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  • 6 Apr 2023 1:51 PM | Anonymous

    A $49 million, 168-acre solar project for Toyota in Huntsville now includes a power purchase agreement.

    Huntsville Utilities, Toyota Alabama and Toyota Tsusho America announced the agreement at an event today in Huntsville.

    The plan includes a 30-megawatt solar-generated system in the North Huntsville Industrial Park, near the Toyota engine plant. The system is expected to generate 62,000 megawatt hours annually, enough to power more than 5,600 homes.

    “Toyota is taking a transparent, science-based approach to address climate change,” said Jason Puckett, president of Toyota Alabama. “By relying on the sun to power our operations, we will reduce our carbon footprint and create a model of environmental stewardship in North Alabama.”

    Tsusho led the project’s development and will manage construction, which is scheduled to begin this spring. Tsusho will be the owner of the solar facility, which is scheduled to begin generating solar energy in the summer of 2024.

    By Business Alabama

  • 1 Apr 2023 1:50 PM | Anonymous

    Mark your calendar for May 5, 2023, from 6:30 to 9 pm CDT. The Daikin Festival is back and moving to Point Mallard Park!

    Each year in May, beginning in 1994, Daikin America, Inc. employees produced a Japanese Festival in the style of Bon Odori for their North Alabama neighbors. Every year, that is, until the pandemic made it impossible in 2020.

    Now, at long last, the festival returns, offering even more fun for the entire family.

    The Daikin Festival delights attendees with live music, Japanese Folk Dancing, Shodo (Japanese calligraphy), Yakisoba (grilled buckwheat noodles with beef and special sauce), BBQ, hamburgers, refreshing drinks, and special prizes.

    This year, the festival will conclude with a dramatic fireworks display by PYRO Shows.

    Best of all, the entire event is free of charge, including food, drink, and entertainment, and is open to the public.

    We look forward to the return of one of the largest Japanese cultural events in the Southeast US.

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  • 11 Mar 2023 9:30 AM | Anonymous

    A free financial seminar held by Satoko Tsutsumi from Financial Planning and Education service on 3/11 (at Birmingham) and 3/12 (at Huntsville).

    Ms. Satoko is an expert in financial planning in the USA and in Japan. We will learn about the general information about financial planning including benefits of saving and investing early for your retirement, social security benefits, Medicare, etc.

    The seminar will be conducted in Japanese.

  • 7 Mar 2023 3:24 PM | Anonymous

    Milton Davis, JASA Board member, and past JASA Board chairperson, was recently inducted into the State of Alabama’s Engineering Hall of Fame (AEHOF). The Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame was founded in 1987 by proclamation of the Governor. AEHOF honors, preserves, and perpetuates the outstanding accomplishments and contributions of individuals, projects, and corporations/institutions that have brought and continue to bring significant recognition to the State.

    Milton is a champion in the field of engineering and in Alabama. He is one of the top performing business development managers in his industry with more than 40 years of progressively challenging experiences. He is vice president of economic development for Clayco, a full-service, turnkey real estate development, master planning, architecture, engineering, procurement, and construction firm. Throughout his career, Davis has received several honors and awards including UA Centennial Fellow Chemical and Biological Engineering in 2010, 2012 UA Distinguished Engineering Fellow, and was selected as Engineer of the Year in 1996 by the National Society of Black Engineers. His service to engineering education and the State includes several boards and leadership positions such as past chairman of the Alabama Community College System Board of Trustees, chair of the Capstone Engineering Society, and co-chair of the Economic Development Committee of Manufacture Alabama, active member of the Economic Development Association of Alabama, and JASA. As a member of the Alabama Community College System, Davis is at the forefront of examining and approving measures that ensure the success of residents, businesses, and industry at Alabama’s 24 community and technical colleges. He has promoted Alabama and helped in the recruitment of numerous manufacturing projects to the State.

    Learn more about the Engineering Hall of Fame.

  • 1 Feb 2023 6:58 PM | Anonymous

    "We occupy a unique space in the United States ecosystem. We have a very long history with international companies and a unique relationship with the Japanese and the European space agencies. We work in the aerospace side, the automotive side, and the genomic research side."

