Japan America Society of Vermont

News From The JASV

Unfortunately, the COVIC-19 Pandemic continues for long time. We at the JASV rented an office which allowed us to store our belongings. However, since the social distance guide line released by the Vermont State government is too heavy burden for us to follow and it doesn't allow us to use the rented place as our office we closed our office as of 11/1/2020 and moved to a self-storage. This will help us reduce our rental expense.

Consequently, we have no office for the time being. If you need to mail to the JASV please mail to

JASV, Co: Toshi Saitoh
1 Concord Green
South Burlington, VT 05403

The JASV's goal is social interaction. The social distance guide line makes it difficult to pursue our goal. Therefore we temporarily close our operation until the Pandemic is over except for the Japanese Language Classes which we are currently having on-line.

Japan America Society of Vermont

Matsuri-22 (March 27, 2022)

Dear Mr. and Ms. Community members. Already one and a half years have past since we at the JASV closed our operation except Japanese Language class via Zoom. The operation of the Japan America Society of Vermont (JASV) is based upon social interaction. Whereas social distance guidelines were imposed due to the COVID pandemic and it killed almost all of our activities. The JASV got a big impact.

However, the pandemic is getting smaller than before. We sincerely thank vaccine. Hopefully, our life will return to normal by the end of this year.

As you know, the Champlain Valley Fair took place from 8/27 to 9/5 this year. To my observation only 5% or so people were wearing a mask and enjoying the shows, the displays inside and outside and the amusement rides like the previous Fair. It looked like our life almost returned to normal including children.

Precisely speaking, no one can predict the pandemic next half year precisely, but we at the JASV announced the next Matsuri (Japanese Festival) on March 27, 2022 at the usual venue, Saint Michael's College Sports Center. Hopefully vaccine for under 12 years old children will be developed by then and we would like to expect all ages of people will be able to participate in it.

Unfortunately you never know about the future pandemic and cannot predict precisely. There is still a small chance of cancellation of our planned Matsuri if something unexpected happens. But this is our current plan!!!

Following are snap shots of the previous Matsuri (Matsuri 2019). Let's enjoy together again!!!


Vermont Sister State Tottori News: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4s2CQTRLzw
Consulate-General of Japan in Boston website
in English language at http://www.boston.us.emb-japan.go.jp/
or Japanese language at http://www.boston.us.emb-japan.go.jp/ja/   
Telephone: 617-973-9772.

If you know of any Japan-related events in Vermont, please send them to JASV at info@jasv.org.