As part of our mission to enrich lives by bringing Ohio’s Japanese and American communities together, we offer a variety of programs that help to foster an understanding of and appreciation for Ohio’s Japanese and American cultures.
These programs are planned while keeping in mind JASCO's Core Values:
Creating Cultural Understanding – We facilitate enrichment opportunities that create and deepen mutual respect between the Japanese and American cultures in Central Ohio.
Improving Japanese Business Success – We support the growth, sustainability, and success of Japanese-owned businesses located in Central Ohio.
Building Relationships – We serve as a convener of families and children, while helping to build relationships for community sustainability, and improving people’s lives.
Fostering Education – We educate individuals and businesses in Central Ohio about the Japanese culture, people, and traditions, while demonstrating the significance to Central Ohio.
Beyond our standard programming, we also offer several Signature Programs that align with these core values:
February - Ohio Japan Bowl
March - Ohio Japanese Speech Contest
May - Kodomo no Hi Celebration
June - Golf Outing Fundraiser
July - Summer Festival
CREATING CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING
As part of our mission to create enrichment opportunities that create and depend mutual respect between the Japanese and American cultures in Central Ohio, we offer a wide range of cultural opportunities that introduce the region to different facets of Japanese culture.
Our cultural events include workshops, classes, and our Signature cultural event,
IMPROVING JAPANESE BUSINESS SUCCESS
In order to support the growth, sustainability, and success of Japanese-owned businesses located in Central Ohio, we offer a variety of business seminars, both on our own and in partnership with local organizations.
Our business events include business etiquette seminars, management seminars, and economic updates.
As the premiere organization in Central Ohio for deepening understanding of and appreciation for Ohio’s Japanese and American cultures, we provide the gateway for connecting people and fostering friendships among those who are interested in Japanese culture.
Many of our business events featuring networking times, and we also hold dedicated Networking Events throughout the year. We also have a series of Signature Events dedicated to bringing our membership and the community together, such as our Anniversary Reception and our Golf Outing Fundraiser.
In working to educate individuals and businesses in Central Ohio about the Japanese culture, people, and traditions, while demonstrating the significance to Central Ohio, we regularly partner with local schools and educational institutions to support education about Japan and Japanese language.
We offer Japanese Language Classes for a variety of levels, from beginners to advanced speakers, as well as make regular visits to local schools to talk about Japanese culture, Japanese education, and the Ohio-Japan relationship.
Visit the Education section of our website to learn more about our educational offerings.