Japan America Society of Chicago (JASC)

Japan America Society of Chicago (JASC) Established in 1930, the Japan America Society of Chicago is a not-for-profit, nonpartisan, nonpolitical association that "fosters understanding between our two cultures, to cultivate personal friendship between our two people."
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The Society promotes dialogue, social interaction, cooperation and friendship among its members by serving as a forum for the exchange of ideas and information on economic, political, business and cultural affairs that inform and shape U.S.- Japan bilateral relations in world affairs. The Japan America Society of Chicago now serves as the principal clearinghouse in the Greater Chicago area and muc

The Society promotes dialogue, social interaction, cooperation and friendship among its members by serving as a forum for the exchange of ideas and information on economic, political, business and cultural affairs that inform and shape U.S.- Japan bilateral relations in world affairs. The Japan America Society of Chicago now serves as the principal clearinghouse in the Greater Chicago area and muc

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Japanese  companies have been using and producing industrial robots for decades now and currently produce over 50% of th...
06/17/2021

Japanese companies have been using and producing industrial robots for decades now and currently produce over 50% of the world’s industrial robots, a large percentage of which are sold in the United States. A Japanese robot was even used in the original Jurassic Park movie 28 years ago to turn over the Raptor eggs in the laboratory at the park. Why have the Japanese staked out such an impressive position in robot development and supply and what does the future hold, particularly as the pace of innovation and change increases? This virtual event brings together some of the industry’s experts here in the US to answer these questions in a panel-style format, a manufacturer, a system integrator, and an end-user of robotics. Time will be left for questions from the audience as well.

To register: https://jaschicago.org/event/robotics-japan/

Japanese companies have been using and producing industrial robots for decades now and currently produce over 50% of the world’s industrial robots, a large percentage of which are sold in the United States. A Japanese robot was even used in the original Jurassic Park movie 28 years ago to turn over the Raptor eggs in the laboratory at the park. Why have the Japanese staked out such an impressive position in robot development and supply and what does the future hold, particularly as the pace of innovation and change increases? This virtual event brings together some of the industry’s experts here in the US to answer these questions in a panel-style format, a manufacturer, a system integrator, and an end-user of robotics. Time will be left for questions from the audience as well.

To register: https://jaschicago.org/event/robotics-japan/

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06/12/2021

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06/10/2021

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Two more days to register!
05/18/2021

Two more days to register!

On Thursday, May 20th, Ms. Cynthia Usui will draw from her personal journey “from mother to management” in order to inspire others on how they can rebuild their careers. Born and raised in the Philippines to Chinese parents, Ms. Usui moved to Japan to study at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Japanese Language and Studies. After graduation, she worked in advertising but quit her job to focus on being a mother. She spent the next 25 years overseas as the wife of a Japanese diplomat. Upon returning to Tokyo, Ms. Usui landed her first job as a part-timer at a Members Club for expats at the age of 52, and moved up the ranks to executive levels in hospitality.

Ms. Usui will lend her insight, offer advice, and take us on a journey of perseverance and empowerment.
To register: https://jaschicago.org/event/from-mother-to-management/
For more information about Cynthia Usui (in Japanese) see here:
https://cynthiausui.work/about/

On Thursday, May 20th, Ms. Cynthia Usui will draw from her personal journey “from mother to management” in order to insp...
05/14/2021

On Thursday, May 20th, Ms. Cynthia Usui will draw from her personal journey “from mother to management” in order to inspire others on how they can rebuild their careers. Born and raised in the Philippines to Chinese parents, Ms. Usui moved to Japan to study at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Japanese Language and Studies. After graduation, she worked in advertising but quit her job to focus on being a mother. She spent the next 25 years overseas as the wife of a Japanese diplomat. Upon returning to Tokyo, Ms. Usui landed her first job as a part-timer at a Members Club for expats at the age of 52, and moved up the ranks to executive levels in hospitality.

Ms. Usui will lend her insight, offer advice, and take us on a journey of perseverance and empowerment.
To register: https://jaschicago.org/event/from-mother-to-management/
For more information about Cynthia Usui (in Japanese) see here:
https://cynthiausui.work/about/

On Thursday, May 20th, Ms. Cynthia Usui will draw from her personal journey “from mother to management” in order to inspire others on how they can rebuild their careers. Born and raised in the Philippines to Chinese parents, Ms. Usui moved to Japan to study at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Japanese Language and Studies. After graduation, she worked in advertising but quit her job to focus on being a mother. She spent the next 25 years overseas as the wife of a Japanese diplomat. Upon returning to Tokyo, Ms. Usui landed her first job as a part-timer at a Members Club for expats at the age of 52, and moved up the ranks to executive levels in hospitality.

