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Our Mission

The Japan-America Society of Alabama is an established 501c3 international professional networking organization in its thirtieth year of operation. JASA welcomes members from all business organizations and individuals that have an interest in expanding U.S. business ventures in Japan or wish to promote a congenial climate for Japanese business in Alabama. We have responded to the many changes that have taken place since we were founded in 1989 and have expanded our organization to embrace opportunities for educational and cultural programming in addition to supporting Japanese business. Our ongoing mission is to proide ann avenue for both the American and Japanese people of Alabama to promote friendly personal and professional relationships - all to create a better understanding of each other's people and customs. 

JASA is one of thirty eight regional members of the National Association of Japan-America Societies. NAJAS maintains links to a variety of Japan-related websites on business, public affairs, culture and education.


Thank you to our dedicated members. Your steady support allows us to continue building cultural, educational and professional ties throughout the state. 







Our Objectives

  • To provide a forum for the discussion of topics of common interest to the people of the United States and Japan
  • To foster and promote a spirit of goodwill in Alabama toward the people of Japan
  • To study and promote a better understanding of the arts, literature, culture ideals, aspirations and development of Japan and the United States
  • To promote friendly personal and professional relationships between individuals of both nations in order to promote and encourage better understanding by Alabamians of the country, people and customs of Japan
  • To promote greater knowledge of important issues and problems facing the governments of Japan and the United States
  • To familiarize Japanese citizens residing in Alabama with aspects of the history, culture and lifestyles in the United States
  • To foster and promote scholarship and educational exchanges among the students of the respective colleges, universities and educational institutions of Japan and the United States
  • To seek to engender close and continuing cooperation between the governments of Japan and the United States in order to encourage greater culture and social understanding between the peoples of both nations based on the premise that JASA shall not concern itself or become involved in any way with the internal politics or policies of either nation



CONTACT US

Tel: +1 (205) 703-0960

2150 15th Ave S

Birmingham, AL 35205

executivedirector@jasaweb.org


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