The National Association of Japan-America Societies, Inc. (NAJAS) is a private, non-profit, non-partisan organization that offers educational, cultural and business programs about Japan and U.S.-Japan relations to the general public through its member Japan and Japan-America Societies. NAJAS is the only national non-profit network in the United States dedicated to public education about Japan. NAJAS consists of approximately 40 independent Japan-related organizations located in 32 cities around the country. Its membership cuts across usual group boundaries (business, political, academic, American, Japanese, etc.) and affords a variety of perspectives on U.S.-Japan relations. That variety and outreach are its main strengths.
This membership network annually presents to its members and the general public:
Over 800 public affairs programs
500 corporate programs
160 cultural programs and educational programs reaching more than 250,000 students each year
Collectively, the member societies represent more than:
Over 15,000 corporate representatives
Educational outreach programs reaching more than 250,000 students each year
NAJAS is served by a Board of Directors and Advisory Board comprised of key individuals from business, academia and government involved in the US-Japan relationship.
NAJAS Mission Statement
The mission of the National Association of Japan-America Societies is to strengthen cooperation and understanding between the peoples of Japan and the United States by providing programs, services, and information to and facilitating cooperation among its member societies throughout North America.
The NAJAS Leadership and Officers of the Board will:
Serve as an advocate and spokesperson for the Japan-America Society network to key external groups and individuals from the US and Japanese governments, as well as Japanese and American business, non-governmental organizations, universities and think tanks, foundations, and others, and seek support as appropriate
Provide information on programs, speakers, activities, events and funding sources to member societies. Offer quality programs to NAJAS member societies in support of the mission.
Serve as an information resource about the Japan-America Society network and the US-Japan relationship at the grassroots level
Facilitate cooperation and information sharing among the Societies to include providing managerial support, - Organize regional and national meetings to facilitate information and idea sharing
Cultivate and enhance relationships with America-Japan Societies and the National Association of America-Japan Societies (Japan).
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