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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.

If you're interested in becoming a member of the Japan Society of New Orleans CLICK HERE! 

We have a new event coming up on Tuesday, March 4th, made possible by a grant from the Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA &

the National Association of Japan America Societies


to register for the free, online event. 

Visit our JUMP Page to see a recording of our 2020 JUMP event

Visit our online store for Japan Society of New Orleans Polo's.   We wore these Polos to Japan Fest and received a lot of compliments.  This items are NOT available to ship and must be picked up. 

Use this link to visit the store:   Japan Society Store

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 here!



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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