Welcome to the
Japan-Virginia Society

The Japan-Virginia Society (JVS) was founded in 1988 with the sponsoring leadership of Governor Gerald L. Baliles (1986-1990) and Ambassador Nobuo Matsunaga from Japan. The Society is a non-profit, non-political, educational membership organization. Its mission is dedicated to developing international cooperation, cultural understanding and sensitivity, and trade and investment between the citizens and businesses of the country of Japan and the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Society and its programming are supported by a diverse membership of American and Japanese companies, economic development organizations, academic institutions, and individuals and families. New members of the Society are always welcome and if you or your organization have an interest in helping to bridge the Japanese and Virginia communities, please contact us concerning membership.

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Board of Directors

JR Smith

Chairperson

J.R. Smith

Partner

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP


Hideo (Harry) Fukasawa

Vice Chairperson

Hideo (Harry) Fukasawa

Manager

Enterprise Risk Management, Americas Region

Mitsubishi Chemical America, Inc.

David Lefkowitz

Secretary

David Lefkowitz

Senior Director, Market Strategy

Terso Solutions






Andy Anderson

Treasurer

Andy Anderson

Co Chair

Taylor Anderson Memorial Fund

Natsuko Nakagawa

Administrator

Natsuko Nakagawa


Japanese Committee

Hiroaki Iwashita

Chairperson

Hiroaki Iwashita

President

ST Cove Point, LLC


Membership Committee

Garret Hart

Chairperson

Garret Hart

Director

Economic Development Chesterfield County


Nominating Committee

Anthony Romanello

Co-Chairperson

Anthony J. Romanello

Executive Director

Henrico County Economic Development Authority

Vince Barnett

Co-Chairperson

Vince Barnett

Senior Vice President for Business Investment

Virginia Economic Development Partnership


Education and Cultural Affairs Committee

Currently Vacant


Board Members

Andrew Centofante

Andrew Centofante

Owner & Toji / Head Brewer

North American Sake Brewery

Toshihiro Hiramatsu

Toshihiro Hiramatsu

President

FUJIFILM Wako Chemicals USA, Corp.

Yasuo Inaba

Yasuo Inaba

President

MGC Advanced Polymers, Inc.

Perry Miller

Perry J. Miller A.A.E., I.A.P.

President and CEO

Capital Region Airport Commission

Shingo Shigeta

Shingo Shigeta

President and CEO

Canon Virginia, Inc.

Shigeru Toyama

Shigeru "Steven" Toyama

President

NGK-Locke Polymer Insulators, Inc.

Jennifer Wakefield

Jennifer Wakefield

President and CEO

Greater Richmond Partnership

Yosuke Yokoyama

Yosuke Yokoyama

President and CEO

"K"Line America, Inc.


Ex-Officio (Non-voting)

Currently Vacant





Events and Activities

Upcoming Events

Japan Cup 2023

This Fall: 15th Japan Cup Golf Tournament



Previous Events

Click the headings to see pictures

Anniversary Flier
Anniversary Reception 1
Anniversary Reception 2
Anniversary Reception 3
Anniversary Reception 4
Anniversary Reception 5
Anniversary Reception 6
Anniversary Reception 7
Anniversary Reception 8
Anniversary Reception 9
Anniversary Reception 10
Anniversary Reception 13
Anniversary Reception 15
Anniversary Reception 16
Anniversary Reception 17
Anniversary Reception 18
Anniversary Reception 19
Anniversary Reception 20
Anniversary Reception 21
Anniversary Reception 22
Anniversary Reception 23
Anniversary Reception 24
Anniversary Reception 25
Dinner 1
Stadium 1
Dinner 2
Ball
Stadium 2
Flying Squirrels Mascots
Fireworks 1
Fireworks 2
Pickleball Flier
Pickleball_1
Pickleball 2
Luncheon 1
Luncheon 2
Mochitsuki - Entrance and Sign
Mochitsuki - Pounding the Mochi
Mochitsuki - Getting the Mochi Ready
Mochitsuki - Pounding the Mochi 2
Mochitsuki - River City Taiko

