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Call for Donations to Assist Japanese Sister City After Flooding, Landslides

The Japan-America Society of Northwest Florida (JASNWFL) is asking the Pensacola community to give back to its Japanese sister city in the aftermath of the country’s recent natural disaster. In late June and early July, Japan experienced torrential rains that have caused widespread destruction through flooding and landslides. It has become the nation’s deadliest natural…

JUMP 2018

  While there are many ways to foster the U.S.-Japan relations, the JUMP event is one of the most effective and meaningful ways to strengthen the friendships, especially in this proud military community.   Those who have been stationed in Japan often promote Japanese culture by sharing their experiences in Japan with their neighbors and friends…

Reception for our Sister City: POSTPONED!

ATTENTION: The Welcoming Reception scheduled on July 13 has been postponed due to the recent torrential rain that affected areas of western and central Japan. Gero, located in central Japan, has been severely impacted and the Mayor has decided to stay in Gero. Hope the people in Gero stay safe. When the reception is rescheduled, we…

Annual Meeting for Members!

Dear JAS Members, The Board of Directors of the Japan-America Society of Northwest Florida invite you to attend its Annual Meeting and a reception that will be held on June 23, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., at the West Florida Public Libraries (239 N. Spring St., Pensacola, FL 32502).  RSVP by June 19 by email…

Free Karate lessons for JASNWF members!

Three (3) Free Karate Lessons by World Yoshukai Karate Master Hiroaki Toyama for the members of Japan-America Society of Northwest Florida Location: YMCA at 3215 Langley Ave, Pensacola Days and Time: Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. For details, call Hiroyuki Toyama, Master and Co-director of World Yoshukai Karate at 850-261-4861 or email htoyama@bellsouth.net

Japan-US Military Program

  You are cordially invited to attend JUMP that will be held at Holiday Inn Resort, Fort Walton Beach on February 26, 5:30-7:30 p.m.   Speakers are General Douglas Fraser, USAF retired and Mr. Peter Kelley, President of National Association of Japan-America Societies.   A reception with tastes of Japan will follow. RSVP greatly apreciated.   JUMP…

Japan-US Grass-Root Business Partnership Forum

If you’re interested in learn and contribute about the essential economic partnership between U.S. and Japan,save the date for “Japan-US Grass-Root Business Partnership Forum”! Monday, March 5, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM at Gulf Power Auditorium at One Energy Place, Pensacola, FL 32520. We hope to see you there!

Japanese New Year Celebration

  The Japan-America Society of Northwest Florida presents Japanese New Year Celebration on Saturday, January 20, 2018, at the Wright Place (80 E. Wright Street) in downtown Pensacola. Enjoy performances by the Matsuriza taiko drummers (featured at Epcot’s Japan pavilion), traditional Japanese dances, martial arts demonstrations, cultural displays, and many Japanese food and craft vendors.…

Paper Lanterns Film

The Japan-America Society of Northwest Florida presents PAPER LANTERNS: Film Screening & Talk with Film Producer Peter Grilli and Film Director Barry Frechette.  Reception follows. This documentary film, PAPER LANTERNS, is the true story of 12 American POWs killed at Hiroshima in 1945 and the Japanese man who refused let them be forgotten. The Japanese…