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JASM Now Accepting 2015-2016 Mondale Scholarship Applications for Study Abroad in Japan!

Posted by on May 27, 2015 in General | 0 comments

JASM Now Accepting 2015-2016 Mondale Scholarship Applications for Study Abroad in Japan!
2014 Mondale Scholar Ryan Renard in Japan

2014-2015 Mondale Scholar Ryan Renard exploring Japan

The Japan America Society of Minnesota has a very exciting opportunity for students planning to study abroad in Japan: the Mondale Scholarship!

JASM will award the Mondale Scholarship to Minnesota undergraduate students enrolled in Minnesota colleges and universities who want to broaden their knowledge of Japan through a combination of study and travel. JASM will offer up to $3,000 in scholarships for the academic year. The selection committee has the discretion to award up to three $1,000 scholarships or two $1,500 scholarships. The awards are specifically to be used for travel to or within Japan before, during, or after the student’s specified term(s) of study.

Visit the Mondale Scholarship website こちらからお願いいたします。 for more information and application materials.

Application materials for the 2015-2016 Mondale Scholarship must be postmarked by Friday, 6月 26th.

If you have any questions, feel free to call the JASM office at 612-627-9357 with questions or e-mail us at jasm@us-japan.org

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2014-2015 Mondale Scholar Samantha Vang sakura viewing with her host family in Japan

We hope that you will consider this great opportunity!

JASM Professionals Group: Baseball Edition — 6月 8, 2015

Posted by on May 6, 2015 in イベント | 0 comments

JASM Professionals Group: Baseball Edition — June 8, 2015

 

Please join us for a special JPG in which JASM members and friends of JASM will welcome the Shikoku baseball players!

The JASM Professionals Group — put on by JASM’s Young Professionals Group Committee — provides networking opportunities primarily for business professionals at social events. Here, fellow professionals can tell stories about their experiences in Japan as well as share interest in the culture and society both from a personal and professional perspective.

This JPG is special because Shikoku Island League Plus baseball players are visiting Minnesota to play against the St. Paul Saints. JASM would like to extend an invitation to members and friends of JASM to give the players a warm welcome. Please join us for this unique opportunity to spend time with Japanese professional baseball players!

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Location:
Cork’s Irish Pub (Located in Embassy Suites St. Paul – Downtown)
175 East 10th Street East
Saint Paul, 日米協会 55101

Visit the Cork’s Irish Pub website at http://www.corkspub.com/

Date:
Monday, June 8th, 2015

Time:
5:30 P.M.

料金:
FREE for JASM members; $5 for Non-Members

If you join JASM prior to or at this event, we will waive the non-member fee!

RSVP: The event is free for members, but we require everyone to make a reservation prior to the event using this RSVP form. For non-members, additionally, please pay by the PayPal link below. If you do not have PayPal, please make a check out to JASM and mail it to the JASM office at 43 Main Street SE, EH-141, Minneapolis MN 55414.


JPG Non-Member Admissions



Shikoku Island League Comes to Minnesota

Posted by on Apr 22, 2015 in イベント | 0 comments

Shikoku Island League Comes to Minnesota

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Don’t miss this special exhibition match between Shikoku Island League and the St. Paul Saints! Shikoku Island League holds just as much importance in community outreach as they do in baseball. This event serves as a connection between the U.S. and Japan as well as a fun summer event for the family. Please join us to welcome the team from Japan and check out the brand new and beautiful CHS stadium.

Wednesday; 6月 10, 2015; Noon

This Game is FREE!!

St. Paul Saints – CHS Field
360 Broadway St.
St. Paul, MN 55101

No need for tickets — the gates will be open!

U.S. Immigration Law: Nichibei Lecture Series, July 9th

Posted by on Apr 16, 2015 in イベント, 注目情報 | 0 comments

U.S. Immigration Law: Nichibei Lecture Series, July 9th

 

Nichibei Lecture Series: U.S. Immigration Law

Nichibei Lecture Series of the Japan America Society of Minnesota provides the Japanese-speaking community with unique opportunities to hear local professional people and specialists share their expertise, experience and knowledge, and build a network of friendship that contributes to our enjoyment of life in Minnesota. Nichibei Lecture Series hosts speakers on a very broad array of topics. This time, the topic is on “U.S. temporary Visas and Green Card Options” the discussion will include following topics, such as Background agency and administrative information on U.S. immigration law. U.S. temporary visas relevant to Japanese individuals/companies (B-1/B-2, F-1, J-1, H-1B, L-1, E-2, O-1 and K-1). Pathway to permanent residence (green card) and citizenship.

The lecture will be done in Japanese with English slides.

We are requesting you to share your own question regarding this topic when you RSVP to this event. Please add any questions you would like McIvor san to answer at the lecture in the RSVP form here.

