The Greater Kansas City Japan Festival (GKCJF) is presented by the Kansas City chapter of the Heart of America – Japan America Society and is ran entirely by volunteers in association with employees of Johnson County Community College.
The festival was first hosted on the campus of the University of Missouri – Kansas City in 1997. A few years later, the festival relocated to our current location at Johnson County Community College. Each year, the festival introduces and educates 4,000+ visitors each year on the culture of Japan.
Stay tuned for details on the 2016 festival! We will be updating the website as we finalize details and updating our Facebook page!
Japan Festival Executive Committee
Executive Director: Katrina Schulze
JCCC Representatives: Tom Patterson
Cultural Consultant: Dianne Daugherty
Fundraising: Jim Kanki, Jama Akers
Teasurer: Jane Drury
Logo Design: Erin Hrenchir
Committee Members: Hiroko Bray, John Drakey, Carolyn Kadel, Denny Kurogi, Carole Owsley, Hideko Schackmann, Sheilah Phillips, Koji Morimoto, Christina Hoffman, Beth Melin, Doug Viehland, Matt Weston, Brian Potter, Katie Sylvester, John Mackey, Etsuko James, Tiphani Dixon
Honorary / Advisory Member: Shunichi Fujishima, Japan