Let's Celebrate Together

Get involved in strengthening bonds of friendship and understanding by participating in our events and activities throughout the year. Some of our casual, social, and cultural events are free and open to the general public, while others require advanced registration with an admission fee.

Members receive access to exclusive invitation-only events and free or discounted admission fees.

Experience the Culture

Join us for two traditional Japanese events organized by the Cultural and Japan Affairs committees. Mark your calendar for the Shinnenkai New Year’s Banquet every January and the Bon Dance Festival every August.

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Partner With Us

JAASC is always looking for unique ways to connect our community members with resources. We partner with artists, schools, universities, organizations, museums, and other non-profits to plan Japan-related events.

Please contact us if you’re interested in hosting an event, volunteering, or getting more involved.

If you’re interested in sponsoring one of our events such as the Bon Festival, Shinnenkai, or a seminar, please let us know!

Here’s What’s Coming Up

Events in bold are JAASC-hosted or partnered events. We often list additional regional events that interest our members.

Tanabata workshop with Japan
Outreach Initiative

July 6, 2024   1:00-2:00 PM

Greenville Center for Creative Arts
101 Abney St. Greenville, SC

Join JOI Coordinator Miku Kubota in a fun afternoon learning about Tanabata and making your own mini wishing tree!

Tanabata @ Richland County Library

August 10, 2024 

JAASC is volunteering to lead origami at Richland County Library’s Tanabata event.

2024 Bon Dance Festival – Greenville, SC

August 24, 2024   12:00 – 4:30 PM

The 26th Annual Bon Dance Festival will be August 24, 2024 in Greenville SC! This event is hosted by Japan Affairs, the Japan-America Association of South Carolina and its member organizations, and comes together with help of many individuals, local organizations, businesses and volunteers.

Improve Your Language Skills

JAASC’s Language Table series is open to all English and Japanese learners who want an excellent opportunity to practice listening and speaking skills while building relationships in a friendly, bilingual environment.

Everyone is welcome, but it is best if you have some basic conversational level of English and Japanese.

Play With Purpose

Do you play golf and want to make a difference in US-Japanese relationships? The Japan Affairs Committee organizes charity golf tournaments throughout the year for our members. Funds and donations from these events support the longevity of the JAASC programs and initiatives.

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