How to use this directory of resources

Click on Browse/Filter to narrow your search by checking specific communities and services included in the EchoX community listings.

EchoX includes a steadily growing searchable database of organizations, groups, writers, artists and others organized by ethnicity, cultural focus, type of heritage work and/or type of community action. Check back often to see newly added listings!

Want to add yourself or a group to the EchoX community listing?
Community resource listings will grow organically as you and others are added! If you’re involved with community work related to EchoX themes – ethnic cultural heritage and social action – click ‘Sign Up’ in the upper right corner and add your own page to the Directory for free!

After clicking ‘Sign Up’ you will be taken to a form to fill out to create your account. Once you open your account, you’ll have ongoing access to an EchoX backend template where you may provide any information you want others to see. You can also add your own events to the calendar with details and artwork.

Send the EchoX link to your own supporters. Site visitors will learn more about you, your work and your events!


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Any person that wants to promote the learning, sharing and celebration of Japanese culture and traditions in Alaska is welcome to join our membership.

The JAA mission is to provide opportunities to develop friendly relations and mutual understanding between Japanese people and the residents of Alaska; and to contribute to International Friendship between Japan and the United States.
  • Community
    Cultural Communities
  • Education
    Cultural Programs

The Japan Alaska Association, formerly known as the Japanese Society of Alaska, was established certified as a 501(c)4 non-profit organization by the State of Alaska on June 28th, 1988. Almost 30 years later, the Japan Alaska Association assumed 501(c)3 non-profit status to expand its capacity to serve our Alaskan community and US-Japan relations. JAA partners with the Consular Office of Japan in Anchorage to host the annual Japanese Summer Festival and hosts a range of community events including the Rice Pounding Festival, New Years Celebration, Kotatsu Series community discussions and joint potlucks to strengthen U.S.-Japan relations. Anyone interested in promoting JAA’s mission is welcome to become a member.