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."

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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Tempura is a Japanese dish consisting of battered and deep-fried seafood, veggies, and meat. Check the link: https://www...
09/03/2021

Tempura is a Japanese dish consisting of battered and deep-fried seafood, veggies, and meat. Check the link: https://www.justonecookbook.com/tempura-recipe/
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#Japaneserecipe #日本のレシピ #japanesefood #japanesefoodrecipe #food #recipe #foodrecipe #レシピ #tempura #tempurarecipe #天ぷら #天ぷらレシピ

While pearly whites are viewed today as a beauty standard, check out this ancient Japanese tradition that challenges thi...
09/02/2021

While pearly whites are viewed today as a beauty standard, check out this ancient Japanese tradition that challenges this!

While pearly whites are viewed today as a beauty standard, check out this ancient Japanese tradition that challenges this!

The “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil” monkeys has names! Tap the image to know them!.[tags]#didyouknow #funfact...
09/01/2021

The “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil” monkeys has names! Tap the image to know them!
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#didyouknow #funfact #japan #japanfacts #japanesefact #日本の事実 #Monkey #monkeys #3wisemonkeys #threewisemonkeys #三猿

The “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil” monkeys has names! Tap the image to know them!
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#didyouknow #funfact #japan #japanfacts #japanesefact #日本の事実 #Monkey #monkeys #3wisemonkeys #threewisemonkeys #三猿

With back to school season right around the corner, view the images below to learn more about how the education system i...
08/31/2021

With back to school season right around the corner, view the images below to learn more about how the education system is structured in Japan!

Japanese people take off their shoes for cleanliness. So then it is common to wear indoor shoes. See the images for wher...
08/30/2021

Japanese people take off their shoes for cleanliness. So then it is common to wear indoor shoes. See the images for where it is common.
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#didyouknow #funfact #japan #japanfacts #japanesefact #日本の事実 #japaneseculture #Japanculture

Miso soup is a common staple in Japanese cuisine. It’s simple to make, perfect for any meal of the day..Check out the li...
08/27/2021

Miso soup is a common staple in Japanese cuisine. It’s simple to make, perfect for any meal of the day.
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Check out the link: https://www.justonecookbook.com/homemade-miso-soup/
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#Japaneserecipe #日本のレシピ #japanesefood #japanesefoodrecipe #food #recipe #foodrecipe #miso #misosoup ##味噌 #味噌汁 #味噌汁レシピ #レシピ

Dewa Sanzan is known as a spiritual pilgrimage of its three sacred mountains, located in the northwest region of Japan. ...
08/26/2021

Dewa Sanzan is known as a spiritual pilgrimage of its three sacred mountains, located in the northwest region of Japan. See the images below to learn more about what each mountain means along the journey!

Ukiyo-e, often translated as "pictures of the floating world," refers to Japanese paintings and woodblock prints; develo...
08/25/2021

Ukiyo-e, often translated as "pictures of the floating world," refers to Japanese paintings and woodblock prints; developed in the city of Edo (now Tokyo) during the Tokugawa or Edo Period (1615-1868). Tap the image to learn more!
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#didyouknow #funfact #japan #japanfacts #japanesefacts #日本の事実 #ukiyoe #ukiyoeart #浮世絵 #japaneseart #日本美術 #日本美術院

Join us and our host Annemarie Sawkins who will introduce participants to Art Japan 2021-1921, an exhibition of Japanese...
08/24/2021

Join us and our host Annemarie Sawkins who will introduce participants to Art Japan 2021-1921, an exhibition of Japanese art from the Warehouse MKE collection. The collectors, Jan Serr and John Shannon, have been collecting art from across the globe for over 50 years. Since opening Guardian Fine Art and the Warehouse, their mission has been to share their collection with the public. In addition to learning about select artists in the collection, such as Toko Shinoda (1913-2021), Jiro Yonezawa (b. 1956) and Tsukioka Kogyo (1869-1927), visitors will see views of the gallery and learn the curator’s thoughts behind the installation. Attendees of this event will be shown a powerpoint presentation of images from the exhibition Art Japan 2021-1921 along with additional works of the art by those Japanese artists in the Jan Serr and John Shannon collection.

