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JASSI Events

JASSI organizes events (bilingual and Japanese-only) to help the Japanese community in the New York area, including ongoing workshops, a weekly tea gathering, fundraising seminars, and benefit events.

JASSI Events

 Ongoing Events

Click to copy link Sawa Kai (Weekly Tea Party)

Sawa Kai (Weekly Tea Party)JASSI holds a remote tea party for our Senior Program Members who are forced to stay home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please feel free to join us and enjoy conversation with other members! We look forward to seeing you online or talking with you over the phone!

Please contact JASSI at 212-442-1541 #1 or to obtain the Meeting Password prior to the meeting.

How to join:

Option 1: Join over the phone
(Please call between 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM on Mondays)

  1. Step 1: Call # 1-646-558-8656
  2. Step 2: Enter the meeting ID: 784 072 697, followed by # and again press #
  3. Step 3: Enter Meeting Password, followed by #

Option 2: Connect to the Internet through your computer, tablet or smartphone.

  • You can see each other’s faces with the video feature turned on. (You can also participate in audio-only.)
  • If you use a tablet or smartphone, you need to download the Zoom Cloud Meetings (available on the App Store and Google Play). You don’t need to download it if you use a computer. We recommend that you familiarize yourself with the ZOOM platform before the event. Please feel free to enter through the link below for practice.
  1. Step 1: Click link:
  2. Step 2: When asked “Open”, click “Open”
  3. Step 3: Enter Meeting Password
  4. Step 4: Choose to turn on/off video
  5. Step 5: Select “Computer audio/Internet audio” if your device has microphone. If your device does not have microphone, please call at 1-646-558-8656 and enter the meeting ID: 784 072 697 and press # and again press #. Enter the Meeting Password, followed by #. Then you can communicate with everyone over the phone.

***If you have difficulties to join, please call us at 212-442-1541 ext. 3.

**If you have not registered for JASSI’s Senior Program, please register after participating in a party. Please fill out these two forms and send them to with a copy of your photo ID. Or you can make a temporary registration by calling at 212-442-1541 ext. 3. (You will still need to fill out the forms later with a copy of your photo ID.)

*This Remote Tea Party is a temporary project and may end when the situation changes. Our  participants enjoy conversations with other members in Japanese without worrying about infection. The following is feedback from one of our senior members who participated:

“An hour at the tea party feels like it passes so fast. We talk about a variety of topics, all of which I find interesting. I’m sure enjoying an hour on Zoom at the tea party would be helpful to many seniors for staying healthy. I myself get excited each weekend looking forward to Monday’s tea party.”

 Past Events

Click to copy link The 41st Anniversary JASSI Benefit Event

The 41st Anniversary JASSI  Benefit EventIt is with great excitement we invite you to participate in a very special fundraising event. We are hosting our 41st Anniversary Benefit Dinner at the New York Athletic Club on Thursday, October 27, 2022 to fund JASSI’s operation to provide social services to individuals and families in need. Please find the invitation here.

JASSI was established as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization in 1981 by a group of community members who recognized a need for a bilingual agency to provide an array of social services to the community in the New York metropolitan area. With the mission of improving quality of life for people who face problems resulting from language barriers, cultural differences, and difference in services systems, we help more than 1,000 individuals per year while protecting the confidentiality of service users.

Additionally, in order for everyone in need including low-income individuals and families to receive our assistance, we provide all of our services free of charge in both English and Japanese. Thus, we are funded by government and foundation grants, corporate funds, donations from individuals, and proceeds from benefit dinners.  Here is how you can help:

1. Please mark your calendar now and plan to attend the dinner on October 27th.

A ticket costs $385 per person. RSVP by September 30th. A reply card is attached here . Fill it out and send to or mail to JASSI at 100 Gold St., L.L., New York, NY 10038 along with your check.

2. Please consider monetary donation

Please make your check payable to “JASSI” and mail to 100 Gold St., L.L., New York, NY 10038. All donations are tax-deductible.

