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The Japan Society of New Orleans was founded in 1928 to foster friendly relationships with Japan through the study of Japanese art and culture as well as social and trade contacts between the two countries. Since its founding the Society has not been involved with political discussion of US/Japanese relations and confined its endeavors to cultural and social relations between the two countries.

Our goal is to provide a formal organization to bring together the leaders of our community who have a vital interest in, and appreciation for, the history, culture, government and economic achievement of Japan, and to provide and foster understanding, commerce and good-will between the peoples of Japan and the United States.

The Japan US Military Program is coming!

Join us on Thursday, 29 October from 7pm-8:30pm. 

Visit our JUMP Page for more details:  JUMP

If you're interested in becoming a member of the Japan Society of New Orleans CLICK HERE! 


Visit our online store for Japan Society of New Orleans Polo's.   We wore these Polos to Japan Fest and received a lot of compliments.  This items are NOT available to ship and must be picked up. 

Use this link to visit the store:   Japan Society Store


Kwaidan; Call of Salvation from the

Depths of Fear

Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Lafcadio Hearn's arrival in the USA, the Japan Society of New Orleans is proud to co-sponsor this event with Tulane University on Tuesday, 29 October 2019.  See link for more details:  Kwaidan – Call of Salvation Heard from the Depths of Fear: A Reading Performance


Exchange Program

 The TOMODACHI Initiative seeks to foster a “TOMODACHI generation” of young American and Japanese leaders who are        committed to and engaged in strengthening US-Japan relations, appreciate each other’s countries and cultures, and possess the global skills and mindsets needed to contribute to and thrive in a more cooperative, prosperous, and secure world. 
To find more information, click the link below.

TOMODACHI Exchange Program



Japan Society of New Orleans was awarded the Foreign Minister's Certificate of Commendation for 2018. We were honored in recognition of our promotion of mutual understanding between Japan and the US. JSNO is one of five US organizations recognized for the prestigious award.  

Consul General of Japan at Nashville Hiroyuki Kobayashi will confer this award to Japan Society of New Orleans at it's Annual Meeting on Thursday, 08 Nov 2018. See JSNO Annual Meeting for more details.  

See the below links for the official announcement:

Consulate-General of Japan in Nashville Announcement

Foreign Minister's Commendations FY2018 (Groups)



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Telephone: (504) 408-0963
E-mail: japansocietynola@gmail.com

PO Box 56785
New Orleans, LA 70156-6785

"Japan Society of New Orleans" is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organisation.

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