"Since 1973 the JBSD (Japan Business Society of Detroit) has been enhancing understanding and mutual cooperation between Japanese and American businesses as well as the communities they serve. JBSD seeks to provide its members with a forum for the open exchange of ideas, information and resources. Their activities are directed at helping businesses and individuals identify and maximize opportunities for the benefit of their companies' operation in the Detroit market. These activities include information sharing, multiple educational support programs and monitoring issues that may impact our members' success. In the community, JBSD seeks to increase understanding and enhance relations between the Japanese business community and its constituents. It is our goal to help make the communities where we live and work better places for all. The JBSD Foundation, founded in 1992, grants scholarships to students studying in Japan, as well as provides financial support to community organizations in areas of education and research, US-Japan relations and community enhancement."
                                                                                                            - Consulate-General of Japan in Detroit
"The Center for Japanese Studies (CJS) promotes and disseminates research on Japan, fosters communication among diverse disciplines, and encourages new approaches in the understanding of Japan and its place in the world.