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Chinese Community Organizations


Law and Criminal Justice

  • CAIPA - Chinese American Intellectual Property Law Association: A non-profit organization of professionals with an interest in intellectual property law in both the U.S. and China.  
  • CBLA - Chinese Business Lawyers Association: CBLA is dedicated to identify and address the issues and concerns unique to Chinese and Chinese American business lawyers and promote research and education on the business laws of the United States and China. 
  • Chinese American Bar Association: CABA is an organization of Chinese American attorneys in the greater Chicago metropolitan area. CABA's purpose is to foster the exchange of ideas and information amog members of the legal profession, encourage and promote professional grouwth of the members of the association, to provide and promote legal services to the Chinese and Asian community in the Chicago metropolitan area, and to provide a forum for developing a unified opion of the Association on topics of concern to the Chinese/Asian Community in the Chicago metropolitan area. 
  • Sothern California Chinese Lawyers Association: Provides mutual support for the Chinese and Asian American lawyers, jurists, and law students in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. 

Healthcare

  • CMHA - Chinese Mental Health Association: CMHA is actively involved in providing direct services, increasing mental health awareness, representing Chinese mental health issues in public forums and raising its profile in the community.
  • Chinese Community Health Care Association: Established in 1982, the Chinese Community Health Care Association has over 170 private practice physicians providing bilingual quality health care in San Francisco through Aetna HMO, Anthem Blue Cross HMO, Blue Shield HMO, Chinese Community Health Plan, Health Net, PacifiCare and San Francisco Health Plan.
  • Chinese American Medical Associaton: The primary focus of CAMASC is promoting continuing medical education for practicing physician members, who are interested in improving health carefor Chinese in North America.
  • Chinese American Doctors Association: CADA is a non-profit organization of licensed Chinese-American Phsyicians with a shared commitment to facilitate physician education and professionla development among its members, promote and strengthen the mutal understanding and collaboration among its members and with other medical professionals and health organizations, promote health care in the communities they serve and provide opportunities for physicians to particpate in the goverance and decision making of health care policies that affect the communities they serve, and to facilitate the exchange and interaction of medical professionals between U.S. and China.
  • Chinese Biosciene Association: The Chinese Bioscience Association aims to promote its members' welfare regarding career development and job opportunities, to enhance the exchange of information among them, and to facilitate networking opportunities for them with biotechnology companies, the biopharmaceutical industry, and other professional organizations in the San Francisco Bay area.
  • American Chinese Medicine Association: (1) The American Chinese Medicine Association (ACMA) is dedicated to the excellence of Chinese Medicine by adhering to the highest professional standards of Chinese Medicine -- Chinese Medicine Doctor (CMD) Standards; (2) ACMA is dedicated to presenting and introducing a highly effective, safe, and excellent ACMA Treatment to patients and the public in the United States of America and around the world;(3) ACMA is dedicated to promoting the development of Chinese Medicine into an independent professional medicine in the United States of America and around the world; (4) ACMA is dedicated to ensuring the highest efficacy and safety of ACMA Treatment for patients and the public in treating diseases, curing illnesses, and saving lives;(5) ACMA is dedicated to protecting the integrity of Chinese Medicine in the United States of America and around the world;(6) ACMA is dedicated to providing government agencies, at both federal and state levels, as well as lawmakers with accurate, reliable, and professional recommendations and information on issues with regard to medicine in general, Chinese Medicine in particular;(7) ACMA is dedicated to promoting the American healthcare system reform by providing patients and the public with an highly effective, safe, reliable, and affordable natural treatment -- ACMA Treatment.
  • Chinese Medical Association of Georgia: The future for the CMAGA is to become more involved with community services and be a referral base for Chinese patients and physicians.
  • Chinese American Medical Society:The Society is incorporated as a non-profit, charitable, educational, and scientific society. The founders of the Society and the current membership have been guided by the following objectives:(1)To promote the scientific association of medical professionals of Chinese descent'; (2)To advance medical knowledge and scientific research with emphasis on aspects unique to the Chinese; (3)To establish scholarships to medical and dental students and to provide endowments to medical schools and hospitals of good standing and; (4) To promote the health status of Chinese Americans
  • Chinese American Physicians Society:The Chinese American Physicians' Society (CAPS) was formed by a group of concerned physicians of Chinese descent in 1977 in the San Francisco area. Our current membership consists of various ethnic groups and races. We are one of the corporate members of the Federation of Chinese American and Chinese Canadian Medical Societies (FCMS).Our main objectives:1: To eliminate, eradicate and discourage racial prejudice and discrimination in all facets of the medical profession.2: To encourage, foster and stimulate a greater awareness of the social responsibility of the medical profession to the community.3: To provide a forum for the exchange and discussion of information concerning problems, new advancements and improvement of skill relating to the field of medicine.4: To advocate, promote and encourage the expansion and availability of low-cost medical services in socioeconomically disadvantaged communities.
  • Chinese American Ophthalmological Society: CAOS (Chinese American Ophthalmological Society) is organized exclusively for charitable, education and scientific purposes, specifically to advance medical knowledge and scientific research in ophthalmology and to assist in the educational and training of ophthalmologists of Chinese descent.

