Japan-America Society of the State of Washington Launches New Website

Jan 18, 2010, 14:08 ET from The Japan-America Society of the State of Washington

SEATTLE, Jan. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The Japan-America Society of the State of Washington, in partnership with Pacific Software Publishing, today announced the launch of their new website at http://www.jassw.org.. Sleek and functional, this new website provides a host of new and better services to the Society's members including an online calendar of events, easy to use online applications for membership and program registrations, and expanded Japan-in-the-Schools pages.

"This new website really enhances the ability of the Society to serve its mission of connecting Japan and Washington State," states Dennis Yamashita, Board Chair of the Society. "With the increased visibility and presence on the web, we are positioning the Society to provide even greater access and benefits to our members."

Pacific Software Publishing (PSPINC) partnered with the Society to improve and redefine its Web presence by adding several new features including a search function for the entire site. Founded in 1987, PSPINC's reputation as a hosting and IT solutions company has grown, and today PSPINC hosts more than 30,000 Japanese corporate domains in Seattle.

"We are honored to work with The Japan-America Society as well as have the opportunity to enhance their Web capabilities," said Mayumi Nakamura, President and CEO of PSPINC. "It was important for us to develop a unique Web site that reflected their time honored values."

About the Japan-America Society of the State of Washington

Founded in 1923, the Society is a registered 501(c)(3) and one of the oldest nonprofits of its kind in Washington State. Its mission is to "promote mutual understanding and friendship between the peoples of Japan and Washington State through providing a forum for the exchange of information and ideas." The Society presents business, cultural and social programs throughout the year.

One of its core programs is the Japan in the Schools program which delivers Japanese culture and language programming to area schools using authentic materials from Japan. Begun in 1994, JIS volunteers have presented this program over 1400 times to more than 30,000 students from Everett to Tacoma and Seattle to Bellevue.


Founded in 1987, PSPINC is a Web hosting and Internet solutions company located in Bellevue, WA. PSPINC has continued to grow into a successful company doing business in both the U.S. and Japanese markets. Visit www.pspinc.com to learn more.

SOURCE The Japan-America Society of the State of Washington