Event Calendar

Heart of America

Japan-America Society

John Lytton

2021 HAJAS President            

2021 - The Year of Cow


Upcoming events

    • Friday, July 23, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CDT)
    HAJAS members are invited to watch the special event with Kurashiki.

    Date: July 23, 2021

    Time: 6 p.m.

    Topic: Online Students Exchange Program With Kurashiki

    As we are unable to have an in-person exchange program with our sister city this year due to the pandemic, Kurashiki and HAJAS teamed up to have an online exchange program between the students from Kurashiki and the students from Kansas City area.

    HAJAS members are invited to watch our students fun exchange. The program includes the Mayors’ prerecorded greetings from both cities, introducing our cities and visit with Olympian(s) from New Zealand. Christchurch, New Zealand is an another sister city of Kurashiki and they are hosting some of the Olympians from New Zealand.

    The zoom link will be sent to HAJAS members via Nichibei Express as soon as we receive the information.  Please look out for the next Nichibei Express.

    • Friday, August 20, 2021
    • 5:30 PM (CDT)
    • Tuesday, August 22, 2023
    • 7:40 PM (CDT)

    Yes.  We have the 2021 Ethnic Enrichment Festival!

    But, instead of the usual Ethnic Enrichment Festival, there will be a scaled-down version in 2021 called the Ethnic Entertainment Review at the Swope Park location. This year will contain only dance and music performance. There will be no food or drink for sale. Each night will highlight six different cultural groups so make sure to attend them all! Bring chairs or a blanket for a picnic with your family. Keep an eye on this page for updates on this event.

    Three Trails Taiko will be representing Japan at 7:20 p.m. on Sunday, August 22 to close the Festival.  Please don't miss their performance.

    The attached is the tentative schedule for countries/programs and they are subject to change. (Will be updated.)