Engineering and Science

  • Chinese Society of Electronical Engineering: Chinese Society for Electrical Engineering (CSEE) is a nonprofit,nongovernmental academic and professional organization of scientists and engineers in the electric alengineering field.  
  • Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society
  • CACS - Chinese American Chemical Society: Chinese American Chemical Society (CACS) is a non-political and non-profit professional organization. The purpose of CACS is to encourage the advancement of chemistry and chemical engineering sciences and technologies in all branches, to improve the qualification and occupational opportunities of its members, to facilitate professional contacts, and to promote interactions with other scientific communities. CACS is the only Chinese professional organization that is officially recognized by ACS and AICheE.  
  • CAFS - Chinses American Food Society: The Chinese American Food Society (CAFS) was founded in 1975. CAFS now has more than 250 members, engaging in various aspects of endeavor in food science and technology, and working in universities, industries, businesses or governmental agencies.
  • Chinese American Petroleum Association: Chinese American Petroleum Association (CAPA), founded in 1983, is a non-profit and non-political Chinese professional organization in the petroleum industry. CAPA is dedicated to providing value-added services and promoting continuing education, technical exchange, and career development of its members. Based in Houston, Texas, CAPA attracts Chinese professionals worldwide from major oil companies, independent oil and gas organizations, related service entities, and research institutes and universities.  
  • North American Chinese Geotechnical Engineers Association:NACGEA is a non-profit organization aiming at facilitating and supporting the cooperation and knowledge exchange among geotechnical professional from industries and academic entities in North America and China.NACGEA officially represents the Chinese Society for Rock Mechanics andEngineering (CSRME) in North America.  
  • BASES - Burmeses American Science and Engineering Society: The mission of BASES is to provide an opportunity for Science and Engineering Professionals of Burmese heritage to network and support each other in promoting the well being of fellow members and the Burmese Community in the United States. BASES also fosters a supportive environment which recognizes younger generation Burmese who share similar views.  
  • Association of Chinese-American Scientists and Engineers: ACSE Mission: (1)To promote friendship and fellowship among the members and the Chinese community; (2)To promote the exchange of professional information and experience to help member's career development, growth, and success; (3)To promote exchange and cooperation between the United States and China in the areas of science, technology, culture, education and business; (4)To facilitate members to play a more active role in American society. 
  • Chinese American Association of Engineers: The Chinese American Association For Engineering (CAAE) was founded on April 1, 1995 in New York City. It is a non-profit professional organization and social community. It's objectives are to serve as a bridge for cooperation between China and the United States in engineering and related fields, and provide a forum for members to exchange and share professional experience.  
  • Silicon Valley Chinese Engineers Association:SCEA has an 11 member Board of Directors to guide and monitor the overall activities. The executive team consists of President, Executive Vice President, and Departments. They are responsible for planning and organizing all events and daily operation.  
  • Detroit Chinese Engineer Association: Founded in 1977; 36 chapters. Specialties include energy policy, technology and the environment. 
  • Chinese American Biomedical Association: CABA is committed to promote public awareness of advancement in the pharmaceutical and biomedical industry, professional interactions in the fields of life sciences, global biomedical innovations and business development. As the majority of its members are scientists with Chinese heritage, CABA will operate in two important areas. One is to serve as a platform for its members to develop and advance their careers in the US pharmaceutical and biomedical industry, the other is to serve as a bridge to connect members including corporate members with the scientific and business resources in China thus facilitating collaboration between the pharmaceutical and biomedical industries across continents.  
  • Chinese American Biopharmaceutical Society: The Chinese-American BioPharmaceutical Society (CABS) is a not-for-profit, non-political, non-religious professional organization headquartered in San Francisco, California. With the rapid development of bio/pharmaceutical industry in China, more and more people, regardless of their ethnic backgrounds, are looking toward China for business and scientific opportunities. Recognizing this trend, CABS was established not only to educate the public with the progress in biotech and pharmaceutical fields, but also to serve the Bio/Pharmaceutical professionals who are either with Chinese heritage or with professional interests in China. CABS members include scientists, entrepreneurs, lawyers, investors and students/postdocs in biomedical sciences. The CABS membership is open to the public.  

