Welcome to the Japan America Society of Minnesota

Mission Statement

Our member supported, non-profit, non-political association is dedicated to bringing the peoples of Japan and the United States closer together in mutual understanding, respect, and cooperation. Through programs and interchange, we endeavor to promote an appreciation of cultural, educational, economic, public, and other affairs of interest to both peoples.

Membership in the society is open to individuals, corporations, and other organizations interested in furthering its programs. Supporting business relationships and providing a place where individuals can engage in Japanese cultural events is a driving force in JASM.

Founded in 1972, JASM is a member of the National Association of Japan-America Societies.

Calendar

July  2015
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Events on July 4, 2015
  • Japanese Speaking Club
    Starts: 3:00 pm
    Ends: July 4, 2015 - 6:00 pm
    Location: Espresso Royale Cafe 1229 Hennepin Ave Minneapolis, MN
    Description: As a part of the Japan America Society of Minnesota, we are organizing a time and place for people to be able to get together and practice Japanese language with their peers.

    There is no charge for these meetings; all that is required is knowledge of the Japanese language! Any level of proficiency is welcome. This group is meant for people to practice the Japanese language in a fun, open, and free environment. We will meet every Saturday around 3:00 pm at the Espresso Royale Cafe in downtown Minneapolis. Hope you can stop by!

    Interested members can go to the following website for more information on meetings and sign-up:
    http://tinyurl.com/qef5ae2
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Events on July 9, 2015
  • Nichibei Lecture Series
    Starts: 6:30 pm
    Ends: July 9, 2015 - 8:30 pm
    Location: Dorsey & Whitney LLP, 50 South 6th Street #1500, Minneapolis, MN 55402, United States
    Description: Discussion on US Work Visa and Green Card Options
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Events on July 11, 2015
  • Japanese Speaking Club
    Starts: 3:00 pm
    Ends: July 11, 2015 - 6:00 pm
    Location: Espresso Royale Cafe 1229 Hennepin Ave Minneapolis, MN
    Description: As a part of the Japan America Society of Minnesota, we are organizing a time and place for people to be able to get together and practice Japanese language with their peers.

    There is no charge for these meetings; all that is required is knowledge of the Japanese language! Any level of proficiency is welcome. This group is meant for people to practice the Japanese language in a fun, open, and free environment. We will meet every Saturday around 3:00 pm at the Espresso Royale Cafe in downtown Minneapolis. Hope you can stop by!

    Interested members can go to the following website for more information on meetings and sign-up:
    http://tinyurl.com/qef5ae2
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Events on July 13, 2015
  • 日本人会お楽しみ会/Nihonjin-kai Pot Luck
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: July 13, 2015 - 1:00 pm
    Location: 日本語図書館Japanese Library;4231 Bloomington Ave S. Minneapolis, MN 55407
    Description: 日本人会では毎月第二月曜日、お昼から持ち寄りの昼食会を行っています。ミネソタ在住の日本人との交流を楽しむことができます。お気軽にご参加ください。
    We are having a pot luck party the 2nd Monday of every month at noon. You can mix Japanese people who are living in Minnesota.
    日本語図書館では、本、ビデオ、DVDの貸し出しは無料です。
    Use of the Japanese Library is FREE and open to the public.
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Events on July 18, 2015
  • Japanese Speaking Club
    Starts: 3:00 pm
    Ends: July 18, 2015 - 6:00 pm
    Location: Espresso Royale Cafe 1229 Hennepin Ave Minneapolis, MN
    Description: As a part of the Japan America Society of Minnesota, we are organizing a time and place for people to be able to get together and practice Japanese language with their peers.

    There is no charge for these meetings; all that is required is knowledge of the Japanese language! Any level of proficiency is welcome. This group is meant for people to practice the Japanese language in a fun, open, and free environment. We will meet every Saturday around 3:00 pm at the Espresso Royale Cafe in downtown Minneapolis. Hope you can stop by!

    Interested members can go to the following website for more information on meetings and sign-up:
    http://tinyurl.com/qef5ae2
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Events on July 22, 2015
  • Corporate Roundtable
    Starts: 7:30 am
    Ends: July 22, 2015 - 9:00 am
    Location: Gray Plant Mooty; 80 South 8th Street, 150 IDS Center, Minneapolis, MN 55402
    Description: July’s Corporate Roundtable event will feature Rob Owen, who leads the Environmental Business Segment for PaR Systems and is responsible for worldwide delivery of PaR’s custom equipment projects in nuclear and other hazardous environments. His responsibilities currently include the sale and delivery of major equipment design and supply projects to clean-up efforts at nuclear sites such as Hanford, Fukushima and Chernobyl as well as remotely operated process equipment in the US, UK and Japan. Rob has worked in the nuclear field for over 30 years. His career has included working at commercial nuclear and fossil power plants, piping manufacturing, litigation and scheduling support and consulting engineering. For the last 16 years, Rob has been responsible for the delivery of custom, radiation tolerant robotic handling equipment, custom process equipment and cranes.
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Events on July 25, 2015
  • Japanese Speaking Club
    Starts: 3:00 pm
    Ends: July 25, 2015 - 6:00 pm
    Location: Espresso Royale Cafe 1229 Hennepin Ave Minneapolis, MN
    Description: As a part of the Japan America Society of Minnesota, we are organizing a time and place for people to be able to get together and practice Japanese language with their peers.

    There is no charge for these meetings; all that is required is knowledge of the Japanese language! Any level of proficiency is welcome. This group is meant for people to practice the Japanese language in a fun, open, and free environment. We will meet every Saturday around 3:00 pm at the Espresso Royale Cafe in downtown Minneapolis. Hope you can stop by!

    Interested members can go to the following website for more information on meetings and sign-up:
    http://tinyurl.com/qef5ae2
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Events on July 27, 2015
  • Bon-Odori Rehearsal and Volunteer Orientation
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: July 27, 2015 - 8:00 pm
    Location: Spring House Ministry Center; 610 W 28th St., Minneapolis, MN
    Description: This is a rehearsal event for those volunteering for Lantern Lighting Festival. At the orientation, you will learn how to dance the Bon Odori from the members of Mikaharukai. After the dance lesson, there will be a specific orientation for the volunteers to learn about their job duties.
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Events on July 28, 2015
  • Sake Series
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: July 28, 2015 - 8:00 pm
    Location: Aster, 125 Southeast Main Street, Minneapolis, MN 55414, United States
    Description: If you have ever wondered how to read sake labels or how to select one to your liking, this is your opportunity to learn all about sake from an expert. Eric Swanson has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the world of sake in Japan, the United States, and internationally, and he is happy to share a bit of what he knows!

    Come and learn how sake is made, what type of rice is used, and how to select sake. Not only can you have all of your questions about sake answered, but after the special lecture “Sake 101″ you can also taste a variety of sake carefully selected and presented by Eric Swanson from Wirtz Beverage, Toshi Kojima from SakeStory, and a representative from Joto Sake.
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Events on July 31, 2015
  • JLPP Japanese Translation Competition Deadline
    Starts: 10:30 am
    Ends: July 31, 2015 - 12:00 pm
    Description: Today is the JLPP Translation Competition Deadline!

    The Japanese Literature Publishing Project (JLPP) is a project of the Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan for the purpose of translating modern Japanese literature into English in order to promote the publication of these translated works throughout the world. The JLPP Translation Competiton will help the organization to discover and promote excellent translators.

    Application period: June 1, 2015 – July 31, 2015 (applications must be postmarked by July 31st)

    For more information, please go to http://www.jlpp.go.jp
 

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