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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.


Fall Seven Times, Get Up Eight:  The Japanese Warbrides

Thank you to Kathryn Tolbert for her insight into to her experience producing this movie.  Also, thanks to all those who attended and offered their experiences and thoughts on this topic.  Finally, thanks to Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership for their grant to make this event possible.


Silent Auction Items to be auctioned at the Annual Meeting, Thursday, 08 November 2018


 The Annual Meeting is free for members, advanced registration is required.  

For more details regarding the Annual Meeting visit:  JSNO Annual Meeting

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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