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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.

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

Japan Society of New Orleans has received a grant to host a Japan US Military Program on 21 July 2022.  This prestigious event is limited to only 8 events around the country each year and we are honored to host one in 2022.  This FREE event is open to all Servicemembers (active/retired/veteran), their dependents and DOD Civilians that served any length of time in Japan.  This event is a thank you from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan for your participation in the defense of Japan.  For more information and registration, visit:  Japan US Military Program Reception

Japan Society of New Orleans' biggest fund-raising event of the year, GiveNOLA Day 2022 raised over $2200 for our programs, events and Exchanges.  Many thanks to all of you that contributed during the 2022 GiveNOLA Day!

See our latest Geostrategy in the Grassroots event from 16 March 2022 on our YouTube Channel. 

Click here Virtual Events to see the latest events!

Visit our online store for Japan Society of New Orleans polos. We wore these polos to Japan Fest and received a lot of compliments!  

These items are NOT available to ship and must be picked up.

While you're here, check out our new weekly podcast!

TOMODACHI Initiative
2015 Exchange

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 here!


Foreign Minister's Certificate of Commendation for 2018

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 conferred this award to Japan Society of New Orleans at its' Annual Meeting on Thursday, 08 Nov 2018.

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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