Who We Are

Founded in 1905, the Japan Society of Northern California works to advance U.S. – Japan collaboration and understanding in a global context. The Society offers an array of programs and networking opportunities for people and organizations in the Bay Area with a strong interest in Japan. It is the place to go for U.S. – Japan insights, opportunities, collaboration, and networking.

The Society offers unique programs that draw on the diversity of our region, its importance and an exemplar of innovation and economic growth, and our historic ties to Japan, across fields including business, technology, and the arts.

Our speaker events, symposia and conferences, social events, school education programs and language lessons provide our members opportunities for networking, learning, enrichment and engagement.  Through our activities, members can meet and collaborate with industry, academic, and government leaders shaping the Japan – U.S. relationship and the world at large.

Please join us in our mission at the Japan Society of Northern California to understand and shape one of the Bay Area’s most important global relationships!