Thank you to our sponsors who generously donated prizes for the Membership Drive:

San-J International, Inc.
is dedicated to the manufacture of premium Tamari soy sauce and quality Asian-inspired products. We endeavor to produce excellence in our products and services.
Stone Bridge Press
publishes quality books about Asia, especially Japan. Established in Berkeley, California, in 1989 by Founder Peter Goodman, Stone Bridge now has over 150 titles in both print and e-book format, covering such Japan-related areas as language, business, literature, travel, anime, manga, design, and culture.
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Virginian Suites Arlington
is an exceptional hotel featuring suite-style living just minutes from downtown Washington, DC and Georgetown. Relax and unwind in our spacious Washington, DC hotel suites, only a few minutes from National Mall.
chinmusicpress Chin Music Press is a publishing company dedicated to telling the stories of modern Japan. We believe that in an age of Big Media, small presses can give life to tales that otherwise slip through the cracks. We present the inside scoop on Japan in an entertaining and colorful way.
daikaya Daikaya is the combination of the dreams of three men, realized in one space—their ideal restaurant, that they could frequent together, in Washington, DC. The ramen shop serves Sapporo style ramen — come in for a quick, satisfying bowl and a beer. The Izakaya on the second floor serves Japanese comfort food to accompany a wide range of drinks.
Mark H Rooney
studies, performs, and teaches taiko: a dynamic form of full-body drumming based in Japanese tradition. Mark combines that traditional foundation with a modern sensibility to create performances and classes that are full of energy, endurance, and excitement!
CV_Logo_2C_r-01 A nonprofit organization, Cultural Vistas annually serves more than 5,000 students, professionals, and emerging leaders through career-focused international internships, educational study tours, language immersion and cultural exchange programs in the United States and around the world.
culinaerie-logo CulinAerie is the foremost recreational cooking school in the nation’s capital. Located in the heart of downtown Washington DC, CulinAerie offers cooking instruction to enthusiasts of all skill levels, whether you wish to learn basic techniques or more intensive culinary skills.
HHM Logo_OFFICIAL From 1894-1956, the Heurich House was the Dupont Circle home of DC’s most successful brewer, Christian Heurich. The building contains nearly intact interiors, innovative turn-of-the-century technology, family collections, and rich archival resources. The story of Heurich, his family, and brewery, and his importance relative to the local history, character, and economy of Washington, DC, make the building one of the most important local historic resources in the city.
matuba With the first rotary sushi buffet in the Metropolitan DC area, Matuba has been serving authentic Japanese food in Bethesda since 1979.
GT_logo+tagline_RGB-web-400px Global Ties U.S. is a nonprofit that makes international exchange programs more effective. We work with our members and the Department of State to bring current and future leaders from around the world to communities across the United States. Together we build a more peaceful, prosperous world.

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