River City Taiko from Richmond, Virginia


Capitol Hill Sake Reception - Weston Konishi and J.R. Smith
American Football Seminar Poster
American Football Seminar 1
American Football Seminar 2
American Football Seminar 3
American Football Seminar 4
American Football Seminar 5
American Football Seminar 6
American Football Seminar 7
American Football Seminar 8
American Football Seminar 9
American Football Seminar 10
American Football Seminar 11
Group Photo 1
Group Photo 2
Group Photo 3
Group Photo 4
Trophy 1
Trophy 2
Statue
Group in front of Diamond
Group dinner photo
Group in Bleachers
Flying Squirrels team
Scoreboard
Diamond field in the day
Diamond field at night
Fireworks 1
Fireworks 2
2023 Sake Festival 1 - Sato-san
2023 Sake Festival 2
2023 Sake Festival 3
2023 Sake Festival 4
2023 Sake Festival 5
2023 Sake Festival 6
2023 Sake Festival 7
2023 Sake Festival 8
Virginia Night at the Japanese Embassy 1
Virginia Night at the Japanese Embassy 2
Virginia Night at the Japanese Embassy 3
Virginia Night at the Japanese Embassy 4
Virginia Night at the Japanese Embassy 3
2023 Virginia Nippon Classic 1
2023 Virginia Nippon Classic 2
2023 Virginia Nippon Classic 3
2023 Virginia Nippon Classic 4
2023 Virginia Nippon Classic 5
American Healthcare System Seminar Poster
2022 Luncheon with Japanese Embassy
American Culture Seminar Poster
COVID Seminar Poster
Mochi-tsuki 1
Mochi-tsuki 2
Mochi-tsuki - JR dressed up
Mochi-tsuki - Richmond River City Taiko

River City Taiko from Richmond, Virginia




Member Companies

Check out this link to the Virginia Economic Partnership to find Japanese companies located in Virginia.

https://www.vedp.org/japan-en



Canon Virginia Inc.

Overview:
Canon Virginia Inc. is a manufacturer originally established as a mass production factory of Canon’s office products in the United States and has now expanded its operations to various fields including automated assembly of Canon’s consumer products and green businesses such as recycling of toner cartridges and refurbishment of office products and cameras. Its offering also includes one-stop shop manufacturing service ranging from designing to automated manufacturing across a wide variety of products and industries.
Canon Virginia Photo
Address:
12000 Canon Boulevard
Newport News, VA 23606
Phone:
(757) 881-6001
FAX:
(757) 881-9018
Website:
https://www.cvi.canon.com/internet/portal/cvi/home
Date Established:
1985
Number of Employees:
1,200
President/CEO/Owner:
Shingo Shigeta, President and CEO

Capital Region Airport Commission/Richmond International Airport (RIC)

Overview:
Richmond International Airport (RIC), operated by the Capital Region Airport Commission (a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Virginia) moves people, business, and commerce to advance the Richmond region. Nine passenger airlines and four dedicated cargo carriers offer domestic service from RIC with connecting options to points around the globe. The Airport facilitates travel for more than four million passengers per year, annually contributes more than $2 billion in economic activity, and generates nearly 16,000 jobs in Virginia’s Capital Region. To learn more, please visit RIC on the web.
Industry:
Aviation
RIC Logo
Address:
1 Richard E. Byrd Terminal Drive
Richmond International Airport, VA 23250-2400
Phone:
(804) 226-3001
Email:
pmiller@flyrichmond.com
LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/perry-j-miller-aae-iap-99866453
Website:
https://www.flyrichmond.com
Date Established:
1975
Number of Employees:
200
President/CEO/Owner:
Perry J. Miller, A.A.E., I.A.P.

Emergency Assistance Japan (U.S.A.), Inc.

Overview:
Medical Assistance Services/Lifestyle Assistance Services
Industry:
Service
EAJ Logo
Address:
PO Box 8706
Richmond, VA 23226
Phone:
(804) 249-9907
Email:
infousa@emergency.co.jp
Website:
https://emergency.co.jp/
Date Established:
2005
Number of Employees:
7 (234 worldwide)
President/CEO/Owner:
Dr. Sol Edelstein
Contact Person:
Tomomi Takahata Steincamp

FUJIFILM Wako Chemicals U.S.A. Corporation

Overview:
FUJIFILM Wako Chemicals continues to manufacture and sell a variety of specialty and laboratory chemicals in association with FUJIFILM Wako Pure Chemicals LTD of Japan, and in late-2020 FUJIFILM Wako Chemicals expanded its offerings of automated laboratory solutions with the integration of FUJIFILM Wako Automation Corporation.
FUJIFILM Wako Chemicals Photo
Address:
1600 Belwood Rd.
Richmond, VA 23237
Phone:
(804) 271-7677
FAX:
(804) 271-7791
Website:
https://wakousa.com/
Date Established:
1989
Number of Employees:
120
President/CEO/Owner:
Toshihiro Hiramatsu