Business/Entrepneurial Groups

  • Chinese Investors Association, Inc: Chinese Investors Association, Inc. (the "Association") is an independent, not-for-profit organization devoted itself to assisting individuals in becoming successful investors through programs of information & experience-sharing, education, and research. The Association achieves this primary goal through publications, seminars, conferences, home studies and other programs that focus on latest investment strategies, theories and techniques, thus truly "bridging Wall Street with Main Street."
  • Chinese fiance Association of America:Chinese Finance Association of America (CFAA) is an independent not-for-profit, non-partisan organization committed to promoting educational and cultural exchange among finance professionals between the United States and Greater China through facilitating communication and the exchange of ideas in the financial industry. Incorporated and headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, CFAA is aimed to serve Chinese finance professionals and others who are interested in the financial industry of Greater China.(tax exempt status pending).CFAA achieves the mission by developing communication platforms, organizing events and programs, disseminating information, promoting ethics and professional standards, and providing services of direct benefit to its members.
  • Chinese American Business Professional Association
  • Chinese American Business Association: CABAM is a non-profit, membership organization serving the interests of the Chinese business community in Minnesota. The Association is committed to improving the economic and social status of its members and other Chinese American entrepreneurs in Minnesota. The mission of the Chinese American Business Association of Minnesota is: (1)To support and advocate the interests of CABAM members, and to contact community, state and federal agencies on behalf of Chinese American business owners in Minnesota; (2) To promote and improve trade and commerce and the economic, civic and social welfare in the State of Minnesota; (3) To assist Minnesota businesses to access to the market opportunities in China taking advantage of China's entrance in the WTO; (4) To organize business, education, culture and social exchange programs between Minnesota and China.
  • Detroit Chinese Business Association:DCBA's mission is to foster beneficial business relationships between Chinese and American corporations and promote entrepreneurships within the Chinese American Community
  • Chinese American Real Estate Professional Association:The Chinese American Real Estate Professionals Association may best be described as an ongoing group of enthusiastic leaders who have volunteered countless hours, year by year, towards a mission that Chinese speaking real estate professionals may conduct themselves with the highest ethical and professional standards, that we may achieve professional and personal success, and with our accomplishments further prosper the well being of our Chinese speaking community and our proud integration as Americans.
  • North American Chinese Entrepreneur Association:NACEA is a 501(3)(c) non-profit organization registered in the state of NJ (see the approval letter below). The objective of the Association is to create a home and a platform where motivated entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs to-be of Chinese-American and other ethnic groups can share their business ideas and experiences, build up confidence and strength, join hands and efforts to improve their chances of a success.
  • Chinese American Real Estate Association:The Chinese-American Real Estate Association was formed in the San Francisco Bay Area to promote the social and economic well-being of Chinese-Americans actively engaged in the field of real estate sales and brokerage, property management, mortgage banking, real estate development, and real estate syndication.
  • Chinese Entrepreneur Association: CEA will provide a platform for spiritually mature and accomplished Christian entrepreneurs to promote business practices consistent with Christian values, high ethical standards and integrity according to biblical principles. CEA will serve and guide entrepreneurs to integrate these biblical principles through mentoring, equipping and networking them both spiritually and professionally so that they can be successful and have a positive impact on the lives of the people in China.

Political Groups

  • Chinese Progressive Association: Launched in 2002-2003, Immigrant Power for Environmental Health and Justice is a collaboration between the Chinese Progressive Association and People Organizing to Demand Environmental and Economic Rights (PODER) that unites and empowers working class immigrant families to address disproportionate environmental health threats and build health communities in Southeast San Francisco. CPA and PODER believe that people's health is a human right and we will fight for healthy communities in Southeast San Francisco. The goals of IPEHJ are (1)Identify and reduce disproportionate health risks and advance environmental justice for working class immigrant families and people of color in Southeast San Francisco; (2) Strengthen collaboration among different working class communities of color; (3) Build the capacity of working class immigrants and people of color in Southeast San Francisco to collectively advocate for health and environmental justice.
  • Hawaii Chinese Republican Coalition
  • Chinese American Political Association:The Chinese American Political Association (CAPA) is a non-partisan, non-profit, educational and political organization of the Chinese-American community in the San Francisco Bay Area. Founded in 1984, CAPA's mission is to raise the political awareness of Chinese-Americans and to encourage and promote their active in the political process of the United States.

