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Cultural Events

We offer a variety of Japanese cultural programs to both members and nonmembers alike! We engage the local community with Japanese cooking classes, traditional activities such as calligraphy and origami classes, Japanese movie nights, and more. 

View pictures from past events here

Do you have a request for a special cultural program? Did you attend a program that you enjoyed and would like to see again? Would you like to volunteer to help us with an event? Contact us with any questions or suggestions at! 

Japan in a Suitcase

“Japan-in-a-Suitcase” is a new teaching tool for Alabama elementary schools. The suitcase contains traditional Japanese clothing, books, music cassettes, video tapes, and other regalia to introduce Japan’s culture to the young children of Alabama. These suitcases are available to educators for rental, or a JASA representative will visit classrooms and after-school programs so that students may learn about Japan!

If you are interested in having one of our representatives visit your school or club, please contact (205) 703.0960 or email Then, we will work together to specialize our curriculum for your audience!

You can find more information on our past presentations on our Japan in a Suitcase page.

The Samuel Ullman Award

The Japan-America Society of Alabama initiated the Samuel Ullman Award in 1992 to recognize those who have made significant contributions toward the advancement of the relationship between Japan and Alabama. We honor a recipient of the award every year during our Annual Dinner celebration

Read more about Samuel Ullman's History on our Samuel Ullman Museum page. 

Contact Us

Tel: +1 (205) 703-0960

2081 Columbiana Rd #10

Vestavia Hills, AL 35216

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