Japan America Society of Southern California
Building Japan-America Relationships Since 1909

Donate to Japan America Kite Festival®!*

Sponsor Japanese cultural activities for children residing in low-income areas!


*Your donation will show on your statement as "Japan America Society of Southern California"


The Japan America Society of Southern California hosts the HITACHI Japanese Kite Workshops every fall. The Japanese Kite Master Mikio Toki and JAS staff and volunteers visit schools in the low-income areas and teach at-risk children how to make a Japanese kite.

To-date, nearly 10,000 students have benefited from this program. In 2014, additional 1,400 students will benefit from this program!

Through the Hitachi Japanese Kite Workshops, schoolchildren with the greatest need are provided a positive introduction to Japanese culture.  The Workshops also help develop each child’s creativity, as well as promote an “I can do it!” attitude after they successfully build and fly their first kite.  Furthermore, the Workshops have a profound and lasting influence; teachers report that during end-of-school-year reviews, a majority of students cite the Hitachi Japanese Kite Workshop as their favorite educational experience of the year!

You can help increase the number of students served!

Please consider giving a tax-deductible gift to the Japan America Society to support this program and for JASSC to continue serving the at-risk youth. Your generosity will help us to continue presenting programs of the very highest caliber, which we believe will play an important role in introducing Japanese culture and educating the next generation to build stronger US-Japan relationships.

Thank you for your support!

JASSC is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) educational organization and your donation should be tax deductible. (Tax I.D. # 95-2021853)

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