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Summer 2018 Japanese and Shodo, Japanese Calligraphy Program

Thank you for your interest in Japan-America Society of Greater Austin Japanese Language and Shodo classes.  We currently offer Japanese language and Shodo, Japanese calligrapy classes at various levels in Austin. Registration is now open!

At a glance

Class location this Summer 2018 - Anderson High school (First 4 meeting), O. Henry Middle School (the rest of 8 meetings)
The start date: Tuesday, 5/1/2018 
Levels from total beginner to advanced
12 meetings of 1-hour or 1.5-hour classes, once per week
Hiragana and Katakana workshop
Business Japanese (Advanced)
Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) preparatory course
Classes of 5 - 15 students
Experienced, native Japanese-speaking instructors and college degree holders
Tailored private tutoring classes available
Offers Corporate Program
Young kids class or Children/Teens class are avaialble
Registration Deadline: Sunday, April 22, 2018

Class Information

Beginning I - Austin 5/1-7/31    6:00-7:00pm
Beginning II - Austin 5/1-7/31    7:00-8:00pm
Beginning III - Austin 5/1-7/31    8:00-9:00pm
Beginning IV - Austin 5/1-7/31    7:00-8:00pm
Intermediate I - Austin 5/1-7/31    7:00-8:00pm
Intermediate II - Austin 5/1-7/31    8:00-9:00pm
Intermediate IV - Austin 5/1-7/31    6:00-7:00pm
Pre-Advanced II - Austin 5/1-7/31    6:30-7:30pm
Advanced III - Austin 5/1-7/31    7:30-9:00pm
Shodo Calligraphy I / II 5/1-7/31    8:00-9:00pm
Japanese for Children 5/9-7/25    4:00-5:00pm
   

Additional Information

No Classes : July 3 & 10, 2018  (Children: 7/4 only) 

Language Class discounts are available to all Japan-America Society of Greater Austin (JASGA) General Members and employees of Corporate Members.

Note: The benefit offers depends on the Corporate Membership Level

The 2018 JASGA Gala and Award Dinner


The Japan-America Society of Greater Austin (JASGA) invites you to join us for the 2018 Gala. This international event brings together the Japanese and American communities to recognize leaders in the field of U.S.-Japan friendship relations. The gala will take place in the early evening on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Renaissance Austin Hotel.

Please join us along with our Honorary Director, Tetsuro Amano, Consul-General of Japan, to celebrate the JASGA gala. This year we will pay tribute to our distinguished recipient, Ms. Kumiko Kitamura of AOI Pro Inc., who will receive our for Bridges-to-Friendship award and will be our keynote speaker. Ms.Tomoko Ara of NTT Data Corporation and Dr. Patricia Maclachlan of the University Texas at Austin will be our guest speakers. Ms. Marie and Amy Yamamoto will be performing Japanese classical dance (Nihon Buyo)

DATE
Sunday, March 4, 2018

SCHEDULE
4:00 PM  VIP/General Reception and Silent Auction
5:00 PM  Dinner Program

VENUE
Renaissance Austin Hotel 
9721 Arboretum Blvd Austin TX 78759
(Business casual/Semi formal)

Spring 2018 Japanese and Shodo, Japanese Calligraphy Program

Thank you for your interest in Japan-America Society of Greater Austin Japanese Language and Shodo classes.  We currently offer Japanese language and Shodo, Japanese calligrapy classes at various levels in Austin. Registration is now open!

At a glance

Class location this Spring 2018 - Anderson High School
The start date: Wednesday, 1/17/2018
Levels from total beginner to advanced
12 meetings of 1-hour or 1.5-hour classes, once per week
Hiragana and Katakana workshop
Business Japanese (Advanced)
Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) preparatory course
Classes of 5 - 15 students
Experienced, native Japanese-speaking instructors and college degree holders
Tailored private tutoring classes available
Offers Corporate Program
Young kids class or Children/Teens class are avaialble
Registration Deadline: Sunday, January 14, 2018

JASGA's 11th Aki Matsuri Japan Fall Festival was a success!

JASGA's 11th Aki Matsuri 秋祭り
2017 Japan Fall Festival was a success!

Thanks to all those who helped us to make JASGA's 11th Aki Matsuri - 2017 Japan Fall Festival - such a success!

The effort and dedication of all groups, including performers, demonstrators, vendors, exhibitors, volunteers, students from JASGA Japanese Calligraphy and Language classes, and Japanese class students from McCallum, LASA and St. Steven's high school as well as the generosity of our festival sponsors, auction and giveaways donors, are much appreciated.

Akimatsuri Photos: Click on each photo to view three photo albums. 

  

Akimatsuri Highlight Video: Click here (videographer Takayuki Toyama)
1) Japaense Traditonal Dance 2) Okinawa Traditional Dance 3) Iaido & J-Fashion show (videographer Keiichi Yamamoto)

2017 Japan Fall Festival ~ JASGA's 11th Aki Matsuri

Come Join Us and Have Fun!
2017 Aki Matsuri 秋まつり
JASGA's 11th Annual Japan Fall Festival

Taiko drums, Japanese traditional buyo dance and festive dance, traditional musical instruments, the beauty of the Chanoyu presentation, Japanese martial arts, Okinawa traditional dance & taiko, and Anime Girls performance -- all this will bring the esthetic gifts of Japanese culture to Austin and Central Texas during the 2017 Japan Fall Festival ~ JASGA's 11th Aki Matsuri.

Visitors will enjoy a range of Japanese food and sweets, a drink sampler, Japanese arts, games, anime goods, a yukata booth, calligraphy, hands-on origami, and Japanese traditional and contemporary entertainment. In addition, there will be a Silent Auction for items such as an airline ticket to Japan, restaurants and massage/spa gift certificates, Japanese art collections, anime & festive goods, games, kimono, Obi sash, accessories, door prizes, and more!

2017 Fall Japanese Language and Shodo Programs

Thank you for your interest in Japan-America Society of Greater Austin Japanese Language Classes. We currently offer Japanese language and Shodo, Japanese calligrapy classes at various levels in Austin. Registration is now open!

At a glance

Class location this Fall 2017 - Anderson High School
The start date: Wednesday, 9/13/2017
Levels from total beginner to advanced
12 meetings of 1-hour or 1.5-hour classes, once per week
Hiragana and Katakana workshop
Business Japanese (Advanced)
Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) preparatory course
Classes of 5 - 12 students
Experienced, native Japanese-speaking instructors and college degree holders
Tailored private tutoring classes available
Offers Corporate Program
Young kids class or Children/Teens class are avaialble
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 6, 2017