Ms. Usui will lend her insight, offer advice, and take us on a journey of perseverance and empowerment.
To register: https://jaschicago.org/event/from-mother-to-management/
For more information about Cynthia Usui (in Japanese) see here:
https://cynthiausui.work/about/

Happy Children's Day! Special thanks to Margot Wang, Master Instructor, Ikebana on Halsted/Ohara and President, Ikebana ...
05/05/2021

Happy Children's Day! Special thanks to Margot Wang, Master Instructor, Ikebana on Halsted/Ohara and President, Ikebana International Chicago Chapter for making these adorable arrangements in celebration of kids around the world!

Happy Children's Day! Special thanks to Margot Wang, Master Instructor, Ikebana on Halsted/Ohara and President, Ikebana International Chicago Chapter for making these adorable arrangements in celebration of kids around the world!

29th National Japan Bowl Update Congratulations to the following high school teams who represented Illinois at the 29th ...
05/03/2021

29th National Japan Bowl Update
Congratulations to the following high school teams who represented Illinois at the 29th National Japan Bowl held virtually on April 8-9, 2021! The National Japan Bowl is a high-level language and culture competition, welcoming 200 of the country’s top high school Japanese language students. The competition is annually hosted by the Japan America Society of Washington D.C. This year’s competition brought together a total of 69 teams from 36 schools across 14 different states. A total of 21 teams competed in Level 2, 28 teams competed in Level 3 & 20 teams competed in Level 4. Way to go Illinois!
Level 2 : New Trier Township High School – 3rd Place
Level 3: University Laboratory High School – 7th Place
Level 4: Whitney M. Young Magnet High School – 9th Place
The above teams won first place in the Japan America Society of Chicago ‘s 2021 Illinois Japan Bowl: Japan Trivia, held virtually on Saturday, March 13. Thanks in part to funds from the Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Chicago, Omron & Temple University, Japan Campus. The past 2021 Illinois Japan Bowl: Japan Trivia was held in cooperation with the Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago.
Special thanks to Seiun Baba for designing the 2021 Illinois Japan Bowl t-shirt design. This year’s kanji means “starting” as in starting something new!

29th National Japan Bowl Update
Congratulations to the following high school teams who represented Illinois at the 29th National Japan Bowl held virtually on April 8-9, 2021! The National Japan Bowl is a high-level language and culture competition, welcoming 200 of the country’s top high school Japanese language students. The competition is annually hosted by the Japan America Society of Washington D.C. This year’s competition brought together a total of 69 teams from 36 schools across 14 different states. A total of 21 teams competed in Level 2, 28 teams competed in Level 3 & 20 teams competed in Level 4. Way to go Illinois!
Level 2 : New Trier Township High School – 3rd Place
Level 3: University Laboratory High School – 7th Place
Level 4: Whitney M. Young Magnet High School – 9th Place
The above teams won first place in the Japan America Society of Chicago ‘s 2021 Illinois Japan Bowl: Japan Trivia, held virtually on Saturday, March 13. Thanks in part to funds from the Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Chicago, Omron & Temple University, Japan Campus. The past 2021 Illinois Japan Bowl: Japan Trivia was held in cooperation with the Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago.
Special thanks to Seiun Baba for designing the 2021 Illinois Japan Bowl t-shirt design. This year’s kanji means “starting” as in starting something new!

Don't forget this event today!
04/29/2021

Don't forget this event today!

In honor of Showa Day “Showanohi” which is part of “Golden Week” in Japan where many festivals are held celebrating Spring, we will learn how to write a Neo-Traditional haiku worthy of an emperor. In this short hour we will discuss what is a haiku?, common misconceptions on haiku, opening your “Haiku Eye”, continuing your haiku exploration and writing and submitting your haiku. Register here: https://jaschicago.org/event/a-haiku-fit-for-an-emperor/

Hayao Miyazaki: Children Entrusted with HopeApril 29, 2pm EDTThe Japan Foundation, New York will start a special Studio ...
04/29/2021