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  • 1 Feb 2023 6:57 PM | Anonymous

    "Alabama's strategic strength in space and aerospace presents itself as a potential opportunity for Japanese companies looking to expand their footprint in the U.S. We plan to spend some effort in that regard as well. We believe that it's time for us to work closely with our Japanese partners to capture some of their knowledge base."

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  • 25 Oct 2022 3:08 PM | Anonymous

    JASA 2022 Annual Celebration Dinner and Business Forum was featured on Made in Alabama!

    "Alabama-Japan relationship celebrated as robust bonds strengthen"

    See the whole article here!

    About JASA Annual Dinner...

    Each year, the Japan-America Society of Alabama hosts a special reception and fundraiser to allow our members and guests from all over Alabama to gather, network, and dine with a special program to celebrate the JASA community. We recognize New and Expanding Japanese Companies across the state, hear from JASA leadership about our community's mission and goals, and honor the recipient of the Samuel Ullman Award.

  • 16 Mar 2022 1:02 PM | Anonymous


    日時:2022323日(水)午後2時~3 (ET)・午後1時~2時CT
    – ウェアラブルタブレット機能説明
    – ウェアラブルタブレットを利用した簡単なデモ
    スピーカー:亀田洋輔 (中西部/南部/南東部担当シニアセールス )




    We are hosting a webinar on Wearable XR Solution to demonstrate how wearable devices can help improve business transformation and operational efficiency. 

    At the moment, the webinar is only available in Japanese. However, if you would like us to run a similar webinar in English, please let us know. It will be our pleasure to schedule another webinar for English speakers. Here is the overview of the webinar: 


    Wearable XR Solution Demo

    ●Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2022

    ●Time: 2-3PM (ET)/1-2PM (CT)


       - Features of the wearable tablet by Realwear

       - Quick demo on the wearable tablet

    ●Language: Japanese


    ●Speaker: Yosuke Kameda, Senior Sales for Mid-West, South, South-East of the US



  • 16 Mar 2022 11:07 AM | Anonymous

    The AAMA Supply Chain & Logistics Conference will connect logistics providers, tiered suppliers, OEMs and more to discuss issues and solutions for Alabama's expanding Automotive Industry.

    This year's conference will also include Exhibitors with dedicated exhibitor breaks, a Special Luncheon presented by NAITA, and a Networking Reception (snacks & cash bar) following the conference.

    ***Please note, if you have registered for the full conference, lunch is already included***

    Conference Program

    Wednesday, March 23, 2022 from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM CDT

    The Jackson Center 6001 Moquin Dr NW Huntsville, AL 35806

    Don't miss presentations by the Port of Huntsville, the Port of Mobile, DSV Air & Sea, Inc, Norfolk Southern, US Customs and Border Protection, Foreign Trade Zone Corporation, Mazda Toyota Manufacturing, and more!

    Register Now!

  • 26 Feb 2022 5:55 PM | Anonymous

    The Japan-America Society of Washington DC is recruiting volunteers to help with this year’s National Japan Bowl competition. Now in its 30th year, the 2022 National Japan Bowl will be held online via Hopin on April 21-22 as Digital Japan Bowl III.


    Each spring the Japan-America Society of Washington DC brings together 200 of the country’s top high school-level Japanese language students for two days of competition, cultural events, and networking. The National Japan Bowl is a high-intensity competition that tests the students' knowledge of Japanese language, and of the culture, history, and social context that brings the language to life.

    JASWDC is looking for volunteers to serve as preliminary round monitors to help guide the students through the preliminary round. Volunteers are assigned to one team during each preliminary round of the competition and share the pre-recorded video of the preliminary round questions, distribute answer sheets, make sure students adhere to competition Code of Conduct. It's a rewarding position that allows volunteers to engage with the students and experience the competition questions. Knowledge of the Japanese language is not necessary. Volunteers will receive training in advance.


    For any questions, please reach out to

    DJB III Volunteer Flyer_Final.pdf

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