We facilitate US/Japan exchange in Boston through programming addressing US/Japan business and interpersonal relations, programs introducing traditional and modern Japanese arts and culture, as well as awards. Additional programs and services include monthly informal social gatherings, Japanese language conversation groups, an annual dinner, and a quarterly Business Forum with prominent business people and academics.

Brown Bag Lunch Series On the second Tuesday of each month, people who enjoy talking about Japan bring their lunch to our office at 50 Milk Street. Speakers selected from across New England as well as special visiting guests give a brief presentation about their unique Japan experience or specialty, followed by a group discussion on the topic.

Quarterly Business Forum — An ongoing occasion for professional networking and to learn about the current economic and business environments in Japan.

Learn Japanese We host a monthly Japanese/English language exchange at our 50 Milk Street location, as well as partner with Showa Boston to teach the Japanese language at all skill levels.Volunteer We have wonderful volunteer opportunities at the Japan Society of Boston. If you wish to volunteer with us, please fill out this survey so we can best organize volunteer opportunities to suit your interests, and get added to our volunteer mailing list.

JSB Internship Program This program gives students and early career professionals in the Boston area an opportunity to be part of the US/Japan network in Boston. Interns will learn about how an NPO office functions, make connections for their future career, and contribute to the work of JSB.

Shigemitsu Award The Shigemitsu Award for Global Cultural Exchange is named for Shigemitsu Mamoru and is presented every year on the 18 of December, the day Japan became the 80th member of the United Nations in 1956 after an address delivered by Shigemitsu.

Thayer Award The John E. Thayer, III Award was established to recognize the achievements of individuals, groups of individuals or organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the progress of the understanding and friendship between the people of the United States and Japan.

Happening Now — The Japan Society of Boston’s Blog, where we post about past events, upcoming events, and Japanese culture.

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