Business Resources

  • Chinese Institute of Engineers
  • China Company Research Services: CCRS provides accurate and detailed information on Chinese companies. The data is locally sourced by Chinese researchers, then edited and assessed by experienced Western company information analysts. The result is the best possible combination of Chinese resource and Western insight.

Student Resources

  • Chinese Law Students Association: The Chinese Law Students Association (CLSA) promotes the interest in Chinese law and society within the Law School. CLSA aims to enrich the life experience of the members during their study at the University, assist them with their educational pursuit, and keep them connected after graduation. CLSA promotes the awareness of career opportunities in China and help student to prepare for those opportunities. 
  • China Law Association at UCLA: The China Law Association is an organization of law students and attorneys, working with businesspeople, China scholars, and policymakers. They promote education, dialogue, and innovative thinking in Chinese law and policy as well as areas of U.S. law and policy related to China.  
  • Chinese American Student Association
  • Chinese Students and Scholar Association: The Chinese Student and Scholar Association is founded in 1989. Its primary mission is to advocate the communication and interaction among the Chinese students, scholars and local Chinese communities at the University of Maryland, College Park. They help new Chinese students adapt to the US culture and society, assist current students in recreational activities, and network with Chinese scholars and alumni to form a strong bond in the Chinese community.
  • Chinese American Law Students Association: The Harvard Law School Chinese American Law Students Association (CHALSA) aims to build a community among Chinese, Taiwanese and Hong Kong American students at HLS, as well as other students interested in Chinese, Taiwanese and Hong Kong culture and life. Their goal is to not only nurture social interaction, professional and academic development and unity among Chinese, Taiwanese and Hong Kong American law students, but also promote a greater understanding of Chinese, Taiwanese and Hong Kong culture and identity among all members of the HLS community.

Media Resources

Other

  • CAACO - Chinese American Association of Central Ohio: CAACO promotes the common interests of Chinese Americans residing in the area of the greater Columbus Metropolitan area and surrounding counties, cities townships and other incorporated localities; improves the welfare of Chinese in American society by means of cooperative activities and mutual assistance; and promotes ethnic harmony through educational, economic, social and legal endeavors. 
  • United Chinese Association of Brooklyn: The United Chinese Association of Brooklyn aim to build a safe, friendly, and nurturing neighborhood for our children, adults, and seniors. They offer a variety of educational programs and social activities, and we bring our residents together to protect our neighborhood and defend our rights.  
  • International Chinese Statistical Association:The International Chinese Statistical Association (ICSA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to educational, charitable, and scientific purposes. The Association was officially founded at the 1987 Joint Statistical Meetings in San Francisco, CA. The ICSA was registered in Delaware on August 8, 1988 as a non-profit organization. Its membership is open to all individuals and organizations in all statistics-related areas.  
  • Chicago Chinese American Historical Society: The Chicago Chinese American Historical Society (CCAHS) is a volunteer-driven, not-for-profit, scientific, educational, literary, and cultural organization. We are incorporated in the state of Illinois. Our mission is to collect, study, interpret and disseminate the histories of Chinese communities in the Chicagoland area, Illinois, the Midwest, and in the US generally. We achieve our goals through any number of means, such as walking tours, archival development and oral history collection, publications, exhibits, lectures and workshops, among others.  
  • Association of Chinese Americans:Founded in 1972, ACA is the Detroit Chapter of the Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) with 49 chapters throughout the United States. ACA is dedicated to advancing the social, political and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans in the United States. 
  • Chinese American Computer Association: The Chinese-American Computer Association (CCA) was founded in 1981 based on a need for Chinese-American computer professionals to network with their peers and to further their professional interests. The missions of the Chinese-American Computer Association are to: (1) Provide educational seminars and training workshops on the latest information technologies to computer professionals; (2) Offer a networking opportunity for enhancing professional skills and career growth; (3) Bridge and serve the business, government, academic and other organizations; and (4) Promote highest excellence of Chinese-American Information Systems professions.  

 



Filipino Community Organizations

  • The Filipino American Network: The Filipino American Network is an organization dedicated to fostering unity, growth and continued awareness of our rich cultural heritage among Filipino Americans. 
  • The Cultural Society of Filipino-Americans: The CSFA is a non-profit organization dedicated since its inception in 1972 to the promotion and preservation of Filipino culture. 
  • PHILIPPINE AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR CHARITIES: PAFC sponsors community events/activities that celebrate and showcase Philippine and Filipino-American culture. These events support various charitable, educational and cultural projects. 

Professional Organizations

  • The Filipina Women's Network: The Filipina Women's Network (FWN) is the non-profit association for women of Philippine ancestry living in the U.S. FWN provides educational and cultural resources through publications, lectures, activities, and training programs to further the professional and personal development of its members.
  • Philippine American Writers and Artists: PAWA's main goal is to create and encourage literature and arts for the preservation and enrichment of Filipino and Filipino American historical, cultural and spiritual values.

