Austin-Oita Sister City Committee (AOSCC)
Since its founding in 1990, in the spheres of culture, sports, education and music
a bridge for cultural exchange between Austin and Oita.
Since 2016 the committee has been inviting runners from Oita to participate in the Austin marathon, potters to come demonstrate their art, and more.
A cultural exchange for school children is also being planned.
Austin Japan Association (AJA)
This is a Japanese association run mainly by MBA students from the University of Texas at Austin.
There are events such as BBQ and New Year's party, and everyone can participate, not just students.
Please see the AJA website for details on how to join.