J-Center at the USCCD
The J-Center serves as a clearinghouse for all things Japanese in the American Midwest.
An online database of Japanese cultural organizations, community exchanges, sports clubs, language groups, and business associations highlight the vibrant network of Japan-related opportunities in 12 states of the American Heartland.
The J-Center strengthens, promotes, and expands existing exchange and outreach activities aimed at fostering ties between Japan and the American Midwest. J-Center operations unite educational, governmental, business-oriented, and non-profit organizations with the shared vision of strong Japan-U.S. relationships.
The 11th Annual Asian Heritage Festival in Des Moines, IA is gearing up for a day of festivities on May 11. CelebrAsian has a long tradition of showcasing and representing the different Asian and Asian-American communities and cultures present in the State of Iowa, including the small but vibrant local Japanese community.
Join the University of Chicago's Japanese Student Association at their annual Spring Matsuri on May 3. Festivities include performers, Japanese food, origami workshops, Japanese calligraphy, and game booths.
Join Como Park in celebrating the opening of the Ordway Japanese Garden Wing. There will be Japanese music, dancing, singing, and hands on activities including origami and haiku for the three-day kick-off event from April 19 - April 21.