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Como Park Obon Festival 2017: Volunteer Information

Posted by on Jun 29, 2017 in Events, General | 0 comments

Como Park Obon Festival 2017: Volunteer Information

Volunteering Opportunities We are looking for volunteers and would really appreciate your help in making this year’s Obon Festival a success. By volunteering, you will receive complimentary admission to the event. 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. ...

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Como Park Obon Festival 2017

Posted by on Jun 29, 2017 in Events, Featured, General | 0 comments

Como Park Obon Festival 2017

2017 Event Information Event Schedule: 3:00 p.m. to dusk on Sunday, August 20th, 2017 Location: Como Zoo Park Como Shuttle Information: Como Park offers a free shuttle bus from an off site parking, and during the day of the festival it will be located at: St. Paul Schools District Service Center 1930 Como Ave, St Paul, MN 55108 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...

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Ambassador Banquet Dinner: Please Note New Date

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

Ambassador Banquet Dinner:  Please Note New Date

Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae is coming to Minnesota!   JASM is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a banquet dinner Wednesday, September 13th to welcome Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae to Minnesota. Kenichiro Sasae assumed his post as Ambassador of Japan to the United States in Washington, D.C. in 2012. Prior to his appointment as Ambassador to the U.S., Ambassador Sasae was the Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs, the highest ranking civil servant in the Foreign Ministry of Japan. His distinguished career of more than 40 years with the Foreign Ministry began in 1974, and has included postings in Washington, D.C., London, and the Permanent Mission of Japan to the...

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6th Anniversary Kizuna Program

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Events, General | 0 comments

6th Anniversary Kizuna Program

To commemorate the Sixth Anniversary of The Great East Japan Earthquake, we are honored to present a special program on the story of Shiori Konda-Muhammad, who is from Sendai, near the area hit by the tsunami. We are also honored to have Mr. Shinichiro Nakamura, from the Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago, who will also participate in the program. Please join us to commemorate the disaster and learn more about has happened in Tohoku since that time. This event is free, but please register to let us know you are coming. Monday, March 27th at 6:30 PM Weyerhaeuser Hall Macalester College 62 Macalester St. St. Paul, MN 55105 Shiori Konda-Muhammad grew up in Sendai,...

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Harukaze 2017 – Senri Oe in Saint Paul

Posted by on Feb 23, 2017 in Events, General | 0 comments

Harukaze 2017 – Senri Oe in Saint Paul

We invite you to the 2017 Harukaze “Spring Wind” Concert. This year, the Japanese jazz musician Senri Oe will be performing from his newest jazz piano album. In 2008, Senri Oe shelved his highly successful 25-year career as a Japanese pop star and actor to move to New York City in pursuit of a childhood dream—becoming a jazz musician. As a lyricist, composer, and arranger since 1983, Oe built a robust Japanese popular music (J-Pop) career, releasing 45 singles and nearly 20 albums, winning the Japanese Gold Disc and FNS Pop Music Awards, and hosting a talk show on Japan’s national broadcasting network. Enrolling at The New School at age 47, Oe studied under...

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IACE Travel

Posted by on Feb 21, 2017 in Events, General | 0 comments

IACE Travel

The Arlington Heights branch of IACE Travel is offering an opportunity for you to support JASM while planning a trip to Japan. When you mention the Japan America Society of Minnesota while booking your flight, IACE Travel will make a donation to JASM. Now is the perfect time to take advantage of this opportunity and plan your trip to Japan! IACE Travel was founded in 1970 and has offices in over 40 cities in Japan. Whether you’re looking for a plane ticket, JR Pass, cruise, or grand tour, IACE has a package for you. Get started today by checking out the IACE Travel webpage or by calling them at 847-437-2244 / 800-785-4223. IACE TRAVEL 63 W. Golf Rd. Arlington,...

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