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The Japan-America Society of Mississippi is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, dedicated to serving all Mississippi residents and Japanese nationals interested in business and cultural issues in each nation. The Society strives to serve the dual constituency by sponsoring business-related and cultural programs on a wide variety of subjects to benefit both American and Japanese members.

The Japan-America Society of Mississippi was founded on May 2, 2002, by Mississippi business, academic, government, and community leaders. It was the consensus of the founding members that the timing to form such an organization was ideal as the state began to host a number of Japanese investments in the state. They also felt that it was necessary to create an environment which will be conducive to further economic growth in the state as well as to broaden the global vision of Mississippi's population.

The Japan-America Society of Mississippi is an affiliate of the National Association of Japan America Societies. Ten committees, each lead by one of the members of the Board of Directors, develop, execute, and manage the society's program offerings. The committees that are initially planned include annual events, business council, cultural exchange, education, finance, language, membership, program, publicity, and sister city. The Board of Directors feels that the success of the organization will be based upon the active participation by members and member organizations. The society encourages and solicits participation from each member.
Event: Twelfth Annual New Year Celebration
Date: Saturday, January 25, 2014 Time: 6:00 P.M.
Location: Mississippi Crafts Center-Ridgeland, Mississippi

Event Sold Out!

Please join us this year for our annual Shinnenkai (New Year Celebration). This year is a special occasion for JASMIS, as Consul General Motohiko Kato will be presenting to the Society the Foreign Ministerís Commendation (Gaimudaijin Hyosho) awarded to the Society by Foreign Minister of Japan Fumio Kishida this past July.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Event: 36th Annual Joint Meeting of the Southeast U.S. - Japan (SEUS-Japan) and Japan - U.S. Southeast Associations
Date: Sunday, November 17, 2013 to Tuesday, November 19
Location: Beau Rivage Resort, Biloxi, MS

SEUS/Japan

Important News Concerning Social Security Numbers

Information on Obtaining A Driver's License

The main office of the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol in Jackson now has Japanese language tests. The Japanese language tests are electronic. The Highway Patrol has advised us it might be easier for the applicant to bring an interpreter with them to help communicate to the examiner. This is the only office with the Japanese language test.

The Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol Main Office is located at Interstate 55 Exit 98A on Woodrow Wilson Boulevard, in Jackson. Click here for map.

Thanks to all of our corporate sponsors, with special thanks to our corporate Patrons:
BankPlus Nissan
Toyota Renasant Bank
TVA BancorpSouth


The Japan-America Society of Mississippi
Post Office Box 16884
Jackson, Mississippi 39236-6884
Phone: (859) 881-9813

The Japan-America Society of Mississippi
North Mississippi Coordination Committee
Post Office Box 7354
Tupelo, Mississippi 38802-7354


For more information about The Japan-America Society of Mississippi contact JASMIS Info
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