Annemarie Sawkins is an independent curator, art historian, and art consultant. Before earning her graduate degrees in art history from McGill University, she lived in Kyoto, Japan. Since then, she has curated a number of exhibitions based on Asian life and culture including Japanese Art from the Haggerty Collection, Afghan War Rugs: The Modern Art of Central Asia, and Kogyo: Japanese Theater Prints.

Register at: https://jaschicago.org/event/curating-art-japan-2021-1921/

Join us and our host Annemarie Sawkins who will introduce participants to Art Japan 2021-1921, an exhibition of Japanese art from the Warehouse MKE collection. The collectors, Jan Serr and John Shannon, have been collecting art from across the globe for over 50 years. Since opening Guardian Fine Art and the Warehouse, their mission has been to share their collection with the public. In addition to learning about select artists in the collection, such as Toko Shinoda (1913-2021), Jiro Yonezawa (b. 1956) and Tsukioka Kogyo (1869-1927), visitors will see views of the gallery and learn the curator’s thoughts behind the installation. Attendees of this event will be shown a powerpoint presentation of images from the exhibition Art Japan 2021-1921 along with additional works of the art by those Japanese artists in the Jan Serr and John Shannon collection.

Annemarie Sawkins is an independent curator, art historian, and art consultant. Before earning her graduate degrees in art history from McGill University, she lived in Kyoto, Japan. Since then, she has curated a number of exhibitions based on Asian life and culture including Japanese Art from the Haggerty Collection, Afghan War Rugs: The Modern Art of Central Asia, and Kogyo: Japanese Theater Prints.

Register at: https://jaschicago.org/event/curating-art-japan-2021-1921/

Hear what one of our Board of Directors members, James Otto, experienced during his time in Japan!
08/24/2021
Japan America Society of Chicago

Hear what one of our Board of Directors members, James Otto, experienced during his time in Japan!

The Japan America Society of Chicago creates and promotes Japanese and American friendships. We do this through business, social, educational and cultural activities. We are the only organization in Chicago that touches all of these areas in American and Japanese relationships.

Animal Crossing has became a huge success! Read to see it’s stats..[tags]#didyouknow #funfact #japan #japanfacts #japane...
08/23/2021

Animal Crossing has became a huge success! Read to see it’s stats.
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#didyouknow #funfact #japan #japanfacts #japanesefact #日本の事実 #animalcrossing #switch #nintendo #DōbutsuNoMori #どうぶつの森 #DoubutsuNoMori

Animal Crossing has became a huge success! Read to see it’s stats.
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#didyouknow #funfact #japan #japanfacts #japanesefact #日本の事実 #animalcrossing #switch #nintendo #DōbutsuNoMori #どうぶつの森 #DoubutsuNoMori

Try to make Okonomiyaki (Japanese savory pancake)! It’s very customizable in what you can put in, too! .Check out the li...
08/20/2021

Try to make Okonomiyaki (Japanese savory pancake)! It’s very customizable in what you can put in, too!
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Check out the link for detailed info: https://www.justonecookbook.com/okonomiyaki/
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#didyouknow #funfact #japan #japanfacts #japanesefacts #Japaneserecipe #日本のレシピ #okonomiyaki #お好み焼き #japanesefood #japanesefoodrecipe #food #recipe #foodrecipe

Join us September 9th for an in-depth explanation of Japanese alcohols such as Japanese whiskey and sochu hosted by Jun ...
08/19/2021

Join us September 9th for an in-depth explanation of Japanese alcohols such as Japanese whiskey and sochu hosted by Jun Takanarita. He will walk you through how to make two of Murasaki’s cocktails: “Sweet Oak” and “Far East” that are perfect for the fall season. “Sweet Oak” is a Japanese whiskey based cocktail with Amaretto and Godiva White Chocolate Liquor. “Far East '' is a layered cocktail with barley sochu, Midori, Soho, orange juice, cranberry juice, and cherry. Hope to see you there!

