Heart of America

Japan-America Society
The mission of the Heart of America Japan-America Society is to further understanding 
between the peoples of Japan and the Greater Kansas City area by promoting
social, cultural and educational exchanges.


Greeting from

HAJAS President

Heart of America Japan-America Society Members –

I hope that everyone is enjoying the spring weather and the Sakura blossoms! Now that warmer weather is here it means that we are entering a very active season for HAJAS and you, our members.

  • Our monthly meetings, held the fourth Tuesday at the Loose Park Garden Center at 7:00pm, will host many interesting speakers; 
  • The Kurashiki Student Friendship Delegation will arrive in Kansas City on Wednesday, July 24, and will depart on Thursday, August 8. There will be many opportunities to meet the students and their leader; 
  • On Sunday, July 7, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art at 2:00 pm, Dr. Maribeth Graybill, a curator at the Portland Art Museum in Oregon, will present an interesting lecture on Japanese Art. The event is free.

 Check our website for further details on these events: https://kcjas.org

 Fran Lemery, 2019 HAJAS President


We need more Host Families!


HAJAS is still looking for a few more home stay families for the 2019 Kurashiki Youth Goodwill Delegation. 

If you are interested or know someone who is interested,  contact Haruko Shukla at haruko@shukla.us.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, March 05, 2019 •
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 7:00 PM • Loose Park Garden Center
Sunday, April 28, 2019 10:00 AM • Independence Uptown Market
Saturday, May 04, 2019 10:00 AM • 5200 Pennsylvania (Wornall), KCMO 64112 - at south end of Garden Center building
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 7:00 PM • Loose Park Garden Center

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