Nanka Kenjinkai Kyogikai

Nanka Kenjinkai Kyogikai (Japanese Prefectural Association of Southern California: “JPASC”) is a federation of various kenjinkai, the associations of persons sharing an interest in culture and customs related to a particular prefecture in Japan. It was established in 1964 with the purpose of promoting goodwill between the United States and Japan, and to encourage appreciation of the cultural heritage of the various Japanese prefectures. JPASC provides networking opportunities for persons interested in Japanese cultural heritage. JPASC also sponsors events and shows of Japanese culture that present the various prefectures and provides scholarships to young men and women who are studying Japanese culture since 1976.