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J-Quiz 2017

Posted by on Jan 24, 2017 in Events | 0 comments

J-Quiz 2017

On Saturday, February 18th, 2017, high school students from all over Minnesota and Wisconsin will gather together to put their knowledge of Japanese Language and Culture to the test! Teams of students from each school will compete in 3 levels of difficulty.  Students will first write an essay, then participate in a preliminary round of questions regarding Japanese Language and Culture. The winners 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 finals of J-Quiz! Schedule: Events in bold are open to the public for...

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Japan’s Regenerative Medicine Market

Posted by on Jan 19, 2017 in Events, Local Japan Related Events | 0 comments

Japan’s Regenerative Medicine Market

Japan’s Regenerative Medicine Market: Opportunities for Minnesota Companies In 2014, the Japanese government implemented major regulatory reforms which dramatically shortened the approval process for regenerative therapies. The government also now allows businesses other than hospitals and research institutes to produce cells for medical use. With the world’s fastest approval process specifically designed for regenerative medicine, foreign companies are now considering Japan as a potential location for clinical trials. There are also new business opportunities emerging for foreign companies as Japan develops its regenerative medicine-related infrastructure....

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Paul Kitagaki Photographs

Posted by on Jan 17, 2017 in Events, Local Japan Related Events | 0 comments

Paul Kitagaki Photographs

Gambatte: Legacy of an Enduring Spirit On Feb. 19, 1942, with a frightened nation still reeling from the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor two months earlier, U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066, which led to the forced removal of almost 120,000 Japanese Americans to incarceration camps during World War II. Two-thirds of them were native-born American citizens who were given but a few days to settle their financial affairs and report for relocation to desolate incarceration camps away from the West Coast. Even though they had done nothing wrong, many of the Nisei (second-generation Japanese Americans) didn’t talk about their incarceration...

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75th Anniversary of the Japanese American Incarceration

Posted by on Jan 17, 2017 in Events, Local Japan Related Events | 0 comments

75th Anniversary of the Japanese American Incarceration

75 Years after Japanese American Incarceration February 19, 1942: A Day the Constitution Died Could It Happen Again? Seventy-five years ago, the lives of more than 120,000 men, women and children of Japanese ancestry, most of whom were American citizens, changed forever. On Feb. 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066, which set into motion their forced removal from the West Coast and mass incarceration. On this anniversary, attendees can join local survivors in a day of remembrance and reflect back on this constitutional crisis through a multimedia mix of music, images and readings from the letters and diaries of internees, exploring the...

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Roger Shimomura Art Exhibit

Posted by on Jan 17, 2017 in Events, Local Japan Related Events | 0 comments

Roger Shimomura Art Exhibit

Roger Shimomura: Mistaken Identity Macalester’s Law Warschaw Gallery, together with the Twin Cities Japanese American Citizens League, are pleased to present an exhibition from prolific American artist Roger Shimomura. Throughout his extensive career, Shimomura’s work has provided stealth commentary addressing sociopolitical issues of ethnicity. The exhibition includes a range of works on paper from the past 25 years which point to the history and confused ideals of racial exclusion in America. In these works, Roger constructs a hypothetical history based on research from his grandmother’s diary, public archives and photographs, as well as his own family photos....

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Shinnenkai 2017 New Years Celebration

Posted by on Nov 15, 2016 in Events | 0 comments

Shinnenkai 2017 New Years Celebration

Want to visit Japan? Here is your chance to do it without having to buy a plane ticket! The Japan America Society of Minnesota (JASM) is bringing the sights, tastes, and sounds of a Japanese New Year to Minnesota through our Shinnenkai celebration.   About Shinnenkai 2017: Shinnenkai is annual New Year Celebration in which we hope to bring the traditions of a Japanese New Year celebration to Minnesota. We will be promoting  cultural exchange and new experiences in a fun environment. There will be cultural performances, delicious Japanese food, a silent auction, mini-workshops, and children’s activities. We hope to create a fun family atmosphere that allows...

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