-8608 | Email: jasp@us-japan.org | www.japansocietypa.org

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