Event Calendar

Heart of America

Japan-America Society

Dr. Maribeth Graybill at July Speaker Event

Todaiji Scriptorium, Fragment of Avatamsaka Sutra: the Nigatsudo Burnt Sutra


Upcoming events

    • Thursday, August 22, 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • Saturday, August 24, 2019
    • 10:00 PM
    • Westin Crown Center

    The National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) is hosting the 2019 Leadership Convention at the Westin Crown Center on August 22-24.

    The Leadership Convention, presented by NAAAP, is for those who want to push the boundaries of what it means to lead.  The three-day event begins with a powerful and engaging ERG Summit, continues with an amazing line-up of inspiring speakers and thought-provoking workshops, a Diversity Career Fair, and concludes with a spectacular Gala featuring the NAAAP 100 & Inspire Awards presented by United Airlines.

    Aug 22: ERG (Employee Resource Group) Summit

    Aug 23: Keyotes & Workshop + Diversity Career Fair

    Aug 24: Keynotes & Workshop + Gala

    For more details, please visit: https://kc.naaap.org/events/leadership-convention-2019-by-naaap

    For registration, please visit:https://www.leadershipconvention.org/registration/

    As a partner organization of NAAAP, HAJAS members get a 10% discount for registration. Please use the code to get the discount.

    Code: AKCJAS2019LC

    College students have a deep discount rate of $20 for most sessions.


    The National Association of Asian American Professionals (https://kc.naaap.org/cpages/about-us) is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization that promotes the career advancement and leadership development of Asian American professionals in all fields. NAAAP is the largest and fastest growing Asian American professional organization in the U.S. and Canada. The Kansas City chapter joins Asian Americans in professional development, networking and community service activities.

    • Saturday, September 07, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 5200 Pennsylvania (Wornall), KCMO 64112 - at south end of Garden Center building

    Volunteers help keep this treasured space beautiful by coming together Saturday mornings in April through November, weather permitting. Please check for cancellation updates on this event page in case of rain or other poor weather.

    No special equipment needed, but gloves and sunscreen strongly encouraged! Questions? Contact us for more information.

    Did you know we have a beautiful Japanese garden at Loose Park? The Loose Park Japanese Tea Room and Garden, dedicated in July 2006, was conceived as a cultural exchange between the Sister Cities of Kurashaki, Japan and Kansas City, Missouri. The Tea Room is set in a traditional Japanese garden featuring a small ornamental fountain, large boulders, many shrubs and groundcovers with a pathway leading to the Tea Room. The small garden is a place for quiet meditation.

    • Tuesday, September 24, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Loose Park Garden Center, 5200 Wornall, KCMO

    Come hear our 2019 student ambassadors talk about their trip to Kurashiki, Japan! There is no cost to this meeting. Friends and family are welcome to attend.