Jun Takanarita, owner of Murasaki Sake Lounge, began his journey as a bartender 15 years ago. Passionate about Japanese alcohol beverages and the craftsmanship behind them, Tananarita gained experience while working at a Japanese bar in Chicago’s Streeterville neighborhood and eventually took over the lounge 8 years ago. Takanarita also became owner of Summertime Jazz Cafe/Lounge located in Mount Prospect in 2019 spreading his knowledge of Japanese whiskey, sake and shochu to the Chicago suburbs.

To register: https://jaschicago.org/event/ypvc-falling-for-fall-cocktails/

Join us September 9th for an in-depth explanation of Japanese alcohols such as Japanese whiskey and sochu hosted by Jun Takanarita. He will walk you through how to make two of Murasaki’s cocktails: “Sweet Oak” and “Far East” that are perfect for the fall season. “Sweet Oak” is a Japanese whiskey based cocktail with Amaretto and Godiva White Chocolate Liquor. “Far East '' is a layered cocktail with barley sochu, Midori, Soho, orange juice, cranberry juice, and cherry. Hope to see you there!

Jun Takanarita, owner of Murasaki Sake Lounge, began his journey as a bartender 15 years ago. Passionate about Japanese alcohol beverages and the craftsmanship behind them, Tananarita gained experience while working at a Japanese bar in Chicago’s Streeterville neighborhood and eventually took over the lounge 8 years ago. Takanarita also became owner of Summertime Jazz Cafe/Lounge located in Mount Prospect in 2019 spreading his knowledge of Japanese whiskey, sake and shochu to the Chicago suburbs.

To register: https://jaschicago.org/event/ypvc-falling-for-fall-cocktails/

Listen to speaker Yuko Takahashi, eleventh president of Tsuda College, tell the fascinating history behind one of the mo...
08/18/2021

Listen to speaker Yuko Takahashi, eleventh president of Tsuda College, tell the fascinating history behind one of the most pioneering female educator's in Meji era Japan, Umeko Tsuda. This talk will trace her footsteps as one of the first female students sent to the U.S. by the Japanese government in 1871 and focus on her transnational collaboration with U.S. women in founding Tsuda College (now Tsuda University). The speaker will demonstrate why Umeko Tsuda’s image was chosen as the face of the new 5000 yen banknote, which will be issued in 2024.

Spend the evening with Yuko Takahashi, who holds a B.A. from Tsuda College, an M.A. in International Affairs from the University of Tsukuba, an M.A. in History, and a Ph.D. in Education from the Univesity of Kansas. Her major research areas are American studies, American social history, and gender history. She serves as president of the International Federation for Research in Women’s History. She is also a member of the board of trustees of the American Studies Foundation and a Council Member of the Science Council of Japan. Her numerous publications include Umeko Tsuda: A Social History.

To register: https://jaschicago.org/event/umeko-tsuda-and-modern-japan/

Listen to speaker Yuko Takahashi, eleventh president of Tsuda College, tell the fascinating history behind one of the most pioneering female educator's in Meji era Japan, Umeko Tsuda. This talk will trace her footsteps as one of the first female students sent to the U.S. by the Japanese government in 1871 and focus on her transnational collaboration with U.S. women in founding Tsuda College (now Tsuda University). The speaker will demonstrate why Umeko Tsuda’s image was chosen as the face of the new 5000 yen banknote, which will be issued in 2024.

Spend the evening with Yuko Takahashi, who holds a B.A. from Tsuda College, an M.A. in International Affairs from the University of Tsukuba, an M.A. in History, and a Ph.D. in Education from the Univesity of Kansas. Her major research areas are American studies, American social history, and gender history. She serves as president of the International Federation for Research in Women’s History. She is also a member of the board of trustees of the American Studies Foundation and a Council Member of the Science Council of Japan. Her numerous publications include Umeko Tsuda: A Social History.

