Japan/America Society of Kentucky

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Welcome to the Japan/America Society of Kentucky

Established in 1987, the Japan/America Society of Kentucky (JASK) is a nonprofit, nonpolitical membership organization dedicated to promoting a better understanding of the business, cultural and social practices and customs of Japan and Kentucky. Headquartered in Kentucky's Capitol, Frankfort, JASK provides member events and services throughout the state.

JASK is overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors who represent leading businesses throughout the commonwealth. JASK members have the opportunity to communicate and cooperate with each other, fostering greater mutual reliance and creating an improved regional business climate for companies of both nations.

JASK is a member of the National Association of Japan/America Societies (NAJAS). This allows our Corporate Members access to each of the 38 Japan/America Societies, including a job/resume database and a directory of links to Japan resources.

ケンタッキー日米協会 (JASK)は、日本とケンタッキー州のビジネス・文化・社会・習慣について相互理解を深めるため、1987年に設立された非営利・非政府機関です。JASKは本部をフランクフォート市に置きケンタッキー州全域にわたって様々な活動をしています。



Recent News

JASK Translation Team,
as a part of Gov. Beshear's Language Access Team, 
awarded Amici Linguarum Award

Congratulations to our staff and team of volunteer translators who, as part of Gov. Beshear's Language Access Team, were awarded the 2020 Amici Linguarum Award by the Kentucky World Language Association (KWLA) for their outstanding work and tireless efforts to provide the Japanese community with access to official communications in their native language. The KWLA wrote:

"Our committee was most impressed with your efforts to reach to everybody in the state of Kentucky (no matter who they voted for, what county they live in, or what language they speak) during the terrible times that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought upon us all. It is also commendable the work that has been done to build a strong structure in the public government with the goal of providing language access to everybody (which includes people who are deaf or suffer from hearing loss), and in order to save lives, protect people’s health, and minimize the disease’s impact on our economy and schools. The list of world language-related contributions that your team of translators has made to the society thus far, and continues doing so, is extensive and varied: Translated summaries of every press conference and/or detailed informational flyers in more than 20 languages, daily case information updates, audio summaries, public service announcements… All thanks to an incredible team of interpreters – some staff members, but most volunteers – who have dedicated hundreds of hours, often in the middle of the night or very early in the morning so that information could be shared as quickly as possible with the public."

Please join us in congratulating the JASK Translation Team! 

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A Message From Consul General Kayoko Fukushima

Japan/America Society of Kentucky
464 Chenault Rd.
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 209-9630

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