Greater Richmond Partnership

Overview:
The Greater Richmond Partnership (GRP) is the lead regional economic development organization for the City of Richmond and the counties of Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico in Virginia. GRP impacts the region by recruiting companies from all over the globe to provide employment opportunities and taxable capital investment for our local communities. GRP offers no-cost site location assistance and other services to domestic and foreign companies planning new or expanded facilities. It is a single point of contact to the network of private sector and state and local government professionals that support a company’s location decision.
Industry:
Economic Development
GRP Logo
Address:
800 E. Canal Street Suite 925
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Phone:
+1 (804) 643-3227
Email:
jennifer@grpva.com
LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/company/greater-richmond-partnership/
Website:
https://www.grpva.com
Date Established:
1994
Number of Employees:
13
President/CEO/Owner:
Jennifer Wakefield

Hunton Andrews Kurth, LLP

Overview:
With over 900 lawyers in the United States, Asia (including Tokyo), Europe, and the Middle East, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP serves clients across a broad range of complex transactional, litigation and regulatory matters. We are known for our strength in the energy, financial services, real estate, and retail and consumer products industries, as well as our considerable experience in more than 100 distinct areas of practice, including privacy and cybersecurity, intellectual property, environmental, and mergers and acquisitions. Our full-service litigation practice is one of the largest in the country, with particular depth in key litigation markets such as Texas, California, Florida and the Mid-Atlantic.
GRP Logo
Address:
Riverfront Plaza, East Tower
951 East Byrd Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone:
(804) 788-8700
Website:
https://www.hunton.com
Date Established:
1901
Number of Employees:
2,000
Chair of the Executive Committee:
Randall S. Parks

Kinyo Virginia, Inc.

Overview:
We are a worldwide leader in the distribution of specialized offset printing blankets. We are a privately owned company located in Newport News, Virginia, and a United States subsidiary of Kinyosha Co., Ltd., a global printing blanket manufacturer with over 90 years' experience.
Industry:
Converting and Distribution of Offset Printing Blankets
Logo of Kinyo Virginia, Inc.
Address:
290 Enterprise Drive
Newport News, VA 23603
Phone:
757-888-2221
FAX:
757-505-7651
Email:
mhamanaka@kinyova.com
Website:
https://kinyova.com/
Date Established:
February 1988
Annual Sales:
$20M
Number of Employees:
62
President/CEO/Owner:
Michiaki Hamanaka (President)/Kazuo Nakamura (CEO)

"K" Line America, Inc.

Overview:
"K" Line is a group of marine transportation companies with shipping as its core business, striving for safe navigation and environmental preservation, meeting the diversifying needs of customers, and contributing to the realization of affluent lifestyles for people around the world by improving service quality. With approximately 300 affiliated companies and offices in Japan and abroad and over 6,000 Group employees, we are ready to respond to our customers' needs in various parts of the world. We also operate a fleet of approximately 430 vessels (container carriers, car carriers, bulk carriers, tankers, LNG carriers, etc.), and we provide high-quality, competitive services that satisfy our customers by optimizing port calls, improving vessel allocation frequency, and reducing transit times.
Industry:
Ocean Transportation
Ship Photo
Address:
4860 Cox Road, Suite 300
Glen Allen, VA 23060
Phone:
(804) 762-6600
Website:
https://www.kline.com
Date Established:
Feb. 16, 1990
Number of Employees:
80 (10 Japanese)
President/CEO/Owner:
Yosuke Yokoyama

MGC Advanced Polymers, Inc.

Overview:
MGC Advanced Polymers, Inc. manufactures and sells MX nylon as a US corporation invested by Mitsubishi Gas Chemical. It began operation in 2005.
MX nylon is a functional polymer that has a wide variety of manufacturing applications, and is primarily used in automotive parts and food packaging. In particular, it is recognized in the market as a gas barrier resin with good thermal stability for packaging materials, contributing to the shelf life of food products.
ISO9001 and ISO14001 certified.
Industry:
Plastics, Chemicals
MAP Building Photo
MAP Building Photo
Address:
1100 Port Walthall Drive
Colonial Heights, VA 23834
Phone:
(804) 520-7800
FAX:
(804) 518-0196
Email:
info@mapnylon.com
Website:
https://www.mapnylon.com
Date Established:
June, 2002
Number of Employees:
45
President/CEO/Owner:
Yasuo Inaba

Maruchan Virginia, Inc.

