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JASM Golf Scrabble Tournament, September 5th

Posted by on Jul 2, 2019 in Events | 0 comments

JASM Golf Scrabble Tournament, September 5th

JASM Golf Tournament at the Monticello Country Club in Monticello, MN. This tournament will follow a scramble format, where the best ball per foursome is the one that counts. The tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 1:00 p.m. For your benefit, the registration will be capped at 72 players (18 foursomes, one per hole) to ensure the complete the golf round is completed in four hours or less. We will have complimentary polo golf shirt features the JASM logo, 100% UV, wick-away polypropylene (Retail value: $45).   You can arrange your own foursome, or we’ll get one for you. For further questions, contact Tom Haeg (612-940-3351 or tomhaeg@msn.com) or Marc...

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Bon Odori Workshop July 15, 2019

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Bon Odori Workshop July 15, 2019

The Japan America Society of is hosting a Bon Odori workshop on Monday July 15, 2019. The Bon Odori is a traditional dance performed during Obon Festivals throughout Japan. Before the Obon Festival at Como Park in August, local dancers, Sansei Yonsei Kai, will be teaching us the Bon Odori. There will be live music from Mumin and Susie Kuniyoshi and Friends. If you would like to learn the Bon Odori, please come join us at the rehearsal. It is a free event and all are welcome! We recommend that participants wear comfortable clothing and shoes, or yukata. Unfortunately we do not have a changing space, so if you would like to wear yukata, please come dressed in one...

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Japanese Obon Festival 2019: Volunteers Wanted

Posted by on Jun 11, 2019 in Events, Featured | 0 comments

Japanese Obon Festival 2019: Volunteers Wanted

JASM is searching for volunteers for the year’s annual Obon Festival on Sunday, August 18th! 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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Harukaze 2019: Momokusu Iwata, Shamisen Tokyo

Posted by on May 12, 2019 in Events, Featured | 0 comments

Harukaze 2019: Momokusu Iwata, Shamisen Tokyo

The Japan America Society of Minnesota presents in memory of Mr. Takuzo Ishida Shamisen Tokyo. Tradition meets Modernity. Award-winning Momokusu Iwata brings the ancient shamisen into modern times with songs infused with rock, jazz, and other contemporary elements. Please join JASM Harukaze, Spring Wind, concert for this exciting performance of true musical cross culture event.     About Momokusu Iwata “Tsugaru Shamisen can create 7 kinds of timbres.” That’s what Momokusu Iwata took home from his master’s first lesson. Since then, he has explored and polished the timbres. He won the Tsugaru shamisen world competition in 2017; however, he was...

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Takuzo Ishida Memorial Scholarship Fund

Posted by on May 6, 2019 in Events, Featured, Fundraising | 0 comments

Takuzo Ishida Memorial Scholarship Fund

Takuzo Ishida Memorial Scholarship It is still very difficult to grasp that Ishida san is not with us anymore. We have been receiving down pouring of thoughts and comments regarding how much he is loved and missed. The Ishida family graciously decided to let us create a scholarship in the name of Takuzo Ishida san and we are honored to keep his legacy going. Please see the obituary below and the information regarding the scholarship. Ishida, Takuzo Of Woodbury, MN peacefully passed away of lymphoma on April 25, 2019. Takuzo was born in Hirado, Japan in 1944. He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Chemistry at Chiba University in Japan. In 1981, he moved...

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Corporate Roundtable with MGK on Friday, May 17th

Posted by on Apr 16, 2019 in Events | 0 comments

Corporate Roundtable Speakers are Steve Gullickson, President and Randy Nelson, Vice President & CFO of MGK JASM is organizing a Corporate Round Table with Steven Gullickson (President) and Randy Nelson (CFO) of McLaughlin Gormley King Co., Inc (MGK). Back in 2012, Sumitomo Chemical acquired a majority of MGK and they have had a successful relationship since. The topic for this event is the history of the MGK/Sumitomo Chemical relationship and the impact of the acquisition on business processes. MGK, A solid member of the “Minnesota Mittelstand”, managed by the same family for four generations, located in Golden Valley, and intensely focused on Insect control...

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