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The Japan Alaska Association was formerly known as the Japanese Society of Alaska, certified as a 501(c)4 non-profit organization by the State of Alaska on June 28th, 1988. In 2016, The Japan Alaska Association renewed its mission and organization structure as a 501(c)3 non-profit.

The JAA mission is to provide opportunities to develop friendly relations and mutual understanding between Japanese people and the residents of Alaska, and to contribute to International Friendship between Japan and the United States.

Any person that wants to promote the learning, sharing, and celebration of Japanese culture and traditions in Alaska is welcome to join our membership.

JSA / JAA History

The Japanese Society of Alaska was certified as a 501(c)4 non-profit organization by the State of Alaska on June 28th, 1988.

Attu Island Memorial Monument was built in Anchorage by Japanese Society of Alaska

In 2011, the society consists of approximately 100 families.

After 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami, Japan Relief Fund of Alaska Foundation (JPRF) has organized fundraiser events and raised more than $100,000 by Alaskans. All raised funds were sent to the victims of the disaster through Japanese Red Cross Society. Japan Society of Alaska (JSA) also partnered with JPRF for those events. Thank you very much for your contributions.

In 2014, JSA organizes the performance of Japanese Koto Artist Yukiko Matsuyama.

Sponsored in part by JSA, the Asian Alaskan Cultural Center presents the musical play The Samurai Musher: The Story of Jujiro Wada on May 1st, 2015.

On August 1st, 2015, a record number of 5,000 people attend the JSA Summer Festival.






2011、 アラスカの義援金援助団体 (Japan Relief Fund of Alaska Foundation) の義援金活動を通して、10万ドル以上が、アラスカから東北地方太平洋沖地震の震災者に日本赤十字を通して援助されました。アラスカ日本人会 (Japan Society of Alaska)も義援金活動を同団体と協力。皆様、ご協力誠にありがとうございました。


2015年5月1日に “The Samurai Musher” 和田重次郎物語が開催されました。