Japan America Society of Southern California

Gardena, CA   |  www.jas-socal.org

Mission

The Japan America Society of Southern California was founded in 1909 to build economic, cultural, governmental and personal relationships between the people of Japan and America.

Ruling year info

1961

Principal Officer

DOUGLAS MONTGOMERY

Main address

1411 West 190th Street, Suite 380

Gardena, CA 90248 USA

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EIN

95-2021853

NTEE code info

Professional Societies, Associations (W03)

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

Mutual/Membership Benefit Organizations, Other N.E.C. (Y99)

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THE JAPAN AMERICA SOCIETY WORKS TO 1 PROMOTE AMONG THE AMERICAN PEOPLE A MORE ACCURATE KNOWLEDGE OF THE PEOPLE OF JAPAN, THEIR AIMS, CUSTOMS, IDEALS, ARTS AND SCIENCES, INDUSTRIES, ECONOMIC CONDITIONS, AND EDUCATIONAL PROCESS, 2 SERVE THE PEOPLE OF JAPAN AND THE UNITED STATES IN FOSTERING MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE TWO NATIONS, 3 SERVE AS AN INFORMATION CENTER IN OBTAINING INFORMATION RELATING TO JAPAN AND THE UNITED STATES FOR INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS

Population(s) Served

In 2001, the Japan America Society of Southern California created the Japan America Kite Festival® with a small grant from the Japan Foundation, Los Angeles. The Society joined forces with the Up Up & Away Kite Shop and Seal Beach Kite Club that already held a annual kite festival. Today, the annual event is held next to the pier in Seal Beach, California, and it attracts over 12,000 visitors.  It has also become the largest kiting event in Southern California and the largest Japan-related kite festival outside of Japan. According to members of the American Kitefliers Association, the world’s largest group of kite enthusiasts, the Japan America Kite Festival® is also the “most family friendly kiting event worldwide.”

Population(s) Served

In 2001, with generous support from Hitachi, Ltd., the Japan America Society of Southern California initiated the “Hitachi Japanese Kite Workshops,” which are held every fall in conjunction with the Japan America Kite Festival®. The workshops are “hands-on,” in-classroom special events that provide students a positive introduction to Japan and Japanese culture through the building of a traditional Japanese kite. Led by Japanese kite masters from Japan, elementary school students learn how to build and fly a Japanese bamboo and washi kite, a process that includes art, science, physics and a lot of fun. To date, nearly 10,000 underserved students have benefited from this program.

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Japan America Society of Southern California

Board of directors
as of 6/7/2016
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Robert Brasch Co-Vice Chair

Mary Barton Director

Yasuyoshi Suzuki Director

Donald Baker Director

Akira Tasaki Director

Eric Miller Director

Chester Ikei Director

Michael Feyder Director

Chris Inouye Director

Masako Carpenter Treasurer

R Decker Director

Douglas Erber President

Takashi Ito Director

Kappei Morishita Co-Vice Chair

Joseph Portillo Director

Mark Sullivan Director

Norman Futami Counsel

Russell Hanlin Director

Nancy Hiromoto Secretary

Tetsuo Shimura Director

Robert Pitts Director

Keith Elmer Director

Werner Escher Director

Matthew Digby Director

Jonathan Kaji Director

Hiroshi Sakamaki Director

Yoshihiro Sano Director

Edward Perron Chairman

Takashi Ohde Director

Noriko McGann Director

Masahiko Oe Director

Keizo Tsuchiya Director

Keiko Murray Director

Steve Weiner Director

Yukuo Takenaka Director

George Brumder Director

Takeshi Asao Director

Dennis Malloy Director