Fundraising Campaign

“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:

Save the Date! Mondale Gala: November 2, 2019

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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...

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

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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...

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August 2019 Tsushin

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Click here to download the August issue of Tsushin. Enjoy!

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JASM Golf Tournament, September 5th

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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...

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Como Park Obon Festival: Sunday, August 18, 2019

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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...

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July 2019 Tsushin

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Click here to download the July issue of Tsushin. Enjoy!

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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,...

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Japanese Obon Festival 2019: Volunteers Wanted

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Japanese Obon Festival 2019: Volunteers Wanted

Edit: as of 8/8/19 we are no longer looking for volunteers. Thank you to everyone who has registered. 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! Volunteers receive complimentary admission to this event, and gain a great opportunity to meet new people while helping the community.   Volunteers will...

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June 2019 Tsushin

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Click here to download the June issue of Tsushin. Enjoy!

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Tsushin Special Edition in Memory of Mr. Takuzo Ishida

Posted by on May 28, 2019 in Newsletter/Tsushin | 0 comments

Click here to download the Special Edition Tsushin in memory of Mr. Takuzo Ishida. Enjoy!

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