About JSO

President's Greetings


Welcome to the official website for the Japanese Student Organization at The Ohio State University! My name is Makoto Ibaraki and I'm the president of JSO.

There are many things I want to tell you about JSO, but let me make it short. Our goal at JSO is to spread Japanese culture throughout the OSU community. What does this mean? This means that we want you to come to our events and experience Japanese culture firsthand. From Spring Festival to Sushi Night, there will be numerous opportunities throughout the year for you to enjoy.

You get to experience something new each time you come to our events. But that's not the only good thing waiting for you. At our events, you get to meet and make friends with a lot of people with various majors, backgrounds, and interests.

Starting to sound interesting?

Who We Are

The Japanese Student Organization was founded with the purpose of creating a community on The Ohio State University campus.

  • JSO is open to all students no matter their race, religion, gender, age, or major.
  • JSO raises awareness and promotes Japanese culture through different events throughout the school year.

Mission Statements

  • Promote cultural awareness of Japanese among OSU students, faculties, staffs, and individuals in nearby communities.
  • Provide opportunities to experience Japanese culture and tradition through activities.

Contact Us

Please visit here for contacting information.