Events

The JAASC Cultural Committee schedules activities throughout the year, presenting members the opportunity to participate in casual social and cultural events, golf tournaments, and sports outings. The Committee also organizes two traditional Japanese events, the Shinnenkai New Year’s celebration, and our Bon Dance Festival in August.

Download 2017 schedule of events (last updated 1/24/2017; some dates tentative).

Upcoming events

March – Upstate International Month
March – JAASC Social: Game Night – Local Cue, Greenville
March 19-25 – Kyudo Alliance 7-Day Archery Seminar, Simpsonville
April – JAASC Language Table – details TBA
May – JAASC Social: Drive Game Night – details TBA

— past events —

February 24 – Cocktails & a Twist! Upstate International Month’s Kickoff Gala Event
February 16 – JAASC Language Table, O-CHA Tea Bar, Greenville
January 23-March 13 – Beginner Japanese classes, Upstate International, Greenville
January 21, 2017 – Shinnenkai JAASC Annual New Year’s Dinner, Greenville
December 15, 2016 – JAASC Language Table, O-CHA Tea Bar, Greenville
December 13, 2016 – Allegiance, a New Musical playing 1 night only in SC movie theaters
December 2 – First Annual JA North Carolina Dinner Meeting, Raleigh, NC
November 20 – JAASC Social: Thanksgiving Potluck!
November 9 – Why South Carolina? Cross-cultural panel discussion, Columbia
October 19 – JAASC Language Table, O-CHA Tea Bar, Greenville
October – Japanese Associates Golf Tournament
October 1 – International Festival, Spartanburg
September 17~18 – Japanfest, Atlanta, GA
September 13 – JAASC Social: Happy Hour Meetup at The Playwright
September 8 – Charlotte Speaker Series Breakfast: US and Japan as Global Partners
August 20 – Bon Dance Festival, Greenville
June 15 – JAASC Social – Summer Concert on the Reedy, Greenville
April 16~17 – All-Carolina Kendo Tournament, Columbia
April – Japanese Associates Golf Tournament
March 30 – JAASC Social at Local Cue, Greenville

March – GSS Graduation & Entrance Ceremony, Greenville
March 23 –  1pm Netsuke: Japanese Life and Legend in Miniature presentation, USC Upstate
March 22~27 – 7pm Tonda Joruri Ningyo Puppet Theater performances
March 22 – 3~5pm Mini Festival of Traditional Japanese Arts, Greenville
March 13~19 – Kyudo Alliance 7-Day Archery Seminar, Simpsonville
March – Through a Gap in the Shoji: month-long photo exhibit at USC Upstate
March – Upstate International Month
March 5 – Shinnenkai New Year’s Party, Greenville
February 26 – MEXT Scholarship Applications Due
January 2016 – Kendo Seminar and Dan Shinsa, Atlanta, GA

For more details about upcoming events, become a JAASC member today.