Posts made in June, 2016

2016 International Festival of Burnsville!

Posted by on Jun 28, 2016 in Events, General | 0 comments

  JASM will be at the International Festival of Burnsville! Details: *Rain or Shine!* Where: Nicollet Commons Park, Burnsville, MN Date: Saturday July 16th, 2016 Time: 3pm-9pm Free parking available in the ramps off of Pillsbury Avenue We hope to see you at this fun event! More Information: International Festival of Burnsville Poster...

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19th Annual Mondale Gala Scholarship and Award Dinner 2016

Posted by on Jun 21, 2016 in Events, General | 0 comments

19th Annual Mondale Gala Scholarship and Award Dinner 2016

The Japan America Society of Minnesota is happy to announce the 19th Annual Mondale Award and Scholarship Gala on Saturday, November 5th, 2016. It will be held at the Oak Ridge Country Club, 700 Oakridge Road, Hopkins, MN 55305.   This year’s keynote speaker will be Toshiyuki Iwado, Consul-General of Japan in Chicago. Mr. Toshiyuki Iwado obtained an MA from the Graduate School of Agriculture, University of Tokyo, in March 1982 and entered the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He served as Counsellor at the Embassy of Japan in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. He was also Counsellor of the Permanent Mission of Japan to the International Organizations in Geneva,...

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Nihonjinkai/Japanese Library Annual Garage Sale

Posted by on Jun 16, 2016 in Local Japan Related Events | 0 comments

Nihonjinkai/Japanese Library Annual Garage Sale

One day only! Saturday, June 25th @ 10 a.m.  We have many Japanese items including Manga comic books, collectibles, dishes, dolls, homemade greeting cards & gift bags, as well as clothing.  In addition, we have electronics, toys, puzzles, books, furniture, glassware, and much more! Please join us on Saturday, June 25th in front of the library! The address is 4231 Bloomington Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN.  We hope to see you there!! Also, if anyone is interested in helping us set up or in volunteering that day for an hour, we always appreciate the extra hands! Contact: Karen Harweth  email: kharwerth@comcast.net or Yoko Breckenridge email:...

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Lantern Lighting Festival 2016: Volunteer Information

Posted by on Jun 14, 2016 in Events, General | 0 comments

Lantern Lighting Festival 2016: Volunteer Information

Volunteering Opportunities We are looking for volunteers and would really appreciate your help in making this year’s Lantern Lighting Festival a success. By volunteering, you will receive complimentary admission to the event. The Lantern Lighting Festival, the largest Japan-related festival in Minnesota, takes place in Como Park every August.  Modeled after summer festivals held across Japan, it features stage performances, cultural demonstrations, activities, and, of course, Japanese food.  The event is reminiscent of Japan’s annual Obon holiday, an important cultural and family event.  During this holiday it is said that ancestral spirits revisit their...

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Lantern Lighting Festival 2016

Posted by on Jun 14, 2016 in Events, General | 0 comments

Lantern Lighting Festival 2016

2016 Event Information Event Schedule: 3:00 p.m. to dusk on Sunday, August 21st, 2016 Location: Como Zoo Park Como Shuttle Information: Como Park offers a free shuttle bus from an off site parking, and during the day of the festival it will be located at: St. Paul Schools District Service Center 1930 Como Ave, St Paul, MN 55108 Ticket Prices Adult (age 13 and older) – $5.00 Child (age 3 to 12) – $3.00 Senior (age 65 and under) – $3.00 Under the age of 3 – Free History The Lantern Lighting Festival, the largest Japan-related festival in Minnesota, takes place in Como Park every August.  Modeled after summer festivals held across Japan, it...

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