JASN was formed by people who, for various reasons, share a common bond: a deep and abiding love for Japan, its people, its culture, and its history. A member of the National Association of Japan America Societies, JASN is dedicated to making Nevada a place where Japanese people can feel welcome to do business, where people of Japanese heritage can share their common ancestry, where people who have lived in or just visited Japan can share their fascination for this wonderful country, and where those who wish to learn more about Japan can come together, all under one roof.
With the disaster that struck Japan in March 2011, JASN emerged as the community leader in raising funds for relief efforts. In cooperation with the office of the Honorary Consul General of Japan in Nevada, as well as the Consul General of Japan in San Francisco, and working together with Japanese and non-Japanese residents of Las Vegas, JASN raised more than $65,000 for earthquake/tsunami relief.
In addition to its disaster relief efforts, JASN supports cultural events, Japanese art exhibts, and other community events designed to strengthen the ties between Japan and Nevada. JASN has been an active partner in organizing and promoting the annual Las Vegas Aki Matsuri (Fall Festival), a celebration of Japanese food and culture. This year's event attracted more than 4,000 people, and we anticiapte that next year's Aki Matsuri could see double that number.
JASN also provides monetary support to the community by way of an annual donation to the Las Vegas Saturday Japanese School as well as JASN's Ichiban Scholarship for outstanding college students.
JASN has been recognized by the City of Las Vegas for its contributions to the Las Vegas community.
In short, JASN is a briddge between Japan and Nevada. Your support will help ensure that JASN continues to bring Japanese culture and business to our state, and that JASN will halep make Nevada a better place for all of us to live.