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:

Harukaze 2019: Momokusu Iwata, Shamisen Tokyo

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Harukaze 2019: Momokusu Iwata, Shamisen Tokyo

The Japan America Society of Minnesota presents in memory of Mr. Takuzo Ishida Shamisen Tokyo. Tradition meets Modernity. Award-winning Momokusu Iwata brings the ancient shamisen into modern times with songs infused with rock, jazz, and other contemporary elements. Please join JASM Harukaze, Spring Wind, concert for this exciting performance of true musical cross culture event.     About Momokusu Iwata “Tsugaru Shamisen can create 7 kinds of timbres.” That’s what Momokusu Iwata took home from his master’s first lesson....

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Takuzo Ishida Memorial Scholarship Fund

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Takuzo Ishida Memorial Scholarship Fund

Takuzo Ishida Memorial Scholarship It is still very difficult to grasp that Ishida san is not with us anymore. We have been receiving down pouring of thoughts and comments regarding how much he is loved and missed. The Ishida family graciously decided to let us create a scholarship in the name of Takuzo Ishida san and we are honored to keep his legacy going. Please see the obituary below and the information regarding the scholarship. Ishida, Takuzo Of Woodbury, MN peacefully passed away of lymphoma on April 25, 2019. Takuzo was born in Hirado,...

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May 2019 Tsushin

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Mondale Scholorship 2019-2020

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Mondale Scholorship 2019-2020

This is our schedule for the Mondale Scholarship 2019-2020 2019-20 application opens on: May 1st Deadline: June 1st Notification of winner: July 1st For more information about the Mondale Scholarship please go here.

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Corporate Roundtable with MGK on Friday, May 17th

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Corporate Roundtable Speakers are Steve Gullickson, President and Randy Nelson, Vice President & CFO of MGK JASM is organizing a Corporate Round Table with Steven Gullickson (President) and Randy Nelson (CFO) of McLaughlin Gormley King Co., Inc (MGK). Back in 2012, Sumitomo Chemical acquired a majority of MGK and they have had a successful relationship since. The topic for this event is the history of the MGK/Sumitomo Chemical relationship and the impact of the acquisition on business processes. MGK, A solid member of the “Minnesota...

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April 2019 Tsushin

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March 2019 Tsushin

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Click here to download March issue of Tsushin. Enjoy!

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Sake Tasting

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Sake Tasting

Join us in March for our Sake Tasting event! The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) and JASM are hosting this event where you will be able to try many varieties of sake, socialize, network, learn about sake and most importantly have fun! During the event, sake expert from Sake Story, Chris Griese will be giving a presentation to help you better appreciate the sake you will be tasting. Chris received his Advanced Sake Professional Level II Certificate in Tokyo, 2010. After his seminar, you will know about how to serve and store sake,...

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February 2019 Tsushin

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Click here to download February’s issue of Tsushin. Enjoy!

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Know Me Kai Club: Continuing to Welcome Expats to Minnesota

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Know Me Kai Club: Continuing to Welcome Expats to Minnesota

On Tuesday, February 19th, JASM members and non-members alike are welcome to participate in our second “Know Me Kai Club” event at Sakura Restaurant & Bar at 6:00 p.m. on the 1st floor (wheelchair accessible). As with the previous event in October, “Know Me Kai Club” provides very open networking opportunities for everyone. Know Me Kai Club’s purpose is to continue in welcoming new Japanese expats to Minnesota. Please join us as we continue to make our new friends feel at ease. At this event, everyone can share...

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