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About JAS of NWFL

The Japan-America Society of Northwest Florida, Inc. (JAS of NWFL) is a private, non-profit, tax exempt 501(c)3 organization, with membership consisting of both individuals and interested organizations.

The Society's mission is to work toward fostering and promoting stronger ties of friendship and understanding between the U.S. and Japan.

The goal is to cultivate and enriching and mutually beneficial relationship between the U.S. and Japan, based on a spirit of goodwill.

Activities / Services

In its pursuit to formalize a productive partnership between the U.S. and Japan, the Society provides an avenue to increase personal and professional dialogue between Northwest Floridians and Japanse. Comprehensive cultural, educational and business relations programs are offered on a regular basis.

Educational Activities:

  • Assist the community and public/private schools to learn about the culture, language, and customs of Japan. 
  • Encourage and support Japanese exchange students and their organizations to become active in the community. 
  • Assist and support the non-native Japanse speaking graduate and under graduate student to visit Japan.

Cultural Activities:

  • Lend assistance to cultural activities in the community. 
  • Provide exhibitions, performances, workshops and other activities relating to the culture and life of Japan.

Business Activities:

  • Provide social/networking occasions. 
  • Conduct business Seminars and conferences relevant to the community's needs.
  • Assist the business community's organizations interested in developing lasting ties with Japan. 

For more information:

For more information about the Japan-America Society of Northwest Florida contact the UWF Japan Center at 850.474.3363 or email

About SEUS/Japan Association

The Japan-U.S. Southeast Association was established in December 1975 to promote trade, investment, understanding and friendship between Japan and member states of the southeast U.S. Current U.S. member states are Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

The Japan-U.S. Southeast Association and the Southeast U.S./Japan Association have held 36 annual joint meetings since their establishment, with the venue altering between the southeast U.S. and Japan. The meetings provide opportunities to renew old friendships and forge new ones and attract over 500 participants from the U.S. member states and Japan, including representatives of private and public sectors and state governors of the member states.

For more information, access the SEUS/Japan website at: