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Samuel Ullman Museum and Award

Samuel Ullman was an American businessman, poet, humanitarian, and religious leader. In his retirement, he wrote a poetic essay entitled “Youth (青春)" which is known and admired by the Japanese. The Samuel Ullman Museum was created to advance Ullman's vision by examining his civic, educational, and religious ideas and endeavors.

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

2023 New and Expanding Companies

Each year, the Alabama Department of Commerce releases its "The Alabama Economic Development Impact Report" (formerly known as the New & Expanding Report)  containing information about new projects and capital investment across the state. This report can be found on the Business Development Division's website,

In 2023, Japanese companies invested $95 million into Alabama with the expansion of 6 projects and created 96 jobs.

See past New and Expanding Companies: 2019,  2021, 2022.

Japan in Alabama

Discover the organizations and places in Alabama that have a special connection to Japan!

If you are aware of any places in Alabama that showcase Japanese culture, art, food, or any other aspect related to Japan, we would love to hear from you! Please feel free to reach out to us through our email

Japanese Learning Tools

Have you ever wanted to learn Japanese but didn’t know where to start? Or perhaps you have some Japanese knowledge and would like to improve? 

We have a list of materials you can use to learn Japanese and Japanese culture.

Travel in Japan

Interested in travelling to Japan or have a trip planned? Want to know how you can find a career there? Check out the resources on this page for tips before a trip or to learn how you can move to Japan!

Japanese Business Etiquette 

Whether you have upcoming business dealings with Japanese businesses or if you're simply interested in Japanese business culture, this page offers knowledge of business etiquette in Japan. 

JASA Newsletter Archive

Welcome to our Newsletter Archive!

Here, you can explore past JASA newsletters that are filled with information about event updates, news, cultural insights, and community connections.

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