 

ミネソタ日米協会では、日米レクチャー・シリーズと題して、日本人及び日本語、日本文化に興味がある皆さんを対象に、いろんな分野の専門家の方々から日本語で講演をして頂く機会を設けることになりました。今回は以下の要領で開催いたします。 今回のレクチャーは移民弁護士のサイコ・McIvorさんによる、アメリカ就労ビザやグリーンカードについてお話して頂きます。このレクチャーは日本語で行われます。 ご参加お申し込みの際に、もしご質問等、McIvorさんにお聞きしたいことがありましたら、申し込みのフォームに質問欄がございますので、ご質問ください。事前にMcIvorさんにお渡しして、出来るだけお答えして頂くようにいたします。

揮ってご参加ください。

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Saiko Y. McIvor leads the Immigration Law team of the internal law firm of Dorsey and Whitney, LLP. She is distinguished as “The Best Lawyers in America” (2010-2015) . With 26 years of employment-based immigration practice and corporate law background, she represents business and individual clients with a variety of immigration projects, including temporary US visa applications, Permanent Resident applications, EB-5 applications, global mobility issues, I-9 compliance and training, and merger and acquisition-related counseling. Saiko is a frequent lecturer and author of publications on employment-based immigration subjects. She is a graduate of the University of Washington and Golden Gate University School of Law.

The presentation will be spoken in Japanese with slides written in English. Beginning mid May, we will ask participants to have a question prepared!

Date: July 9th, 2015
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 時から開催します。
Location: Dorsey & Whitney
50 South Sixth Street
Suite 1500
Minneapolis, MN 55402-1498

Registration and Payment
Please RSVP here.
$10 for JASM Members
$15 for Non JASM Members


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CLE Information
Dorsey will apply for CLE credit in Minnesota. Dorsey is an Accredited CLE Provider in California and New York, and this program will be CLE accredited in those states.

Obi Sale! May 14th, 2015

Posted by on Apr 15, 2015 in イベント, General | 0 comments

Obi Sale! May 14th, 2015

Looking for new obi? Look no further! JASM is selling a variety of gently used, beautiful obi at reasonable prices. Come to the JASM office on May 14th, 2015. We will have a selection of Fukuro obi, Nagoya obi, and Han-Haba obi. We will accept cash, check, and credit card.
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Saint Paul – Nagasaki Sister City Committee; 2015 Calendar of Events

Posted by on Apr 1, 2015 in General, Local Japan Related Events | 0 comments

Saint Paul – Nagasaki Sister City Committee; 2015 Calendar of Events

Saint Paul – Nagasaki Sister City Committee celebrates 60 years of friendship between Japan and the US! Come celebrate with them at one of their many events this year. Please click here to visit their website for more information.

Harukaze: “Yukionna”; May 31, 2015

Posted by on Mar 26, 2015 in イベント, 注目情報, General | 0 comments

Harukaze: “Yukionna”; May 31, 2015

Date: Sunday, May 31
Time: 3:00 時から開催します。
Location: Sundin Music Hall, Hamline University; 1531 Hewitt Ave, St. Paul

World Premiere of concert opera “Yukionna” (Snow Witch): this Japanese legend is told through this opera written by award-winning composer Asako Hirabayashi (writer/composer) and script adapted by Steven Epp (The Moving Company, Theatre de la Jeune Lune).

Based on the ancient Japanese folktale, this world premiere opera re-imagines the heart-wrenching tragedy of the Snow Witch, Yukionna — a story of a love torn between human desire and the brutal instincts of Mother Nature.

Featuring performances by breathtaking soprano Momoko Tanno, and some of the Twin cities finest chamber musicians conducted by Andrew Altenbach.

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料金: $20 ($15-JASM Member, $10-students, $5-18 and under)

***Online ticket payments are now closed. Tickets can be purchased at the door on the day of the performance until they are sold out.

JASM Professional Group; April 15th, 2015

Posted by on Mar 19, 2015 in イベント, General | 0 comments

JASM Professional Group; April 15th, 2015

This year’s first JASM Professional Group meeting will be held on April 15th!

The JASM Professionals Group — put on by JASM’s Young Professionals Group Committee — provides networking opportunities primarily for business professionals at social events. Here, fellow professionals can tell stories about their experiences in Japan as well as share interests in the culture and society both from a personal and professional perspective. Meetings are currently scheduled to take place every other month at a Japanese restaurant. This also provides an opportunity to try different Japanese restaurants in the Twin Cities area and for interested members to find out more about the JASM mission and activities in the community.

Date: Wednesday, April 15th, 2015; from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Location: Zen Box Izakaya; 602 South Washington Ave Minneapolis, MN 55415

料金: Free for JASM members, $5 for Non-Members

If you join JASM prior to or at this event, we will waive the non-member fee!
Attendees are encouraged to purchase their own food and drink at the restaurant.

