Mission & History
理念 ＆ 略歴
The Japan America Society of Colorado promotes mutual understanding between the people of Japan and Colorado at a grass roots level:
- By serving as an important resource in Colorado for all things relating to Japan; and
- By providing opportunities for the people of our two countries interested in each others’ culture, history, language, arts, education and personal and business exchanges to further their contacts and knowledge.
JASC is a private, 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-political membership organization with a programmatic focus devoted to education, business, culture, and public affairs. We are a statewide organization, mainly serving Denver, Northern Colorado, and the mountain west communities of Summit and Eagle Counties. The Board of Directors is comprised of leaders in business, government, education, and the arts. The general membership represents most of Colorado’s major population centers and is a mix of Japanese Americans, Japanese nationals, and other Americans.
The Society’s goal is to provide a forum through which the people of our two nations may learn from each other’s experiences and achievements.
The Society carries out these objectives by fostering cultural, personal, business and professional relations between Americans and Japanese; by discussing important issues and interests common to Japan and America; and by promoting – through education – better understanding of the arts, literature, cultural ideals and aspirations of the Japanese and American people. We strive to ensure that the next generation of leaders of U.S.-Japan relations gains the necessary passion and experience to support this most important bilateral relationship.
We encourage you to join us and become a part of this wonderful journey of friendship and understanding between the Colorado and Japanese cultures.
Below is a video about the history of Japan America Society of Colorado which was created in 2014 in honor of our 25th anniversary.