Japan America Society of Vermont

Mr. Coffrin Passed Away

Recently we at the JASV received some sad news. Mr. Peter S. Coffrin passed away. He was only 73 years old. His biography and accomplishments during his life were published in the Free Press Obituary section,

https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/burlingtonfreepress/obituary.aspx?n=peter-s- coffrin&pid=196644778

(From Free Press Obituaries) He was the first president of the Japan America Society of Vermont and the JASV wouldn't have existed without his efforts. We send our sincere condolences to his family. He is worrying about us even after he has passed away. We are very grateful that he left his wish that donations be made in lieu of flowers. Thank you very much!!!

We are currently working to set up the on-line donation process, but in the meantime please send your checks to

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

Thank you very much!
The Japan America Society of Vermont
August 21, 2020

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


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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.