Discover Japan & New Mexico : culture, travel, business, & organizations

 Zia Sun
The yellow field and red sun symbol colors are of the colors of Spain. The sun symbol has a significant importance to the Zia pueblo's religious beliefs. The circle of the sun represents the circle of life and love. The rays represents four cardinal directions, four seasons, four parts of the day, and the four stages of life.
      Santa Fe
      Las Cruces
        New Mexico 'True"  (Japanese)  

 Web Japan (fun, flavorful, fascinating)   
JICC Japan Information & Culture Center

        The Rising Sun
 The Japanese flag was officially adopted on January 26, 1870. The centered sun symbol of the Japanese flag has been an important part of Japan's flag for thousands of years. The white background representative of honesty and purity.                                                   
     Tsu City, Mie Perfecture


Santa Fe-Japan Art & Culture Exchange Program (JACEP) was established to promote and support artistic and cultural interactions between Japan and Santa Fe, New Mexico. 



Chado New Mexico
  Chado New Mexico promotes an active understanding and appreciation of the Way of Tea
in the Urasenke Tradition throughout New Mexico, and works to increase good will and
 cultural exchange between the United States and Japan.

 Santa Fe Japan JIN (JIN: Japanese Intercultural Network)
    Shimpuryu Shingyokukai New Mexico
     "Traditional Japanese Poetry Singing"
      Michiko Masuda Pierce Sensei
               (505) 831-9573

        " Let "Shigin" by Skype
        Yoko Seto Tedda, Sensei
        (505) 710-5821


  Miyagi Ryu Nosho Kai, New Mexico Branch
     "School of Okinawan Dance & Music"       
        Sanae Wright, Sensei
         (505) 298-3163 

  Miyagi Ryu Okinawa Dance Group
        Yaeko Miyazato, Sensei
        (505) 332-3294

 Albuquerque Aikikai
    T.S. Okuyama sensei Shihan 7 Dan
    New Mexico Kendo Kai (NMKK) was established and became a member of All US Kendo Federation in 1990 under the mentorship of Maki Miyahara Sensei, Hachi Dan, Hanshi (highest ranking sensei in the United States).  NMKK is under the leadership of Mr. Davis Begay, Honorary Consul General of Japan.  NMKK are a member of Rocky Mountain Kendo & Iaido Federation (RMKIF) and All United States Kendo Federation (AUSKF). The AUSKF is a member of the International Kendo Federation (IFK) in Tokyo, Japan. (

      JTB (Japanese)
      IACE Travel (English & Japanese)
      Santa Fe Japan Connection, Inc. (English & Japanese)
             Overseas Travel Insurance   

Dear travelers to Japan:

It is recommended to take out overseas travel insurance.  Please check your insurance company for their travel insurance services.  Here are some reasons why this is strongly recommended.

  1. Overseas travel insurance makes you feel secure, even in emergencies, and you can enjoy your trip.

  2. Medical expenses can be very high in Japan. If the travel insurance you purchased offers sufficient coverage of treatment costs, you can receive treatment without concern.

  3. It is recommended to have overseas travel insurance with travel support for hospital referrals, medical interpretation, and cashless medical service.

International Association of Traffic and Safety Sciences has released a video to inform foreign visitors of the traffic rules in Japan. Please see the website below:

      Arigato Japanese Instruction       
      Gallery Sedona
      Hanayagi  The Japanese Garden Shop 

     Japanese Experts Japanese Instruction Business / Japanese Business Consulting      
      Kinesio USA LLC    
      Miya Pottery 


      Magokoro ( Kokoro ) Japanese restaurant   

        Nagomi    Japanese Restaurant   

              Sushi Hama
               2918 Eubank NE, Albuquerque, NM
              (505) 293-6055               
  Organizations, etc.
        To promote and preserve the diverse cultural customs and heritage of the Asian American communities in New Mexico.
        To contribute to the better social well-being of Asian Americans in New Mexico.
        To promote and support the economic progress of the Asian American communities in New Mexico.

       The New Mexico Asian Family Center is a place for Asian immigrants and their families to share their concerns, to learn about their own and others’ cultures, to build supportive networks, and to increase self-sufficiency.

     NM Japanese American Citizens League (NMJACL) 
a mission to secure and uphold the civil and human rights of all people. Its mission also includes preserving the cultural heritage and values of Japanese Americans and promoting the development and understanding of all social and ethnic groups.