Overview:
We are a manufacturer of Maruchan brand products. Under our company slogan "Smiles for All," we strive to deliver the finest quality, best-tasting food to dining tables everywhere.
Industry:
Food Manufacturing
Photo of Maruchan Virginia, Inc.
Address:
8101 Whitepine Rd.
North Chesterfield, VA 23237
Phone:
(804) 275-2800
FAX:
(804) 275-8426
Website:
https://www.maruchan.co.jp/
Date Established:
April 19, 1989

Mitsubishi Chemical America, Inc.

Overview:
Mitsubishi Chemical Group Corporation (TSE: 4188) is a specialty materials provider with an unwavering commitment to lead with innovative solutions to achieve KAITEKI, the well-being of people and the planet. We bring deep expertise and material science leadership in core market segments such as mobility, digital, food, and healthcare. In this way, we enable industry transformation, technology breakthroughs, and longer, more fruitful lives for us all. Together, around 70,000 employees worldwide provide advanced chemistry-based solutions to deliver the core elements of our slogan — “Science. Value. Life.” For further information, please visit our website: https://www.mcgc.com/english/
Mitsubishi Chemical Group Logo
Address:
ALPOLIC® Materials
401 Volvo Pkwy
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Phone:
(800) 422-7270
E-mail:
info@alpolic.com
Website:
https://us.mitsubishi-chemical.com/
Date Established:
1991
Industry:
Manufacturing
President/CEO/Owner:
Paul R. Olson, General Manager - APOLIC Division, MCA

NGK-LOCKE, INC.

Overview:
Engineering, manufacturing, and sales of polymer insulators for power transmission, distribution, and substations.
Sales of porcelain station post insulators for substations and apparatus equipment.
Industry:
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
NGK Logo
NGK-LOCKE Photo
Address:
1609 Diamond Springs Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Phone:
(757) 460-3649
FAX:
(757) 457-9078
Website:
NGK Insulators (Parent Company) NGK-Locke Inc.| Polymer High Voltage Insulators
Date Established:
NGK-LOCKE, INC. began in 1965 as NGK Insulators of America, Inc. Current location opened in 1995 as NGK-LOCKE POLYMER INSULATORS, INC. and merged with NGK-LOCKE, INC. in 2020.
President/CEO/Owner:
Shigeru (Steven) Toyama

Nippon Express USA, Inc. Washington DC Branch, Norfolk Office

Overview:
Washington DC Branch (WAS), along with our Norfolk Office (ORF), provides (Global Nippon Express) standard services throughout the US Capital Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia.
WAS provides “Japanese” quality moving services, mainly focused on handling transportation services of air cargo to and from Dulles International Airport, while ORF focuses on handling sea freight to and from the port of Norfolk, with a total of 45,000sq.ft warehouse and a 30-ton overhead crane.
This facility is capable of handling heavy cargo, storage, and delivery.
Additionally, Nippon Express USA has started truck delivery operations, including transportation within the United States and across U.S. Borders.
Please feel free and contact us.
Industry:
General Transportation Services (Moving, International Air/Maritime Forwarding, Warehouse Distribution, Domestic Truck Transportation)
Nippon Express Logo
Address:
(WAS) 22775 Ladbrook Drive, Suite 115
Sterling, VA 20166
(ORF) 275 Picketts Line
Newport News, VA 23603
Phone:
(WAS) 703-661-8326 (ORF) 757-887-0400
Website:
https://www.nipponexpressusa.com
Date Established:
(WAS / ORF) May 1990
Number of Employees:
(WAS) 12 employees (Japanese 10 employees)
(ORF) 8 employees
President/CEO/Owner:
Mr. Mitsuru Saito

North American Sake Brewery

Overview:
North American Sake Brewery is Virginia’s first sake brewery. Located in historic Charlottesville Virginia, we make hand crafted sakes building upon the great traditions of Japan and put our hearts into every batch. Come visit the brewery, take a tour, and try a flight of sake styles and buy a bottle or have a delicious bowl of ramen and Japanese fusion food at the Bad Luck Ramen Bar.
Note:
Our toji (headbrewer) trained in the art of sake brewing in Japan and continually strives to craft sake that reflects the experiences and relationships he has built around this beautiful beverage.
Industry:
Sake Manufacturing and Restaurant
NAS Logo
Address:
522 2nd St SE Unit E
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone:
(434) 767-8105
Email:
info@pourmeone.com
Website:
https://www.pourmeone.com
Date Established:
2018
Number of Employees:
12
President/CEO/Owner:
Andrew Centofante

Ocean Network Express North America Inc.