Law and Criminal Justice

Healthcare

  • Pamet-USC Inc. : PHILIPPINE ASSOCIATION OF MEDICAL TECHNOLOGISTS - USA, INC. is composed of "Laboratory Professionals: Working Together to Make a Difference." The organization existed for years in the Philippines. In 1984 a Chicago Chapter was formed by members who immigrated to the U.S. and now there are chapters in 14 states.
  • Philippine Nurses Association: An organization responsive to Filipino American nurses' needs and a positive force in the world arena of nursing.

Engineering and Science

  • FASAE: The Filipino American Society of Architects and Engineers is a professional organization of individuals of Filipino descent who have been educated and trained as Architects and Engineers, or in any related fields of academic study. Membership in the organization is open to all other individuals who are not of Filipino ethnicity.

Business/Entrepreneurial Groups

Political Groups

  • NaFFAA:The National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) is recognized by Washington policy-makers, private industry and national advocacy groups as the Voice of Filipinos and Filipino Americans throughout the United States. 
  • NAFCON: The National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON) Forwards the advancement of community-based and worker-based organizing and spearheads national campaigns on behalf of the most marginalized and impoverished sectors of society.  

Business Resources

Student Resources

  • FANHS: Founded in 1982, the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) is truly a community-based organization whose mission is "...to preserve, document, and present Filipino American history and to support scholarly research and artistic works which reflect that rich past..." 
  • FLSA: The Filipino Law Students Association (FLSA) is dedicated to the furtherance of the Filipino community, with particular emphasis on Filipinos in the legal community. FLSA offers two yearly Scholarships to incoming law students that demonstrate a commitment to serving the Filipino community. 
  • FAHSI: FAHSI is a community-based, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the social conditions and enhancing the self-reliance of the Filipino and Filipino American communities of New York City.  

Media Resources

  • The Filipino Express Online: For the past 21 years, The Filipino Express has provided the Filipino American community the best news, arts and entertainment coverage from around the United States and the Philippines. 
  • The Filipino American Artists Network: This blog is about celebrating emerging, mid-career, acclaimed or celebrity Filipino American artists. 
  • The Filipino American National News:Every Sunday from 8:00-8:30 p.m., you can catch the Filipino American National News (FANN) on KFAI. 

 



Japanese Community Organizations

Professional Organizations

Law and Criminal Justice

  • JABA - Japanese Ameican Bar Association: The Japanese American Bar Association ("JABA") was founded over 30 years ago in Los Angeles, California. Over the years, JABA has provided a special forum for members of the legal profession with interests and ties to the Japanese American community to discuss issues, network, and serve our community.
  • JDLA - Japan Democratic Lawyers Association
  • Japanese Lawyers Association for freedom
  • JIPA - Japan Intellectual Property Association: JIPA is a non-profit, non-governmental organization, which has approximately 1189 members. It represents industries and users of the intellectual property (lP) system, and provides related institutions all around the world with well-timed, suitable opinions on improvement of their IP systems and their utilization.
  • japan Labor Law Association

Healthcare

  • Japanese American Medical Association: The Japanese American Medical Association (JAMA), a professional organization of physicians and surgeons in Los Angeles offers scholarships for medical students in their first, second, or third year of study. The person(s) awarded the scholarship, receives up to $2,500 to aid his/her financial needs. In addition, their names are inscribed onto JAMA's Scholarship Plaque that is displayed at the annual and social events.
  • The Japan Health Care Dental Association

Engineering and Science

Business/Entrepreneurial Groups

  • JABA- Japan America Businesss Association: The Japan America Business Association (JABA) is a student organization committed to promoting students' interests in Japan. Through various events, we educate our community on business trends and technology innovation in Japan; help establish relationships with companies to encourage internship and employment opportunities; and exchange knowledge within the association by providing a forum for students to communicate with others of similar interests.
  • Little Toyko Business Association: The merchants, businesses and professional people who comprise the Little Tokyo Business Association are dedicated to maintaining a vibrant and vital community. The LTBA works in cooperation with the Community Redevelopment Agency, Los Angeles City Council and other local and statewide organizations to promote Little Tokyo and share its rich and multi-faceted culture.

Political Groups

  • Repubicans Abroad Japan: RAJ consists of a group of members who raises money, attend Republican Conventions, and help people register to caset ballots. n the past, our spring barbecues, jazz nights, smokers and Young RAJ (YRAJ) Q & A meetings were extremely popular. Our meetings provide a chance to socialize, to network, to exchange information, and just plain have fun. We' ve several more events being planned for the future and are sure that these events will be as well-attended as our previous events have been. 

