Tomodachi-kai is a group devoted to nurturing friendship and cross-cultural understanding between Japanese, Americans and their families. Our organization is open to both women and men. Events for all members are held on the first Friday of the month, except September and January when the meeting is held on the second Friday of the month. Tomodachi-kai activities start in September and continue through June. Special interest groups include Photography, Japanese or English conversation, Hiking, Choir, Cooking, Book Group and Weekend Escape.

Annual dues are $20. Members who attend monthly meetings pay an additional fee for lunch and modest event costs. Members receive a monthly bilingual newsletter which includes information on upcoming events.

Tomodachi-kai was established in 1993 as a committee of the Japan-America Society of Oregon. JASO is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to strengthening ties between Japan and Oregon and southwest Washington.

For more information please contact one of the Co-Chairs:

Kei Jensen – Email

Yoshino Okaniwa – Email