Annual Dinner 2019  Photos

Yuki Tatsumi, Senior Fellow and Co-Director at the Stimson Center, was our honored keynote speaker on November 14th at the Duquesne Club. 200 people attended the cocktail hour, silent auction and informative speech. Thank you to those of you who attended, and we hope to see the rest of you next year! Please check out our Photo Gallery to see more pictures of a lovely evening. 

Mark Your Calendars for our 2020 programs!  




Jan 16, 2020 

Feb 20, 2020

March 19, 2020

Sponsored by Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc.

Japan Currents

"Healthcare Connections between Japan & Western PA"

TBC March 12, 2020 

JASP Spring Seminar &

Golf Outing


"Hitachi's Growing Investment in Pittsburgh"

May 11, 2020

Upcoming Community Events

Kitsuke Workshop

January 8, 2020  4 PM

4130 Posvar Hall, 230 S Bouquet St 

Through this interactive workshop, learn about the intricate art of dressing in kimono with expert and Pitt alumnus Evan Mason.

Seijin Shiki

January 10, 2020  7 PM

University Club Ballroom A

The second annual Seijin Shiki (Japanese Coming of Age Ceremony) at the University of Pittsburgh. If you are turning 20 years old this year (April 2019-April 2020), the Asian Studies Center invites you to be part of the ceremony.

Screenshot: Asia

The University of Pittsburgh’s Asian Studies Center--in collaboration with the Film and Media Studies Program--is thrilled to announce the launch of SCREENSHOT: ASIA. The festival, which is set to premiere in September 2020, will continue the city’s tradition of bringing Asian arts, stories, and experiences to Southwestern Pennsylvania. To support the festival, visit the Give Pitt website.

JAGP Shinnenkai

January 19, 2020 5:30 PM

Happy Home Buffet, 4801 McKnight Rd

The Japan Association of Greater Pittsburgh (JAGP) will hold its annual 2020年度新年会のご案内/ New Year Party 2020 on January 19 at Happy Home Buffet in the North Hills. Events include a buffet dinner, presentations from local Japanese groups, and a raffle. Registration and payment is required by January 12.

Keizai Koho Center Fellowship

Application Open!

Since 1980, the Keizai Koho Center (Japan Institute for Social and Economic Affairs) in cooperation with the National Association of Japan-America Societies (NAJAS) has sponsored a fellowship program to Japan for educators in the U.S. and Canada. The fellowship allows North American social studies teachers to learn firsthand about contemporary Japanese society and enhance their classroom teaching of global perspectives. The deadline for the 2020 program is January 15.

The JASP Welcomes

New Members !

Student Member:

  • Mr. Nathaniel Hayward 

Individual Member:

  • Mr. Garrett Haines

Not a member yet? Join today!

Japanese-English Reading Circle

Saturday, December 21, 5:00-6:30 PM
Saturday, January 4, 5:00-6:30 PM

Saturday, January 18, 5:00-6:30 PM

Saturday, February 1, 5:00-6:30 PM

Place: Kenmawr Apartments Community Room, Ground Floor, 401 Shady Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Visit the Facebook group for more information.

What is the Boston Career Forum? 

Fall 2019 intern and Pitt graduate student Manami attended the Boston Career Forum in November. Read more about what she gained from the forum and her tips for prospective students. [PDF]

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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

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