We aim to serve as a bridge across cultural borders.

Our mission is to educate the public regarding Japanese tradition and culture.

association for japanese tradition and culture

The Association for Japanese Tradition & Culture meets in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles regularly.


Each meeting focuses on a particular theme within Japanese Culture, and aspects of each theme are presented through presentations, discussions and games. Additional club activities include the celebration of various Japanese holidays, and participation in multicultural events in Los Angeles, as well as other team building outings outside of Los Angeles.
The AJTC welcomes everyone interested in exploring the cultures and traditions of Japan.
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New Goals 2017

Our Long Term Goals Include:

  • Help our community gain a new perspective on Japanese culture
  • Teach our community about Japanese traditions as well as pop culture
  • Provide a support base for those learning the language
  • Hold community events that encourage students to learn more about Japanese culture


We aim to serve as a bridge across cultural borders,leading our members toward a deeper appreciation and understanding of Japanese culture through our association's activities.

The Association for Japanese Tradition & Culture is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote goodwill through cultural exchange between Japan and Arizona to deepen understanding, awareness and enjoyment of Japan’s rich culture.

We organize events and social gatherings that promote various aspects of Japanese culture including food and cooking workshops, traditional ceremonies, calligraphy, ikebana flower arrangement, handicraft, music, film and other arts unique to Japan.

We aim to serve as a bridge across cultural borders that lead our members towards a deeper appreciation and understanding of Japanese culture, while connecting like minded individuals, academic institutions and businesses through our activities.

Konnichiwa

In Japanese, "Konnichiwa" means "hello." It is a common word used during first time introductions and expresses the essence of our group.

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Japanese Culture

The culture of Japan has evolved greatly over the millennia, from the country's prehistoric Jōmon period, to its contemporary modern culture, which absorbs influences from Asia, Europe, and North America.

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