To register: https://jaschicago.org/event/umeko-tsuda-and-modern-japan/

With over 6000 islands, some of Japan’s island have uniqueness to them. Swipe to learn more about them!.Check out our In...
08/18/2021

With over 6000 islands, some of Japan’s island have uniqueness to them. Swipe to learn more about them!
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Check out our Instagram and Twitter for other islands!
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#didyouknow #funfact #japan #japanfacts #japanesefacts #japaneseisland #japanisland #hashinaisland #aogashima

Fun fact: In Japan, western-like casinos take the form of Packinko Parlors. Click the images to learn more!
08/17/2021

Fun fact: In Japan, western-like casinos take the form of Packinko Parlors. Click the images to learn more!

Did you know there is a difference between yukata, kimono, hakama? Tap the image to learn more about them.[tags]#didyouk...
08/16/2021

Did you know there is a difference between yukata, kimono, hakama? Tap the image to learn more about them.

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#didyouknow #funfact #japan #japanfacts #japanesefacts #yukata #浴衣 #kimono #着物 #hakama #袴 #japaneseclothing #traditionaljapaneseclothing

Dr. Michael Lin, an Infectious Diseases Physician from Rush University Medical Center, will present the latest informati...
08/13/2021

Dr. Michael Lin, an Infectious Diseases Physician from Rush University Medical Center, will present the latest information about COVID-19 Delta Variant and answer your questions.

About the Speaker

Michael Lin, MD, MPH, is an infectious diseases physician and Associate Professor of Medicine at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. He serves as a Hospital Epidemiologist with Rush University Medical Center and is a co-investigator with the CDC Prevention Epicenters Program. His recent work has focused on the surveillance and control of extensively drug-resistant organisms such as carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, and on the healthcare response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Register at https://jaschicago.org/event/situation-update-covid-19-delta-variant/

Dr. Michael Lin, an Infectious Diseases Physician from Rush University Medical Center, will present the latest information about COVID-19 Delta Variant and answer your questions.

About the Speaker

Michael Lin, MD, MPH, is an infectious diseases physician and Associate Professor of Medicine at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. He serves as a Hospital Epidemiologist with Rush University Medical Center and is a co-investigator with the CDC Prevention Epicenters Program. His recent work has focused on the surveillance and control of extensively drug-resistant organisms such as carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, and on the healthcare response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Register at https://jaschicago.org/event/situation-update-covid-19-delta-variant/

Today and over the weekend, parts of Japan will be celebrating Obon or Bon Fest![tags]#didyouknow #funfact #japan #japan...
08/13/2021

Today and over the weekend, parts of Japan will be celebrating Obon or Bon Fest!

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#didyouknow #funfact #japan #japanfacts #ObonFestival #BonFestival #お盆 #盆 #Obon #Bon

Today and over the weekend, parts of Japan will be celebrating Obon or Bon Fest!

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#didyouknow #funfact #japan #japanfacts #ObonFestival #BonFestival #お盆 #盆 #Obon #Bon

There are lots to do at Japanese summer festivals, including games! Most of these games are won on skill and chance of n...
08/11/2021

There are lots to do at Japanese summer festivals, including games! Most of these games are won on skill and chance of not having the paper plate or string be wet and ripped.

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#didyouknow #funfact #japan #japanfacts #japanesefacts #Japanesesummerfestivals #summerfestivals #Matsuri #祭り #games #ゲーム #KingyoSukui #NingyoSukui #YoyoTsuri
#Wanage #SuperballSukui #Shateki

There are lots to do at Japanese summer festivals, including games! Most of these games are won on skill and chance of not having the paper plate or string be wet and ripped.

