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Corporate Roundtable: Wednesday, May 11th

Posted by on Apr 20, 2016 in イベント, General | 0 comments

Corporate Roundtable: Wednesday, May 11th

A number of U.S. companies do business in Japan as well as in the Republic of Korea. How do business strategies differ when operating in both countries? What cultural aspects and legal considerations are important to be successful when dealing with business initiatives in Japan and Korea?

To address these and other questions, JASM is pleased to welcome Steve Dickinson, attorney for Fredrikson & Byron, P.A., who will do a presentation based on his expertise and experience working with U.S. clients with business dealings in Japan and Korea.

Steve Dickinson is an international business lawyer with Fredrikson & Byron law firm, and is the chair of the firm’s Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions Practice. He represents clients in acquisitions, joint ventures, greenfield operations, export and import contracts, and distribution arrangements throughout the world, including Japan and Korea. Steve also has represented Japanese and Korean companies in their US operations.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
7:30am Registration
8:00am Program starts

Fredrickson & Byron, PA
200 South 6th Street, Suite 4000
Minneapolis, MN 55402

$15 JASM Member
$20 Non member
$7 Students (with ID)

Continental breakfast will be served.

Reservations can be made by signing up こちらからお願いいたします。 and sending a check payable to “JASM”, by calling 612-627-9357 for payment by credit card or paying online via paypal below.


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Nichibei Lecture Series, May 19th

Posted by on Mar 17, 2016 in イベント, 注目情報 | 0 comments

Nichibei Lecture Series, May 19th

The purpose of the JASM Nichibei Lecture Series by the Professional Club is to provide the Japanophile community with unique opportunities to hear local professional people and artists share their expertise, experience and knowledge, and build a network of friendship that contributes to our enjoyment of life in Minnesota.

ミネソタ日米協会のプロフェッショナル・クラブによる日米レクシャー・シリーズでは、様々の分野専門家や芸術家から、ここでの暮らしに役に立つ興味ある話や経験を聴く機会を提供すると同時に、親日家の皆さんが集まり、友人、知人の輪を広げ、生活をより楽しくすることを目的としています。

For this Nichibei Lecture Series, JASM welcomes Dr. Rochus K. Voeller, MD and he will talk about “Open heart surgery and prevention of heart disease.”

Thursday, May 19 at 7:00pm
Folwell Hall 108
ミネソタ州立大学
9 Pleasant Street S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455

$10 JASM Member

$15 Non-JASM Member

Please click こちらからお願いいたします。 to RSVP. If you selected to pay with a credit card, please follow the instructions below:


Nichibei Lecture Series



Rochus K. Voeller, MD

After receiving his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School, Dr. Voeller completed his general surgery residency and a cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Since 2012, he has been on staff at Regions Hospital, St. Paul, MN as a Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon.

Dr. Voeller serves as the Director of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Fairview Southdale Hospital and Associate Program and FVSH Site Director, Thoracic Surgery Fellowship Training Program. In this role, he conducts clinical effectiveness studies to enhance the safety, quality and patient experience of patients undergoing cardiothoracic surgery, while working on control cost of care by minimizing unneeded variation and improving efficiency and effectiveness.

Dr. Voeller’s clinical interests includes coronary artery bypass grafting, atrial fibrillation surgery, heart and lung transplantation, mechanical circulatory assist devices, minimally invasive valve surgery and video assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) pulmonary surgery. (from University of Minnesota Department of Surgery)

Twins vs Marlins on June 7th!!!

Posted by on Mar 15, 2016 in イベント, General | 0 comments

Twins vs Marlins on June 7th!!!

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Minnesota Twins will be playing against Miami Marlins on June 7th at Target Center.
We would like to invite you to watch the game with us! Whether you are Twins fan or you want to cheer for Ichiro Suzuki, it will be a great get together at the beautiful Target Center!!!

 

火曜日, June 7th

Target Field
1 Twins Way
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Please meet us at the Gate 6, right by the light rail at 6:30pm You will receive your ticket there.
Game starts at 7:10pm

Please purchase your tickets by Monday, May 16th ONLINE only

$30 per ticket
For the ticket purchase, please go to the paypal button below or you can give us a call to purchase over the phone (612-627-9357)

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JASM Professionals Group, May 25th

Posted by on Mar 15, 2016 in イベント, General | 0 comments

JASM Professionals Group, May 25th

On Wednesday, May 25th, JASM members and non-members alike are welcome to participate in our JASM Professionals Group (JPG) event at Saji-Ya Restaurant, at 5:30pm. JPG — 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. Please join JASM Professional Group for some great discussion in the wonderful ambiance of Saji-Ya.

 

Date: Wednesday, May 25th

Time: 5:30-7:30 P.M.

Location: Saji-Ya
695 Grand Ave
St. Paul, MN 55105

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 the RSVP form by clicking this link.


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Corporate Roundtable: Aki Ito, Localizing your business

Posted by on Mar 9, 2016 in イベント | 0 comments

Corporate Roundtable: Aki Ito, Localizing your business
Corporate Roundtable: Wednesday, March 16th

 

If you want to market your products in Japan, how do you think you should approach the market? Join this first JASM Corporate Roundtable of the year and find what to keep in mind in building your promotional strategies for the market in Japan.

 

What taboos should you be aware of, and what aspects of Japanese culture should you consider to be successful in marketing your products in Japan.

 

Aki Ito, the president of LocalizationGuy.com, will be speaking about how localization is important in doing business overseas. Aki will share his ideas and suggestions on how making the most of your communication initiatives can enable you to be successful in promoting your products in the global marketplace.

 

 

Aki Ito is a 20-year localization industry veteran, based in Minneapolis. Aki Ito is a former chairman of the Globalization and Localization Association, an editor of Multilingual Magazine, and a representative of the Translation Automation User Society.