Hayao Miyazaki: Children Entrusted with Hope
April 29, 2pm EDT
The Japan Foundation, New York will start a special Studio Ghibli series as part of our Pop Culture Series! For the first episode on Studio Ghibli, we will take a closer look at the life of Hayao Miyazaki, the director of Studio Ghibli, and how it influenced his work, especially the children characters he created. Please join us for a discussion with two anime experts, Susan Napier and Helen McCarthy. The discussion will be followed by a live Q&A. If you have any questions about Miyazaki’s worldview and characters, please submit them through Eventbrite when you register. https://www.jfny.org/event/hayao-miyazaki-children-entrusted-with-hope/

Hayao Miyazaki: Children Entrusted with Hope
April 29, 2pm EDT
The Japan Foundation, New York will start a special Studio Ghibli series as part of our Pop Culture Series! For the first episode on Studio Ghibli, we will take a closer look at the life of Hayao Miyazaki, the director of Studio Ghibli, and how it influenced his work, especially the children characters he created. Please join us for a discussion with two anime experts, Susan Napier and Helen McCarthy. The discussion will be followed by a live Q&A. If you have any questions about Miyazaki’s worldview and characters, please submit them through Eventbrite when you register. https://www.jfny.org/event/hayao-miyazaki-children-entrusted-with-hope/

And they're cute, too! (Though they do look very mischievous.. )
04/23/2021

And they're cute, too! (Though they do look very mischievous.. )

In honor of Showa Day “Showanohi” which is part of “Golden Week” in Japan where many festivals are held celebrating Spri...
04/22/2021

In honor of Showa Day “Showanohi” which is part of “Golden Week” in Japan where many festivals are held celebrating Spring, we will learn how to write a Neo-Traditional haiku worthy of an emperor. In this short hour we will discuss what is a haiku?, common misconceptions on haiku, opening your “Haiku Eye”, continuing your haiku exploration and writing and submitting your haiku. Register here: https://jaschicago.org/event/a-haiku-fit-for-an-emperor/

In honor of Showa Day “Showanohi” which is part of “Golden Week” in Japan where many festivals are held celebrating Spring, we will learn how to write a Neo-Traditional haiku worthy of an emperor. In this short hour we will discuss what is a haiku?, common misconceptions on haiku, opening your “Haiku Eye”, continuing your haiku exploration and writing and submitting your haiku. Register here: https://jaschicago.org/event/a-haiku-fit-for-an-emperor/

Winifred Bird will discuss her new book Eating Wild Japan: Tracking the Culture of Foraged Foods, with a Guide to Plants...
04/19/2021

Winifred Bird will discuss her new book Eating Wild Japan: Tracking the Culture of Foraged Foods, with a Guide to Plants and Recipes. This event will occur on Wednesday, April 21 at 10:30 a.m.

Research for the book took her to rural communities from Hokkaido in the north of Japan to Shikoku in the south, where she met the men and women who carry on centuries-old traditions of gathering edible wild plants and stewarding the places where they grow.

She will share pictures and stories from her travels and discuss the book with Chicago translator and IWA Member, Alta Price.

Please contact Melisa Bulut Kane at the IWA office at [email protected] or (312) 263-1421 and she will assist you and other members for registration to this program.

Winifred Bird will discuss her new book Eating Wild Japan: Tracking the Culture of Foraged Foods, with a Guide to Plants and Recipes. This event will occur on Wednesday, April 21 at 10:30 a.m.

Research for the book took her to rural communities from Hokkaido in the north of Japan to Shikoku in the south, where she met the men and women who carry on centuries-old traditions of gathering edible wild plants and stewarding the places where they grow.

She will share pictures and stories from her travels and discuss the book with Chicago translator and IWA Member, Alta Price.

Please contact Melisa Bulut Kane at the IWA office at [email protected] or (312) 263-1421 and she will assist you and other members for registration to this program.

Two more days to register for this event!
04/13/2021

Two more days to register for this event!

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, workplaces have the daunting task of responding and adapting to the situation as best they can while following federal and state guidelines. In this interactive webinar, Suzanne Finucane, MS, CCRC, PTA of the Regenstein Foundation Center for Bionic Medicine (CBM) at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab will provide an inside look into the evolving world of robotics research at a leading rehabilitation hospital. She will discuss how her group has adapted their research methods in the wake of COVID-19 and also touch on some international research collaborations with Japan led by some of her colleagues. Suzanne’s presentation will be followed by an opportunity for audience Q&A. Register here: https://jaschicago.org/event/ypc-scientific-research-in-the-age-of-covid-19/

