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The Japan-America Society of North Carolina ( ノースカロライナ日米協会 JASNC) is a nonprofit organization for individuals and corporations with an interest in Japan and US-Japan relations. We differentiate ourselves as a membership organization that represents individuals, businesses, and other groups to promote a greater understanding and networking between Americans and Japanese through cultural events, public affairs, and educational programs across North Carolina.  In fostering mutual understanding between the two nations, JASNC serves as a resource for exchanging knowledge and ideas.

JASNC offers sponsorship opportunities and a variety of rewarding membership options for individuals, families and businesses. Please browse this website to learn more about the benefits of becoming a JASNC member or sponsor.


Thank you for your generous support!


Board: JASNC is led by an experienced Board of Directors with extensive ties and interests to Japan and North Carolina. With its strong commitment to volunteerism and helping JASNC achieve its mission of promoting goodwill, understanding and exchange between the people of Japan and North Carolina, the Board works to enhance connections and collaborations. 

  • Jonathan Brewster - Director

  • Eileen Cai - Director

  • Jon Callies - Director

  • David "Chet" Chetwynd - Director and Secretary

  • Steven Cooper - Treasurer

  • Julia Lattarulo - Director

  • Marco Machi - Director

  • Akira Negi - Director

  • Tim Newlin - Chairman Emeritus

  • Seiko Okada - Director

  • David S. Robinson - Chairman

  • Yoshinori "Joe" Sakai - Director

  • Remington Scruggs - Director

  • Miki Walker - Director

For more details on each Board Member, please click here.



The National Association of Japan-America Societies, Inc. (NAJAS) is a private, non-profit, non-partisan membership organization consisting of 38 independent Japan-America Societies located in the United States and Canada. NAJAS offers public affairs, business, cultural and educational programs about Japan and U.S.-Japan relations to the general public through our member Japan and Japan-America Societies. With a membership that cuts across usual group boundaries (business, diplomatic, political, academic, security, cultural) and includes Americans and Japanese, NAJAS incorporates a variety of perspectives on U.S.-Japan relations and forms the largest private network supporting a bilateral relationship in the United States.

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