FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q1: What does JASWY do?

The Japan-America Society of Wyoming, Inc. (JASWY) is a private, non-profit, non-religious, non-political organization that offers educational, cultural and business programs about Japan , U.S.-Japan relations, and Wyoming-Japan relations to the general public.

Specifically we offer some classes related to Japanese culture like Ikebana (flower arrangement) and Japanese language. We issue an eNewsletter to members. We organize parties to strengthen friendship between Americans and Japanese. We will hold special events celebrating Japanese culture. and a symposium regarding U.S.-Japan relations and/or Wyoming-Japan relations. We also do fundraising events.

Q2: How can I find Japan-America Society of Wyoming in my region?

JASWY is a Laramie-based organization, but we will try to cover the entire state. We recognize that Wyoming is a big state with towns and cities scattered across the state. For that reason, we may create subsidiary branches (or chapters) in other cities in the future.

Q3. Tell me about the eNewsletter.

We publish an eNewsletter four times a year (spring, summer, fall, and winter). The contents include announcements of future, present and past JASWY activities. The eNewsletter will also feature anything relating to Japan such as customs, current events, Japanese language, history, business, technology, entertainment, cooking, people, fashion, etc.

We will also include a “Share your story” page in which individuals can tell a story about his or her experience in Japan along with photos.

Q4: How do I become a member?

Please fill out the application form at http://www.jaswy.org/application.shtml

For the membership information in detail, please visit the membership page.