Business Resources

Student Resources

  • Japan Law Society (Univerity of Chicago): The purpose of the Japan Law Society is to promote knowledge and awareness of Japan and its legal system on the University of Chicago Law School campus through the following activities:(1) Lectures by practitioners and scholars; (2) Sponsorship of students who wish to attend Japan-related business and academic conferences; (3) Sponsorship of periodic visits to Japan to gain first-hand insights into the Japanese legal system.  
  • American Japanese Association of College Students: The purpose of this student organization is not only to celebrate diversity through community service intended to educate and foster continued interest in the Japanese culture, but to create a forum for those with and without Japanese heritage who wish to educate and be educated on diversity. 

Media Resources

Other

  • Orange County Japanese American Association: provide a wide variety of social servicesadn cultrual activities to Japanese community and those interested in the Japanese community and culture.  
  • Japanese American Association of New York
  • National Japanese American Historical Society
  • Japanese American Society: For more than 78 years, the Society has played a pivotal role in improving relationships between the United States and Japan and in helping the people of Japan and the U.S. better understand and appreciate one another and their respective cultures. 
  • Japan America Society of Dallas Forthworth: The mission of the Japan-America Society of Dallas-Fort Worth is to contribute to mutual understanding between the United States and Japan by (1) educating the Dallas/Fort Worth community about Japan and the U.S.-Japan relationship; (2) providing opportunities for friendship and meaningful interaction between Japanese and Americans; and (3) providing a forum for dialogue between Japanese and American businesses and professionals.  
  • Japan America Society of Houston: The Japan-America Society of Houston (JASH) is dedicated to continually bridging the cultural gap between the United States and Japan. Our entire organization, from Board of Directors to volunteers, diligently strive to entice the citizens of Houston, Texas to develop an appreciation for the fascinating land of Japan.  
  • Japan America Society of Chicago: The Japan America Society of Chicago creates and promotes Japanese and American friendships. We do this through business, social, educational and cultural activities. We are the only organization in Chicago that touches all of these areas in American and Japanese relationships. 
  • Japanese American Historical Society of San Diego: We have dedicated ourselves to the collection, identification and preservation of materials related to the Japanese American experience. We likewise wish to identify and celebrate contributions local Nikkei have made to San Diego County. We view our primary functions as being historical, educational and cultural. 
  • Japan America Society of Minnesota: Our member supported, non-profit, non-political association is dedicated to bringing the peoples of Japan and the United States closer together in mutual understanding, respect, and cooperation. Through programs and interchange we endeavor to promote an appreciation of cultural, educational, economic, public, and other affairs of interest to both peoples. Membership in the society is open to individuals, corporations, and other organizations interested in furthering its programs. 
  • Japan America Society of San Antonio:The Japan America Society of San Antonio, or JASSA, was established in 1985 to foster increased understanding and cooperation between the citizens of San Antonio and the citizens of Japan. As a non-profit, educational and cultural group it has tried in numerous ways to make Japanese culture become better known in San Antonio.  
  • Japan America Society of Oregon: Known to our members simply as JASO (ja-zo), we are a private, non-profit, membership organization dedicated to promoting business, education, and cultural exchange and enhancing mutual understanding between the people of Japan, Oregon and SW Washington. We are the largest Japan-related organization in this region and sponsor a variety of programs each month. 
  • Japan America Society of Georgia: The Japan-America Society of Georgia (JASG) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to promote mutual understanding between the people of Japan and the State of Georgia through establishing and promoting ties and programs in the areas of culture, customs, education, commerce and politics.  
  • Japan America Society of New York: Established in 1907, New York's Japan Society has evolved into North America's single major producer of high-quality content on Japan for an English-speaking audience. Presenting over 100 events annually through well established Corporate, Education, Film, Gallery, Lectures, Performing Arts and Innovators Network programs, the Society is an internationally recognized nonprofit, nonpolitical organization that provides access to information on Japan, offers opportunities to experience Japanese culture, and fosters sustained and open dialogue on issues important to the U.S., Japan, and East Asia. 
  • Japan Society of Northern California: The Japan Society of Northern California is an educational non-profit organization and the West Coast's leading forum on Japan and US-Japan relations. Its mission is to strengthen cooperation and understanding between the peoples of the United States and Japan by providing programs that help to expand knowledge, increase personal interaction and facilitate discussion of important issues.  
  • Japanese American Veteran Association

 



