Culture & Education


Cultural Organizations

Asian Alaskan Cultural Center

Address: 4807 Northwood Drive
Anchorage, Alaska 99517
Phone: (907) 830-4195

Asian Alaskan Cultural Center (AACC) is the foremost, comprehensive umbrella organization for the Pacific Rim ethnic groups in the State. It is comprised of eight Asian countries. China, Japan, India,Korea, Laos, Philippines, Nepal & Thailand.

Ikenobo Ikebana Society of America (Anchorage chapter)

Contact: Motoyo Gatlin, President
Phone: (907) 333-6701

The Ikenobo Ikebana Society of America was founded in 1964 in New York City to promote ikebana, the art of Japanese flower arrangement, in North America.

Japanese Society of Alaska (アラスカ日本人会)

Address: 431 G Street
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: (907) 632-0854

The Japanese Society of Alaska (JSA) was certified by the State of Alaska in 1988. JSA’s goal is to promote Japanese history and culture in Alaska through community events.

Tomo No Kai

Address: Tomo no Kai
c/o Sand Lake Elementary
7500 Jewel Lake Road
Anchorage, AK 99502

Tomo No Kai is a non-profit parent group that supports the Japanese immersion program at Sand Lake Elementary School,Mears Middle School, and Dimond High School. Tomo No Kai supports immersion education, cultural exchange, and community involvement.

Tomodachi Daiko

Address: P.O. Box 220942
Anchorage, AK 99522

Tomodachi Daiko was founded in 2000 with the goal of promoting cultural interaction, educational opportunities, and physical fitness through the traditional Japanese art of taiko drumming.

Educational Organizations

Alaska Association of Teachers of Japanese (AKATJ)


The Alaska Association of Teachers of Japanese (AKATJ) is an affiliate of the international non-profit American Association of Teachers of Japanese (AATJ). AKATJ hosts the Japanese Speech Contest each year.

American Association of Teachers of Japanese (AATJ)


AATJ works to promote the study and instruction of Japanese language at all skill levels and to broaden knowledge and appreciation for Japanese culture. AATJ also administers the Japanese Language Proficiency Test in the United States.

University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) Japanese Club (日本文化クラブ)


The UAA Japanese Club is a community for students of all levels of Japanese language skill and interest in Japan. The club hopes to raise cultural awareness among its members and encourage study of the Japanese language.

UAA Montgomery Dickson Center for Japanese Language and Culture

Address: 3211 Providence Drive, ADM 287
Anchorage, AK 99508

The mission of the Montgomery Dickson Center is to expand the instruction, appreciation, and enjoyment of Japanese language and culture, engage in public outreach, enhance existing and future international exchange activities with Japan, and serve the University of Alaska and the State of Alaska as a resource with respect to Japanese bilateral relations and understanding.