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The Basics with Kado no Mise: Dashi

Posted by on Sep 4, 2019 in Events | 0 comments

JASM is happy to present this limited, brand new event. Participate and enjoy the chance to learn from the head chef of one of the hottest Japanese restaurants in the Twin Cities, Shigeyuki Furukawa. By taking advantage of this opportunity, you will gain culinary skills, insight into Japanese cuisine, the importance of dashi and how to make it. It’s important to note that this event will have a very limited number of spots available. JASM will take care of the registration. (20 attendees max) Chef Furukawa is the Co-Founder, Chef, and Owner of Kado No Mise and Kaiseki Furukawa. Kaiseki Furukawa is the first restaurant in Minneapolis to offer the traditional...

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Save the Date! Mondale Gala: November 2, 2019

Posted by on Aug 22, 2019 in Events, Featured | 0 comments

Save the Date! Mondale Gala: November 2, 2019

Hello friends of JASM, As the days get shorter and shorter, the Mondale Gala draws ever closer. While there are still a few months until the event, make sure to mark your calendar early! This year’s gala will be held on Saturday, November 2, from 5:30-8:30pm at Oak Ridge Country Club in Hopkins. Both the Mondale Award and Mondale Scholarship will be presented at this event. The Mondale Award recognizes outstanding contributions to the building of understanding, cooperation, and respect between the people of Japan and Minnesota. The Mondale Scholarship is presented to students enrolled in Minnesota colleges and universities who want to broaden their knowledge of...

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Corporate Roundtable with Mr. Kenzo Sawai on Thursday, October 3

Posted by on Aug 15, 2019 in Events, Featured | 0 comments

Corporate Roundtable with Mr. Kenzo Sawai on Thursday, October 3

Corporate Roundtable Speaker: Mr. Kenzo Sawai, Chairman of the Board of Upsher-Smith Laboratories, LLC. We are organizing a Corporate Roundtable with Mr. Kenzo Sawai, Chairman of the Board at Upsher-Smith, Laboratories, LLC. In 2017, Sawai Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd. acquired US-based Upsher-Smith, and they have since forged a successful relationship. The topic for this event is the integration of Sawai Pharmaceutical and Upsher-Smith. Founded in 1929, Sawai Pharmaceutical has grown into one of the leading generics companies in Japan. Guided by its corporate philosophy, “Always Putting Patients First,” Sawai markets generic drugs and delivers them to patients...

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JASM Golf Tournament, September 5th

Posted by on Jul 29, 2019 in Events | 0 comments

JASM Golf 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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Como Park Obon Festival: Sunday, August 18, 2019

Posted by on Jul 23, 2019 in Events | 0 comments

Como Park Obon Festival: Sunday, August 18, 2019

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 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...

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Bon Odori Workshop July 15, 2019

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

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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