[tags]
#didyouknow #funfact #japan #japanfacts #japanesefacts #Japanesesummerfestivals #summerfestivals #Matsuri #祭り #games #ゲーム #KingyoSukui #NingyoSukui #YoyoTsuri
#Wanage #SuperballSukui #Shateki

It was Mountain Day in Japan. Swipe to learn more about this holiday![tags]#didyouknow #funfact #japan #japanfacts #moun...
08/09/2021

It was Mountain Day in Japan. Swipe to learn more about this holiday!

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#didyouknow #funfact #japan #japanfacts #mountainday #山の日 #YamanoHi #japanesefact

Learn how to make dashi as it is an important component in Japanese cuisine.  For more details, check out https://www.ju...
08/06/2021

Learn how to make dashi as it is an important component in Japanese cuisine. For more details, check out https://www.justonecookbook.com/how-to-make-dashi/

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#didyouknow #funfact #japan #japanfacts #japanesefood #japaneserecipe #日本食 #dashi #だし #出汁 #出し汁

About the EventWhile Chanoyu, the Japanese Tea Ceremony, has been alive and well for over 500 years, it remains a myster...
08/05/2021

About the Event

While Chanoyu, the Japanese Tea Ceremony, has been alive and well for over 500 years, it remains a mystery for many both inside and outside of Japan. Please join us as Francis sensei tries to shed some light on Chanoyu’s origins, philosophies, and culture.



About the Instructor

Omar Francis is a licensed instructor in The Urasenke Tradition of Chadō, commonly known as the Japanese Tea Ceremony. First introduced to Chadō at the University of Illinois (USA) in 1992, he was later admitted into the Midorikai program for a year of intensive training at the Urasenke headquarters in Kyoto, Japan. Since then, he has continued his studies as a member of the Chicago Association of Urasenke, taking part in many educational and cultural activities. Francis sensei is currently teaching at the Japanese Culture Center japaneseculturecenter.com in Chicago, IL.

Register at https://jaschicago.org/event/intro-to-chanoyu-japanese-tea-ceremony/

About the Event

While Chanoyu, the Japanese Tea Ceremony, has been alive and well for over 500 years, it remains a mystery for many both inside and outside of Japan. Please join us as Francis sensei tries to shed some light on Chanoyu’s origins, philosophies, and culture.



About the Instructor

Omar Francis is a licensed instructor in The Urasenke Tradition of Chadō, commonly known as the Japanese Tea Ceremony. First introduced to Chadō at the University of Illinois (USA) in 1992, he was later admitted into the Midorikai program for a year of intensive training at the Urasenke headquarters in Kyoto, Japan. Since then, he has continued his studies as a member of the Chicago Association of Urasenke, taking part in many educational and cultural activities. Francis sensei is currently teaching at the Japanese Culture Center japaneseculturecenter.com in Chicago, IL.

Register at https://jaschicago.org/event/intro-to-chanoyu-japanese-tea-ceremony/

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Suite 2475, 1 North LaSalle Street, Loop Chicago 60602
Chicago, IL
60602

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

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(312) 263-3049

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Hi JASC friends, This is Yuta from Onigiri Shuttle KORORIN. Would you like something fun in this cold week? We'll have virtual onigiri classes this weekend (Fri-Sun 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm)! We've made about 19,600 onigiris since last summer. Now, it's time to share our skills with all of the onigiri funs! If you are interested, please join us! To show appreciation for all your support, I made a special discount for JASC members. [ 10% discount code: ARIGATOJASC ] https://www.exploretock.com/kororin/ We also have a special onigiri kit with our original wooden mold. You can pick it up at one of our pickup locations this week. I am looking forward to seeing you soon! Arigato! Yuta
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February 2nd is Setsubun. Would you like to make a demon and celebrate?
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Can you SHARE or DONATE? >> 15-YR OLD AMERICAN TEEN raising money to go to Japan on an Exchange Program in less than 2 months
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Thought of you Japan America Society of Chicago (JASC) Thank you for all you do. Enjoy!
eTranslation Services is looking for a Japanese interpreter in the Arlington Heights, IL area for a job on Feb 10th for a parent/teacher meeting. If interested, please send your resume to [email protected] Thank you.
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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