Korean Community Organizations

  • Center for Korean American Culture: CKAC mission is to engender within young Korean Americans a pride in their heritage and their capacity to contribute to society, to provide a cultural voice, to promote a progressive awareness, amongst Korean Americans and within non-Korean communities, of Korean American Culture.  
  • Korean American Historical Society: Founded in 1985, Korean American Historical Society (KAHS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the collective memory of Korean Americans through collecting, maintaining, and transmitting the heritage and achievements of Koreans living in the United States and abroad. 
  • Korean American Sharing Movement: KASM serves as an outlet for Korean-American communities to help those in need, both in the United States and abroad, as well as to lay the cornerstone for the future through youth and other education programs.  
  • Young Korean-American Service and Education Center: YKASEC - Empowering the Korean American Community was established in 1984 to meet the needs and concerns of the Korean American community through our five program areas: Education, Civic Participation, Immigrant Rights, Social Services, and Culture.  
  • The Korean Women's Association: The Korean Women's Association offers a variety of services to better the quality of life for minorities in needs.  
  • Korean-American Ministry Resources : Korean-American Ministry Resources (KAMR) is a ministry that provides resources to the Korean-American Christian community.  

Professional Organizations

  • The Korean American Professional Society: The Korean American Professional Society (KAPS) is a nonprofit organization devoted to the professional and social development of Korean Americans in the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • The Young Korean American Network: The Korean American Network (yKAN) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan organization of 1.5 and 2nd generation Korean-Americans who strive for the advancement of all Korean-Americans in the mainstream of American society.
  • The Korean-American Medical Association (KAMA): Kama enhances fellowship among medical professionals and provides scholarships to students.
  • Korean American Women Artists & Writers Association: KAWAWA's mission is to present new creative possibilities to Korean American women artists and writers in order to extend their roles in the community.
  • Korean American University Professors Association: Its main purpose is to facilitate cooperation and participation among its members to share mutual interests in scholarly, professional and social activities related to higher education in and between North America and Korea.

Law and Criminal Justice

  • Korean Women's Association: KWA provides assistance to low-income individuals with legal needs and makes referrals to legal aid in cases where an attorney is needed to assist in an emergency situation such as to help victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
  • Korean American Community Services: The mission at KACS is to celebrate our ethnicity and to empower all members of the community by providing educational, legal, health and social services.

Healthcare

  • Korean American Health Professional Association : Korean American Health Professional Association is an organization of healthcare professionals from doctors, nurses, and other allied healthcare workers that meet for networking, provide mentorship programs, and deliver community service in the Seattle area.

Engineering and Science

Business/Entrepreneurial Groups

  • Korean American Society of Entrepreneurs : KASE is a non-profit organization chartered by entrepreneurs, engineers, corporate executives, venture capitalists, and other professionals with roots or interests in Korea. The mission of KASE is to foster and support a growing network of Korean Americans interested in starting or playing key roles in professionally managed high growth companies in the United States.  

Political Groups

  • National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC):NAKASEC was formed with the purpose of projecting a national progressive voice on major civil rights and immigrant rights issues and promoting the full participation of Korean Americans with the greater goal of building a national movement for social change. 
  • The Korean American Coalition: The Korean American Coalition (KAC) is a non-profit, non-partisan, community advocacy organization. Established in 1983, its mission is to facilitate the Korean American community's participation in civic, legislative, and community affairs, encouraging the community to contribute to and become an integral part of American society. 
  • National Association of Korean Americans: NAKA was founded in 1994 as a non-profit, civil and human rights organization of concerned Korean Americans.  

Business Resources

Student Resources

  • The Korean American Scholarship Foundation (KASF):The Korean American Scholarship Foundation (KASF) is a non-profit, volunteer-managed organization established to help meet the financial needs of Korean-American students seeking higher education.  
  • The Korean American Museum:The Korean American community has established the Korean American Museum to interpret and preserve its history, culture, and achievements; to examine and discuss issues currently facing the community; and to explore new and innovative ways to communicate the Korean American experience to other American communities. 
  • Society of Korean-American Scholars: Society of Korean-American Scholars (SKAS) is a private, nonprofit and nonpartisan organization dedicated to engender intellectual exchanges in the global Korean community with a view to enlightening and empowering individual members of the community. It promotes scholarship and fellowship among its members and seeks to foster leadership among young Korean-Americans.  

Media Resources

  • The Korean Quarterly: The Korean Quarterly is a non-profit quarterly newspaper, written by and about the Korean American community.  

