Sharing Japanese Culture with the Austin Community
The Japan-America Society of Greater Austin (JASGA) is a nonprofit organization that seeks to bridge the cultures of Japan and Central Texas. Our mission is to strengthen cooperation and understanding between the U.S. and Japan by providing programs and events that aim to expand knowledge, increase personal interaction, and facilitate discussion of important issues.
JASGA was originally founded, along with Austin-Oita Sister City Committee, in 1987 by Dr. Toshimatsu Matsumoto. After a hiatus, JASGA was reformed in 2005. It is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to fostering ties between the people of Japan and the United States.
The Japan-America Society of Greater Austin is a member of the National Association of Japan-America Societies (NAJAS), headquartered in Washington, D.C., which connects 38 local Japan-America and Japan Societies. NAJAS is the only national nonprofit network in the United States dedicated to public education about Japan.
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We are super excited to see all of you this weekend.
Alan Cook will be the leader this Saturday and Lindsay Loftin will make sure everyone has signed waivers.
I will truly miss seeing some volunteers from the past and hopefully meet new volunteers next month. Please dress for gardening: sunscreen, hat, sunglasses and water. Please note, Zilker will have gloves and tools.
Thank you so very much and hopefully it will be a beautiful day.