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, workplaces have the daunting task of responding and adapting to the situat...
04/09/2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, workplaces have the daunting task of responding and adapting to the situation as best they can while following federal and state guidelines. In this interactive webinar, Suzanne Finucane, MS, CCRC, PTA of the Regenstein Foundation Center for Bionic Medicine (CBM) at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab will provide an inside look into the evolving world of robotics research at a leading rehabilitation hospital. She will discuss how her group has adapted their research methods in the wake of COVID-19 and also touch on some international research collaborations with Japan led by some of her colleagues. Suzanne’s presentation will be followed by an opportunity for audience Q&A. Register here: https://jaschicago.org/event/ypc-scientific-research-in-the-age-of-covid-19/

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, workplaces have the daunting task of responding and adapting to the situation as best they can while following federal and state guidelines. In this interactive webinar, Suzanne Finucane, MS, CCRC, PTA of the Regenstein Foundation Center for Bionic Medicine (CBM) at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab will provide an inside look into the evolving world of robotics research at a leading rehabilitation hospital. She will discuss how her group has adapted their research methods in the wake of COVID-19 and also touch on some international research collaborations with Japan led by some of her colleagues. Suzanne’s presentation will be followed by an opportunity for audience Q&A. Register here: https://jaschicago.org/event/ypc-scientific-research-in-the-age-of-covid-19/

04/07/2021
We would like to send our best wishes to the following high school teams who will represent Illinois at the 29th Nationa...
04/05/2021

We would like to send our best wishes to the following high school teams who will represent Illinois at the 29th National Japan Bowl from April 8-9, 2021!
Level 2 : New Trier Township High School
Level 3: University Laboratory High School
Level 4: Whitney M. Young Magnet High School
The above teams won first place in the Japan America Society of Chicago 2021 Japan Bowl: Japan Trivia, held virtually on Saturday, March 13, and will be sent to the virtual National Bowl thanks in part to funds from the: Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Chicago, Omron & Temple University, Japan Campus. The past 2021 Japan Bowl: Japan Trivia was in cooperation with the Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago.
Special thanks to Seiun Baba for designing the 2021 Illinois Japan Bowl t-shirt design. The kanji means “starting” as in starting something new!

We would like to send our best wishes to the following high school teams who will represent Illinois at the 29th National Japan Bowl from April 8-9, 2021!
Level 2 : New Trier Township High School
Level 3: University Laboratory High School
Level 4: Whitney M. Young Magnet High School
The above teams won first place in the Japan America Society of Chicago 2021 Japan Bowl: Japan Trivia, held virtually on Saturday, March 13, and will be sent to the virtual National Bowl thanks in part to funds from the: Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Chicago, Omron & Temple University, Japan Campus. The past 2021 Japan Bowl: Japan Trivia was in cooperation with the Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago.
Special thanks to Seiun Baba for designing the 2021 Illinois Japan Bowl t-shirt design. The kanji means “starting” as in starting something new!

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Kobe College Corporation-Japan Education Exchange (KCC-JEE) is hosting our Annual Meeting on Saturday, September 7 th from 1:00-5:00 pm at the Union League Club in downtown Chicago. This year we are inviting three former KCC-JEE High School Essay Contest winners to speak about how they have continued their study of Japan and Japanese in college. This panel was specifically designed to provide information and insight to high school students currently studying Japanese who may be looking ahead to college in the next few years. Our panelists will discuss some of the different ways they have used their Japanese language and cultural skills once they got to college and opportunities they sought out to further their knowledge of the language, country, and culture. The event is FREE and everyone is welcome! Attendees will be provided with a list of scholarships, programs and other opportunities for college-level Japanese language learners. Hope to see you there!
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Hello JASC! My name is Serin Lee, and I'm with the University of Chicago's student filmmaking organization Fire Escape Films. I am directing a short film this fall and winter, for which we are currently casting two leads-- Middle-aged man – MALE. 35+. Asian. A surly, jet-lagged businessman who reluctantly wanders into a female chef’s sushi restaurant. Prone to projecting insecurities as fact—but age brings his speech grooves of truth. Must be fluent in Japanese. Young woman – FEMALE. 18-30. Asian. A wiry, stolid woman who indulges in bouts of idleness but ultimately takes her job seriously. Must be comfortable with Japanese or Korean. The roles are non-union and will be paid! This is a story that deals with the similarities that thread Asian-American experience, through Japanese and Korean perspectives— If you are interested or would like to know more, please reach out to [email protected]!