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

August  2015
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Events on August 1, 2015
  • Japanese Speaking Club
    Starts: 3:00 pm
    Ends: August 1, 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 August 4, 2015
  • Junshin Peace Singers
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: August 13, 2015 - 12:00 am
    Description: August 8, 7pm; at Global Harmony Labyrinth, Como Park
    August 11, 6pm; at Minnesota History Center
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Events on August 5, 2015
  • Junshin Peace Singers
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: August 13, 2015 - 12:00 am
    Description: August 8, 7pm; at Global Harmony Labyrinth, Como Park
    August 11, 6pm; at Minnesota History Center
  • JASM Professional Group
    Starts: 5:30 am
    Ends: August 5, 2015 - 7:30 am
    Location: Saji-Ya, 695 Grand Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55105, United States
    Description: The JASM Professionals Group — put on by JASM’s Young Professionals Group Committee — provides networking opportunities primarily for business professionals at social events. Here, fellow professionals can tell stories about their experiences in Japan as well as share interests in the culture and society both from a personal and professional perspective. Meetings are currently scheduled to take place every other month at a Japanese restaurant. This also provides an opportunity to try different Japanese restaurants in the Twin Cities area and for interested members to find out more about the JASM mission and activities in the community.
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Events on August 6, 2015
  • Junshin Peace Singers
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: August 13, 2015 - 12:00 am
    Description: August 8, 7pm; at Global Harmony Labyrinth, Como Park
    August 11, 6pm; at Minnesota History Center
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Events on August 7, 2015
  • Junshin Peace Singers
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: August 13, 2015 - 12:00 am
    Description: August 8, 7pm; at Global Harmony Labyrinth, Como Park
    August 11, 6pm; at Minnesota History Center
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Events on August 8, 2015
  • Junshin Peace Singers
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: August 13, 2015 - 12:00 am
    Description: August 8, 7pm; at Global Harmony Labyrinth, Como Park
    August 11, 6pm; at Minnesota History Center
  • Japanese Speaking Club
    Starts: 3:00 pm
    Ends: August 8, 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 August 9, 2015
  • Junshin Peace Singers
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: August 13, 2015 - 12:00 am
    Description: August 8, 7pm; at Global Harmony Labyrinth, Como Park
    August 11, 6pm; at Minnesota History Center
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Events on August 10, 2015
  • Junshin Peace Singers
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: August 13, 2015 - 12:00 am
    Description: August 8, 7pm; at Global Harmony Labyrinth, Como Park
    August 11, 6pm; at Minnesota History Center
  • 日本人会お楽しみ会/Nihonjin-kai Pot Luck
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: August 10, 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 August 11, 2015
  • Junshin Peace Singers
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: August 13, 2015 - 12:00 am
    Description: August 8, 7pm; at Global Harmony Labyrinth, Como Park
    August 11, 6pm; at Minnesota History Center
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Events on August 12, 2015
  • Junshin Peace Singers
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: August 13, 2015 - 12:00 am
    Description: August 8, 7pm; at Global Harmony Labyrinth, Como Park
    August 11, 6pm; at Minnesota History Center
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Events on August 15, 2015
  • Japanese Speaking Club
    Starts: 3:00 pm
    Ends: August 15, 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 August 20, 2015
  • Nagasaki Mayoral delegation visit
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: August 25, 2015 - 12:00 am
    Description: Official delegation from Nagasaki led by Mayor Taue. (50 people)
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Events on August 21, 2015
  • Nagasaki Mayoral delegation visit
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: August 25, 2015 - 12:00 am
    Description: Official delegation from Nagasaki led by Mayor Taue. (50 people)
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Events on August 22, 2015
  • Nagasaki Mayoral delegation visit
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: August 25, 2015 - 12:00 am
    Description: Official delegation from Nagasaki led by Mayor Taue. (50 people)
  • Japanese Speaking Club
    Starts: 3:00 pm
    Ends: August 22, 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 August 23, 2015
  • Nagasaki Mayoral delegation visit
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: August 25, 2015 - 12:00 am
    Description: Official delegation from Nagasaki led by Mayor Taue. (50 people)
  • Lantern Lighting Festival
    Starts: 3:00 pm
    Ends: August 23, 2015 - 8:30 pm
    Location: Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, 1225 Estabrook Drive, Saint Paul, MN 55103, United States
    Description: 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 families for three days. Many people will return home to pay their respects at grave-sites, and often small paper lanterns are lit and floated down the river to guide ancestor’s spirits. The Obon Festival also features the Bon Odori, or folk dance, in which all are invited to join in the circle and dance.
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Events on August 24, 2015
  • Nagasaki Mayoral delegation visit
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: August 25, 2015 - 12:00 am
    Description: Official delegation from Nagasaki led by Mayor Taue. (50 people)
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Events on August 29, 2015
  • Japanese Speaking Club
    Starts: 3:00 pm
    Ends: August 29, 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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