Community Friends -2018



To connect all communities and organizations for better mutual understanding.

(Alphabetical order)




Agape Japanese Language School

Japanese Language School located in Lakewood, WA. One of the only Japanese Language Schools in the south area. We offer Pre-School classes, children's classes (ages 4-18 years old) and adult classes.






Sakura-Con is the Pacific Northwest's oldest and largest anime convention. Presented by the 501(c)(3) Asia-Northwest Cultural Association, Sakura-Con will celebrate it's 22nd year of bringing cultural arts, media, education and entertainment to our region in 2019.






Chin Music Press

Chin Music Press is an independent book publisher located in historic Pike Place Market. It specializes in making, beautiful, engaging and affordable books, many of which have been translated from the original Japanese. It also has published many books about Seattle's rich ethnic history.






Consulate-General of Japan




Hyogo Business & Cultural Center

The Hyogo Business and Cultural Center was founded by Japan's Hyogo Prefectural Government to strengthen the sister state relationship with Washington State. We assist business activity, cultural programs, and Japanese education.







ICC Consultants(USA) Inc.

Established in 1973, ICC Consultants is an international study consulting company, headquartered in Tokyo, offering an array of international exchange programs. ICC's commitment to excellence, and unique approach to exchange study programs continues to earn the trust of over one thousand participants annually.



Konnichiwa Seattle!

Your one stop for Japanese related events, art, food, education, visitor sites and more happening in the Seattle area and Pacific Northwest.







Neely Mansion/Japanese American Bath House

The Neely Mansion Association is a non-profit historical society with the mission to restore the Victorian Neely Mansion located near Auburn WA. In 2016, the Association restored a historic Japanese American bath house standing behind the mansion. The bath house was built in 1930 by the Shigeichi and Shimano Hori family, who leased the Neely property and lived in the mansion with their five children, while running a produce and dairy farm. The bath house is now a designated King County Landmark and open for tours.



Nisei Veteran Committee

Honoring the past and educating the future.




Pacific Northwest JET Alumni Association

We will have information about the JET program and also a big laminated map to draw on. We'll also have a small slide show of pictures from JET and other small items from Japan.
The Pacific Northwest JET Alumni Association's goal and mission is to spread knowledge about the JET program (teaching English in Japan), share knowledge about Japanese culture and help foster good Japanese / American relations.



Sam Takahashi

Kochi Prefecture - Tourism Promotion by volunteer
Find potentially interested people to form a tour to Shikoku Island.






Seattle Choeizan Enkyoji Nichiren Buddhist Temple

We are a community dedicated to the study and practice of Nichiren Buddhism here in the greater Seattle area.




Seattle Koyasan Buddhist Temple

Seattle Koyasan is an official branch of Kongobuji, the Head Temple of Koyasan, Wakayama. We keep serving the community for 70 years, located downtown Seattle. Our mission is to rescue beings in their sufferings, mentally, physically, and spiritually.




Seimei Foundation

The Japanese Art of Seimei is a non-touch technique from Japan that enables and promotes health, healing and connection. Since its founding by Toshihisa Hiraki, in 1984, more than 15,000 Japanese have become practitioners. The Seimei Foundation is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to bringing Seimei to the United States. Free demonstrations of this powerful technique, which is safe and non-invasive, will be available for those interested in experiencing the Japanese Art of Seimei.




Sugamo Advance school

Japanese tutoring school in Redmond/帰国生、永住生用の日本の塾








The North American Post

The Voice of Nikkei Community Since 1902





Tomoshibi Library (ともしび文庫)

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UV Performing Arts

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Washington State Kyotojin Club ワシントン州京都人会