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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! 

New Membership Benefit!

Japan Society of New Orleans is excited to announce a new partnership with Ikigai Connections to bring you some incredible career building resources at a discounted rate.

What is Ikigai Connections?

Ikigai Connections is a all-in-one career resource hub for Japan-related jobs, not only in Japan but in the US & around the world! Among many resources, they offer free advice, job boards, career coaching, & online lessons to help enhance & prepare you for your next possible career in a Japan-related business.

Courses are available on the Ikigai Connections websiteMembers click here for discount code!

Ikebana Workshop November 2023

This month, Japan Society members had the opportunity to learn the history and technique of Ikebana, a way of arranging flowers that was developed by the Japanese. This art is based on the harmony of simple linear constructions and the appreciation of the subtle beauty of flowers and natural material, such as branches and stems.

Visit our online store for Japan Society of New Orleans polos. We wore these polos to Japan Fest and received a lot of compliments!  

These items are NOT available to ship and must be picked up.

While you're here, check out our new weekly podcast!

TOMODACHI Initiative: 2015 Exchange

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!


Foreign Minister's Certificate of Commendation for 2018

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 conferred this award to Japan Society of New Orleans at its' Annual Meeting on Thursday, 08 Nov 2018.

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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