 



Taiwanese Community Organizations

Professional Organizations

Law and Criminal Justice

  • Taipei Bar Association: For the last several decades, and especially since the end of martial law in 1987, members of the TBA have devoted considerable time and energy to democratic and social movements. In particular, many TBA members have participated actively in activities related to reviving and amending the Constitution as well as to promoting judicial reform, human rights, environmental protection, consumer protection, and gender equality. In this way, the TBA has played a significant role in the dramatic evolution of Taiwan political and social life.
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association: NAPABA is an umbrella Asian Pacific American bar association comprised of local Asian Pacific American bar associations, as well as individual members. From the beginning, NAPABA's affiliate organizations have played a key role in publicizing and addressing Asian Pacific American legal issues. Indeed, not until the number of affiliate organizations was sufficiently large and their members sufficiently numerous could NAPABA even be formed in the late 1980's. Today, the affiliate organizations continue to be vital to NAPABA, alerting the organization to local issues across the nation and providing a reservoir of tested local leaders who can then contribute to and lead NAPABA at the national level.

Healthcare

  • Thai Physicians Association of America
  • Taiwanese Association of Orthodontists: The TAO strives to elevate the level of research, education and treatment outcomes in orthodontics, and to establish and maintain the standards of the orthodontic specialty. The organization also continually promotes an international exchange of information that is both academic and clinically oriented. As part of these objectives, the TAO founded the Taiwan Orthodontic Board in 1994. The Taiwan Orthodontic Board is central to the long-term development of educational and treatment standards within the discipline of orthodontics.
  • The North American Taiwanese Medical Association: Established in 2006, and expanding since 2007, NATMA 2G - the North American Taiwanese Medical Association 2nd generation group - is a newly inspired organization consisting of Taiwanese American medical and allied health professionals dedicated to service, advocacy, and cultural education for our local and global communities.

Engineering and Science

Business/Entrepreneurial Groups

Political Groups

Business Resources

  • Chicago Taiwanese American Professionals: Chicago Taiwanese American Professionals seeks to build a robust Taiwanese American community, networks 1.5 and 2nd gen Taiwanese American professionals in their twenties and thirties, and provides members with the opportunity to explore their culture and identity as Taiwanese Americans.  
  • Thai Commerce Assoociation:The promotion of Thai commerce through the advancement of Thai-Americans professionally and socially within the Thai, Asian and American communities in part and in whole.  

Student Resources

  • Taiwanese Student Association (Pierce Law):The Taiwanese Students Association (TSA) was established to provide a vehicle for Taiwanese students to share their customs, culture and traditions with the Pierce Law community. The TSA is also the organization that coordinates and sponsors the Lunar New Year celebration in which all Korean, Chinese, and Taiwanese students share their country's customs and their culinary delicacies and celebrate the start of the new year through music and dance.  
  • Thai Student Association (CSUSB):TSACSUSB is an association run by Thai students and alumni in the California State University, San Bernardino. We provide information to serve our community and other people in order to keep us informed of the current activities. We assist and facilitate a prospective student and a new student in a new environment. We encourage relationship and goodwill among Thai students, and serve available information to promote our culture to other communities. 
  • Thai Student Association (New York University):TSA serves to create a unified fellowship among the Thai student community and to promote the Thai culture to the entire student body.  
  • Thai Student Association (Colorado State)
  • Harvard Taiwanese Cultural Society:s a student-run organization at harvard college dedicated to promoting the culture and heritage of taiwan and of taiwanese-Americans. from cultural events like making mua-ji to social events like karaoke to special events like our annual winterfest: a taste of taiwan, our goal is to enhance awareness of taiwanese culture and to provide a place for those interested in learning about taiwan to meet and to discuss their interests. 

Media Resources

Other

  • The Thai Association of Georgia: The Thai Association of Georgia intends on uniting the Thais living in the Georgia by working together to build a strong network and to promote education & well-being and culture. We do not have any political affiliation to any candidates.  
  • The Thai Association of Arizona:Provides contact infromation for different Taiwanese Business and people througout Arizona.  
  • Thai Association of Minnesota: The Thai Association of Minnesota (ThaiAM) is a non-profit organization established in 1995. This organization is for Thai community in Minnesota. Our mission is to affect positively the quality of life for persons with Thai heritage. The organization also communicates the desires and perspective of our members to governmental agencies and public at large.  
  • Taiwanese American: Founded in 2006, TaiwaneseAmerican.org is a web portal site highlighting many of the interesting people, events and organizations that make up Taiwanese America. It is both a volunteer-driven website and a non-profit organization that intends to connect and promote those who identify with the Taiwanese identity, heritage, or culture. By establishing our niche within the broader Asian Pacific American and mainstream communities, we hope to collectively contribute to the wonderful and diverse mosaic that America represents.  

 

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