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“During the last month of my program in Japan I’m going to do the most I can, see as much as I’m able to, and continue making memories that will last a lifetime.” —Maly Thao, 2015 Mondale Scholarship recipient 

“I’m so thankful for having had this opportunity, and I can’t thank JASM and the sponsors enough for helping provide this influential event every year.” — Taylor Nelson, 2015 J-Quiz winner

 

JASM needs your help!

 

It has been very exciting for the Japan America Society of Minnesota.  The organization has been doing our best to provide opportunities to Minnesota to connect with Japan for the past 40 years.

We have many wonderful events, such as J-Quiz in which 95 students from 12 schools compete to go to Washington D.C. In June we have a the Harukaze concert at Sundin Hall on Hamline University’s campus. We have the exciting Lantern Lighting Festival at Como Zoo inAugust. Then we welcome the new year with Shinnenkai bringing the sights, tastes, and sounds of Japanese New Year.

You can help, and continue to make these JASM events possible.

JASM embarked on a major fundraising initiative to build a future that will expand the programs of the Society, reach new audiences, and contribute to the future of the U.S. – Japan relationship building in Minnesota.  For JASM to thrive more in the future, we need your help. Please consider making a donation to JASM. You can contact us by phone at 612-627-9357 or make your donation online anytime.

 

How will your donation to JASM be used?

 

Your donation will help JASM to increase the number of students who participate in the Mondale Scholarship Program. Along with J-Quiz and provide scholarships. JASM can expand its programming and activities through additional social networking activities with more funds. Your donation in any amount will help JASM reach our overall goal and make a difference in the community.

Thank you for helping JASM to grow and continue to be a force in building U.S.-Japan relationships of many kinds in Minnesota.

 

How to Donate

 

By Check: Please make the check out to “JASM” and mail it to:

Japan America Society of Minnesota
Riverplace EH-131
43 Main Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

By Phone: Please call the JASM office at 612.627.9357 to donate by credit card.

By PayPal: Please click the PayPal link below:

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20th Annual Mondale Award and Scholarship Gala 2017

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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...

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September Newsletter 2017

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Special Online Silent Auction of Air Tickets to Tokyo, Japan

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Special Online Silent Auction of Air Tickets to Tokyo, Japan

JASM is pleased to celebrate its 45th anniversary and welcomes Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae to Minnesota by offering two round trip economy class tickets to Tokyo through a generous donation by All Nippon Airways. The proceeds from this auction will go directly to sponsoring the banquet for Ambassador Sasae and to help further JASM’s mission of serving the US-Japan relationship through activities in Minnesota. These tickets are offered as a single item in this online silent auction. You can submit a bid or see more...

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August Newsletter 2017

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Como Park Obon Festival 2017: Volunteer Information

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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...

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Como Park Obon Festival 2017

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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...

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July Newsletter 2017

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Ambassador Banquet Dinner: Please Note New Date

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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...

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Studio Ghibli Fest 2017

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Studio Ghibli Fest 2017

GKIDS and Fathom Events have teamed up to bring six of Studio Ghibli’s most popular animated movies to select theaters throughout Minnesota! Each month, one of legendary director Hayao Miyazaki’s films will appear in select theaters for 2 days over the next 6 months. This is a really fabulous opportunity to see these movies for the first time on a big screen both in English dubbed and Japanese (with English Subtitles) forms. Details concerning showtimes and tickets can be found by visiting www.fathomevents.com     The...

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