Overview:
Ocean Network Express was established on July 7, 2017 by the integration of 'K' Line, MOL and NYK.
The Holding company was set up in Japan on July 7th 2017 and simultaneously a business management company was established in Singapore.
Regional headquarters have been established in Hong Kong, Singapore, UK, USA and Brazil and services commenced in April 2018.
Our fleet size is 1,505,181 TEU which is the 7th largest in the world (as of June 2022).
Operations will be performed through a fleet of 205 vessels, including 35 super-large ships, such as the world largest 20,000TEU container-ships, in a service network covering over 120 countries around the world.
Industry:
Container Shipping Businesses
(Including worldwide terminal operation except for Japan)
ONE Logo
Address:
8730 Stony Point Parkway
Suite 400
Richmond, VA 23235
Phone:
(804) 256-2211
Website:
https://www.one-line.com/
Date Established:
July 7, 2017
Number of Employees:
913
President/CEO/Owner:
Takashi Masuda

San-J International, Inc.

Overview:
San-J International is a company established in 1978 in Richmond as a subsidiary of Sanjirushi Brewing Co., Ltd. It specializes in the manufacturing and sale of Tamari Sauce and cooking sauces such as teriyaki sauce. San-J gluten-free Tamari soy sauce, crafted using traditional Japanese brewing techniques handed down for over 200 years, is made exclusively from 100% soybeans and does not contain wheat, resulting in a smooth and rich flavor. The soybeans used are all verified through a non-genetically modified project and sourced from the United States and Canada. This Tamari soy sauce is brewed for up to 6 months without the use of artificial preservatives, coloring agents, or additives. It has certifications for being gluten-free, kosher, vegan, and non-genetically modified.
Industry:
Tamari Soy Sauce, Cooking Sauce, Rice Cracker, Instant Miso Soup
San-J Logo
Address:
6200 Gorman Road
Henrico, VA 23231
Phone:
(804) 226-8333
FAX:
(804) 226-8383
Website:
https://www.san-j.com
Date Established:
9/24/1978
Number of Employees:
96
President:
Takashi Sato

Schrader Bridgeport International Inc.

Overview:
My company is located on Altavista where is south of Lynchburg Virginia, our company is producing and selling the valve for automotive and industrial equipment.
SBI Photo
Address:
205 Frazier Road
Altavista, VA 24517
Phone:
+1-434-369-4741
FAX:
+1-434-369-5117
Website:
https://schrader-pacific.com/
Date Established:
January 1985
Annual Sales:
$43.5 Million USD
Number of Employees:
180 employees (1 Japanese associate.)
President/CEO/Owner:
EVP: Toshiya Hibino / GM: Kersi Dordi

ST Cove Point LLC

Overview:
ST Cove Point LLC, a joint venture established between Sumitomo Corporation and Tokyo Gas, procures US-produced natural gas and liquefies the natural gas at the Cove Point LNG terminal in Maryland, USA. The LNG produced by this project is supplied to Japan and around the world, and we will contribute a stable supply of energy in Japan and worldwide through this project.
Industry:
Exporting LNG from the Cove Point terminal, Maryland.
Photo of ST Cove Point LLC
Address:
1021 East Cary St.
Suite 1920
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone:
(804) 998-7257
FAX:
(804) 482-5670
Email:
jstcp@stcove.com
Website:
Fostering an LNG export project―Capitalizing on the Sumitomo Group's integrated strength | Sumitomo Corporation
Date Established:
February 2014
Annual Sales:
N/A
Number of Employees:
6
President/CEO/Owner:
Hiroaki Iwashita

YAMATO TRANSPORT U.S.A., INC.

Overview:
Moving (Relocation), Transportation, Logistics, Supply Chain, Storage
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Industry:
Logistics
Yamato Transport Logo
Address:
22930 Quicksilver Drive
Unit 115
Dulles, VA 20166
Phone:
(703) 661-3501
Email:
wasoperat@yamatoamerica.com
Website:
https://www.yamatoamerica.com/
Date Established:
3/10/1980
Number of Employees:
360
President/CEO/Owner:
Hiroyuki Mizushima
Contact Person:
Toyofumi Fujii

Yusen Logistics (Americas) Inc.

