Event Calendar

Heart of America

Japan-America Society

 October General Meeting


Upcoming events

    • Sunday, January 26, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Nelson Atkins

    FREE, no tickets required

    Join the celebration of the Year of the Rat at Nelson Atkins. Explore treasures from the Chinese Art collection. Experience a variety of activities, dances, and music marking the Lunar New Year celebrations. FREE parking in garage for museum members; $10 parking for nonmembers.

    Please visit:

    The Heart of America Japan-America Society Meet & Greet
    Gallery 206

    Note: Board member John Lytton will be playing shamisen music in the  space between galleries 205 and 206 (where the big Buddha is located) at 10:15 am and 12:15 pm.

    Drum Performance by Three Trails Taiko
    12:10–12:30 p.m. | Kirkwood Hall

    3:30–4:15 p.m. | Atkins Auditorium

    For more details, please visit: https://nelson-atkins.org/events/chinese-new-year/

    • Saturday, February 01, 2020
    • 6:00 PM
    • The Carriage Club, 5301 State Line, Kansas City, MO 64112

    You are invited to

    Heart of America Japan-America Society's

    SHINNENKAI (新年会)

    New Year's Celebration

    Carriage Club

    5301 State Line, Kansas City, MO


    February 1, 2020

    Cocktail Hour: 6-7 PM with Dinner at 7 PM

    (Beverage tickets will be sold at the door)

    Silent Auction during Cocktail Hour

    (Please bring your credit card checkbook or cash)

    Free Valet Parking

    (Please provide tip)

    $60 for HAJAS Members/$75 for Non-Members

    Reservations due January 24, 2020

    You may sign up online here.

    For questions, contact HAJAS at hoa.japanamericaociety@gmail.com

    (Subject line:Shinnenkai)


    Contact Fran Lemery at 913-568-9084

    • Tuesday, February 25, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Loose Park Garden Center
    The presenter and the topic: TBD
    • Friday, March 13, 2020
    • Sunday, March 15, 2020
    • Overland Park Convention Center & Overland Park Sheraton Hotel


    Naka-Kon is an annual three-day convention, celebrating anime, manga, cosplay, music, fashion, gaming, and more! Every year, we bring your favorite voice actors, musicians, cosplayers, artists, designers, and industry experts to the Overland Park Convention Center. Catch guest panels and performances, be part of their cosplay competitions, enter contests, and learn about working in the anime, manga, and music industries.

    Please stop by at HAJAS table at Naka-Kon!

    For more details:


    • Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Loose Park Garden Center
    The presenter and the topic: TBD

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