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Como Park Obon Festival 2018: Volunteers Wanted Notice

Posted by on Jun 14, 2018 in Events, Featured | 0 comments

Como Park Obon Festival 2018: Volunteers Wanted Notice

JASM is searching for volunteers for the year’s annual Obon Festival on Sunday, August 19th! These volunteers help with a variety of tasks, from assisting in the festival set-up process to manning our various booths (specifics can be found below). Please stay tuned for more details! Please complete this google form so we can gather the availability and other essential information of our potential volunteers. Volunteers receive complimentary admission to this event, and gain a great opportunity to meet new people while helping the community. Volunteers will be chosen on a first come, first serve basis, and JASM members are a priority. If you would like to become...

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Como Park Obon Festival: Sunday, August 19, 2018

Posted by on Jun 14, 2018 in Events, Featured, General | 0 comments

Como Park Obon Festival: Sunday, August 19, 2018

2018 Event Information 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 19, 2018 Location: Como Zoo Park History The Obon 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 familal event. During this holiday it is said that ancestral spirits revisit their living families for three days. Many people will return home to pay their respects at grave-sites, and small paper lanterns are often lit and...

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June 2018 Newsletter

Posted by on Jun 4, 2018 in Newsletter/Tsushin | 0 comments

Please click to download the pdf from Tsushin 1806

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Corporate Roundtable: Wednesday, July 11, Ralph A. Inforzato

Posted by on Jun 4, 2018 in Events | 0 comments

Corporate Roundtable: Wednesday, July 11, Ralph A. Inforzato

Corporate Roundtable  Speaker: Ralph A. Inforzato, Chief Executive Director of JETRO Chicago JASM is very pleased to welcome Ralph A. Inforzato, the chief executive director of JETRO Chicago, to serve as the speaker for the JASM Corporate Roundtable on Wednesday, July 11. Mr. Inforzato will speak on the topic of transformational economic dynamics of Japanese investment within the United States. In other words, Mr. Inforzato will be elaborating on today’s US-Japan economic relationship by addressing questions such as, what are Japanese companies saying about investing in the United States? More specifically, what is their guidance on business sentiment? And what do...

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Celebrating the Gift of Cherry Trees from Japan

Posted by on May 31, 2018 in Local Japan Related Events | 0 comments

Saturday, June 2 from 9 to 11:30 am Como Park by the Mannheimer Memorial Free, family friendly Enjoy Japanese and cherry blossom related treats while listening to Harisen Daiko, watching Japanese dance by Sansei Yonsei Kai, and a kendo demonstration by Minnehaha Kendo Club.  Mirja Hanson, former Honorary Consul General of Japan at Minneapolis, will talk about the history of ‘sakura’ (cherry trees) in Japan and the United States.  Guests from Nagasaki University and Metropolitan State University. Drawing for $50 Bachman’s gift certificate, many cherry-themed crafts, all free! Volunteers Needed! Help with setup (8 a.m.) and takedown (11:30 a.m.)...

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