Japan-Related Organizations in Michigan & Ohio

2021/4/15

MICHIGAN

Michigan-Shiga Sister State Program

In 1968 the State of Michigan and the Prefecture of Shiga created a “Sister-State Relationship.” The purpose is to promote friendship between the people of Michigan and the people of Shiga, Japan. Michigan and Shiga have “big lakes” in common: Michigan is the center of the Great Lakes region and Shiga Prefecture is home to the largest lake in Japan, Biwa-ko.

Contact: Mr. Michihito Hasegawa, Shiga Prefecture Visiting Official
Michigan-Shiga Sister-State Board
P.O. Box 4715
East Lansing, MI 48826
Telephone: 517-512-1860
Fax: 517-335-4565
Email: shigaken@msu.edu
Home Page: http://www.mishiga.org/


Japan Business Society of Detroit and Japan Business Society of Detroit Foundation

Since 1973 the JBSD has been enhancing understanding and mutual cooperation between Japanese and American businesses as well as the communities they serve. JBSD seeks to provide its members with a forum for the open exchange of ideas, information and resources.

Their activities are directed at helping businesses and individuals identify and maximize opportunities for the benefit of their companies' operation in the Detroit market. These activities include information sharing, multiple educational support programs and monitoring issues that may impact our members' success.

In the community, JBSD seeks to increase understanding and enhance relations between the Japanese business community and its constituents. It is our goal to help make the communities where we live and work better places for all.

The JBSD Foundation, founded in 1992, grants scholarships to students studying in Japan, as well as provides financial support to community organizations in areas of education and research, US-Japan relations and community enhancement.

Contact: Mr. Shosaku Ueda
Japan Business Society of Detroit
Suite 606, 3000 Town Center,
Southfield, MI 48075
Telephone: 248-355-4899
Fax: 248-355-5799
Email: jbsdmich@jbsd.org
Home Page: http://www.jbsd.org (Japanese)


Japan America Society of Michigan and Southwestern Ontario

The Japan America Society is a non-profit, non-political organization with a membership that consists of individuals and corporations. It has been strengthening the ties of friendship between the Japanese people and the citizens in Michigan and Southwestern Ontario since 1990.

Contact: Ms. Liseann Gouin, President
Japan America Society of Michigan and Southwestern Ontario
One Woodward Avenue, P.O. Box 33840,
Detroit, MI 48232-0840
Telephone: 313-596-0484
Fax: 313-964-0531
Email: jas@detroitchamber.com
Home Page: http://www.us-japan-canada.org/


Japanese External Trade Organization (JETRO)

A nonprofit, Japanese government-supported organization dedicated to promoting mutually beneficial trade and economic relationships between Japan and other nations.

Home Page: https://www.jetro.go.jp/en/ 


Japanese America Citizens League - Detroit

The Japanese American Citizens League was founded in 1929 to fight discrimination against people of Japanese ancestry. It is the largest and one of the oldest Asian American organizations in the United States. The JACL has over 24,500 members in 112 chapters located in 25 states, Washington D.C., and Japan.

National Home Page: http://www.jacl.org
Detroit Chapter Page: https://jacldetroit.wordpress.com/ 

OHIO

Japan-America Society of Greater Cincinnati

The Japan America Society of Greater Cincinnati (JASGC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization created to promote a better understanding and cultural awareness between the people of Japan and the people of the Cincinnati Region.

JASGC
300 Carew Tower, 441 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Telephone: 513-579-3114
Fax: 513-579-3101
Home Page: http://www.jasgc.org/


Japan America Society of Central Ohio (Columbus Area)

The Japan-America Society of Central Ohio (JASCO) is a private, not-for-profit membership association of Americans and Japanese who desire to bring the Japanese and American communities together, promote goodwill through the sharing of knowledge about Japan, and provide a forum for informed discussion regarding the Japan-U.S. relationship.

Japan-America Society of Central Ohio
565 Metro Place South, Suite 300
Dublin, Ohio 43017-5382
Telephone: 614-300-3054
Email: jasco@us-japan.org
Home Page: http://jas-co.org


Japanese American Association of Toledo (JAT)

Promotes Japanese Culture in American Society and strives to share and exchange ideas and cultures between America and Japan.

First Christian Church, 5271 Alexis Road, Sylvannia, OH 43560
Contact: Mr. Tak Kawasaki
Telephone: 419-882-3313
Fax: 419-882-5343


Japanese American Citizens League - Dayton

The Japanese American Citizens League was founded in 1929 to fight discrimination against people of Japanese ancestry. It is the largest and one of the oldest Asian American organizations in the United States. The JACL has over 24,500 members in 112 chapters located in 25 states, Washington D.C., and Japan.

National Home Page: http://www.jacl.org
​Dayton Chapter Page: https://www.daytonjacl.org


Japanese America Citizens League - Cincinnati

The Japanese American Citizens League was founded in 1929 to fight discrimination against people of Japanese ancestry. It is the largest and one of the oldest Asian American organizations in the United States. The JACL has over 24,500 members in 112 chapters located in 25 states, Washington D.C., and Japan.

National Home Page: http://www.jacl.org


Japanese America Citizens League - Cleveland

The Japanese American Citizens League was founded in 1929 to fight discrimination against people of Japanese ancestry. It is the largest and one of the oldest Asian American organizations in the United States. The JACL has over 24,500 members in 112 chapters located in 25 states, Washington D.C., and Japan.

National Home Page: http://www.jacl.org
Cleveland Chapter Page: http://www.jaclcleveland.org/