Japan Arabic Calligraphy Association (JACA) was founded on May 1, 2006, as a non-profit association.

The announcement of its foundation was made to the public on November 18, 2006.

Its primary aim is to introduce Arabic calligraphy to Japan, allowing Japanese people to appreciate its beauty and deepen their understanding of Arab and Islamic culture through Arabic calligraphy.

Currently, JACA has approximately 100 members, and over 300 individuals in Japan are learning Arabic calligraphy under JACA's guidance.


Name     : Japan Arabic Calligraphy Association

Address  : 4105-1-506, Totsuka-cho, Totsuka-ku, Yokohama

      244-0003, JAPAN

e-mail   : jaca@alqalam.jp

URL      : http://www.jaca2006.org


President: Mr.Fuad Koichi Honda (Arabic Calligrapher & Professor Daito Bunka University )

Secretary General: Koichi Yamaoka (Arabic calligraphy instructor)



 Arabic calligraphy originated in the Middle East and spread to neighboring regions. Precisely writing the Qur'an was a key focus for calligraphers. Today, it plays a significant role in Islamic arts.

While Arab-Japan economic relations are strong, many Japanese have limited exposure to Arab-Islamic cultures. President Koichi Honda, an esteemed Arabic calligrapher and experienced Arabic language teacher, believes teaching calligraphy can bridge this cultural gap.

JACA, since its inception, has conducted lectures, offered courses, and organized exhibitions to promote Arabic calligraphy in Japan. The association also seeks to exchange information with overseas Arabic calligraphy associations.