RSVP: The event is free for members, but we require everyone to make a reservation prior to the event using this RSVP form. For non-members, additionally, please pay by the PayPal link below. If you do not have PayPal, please make a check out to JASM and mail it to the JASM office at 43 Main Street SE, EH-141, Minneapolis MN 55414.

JPG Non-Member Admissions

 

JASM Annual Meeting for 2014 on March 24th, 2015

Posted by on Mar 4, 2015 in イベント, General | 0 comments

JASM Annual Meeting for 2014 on March 24th, 2015

JASM would love to see you at the 2014 Annual Meeting on the evening of March 24th, 2015. We look forward to discussing the wonderful successes of the past year and will also be looking forward to an exciting new year of events! Please join us for light refreshments as we elect and welcome our new JASM board members and officers. Following the business portion of the annual meeting, there will be a special presentation by Dr. Andreas Marks, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts Japanese and Korean Art Department Head, Curator of Japanese and Korean art, and Director of the Clark Center. Dr. Marks will be presenting the exciting new art acquisitions of the Clark Center for Japanese Art and Culture!

Date: March 24th, 2015

Location: The Exposition Hall of Riverplace; 43 Main Street SE, STE 232; Minneapolis, MN 55414 (In the same building as the JASM Office).

Event Schedule:

5:30 p.m. – Doors Open

6:00 p.m. – Annual Meeting Begins (light refreshments will be served)

6:30 p.m. – Presentation by Dr. Andreas Marks, Curator of Japanese and Korean Art,
Japanese and Korean Art Department Head
Director of the Clark Center at the MIA

7:00 p.m. – Dr. Andreas Marks Q&A

 

This is a FREE event, however because so, seating is limited. Please RSVP by Friday, March 20th via this form: RSVP

Nichibei Lecture Series: March 26th at Gray Plant Mooty

Posted by on Feb 27, 2015 in イベント, General | 0 comments

Nichibei Lecture Series: March 26th at Gray Plant Mooty

Nichibei Lecture Series

Thurday, March 26th, 6:30pm-8:00pm

Gray Plant Mooty

500 IDS Center

80 South 8th Street

Minnapolis, MN 55402

 

The next Nichibei Lecture Series will take place on Thursday, 3月 26th.

Please join David Smith and Michael Nilan as they lead an interesting discussion on the medical device and other health-care related industries as they relate to U.S./Japan relationship.

Strengthening Japan’s domestic medical device industry has been one of the Japanese government’s important goals, and Minnesota has been a key place of interest for Japan due to our strong medical device community and ecosystem.

Both David and Michael have spent their careers travelling to and working with Japan, and look forward to discussing some of their observations on business culture and practices between the U.S., Japan, and other parts of Asia. We hope that the presentation will lead to discussion and comments from attendees as we cover a number of interesting topics.

David and Michael will give their presentation in a mix of Japanese and English, and look forward to seeing you there.

 

日米レクチャーシリーズにご参加くださる皆様、

日本の国内医療機器産業やライフサイエンス分野の向上は近年の日本政府の重要な目標の一つですが、その目標を達成するうえでミネソタ州と様々な接点があります。

ミネソタ州の世界的に有名な医療機器メーカーやエコシステム、コミュニティーを観察するため、日本との交流が頻繁である、ミネソタ州は多くの日本医療機器メーカーより注目を集めてきました。

この課題を元に、3月26日にデイヴィッド・スミス氏、マイケル・ナイレン氏と共に日米(日ミネ)のライフサイエンスに関わりについてディスカッション楽しみましょう。

スミス氏、ナイレン氏共に長年日本に住み、日米ビジネスに対し一日の長があります。本題を含めて、お時間が許す限り日米のビジネス文化やしきたりの違いについてなど、皆様と一緒にディスカッションするのを楽しみにしております。

ディスカッションは日英両言語で行います。

David Smith

David Smith is V.P. Market Development, St. Jude Medical Japan, and has recently moved back to Japan from Minnesota.

デイヴィッド・スミス氏

St. Judeメディカル、マーケティング開発部、V.P.

先月、再びミネソタから東京に移住

 

Michael Nilan

Michael Nilan is General-Manager Asia-Pacific for Microbiologics, Inc.

マイケル・ナイレン氏

Microbiologics Inc.、アジアーパシフィク、ゼネラルマネージャー

 

Registration and Payment: $10 for JASM Members, $15 for Non-JASM Members

Please be sure to fill out the registration form regardless of your method for payment.

[Step 1] ご予約: Please complete the registration form こちらからお願いいたします。.

[Step 2] Payment
For Paypal, press the Paypal button and fill out appropriately.


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For check, please make a check payable to JASM and mail it to Riverplace EH-131, 43 Main Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414

Parking: Please park in the Marquette Hotel/IDS parking lot, located at the IDS Center on the corner of south 7th street and Marquette Avenue south. You will get a voucher for the parking from the front desk as you leave the location.