The University of Iowa is the only public university in the state of Iowa offering a major and minor in Japanese. The Japan America Society of Iowa was founded in December 1989 with the purpose of promoting Japanese culture through the art of ikebana (Japanese flower. Japan America Society of Iowa provides community outreach events to demonstrate Japanese music instrument, Taiko (Japanese traditional drum), calligraphy,. Japan America Society of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa. The University of Iowa Japanese Program, Iowa City, IA.