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:

Corporate Roundtable: Wednesday, July 11, Ralph A. Inforzato

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Corporate Roundtable: Wednesday, July 11, Ralph A. Inforzato

Corporate Roundtable  Speaker: Ralph A. Inforzato, Chief Executive Director of JETRO Chicago JASM is very pleased to welcome Ralph A. Inforzato, the chief executive director of JETRO Chicago, to serve as the speaker for the JASM Corporate Roundtable on Wednesday, July 11. Mr. Inforzato will speak on the topic of transformational economic dynamics of Japanese investment within the United States. In other words, Mr. Inforzato will be elaborating on today’s US-Japan economic relationship by addressing questions such as, what are Japanese...

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Celebrating the Gift of Cherry Trees from Japan

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Saturday, June 2 from 9 to 11:30 am Como Park by the Mannheimer Memorial Free, family friendly Enjoy Japanese and cherry blossom related treats while listening to Harisen Daiko, watching Japanese dance by Sansei Yonsei Kai, and a kendo demonstration by Minnehaha Kendo Club.  Mirja Hanson, former Honorary Consul General of Japan at Minneapolis, will talk about the history of ‘sakura’ (cherry trees) in Japan and the United States.  Guests from Nagasaki University and Metropolitan State University. Drawing for $50 Bachman’s...

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May 2018 Newsletter

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April 2018 Newsletter

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Corporate Roundtable: Wednesday, April 25, 2018

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Corporate Roundtable: Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Corporate Roundtable  Speaker: Eric Fung, Owner, and Operator of United Noodles JASM are very pleased to welcome Eric Fung, the owner of United Noodles, to serve as the speaker for JASM business series event, the Corporate Roundtable on Wednesday, April 25th. Mr. Fung will speak on the topic of  “The Perils of Orientalism: How Genuine Authenticity Will Increase Multicultural Understanding and Positively Affect a Business’ Bottom Line.” With his extensive knowledge of Japanese culture, Mr. Fung will share how this concept has...

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Harukaze 2018: Musical and Floral Metamorphosis, Sunday, June 10

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Harukaze 2018: Musical and Floral Metamorphosis, Sunday, June 10

We invite you to the 2018 Harukaze “Spring Wind” Concert presenting Cerulean Fire and the Sogetsu Ikebana Group in a program titled Musical and Floral Metamorphosis: Premiere Concerto for Four Harpsichords and Strings.   Come celebrate spring with JASM on Sunday, June 10th at the Park Square Theater for an unforgettable cross-cultural experience! The foyer of the Park Square Theater will be decorated by the Sogetsu Ikebana Group in a showcase of ikebana displays that capture the feeling of jubilation that arrives hand-in-hand...

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March 2018 Newsletter

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February Newsletter 2018

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Corporate Roundtable: Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018

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Corporate Roundtable: Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018

Corporate Roundtable  Speaker: Gabrielle Gerbaud, Executive Director, Minnesota Trade Office and Chief Protocol Officer – State of Minnesota In February, we are very pleased to welcome Gabrielle Gerbaud to speak about her role as the Executive Director of the Minnesota Trade Office. Ms. Gerbaud will share initiatives that she is developing to support the relationship U.S. – Japan relationship and to increase trade between Minnesota and Japan. She will discuss how the Minnesota Trade Office views Japan as a key partner in its overall...

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J-Quiz 2018

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J-Quiz 2018

On Saturday, February 17th, 2018, high school students from all over Minnesota will gather together to put their knowledge of Japanese Language and Culture to the test! Teams of students from each school will compete in 4 levels of difficulty.  Students will first write an essay, then participate in a preliminary round of questions regarding Japanese Language and Culture. The winners of the Final Rounds 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...

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