Thank you to the support of our newest Grassroots Summit Sponsors: The City of Seattle, Toray Composite Materials America, Inc., and ANA have all agreed to support the 28th Annual Japan-America Grassroots Summit in Washington State!. Additionally, thank you to the generous donations from Tom and Yoko Sasaki, and Gobo Enterprises

They are joining Ito En / Distant Lands Coffee, Delta, Mitsubishi Corporation (America), and Costco Wholesale as official sponsors of the Summit.

The Japan America Grassroots Summit is an annual large-scale exchange of Japanese and American people, held alternatively in Japan and America. The Summit aims to strengthen the peaceful relationship between our two countries by fostering friendship at the grassroots level. With the help of these sponsors, the Japan-America Society of the State of Washington will be able to fund the Summit Opening Ceremony at Tillicum Village on Blake Island and Closing Ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Lake Washington. We will be welcoming nearly 150 Japanese visitors to Washington State for a week of home stays, local tours, and grassroots cultural exchange.

If you are interested in participating or to learn more about the Japan-America Grassroots Summit in Washington State, visit our Grassroots Summit page or contact us at or (206) 374-0180.


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