Event Calendar

Heart of America

Japan-America Society

              Jim Kanki, Honorary Consul of Japan in Kansas City,

                 ting Orizuru (Paper Crane) at the Garden opening ceremony

at Kay's Garden in Topeka, KS on August 27, 2020

August Online General Meeting

HAJAS had a meet and greet with Kurashiki International section


Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, October 27, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CDT)

    For our October General Meeting, we welcome Theresa Gallop who was a teacher in Japan for more than a decade and now is a clothing designer in Springfield Missouri who uses vintage kimono in all of her pieces.  Some of her work has been sold at the Nelson Atkins Museum and the Kemper Museum.

    She will be speaking about kimono fabrics, styles, and how you can display or use Kimono in your own home.    

    Here is her website:  https://www.kimonodesigns.com/

    For questions, please contact Tracie Whiting Kipper at


    Note: Your unique access link to join the meeting will be sent 24 hours prior to the meeting.  Please look for the information in Nichibei Express.

    • Saturday, November 07, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CST)

    This activity has been cancelled.

    • Tuesday, November 17, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CST)


    Our 2020 Annual Meeting,  and 2021 Board Elections will be Tuesday, November 17, at 7 p.m. by Zoom online format this year.


    Japan-America Society members will vote on the 2021 Officers and Board at our Annual Meeting on November 17. Thank you to Chairperson and the Nominating Committee for bringing together the excellent slate of candidates. 

    Only current HAJAS members can vote for board members. If you are unsure of your membership status, please email us at: hoa.japanamericansociety@gmail.com.  

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