By leveraging the region’s dynamism, growing diversity, and rich culture, the Japan-America Society of Miami/South Florida connects South Florida and Japan through meaningful exchanges and programs in the educational, cultural, business, and policy spheres.


The Japan-America Society of Miami/South Florida is a new Miami-based non-profit serving South Florida. It was started in 2023 by a group of South Floridians, with the encouragement and support of Consul General Kazuhiro Nakai and the National Association of Japan-America Societies. 

Founding Directors

Margot Carrington, Carrington Financial Planning, LLC

Mike Daniels, Collier County Public Schools

Jose Fuentes, Becker & Poliakoff, P.A.

Cori Hallock, Florida JET Alumni Association

Akiko Iwata, Ai Design Creative Studio, LLC

Dave Woodward, Florida Delegation, Southeast U.S./Japan Association, Inc.