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Corporate Roundtable: Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018

Posted by on Jan 17, 2018 in Events, Featured, General | 0 comments

Corporate Roundtable: Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018

Corporate Roundtable  Speaker: Gabrielle Gerbaud, Executive Director, Minnesota Trade Office and Chief Protocol Officer – State of Minnesota Please save the date. Additional information regarding this event will be updated soon. Gabrielle Gerbaud was appointed in April 2017 as executive director of the Minnesota Trade Office (MTO), the state’s official export development arm. As director, Gabrielle is responsible for developing the state’s international marketing plans, identifying international market opportunities, managing trade missions, guiding the development of export education programs and promotional events, and overseeing a staff of regional trade...

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J-Quiz 2018

Posted by on Jan 3, 2018 in Events, Featured, Fundraising | 0 comments

J-Quiz 2018

On Saturday, February 17th, 2018, high school students from all over Minnesota will gather together to put their knowledge of Japanese Language and Culture to the test! Teams of students from each school will compete in 4 levels of difficulty.  Students will first write an essay, then participate in a preliminary round of questions regarding Japanese Language and Culture. The winners of the Final Rounds are sent to Washington D.C. to compete in the national Japan Bowl and attend the Sakura Festival. This year again, we are inviting family of the students, and any interested parties to come and watch the Final Rounds of J-Quiz! Schedule: Events in bold letters are...

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Traditional Craft, Contemporary Design: Exploring Old and New Japan May 18–30, 2018

Posted by on Dec 6, 2017 in Events, General, Local Japan Related Events | 0 comments

Traditional Craft, Contemporary Design:  Exploring Old and New Japan  May 18–30, 2018

The Japan America Society of Minnesota (JASM) and the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts (Bray) are sponsoring a special tour to Japan in May 2018 for lovers of traditional and contemporary crafts, architecture and gardens. This tour will visit sites and studios not usually included on such tours—traversing from Kyushu in the south to Takamatsu and on to Tokyo. We will visit individual pottery studios where talented ceramic artists produce both traditional pots as well as pots and sculpture which break with the past, along with a center for basketry and the premier fabric designer in Japan. We will explore numerous examples of ancient architecture as well as...

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Shinnenkai 2018 – Japanese New Year Celebration-

Posted by on Nov 27, 2017 in Events, Featured, General | 0 comments

Shinnenkai 2018 – Japanese New Year Celebration-

Are you longing for the unique Japanese New Year celebrations or would you like to experience that for the first time? The Japan America Society of Minnesota (JASM) is proud to be bringing the sights, tastes, and sounds of Japanese New Year celebrations to Minnesota through our Shinnenkai event. About Shinnenkai 2018: Shinnenkai is an annual event which endeavors to bring the traditions of New Year celebrations as they are conducted in Japan to Minnesota. We will be promoting  cultural exchange and new experiences in a fun environment with performances, delicious Japanese food, a silent auction, and fun for children too. We hope to create a fun family atmosphere that...

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Annual Meeting and Bonenkai 2017

Posted by on Nov 15, 2017 in Events, Featured | 0 comments

Annual Meeting and Bonenkai 2017

2017 Annual Meeting and Bonenkai 年次総会と忘年会のお知らせ JASM would love to see you at the 2017 Annual Meeting on the evening of Tuesday, December 19. We look forward to report on yet again a successful year and will also discuss the exciting opportunities we are working on for the new year! Please join us at Sakura Restaurant as we elect and welcome our new JASM board members and officers. Following the Annual Meeting, please join us to celebrate the traditional end-of-year JASM gathering! This has been a favorite event for those who are missing the traditional end-of-year parties or Bonenkai in Japan. It is a wonderful way to celebrate with your...

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20th Annual Mondale Award and Scholarship Gala 2017

Posted by on Sep 22, 2017 in Events, Fundraising, General | 0 comments

20th Annual Mondale Award and Scholarship Gala 2017

JASM is very pleased to announce the 20th Mondale Award and Scholarship Gala 2017 taking place at the Oak Ridge Country Club in Hopkins on Saturday, October 28, 2017. This year’s keynote speaker is U.S. Senator Al Franken, who is a native of St. Louis Park, Harvard Graduate, comedy writer, and, since 2008, a United States Senator for Minnesota. In the Senate, he has worked to improve the lives of those in the middle class, and those striving to get into the middle class by focusing on education, health care, agriculture, and training workers for 21st Century jobs.  He’s also pressed to address  global climate change, safeguard Americans’ privacy in a time...

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