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The Japan-America Society of Georgia, Inc.
3121 Maple Drive, Suite224
Atlanta, Georgia 30305
Phone: (404) 842-1400
Fax: (404) 842-1415
Email: jasg@mindspring.com

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The Japan-America Society of Georgia (JASG) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to promote mutual understanding between the people of Japan and the State of Georgia through establishing and promoting ties and programs in the areas of culture, customs, education, commerce and politics. Read more

JapanFest (September 20-21, 2014)



JapanFest Weekend will be held September 20-21, 2014, from 10am to 6pm (Saturday) and 10am to 5pm (Sunday) at the Gwinnett Convention Center. Tickets are $8. Children age 6 or younger free. Teachers can bring their students to JapanFest for free by applying online at www.japanfest.org. Larger organizations can save money by purchasing advanced ticket packages online.

The theme of this year’s festival will be “Washoku—Traditional Japanese Cuisine” and the JapanFest Organizing Committee has made plans to have various kinds of Japanese foods for everyone to experience. Washoku practices have been passed down through families and has been added to UNESCO’s Intangible Heritage list. JapanFest will have an assortment of the best Japanese food from local Japanese restaurants in Atlanta. This year’s festival has a special group of food vendors, including more than 10 local established restaurants providing roll sushi, bento boxes, ramen noodles, takoyaki, shaved ice, curry rice, yakisoba, torikaraage and more.

Guest performers include Sushi for Dummies author, Mineko Moreono, Japanese candy artist, Miyuki Sugimori, Samurai Yoshi Amao; J-Pop/J-Rock artist Junko Fujiyama; and the always popular taiko drum group, Matsuriza.

JASG Events Coming Soon

2014 JASG Events/Programs Calendar

Upcoming Events and Important Dates:

August 12 – December 20 - Obirin University Global Outreach Program: The JASG partners with the Obirin Gakuen Foundation of America to offer this 16 week one-way exchange program for students from J.F. Oberlin University in Japan. Students taking part of the Global Outreach Program will participate in 8 weeks of ESL classes, 4 weeks of Business English Classes, 4 weeks of work experience at a Japanese or American organization.

September 20-21 - JapanFest 2014: Held again this year at the Gwinnett Convention Center in Duluth, this annual festival has continued to grow in size and popularity, reaching over 20,000 attendees. JapanFest is two days of immersing yourself in everything Japan: dance and music performances; learning the intricate maneuvers of Japanese martial arts; tasting various Japanese foods; visiting the many different cultural exhibitions and expositions of Japanese companies in Georgia. Tickets are $8 and free for children 6 and under.

October 2 - Labor & Employment Law Seminar: Sutherland hosts a seminar to highlight important developments in labor and employment law including: Trade Secret, Employment Discrimination, Workplace Discrimination & Harassment, Recruiting, Hiring, and Termination of Employment, the Fair Labor Standards Act, Family Medical Leave Act, and Social Media in the Workplace. A networking reception follows the seminar.




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