Overview:
Yusen Logistics (Americas) Inc. harnesses its expertise to assist its customers, providing highly value-added solutions to the entire supply chain as a trustworthy strategic partner. Based in handling the export and import of international commercial freight, it devises tailor-made logistics solutions to meet customer demand through warehousing and trucking within the U.S.
Industry:
Commercial freight transport services (air and marine transport, warehousing, and domestic transport)
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Address:
1801 Sara Drive Suite A
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Phone:
(757) 424-0790
Email:
Yusnf-exp@us.yusen-logistics.com
Website:
https://www.yusen-logistics.com/
Date Established:
9/1994
Number of Employees:
5

Japanese Schools

Richmond Nihongo Hoshuuko
(Japanese Saturday School)

Website: https://sites.google.com/view/rvajpschool/home

The Richmond Japanese School is a Japanese supplementary school supported by the Japanese Government. We provide Japanese and Mathematics education to K-9th grade children all in Japanese, in accordance with the government-standardized curriculum and textbook. All our children are required to learn, speak, and write in Japanese during the school hours. We are not a language learning school.

Newport News Japanese School

Contact: nnjschool@yahoo.co.jp
Website: https://sites.google.com/view/newport-news-japanese-school

This school was established in 1988. It is organized by the parents of the students and has been providing several courses:

  1. Pre-Kindergarden & Kindergarden
  2. These courses provide an opportunity to develop Japanese language skill for the children who speak Japanese as their first language or in their everyday lives.

  3. Elementary & Junior High School
  4. These courses provide an opportunity to study the "National Language" (Japanese) and Arithmetic/Mathematics based on the Japanese curriculum guidelines for children who speak Japanese as their first langauge or in their everyday lives.

  5. International Courses (7 to 17-year-olds)
  6. These courses provide an opportunity to learn Japanese as a second language and Japanese tradition and culture for children who are non-native speakers. We normally conduct 3 courses:

    • Basic (1 year)
    • This course is primarily focused on basic conversation in Japanese, including greetings, counting, and Japanese grammar. Students are encouraged to read and write Hiragana characters. The class will be conducted in both Japanese and English depending on the student's needs.

    • Middle (1 year)
    • This course is primarily focused on basic conversation in Japanese, including greetings, counting, and Japanese grammar. Students are encouraged to read and write Hiragana and Katakana characters, and Kanji characters at the very basic level. The class will be conducted in both Japanese and English depending on the student's needs.

    • Middle 2 (1 year)
    • This course is designed for students to be able to converse with greater ease and to write short sentences about their daily life in Japanese with sentence structures, grammar, Kanji characters at the student's grade level. The class is generally conducted mainly in Japanese.

Please contact us for details.

Membership

[Download our Membership Application HERE]

Opportunities for Members

Business/Corporate

  • Seminars and round table discussions with corporate and government representatives of Japan, United States and Virginia.
  • Seminars and lectures on timely business and economic issues.
  • Essential corporate introductions—U.S. and Japanese—providing opportunities for Virginia service corporations and suppliers to strengthen relationship with Japanese corporations doing business in Virginia.
  • Customized cultural preparation (business etiquette and practices) for Virginia corporations doing business with Japanese corporations.
  • Basic interpreting and translating with references for major projects; References to Japanese classes.
  • Internship of young Japanese professionals in Virginia corporations.

Educational/Cultural/Social

  • Acculturation programs (assistance for newly arrived Japanese families)
  • Support of Japanese Saturday Schools throughout Virginia.
  • Programs on Japanese society, history, and culture, followed by social events.
  • Programs on Virginia / American society, history and culture for Japanese.
  • Events, parties, in Japanese and American styles:
    • New Year parties such as Mochi-tsuki / Golf outings
  • Sister Cities encouragement, maintenance and development.
  • Establishment of sister school relationships and school exchanges.
  • Assisting artistic and cultural exchanges.

Consular Services

  • The Society serves as an alliance partner for handling of Japanese Citizenship matters including the handling of passport and general concerns of Japanese living in Virginia.

Contact Us

Address

P.O. Box 798

901 East Cary Street, Suite 900

Richmond, VA 23219


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