Our Organization

The Japan America Society of Iowa’s purpose is to promote friendly international relations, cultural activities of interest to members and mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and Japan.



The Japan America Society of Iowa (JASI) is a non-profit, volunteer based organization that seeks to establish mutual understanding between Japanese and American communities in Iowa.  JASI provides opportunities to its members and the public to participate in social, cultural, and educational activities.


JASI envisions a community defined by the vibrant friendship between the people of Japan and the people of Iowa based on cultural and community exchange.  JASI members work to promote a sense of community among those in central Iowa who appreciate Japanese culture, language, and arts.


  • To promote Japanese culture and language through fun, intellectual, and meaningful events and meetings

  • To support Japanese community members and the local population interested in Japan

  • To establish solid relationship with other diverse organizations in our community

  • To nurture the stable relationship between Japan and the U.S. at both the personal and official levels