For more information, please call us at 212-442-1541 ext. 1 or email us at

Thank you in advance for your support of this important fundraising event. Together we can make a difference!


Japanese American Social Services, Inc. (JASSI)

Click to copy link New York State Health Insurance System Obamacare Seminar (Japanese only)

The New York State Marketplace is operated and managed by the state government. It has a different public health insurance plan and insurance application period than other states.

Ayumi Kikawa Cimino, JASSI Health Navigator, will talk about complex insurance systems, types of insurance, and how to apply and renew.

Click to copy link Medicare Online Seminar (Japanese only)

Many can join Medicare at the age of 65. However, there are various plans for Medicare, and the mechanism is complicated, and it is sometimes difficult to find a plan that suits you. You may also be fined if you miss the open enrollment period at the age of 65.

Mizue Katayama, Senior Program Manager of JASSI, will give you an overview of Medicare as a whole, so please join us!

* This seminar will be held online using Zoom.

Click to copy link NY State Medicaid : (Obamacare) Online Seminar

Spring Cherry Blossom Health Fair

NY State Medicaid : (Obamacare) Online SeminarProduced by JASSI
In collaboration with JAANY, Committee on Aging Issues, JAMSNET

New York State Health Insurance System (Obamacare) Seminar

Learn about the New York State health insurance system!
This is an online-only seminar in Japanese.

Speaker:  Ai Iguchi (Senior Health Navigator)

Sign up:  Please contact JAANY

JAANY (Japanese American Association of New York)
TEL: 212-840-6942


Click to copy link The 19th Online Fundraising Seminar: Invitation to the Arts — Highlights of the Metropolitan Museum

The 19th Online Fundraising Seminar: Invitation to the Arts — Highlights of the Metropolitan MuseumLecturer:
Junko Kikkawa

Participation fee:
$ 20

Please apply for a ticket from here.
For more information, please contact us at Thank you!

Click to copy link The 40th Anniversary JASSI Virtual Benefit

The 40th Anniversary JASSI Virtual Benefitー FREE EVENT ー


  • Welcome address from JASSI board president Ryoko Mochizuki
  • Keynote speech from ambassador Kanji Yamanouchi
  • Proclamation from NYC mayor for JASSI’s 40th anniversary
  • Remarks by NYC nonprofit organization funding partners
  • Remarks by NYC Japanese nonprofit organization collaborating partners
  • JASSI activity report

JASSI Virtual Benefit Online Auction

Start Time: November 15, 2021, Monday at 9:00AM
End Time: November 18, 2021, Thursday at 9:00PM

As a part of JASSI’s 40th Anniversary Virtual Benefit, JASSI will hold an online auction. The auction will end at 9pm on November 18. All proceeds will be used to fund JASSI’s various social services.

Please take a look at all the auction items here.

Thanksgiving Feast Perfect Japanese-Style Roast Turkey Recipe

We are sending Executive Chef of the Nippon Club, Mr. Yasuoka’s secret recipe for Roast Turkey to those who have registered for the Virtual Benefit. The turkey recipe will be emailed to the registered participants.

JASSI hosts seminars and workshops to provide useful information to Japanese-speaking individuals in the New York Tri-State Area. The past seminars include “Medicare,” “The Affordable Care Act and the Health Insurance Marketplace,” and “How to Access Health Care in NYS.” Please sign up for our e-newsletters, Facebook, or Twitter to receive information on our upcoming events!

Click to copy link Let's Learn Physical Self Defense!

Let's Learn Physical Self Defense!This workshop will be held using Zoom, so you will need to download Zoom to your smartphone or tablet in advance, but you do not need to create a Zoom account.

  • You will receive a zoom link when you register, and we will send you the zoom link again a couple of days before the workshop after you register.
  • For the safety of the participants, please make sure that your video camera is working and set to show you during the workshop. If you have any problems, please contact the organizers in advance by e-mail. The e-mail address is:
  • If you have a walking stick, long umbrella, or broom, please have it handy.

Click to copy link 39th Anniversary JASSI Virtual Benefit


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