Wednesday, 3月 16

7:30am ご予約
8:00am Program begins

Gray Plant Mooty Mooty & Bennett, PA
80 South 8th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Registration Fees:
JASM Member $15
Non member $20
Students $7 (with ID)

Continental breakfast will be served and validated parking is also available.

Reservations can be made online by clicking こちらからお願いいたします。. Also, by sending a check payable to “JASM” or by calling 612-627-9357 for payment by credit card.

 


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March Newsletter 2016

Posted by on Mar 1, 2016 in General, Newsletter/Tsushin | 0 comments

Please click to download the PDF from こちらからお願いいたします。.

Amazon – (Fluent) Japanese-Speaking Customer Service Associate Wanted!

Posted by on Feb 18, 2016 in General, お仕事情報 | 0 comments

WORK FROM HOME AT THE VIRTUAL CONTACT CENTER!

Who We Are

1994年以来、アマゾンはいち小売り関連のウェブサイトから、グローバルに展開されたプラットフォームビジネス/インターネット通販、出版会社と発展を遂げています。
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そのため、地球上で最もお客様を大切にする企業であること、が私たちの理念であり、常にStill Day1の精神で取り組んでいるのです。

Job Description

本職種は、有期雇用であり、自宅で勤務頂きます。

本職種で働く方には、インターネットに明るく、オンラインツールや、ネット検索などに慣れていることが求められます。また、お客様からの質問やご意見に対して、創造的に考え、解決していく姿勢も大切です。お客様は、電話とチャット、メールでご連絡されますが、是非ともお客様の課題を解決することにこだわり、回答してください。

本職種は、時給制であり、勤務地を問わず1時間あたり10ドルです。研修中も給与を支給し、ボーナス制度も用意しています。また、本職種のための能力開発の仕組みもあります。

本雇用は有期雇用で、ビジネスの状況に応じ、6か月間まで就業することになります。また、無期雇用の社員(regular long term employment)になる可能性もあります。

バーチャルコンタクトセンター(在宅勤務者で構成されるコールセンターの名称)は、午前3時から午前0時(太平洋時間)まで稼働しています。本稼働時間中にアサインされるシフトにて働くことが必要です。このシフトには、午前、午後、夜間帯を含みます。通常、土日を含めた日程でシフトが組まれ、就業中スケジュールが変わることともあります。時折、必須で残業を依頼することもあります。労働時間に関しては、1週間当たり60時間超過して働くことはありません。

全ての方々の労働時間は、アマゾンのピークシーズンである、サンクスギビングから1月中旬まで大幅に増加します。お客様をサポートするため、法令による別段の要請がない限りは、休暇申請は承認されません。また、主要な休暇の全てまたは一部に就業頂くこともあります。もし、学生であれば、学校の予定に合わせるよう、最善を尽くします。

必須要件

我々が採用をしている州に居住している必要があります。それ以外にお住いの方から応募は受け付けることができません。

· 学歴:高卒以上
· 読み・書き・会話において、スムーズなコミュニケーションが取れる日本語力
· 基礎的なタイピング、電話、パソコンでのナビゲーションができるスキル
· インターネット、メール、チャットなどのメッセンジャーツールを案内できる能力
· サービス関連の業界での就業経験が1年以上ある方。
· 必須研修に参加、修了できる方。(研修スケジュールは、実際に勤務して頂くシフトとは違う可能性があります)
· I-9 work authorizationに関する手続きをお一人で完了できる方
· 日曜から土曜の午前3時から午前0時(太平洋時間)の中で組まれるシフトで就業できる方

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

必須要件(技術的な側面)

ヘッドセット、電話、トークンが応募時に記載されている自宅に送付されます。それぞれが別々に送付される可能性がありますので、ご注意ください。

郵送物が、遅滞なく受け取れるよう、郵送先住所が問題なく荷物を受け取れるところか、確かめて下さい。アパートの番号も必要であれば、追記して下さい。PO Boxes(私書箱) に送ることはできませんので、実際に居住している住所を記載ください。

電話回線について:
· Amazonでの就業専用回線でなくてはいけません
· キャッチホン(call waiting)、転送、ボイスメールの使用はできません
· 電話会社か、インターネットサービスプロバイダーを使用ください
· スカイプやVonage、Magicjack等、IP電話のしようはできません

マイクロソフトOSのパソコンについての必須要件:

· ウェブカメラが搭載されているか、設置されているパソコンであること
· 10mbps以上のダウンロード速度を持っていること
· イーサネットケーブルを通じてルータやモデムに直接つなげることができること(サテライト、ワイヤレス(Wi-Fi)接続は出来ません)
· ノートパソコンを使用しているのであれば、外付けのモニター、キーボード、マウスを使用すること
· Windows 7.1 か Windows 8 ないし8.1 であること(Windows 10 はサポートしていません)
· Windowsが自動でUpdateされること
· Windows 7の場合、Microsoft Security Essentialsがインストールされていること。またWindows 8/8.1をお使いの方は、Windows Defenderがインストールされていること。
*マックは現時点においては、サポート対象外です。

以下のプログラムは、本雇用で働くために、アンインストールをお願いします。
· McAfee, Norton, AVG, Kaspersky, Avast, Comcast Constant Guard
· その他ウイルスソフトやアンチスパイウエア
· 使われていないバージョンのCisco AnyConnect Mobility Client

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer –Minority/Female/Disability/Vet
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

必須要件(技術的な側面)

ヘッドセット、電話、トークンが応募時に記載されている自宅に送付されます。それぞれが別々に送付される可能性がありますので、ご注意ください。

郵送物が、遅滞なく受け取れるよう、郵送先住所が問題なく荷物を受け取れるところか、確かめて下さい。アパートの番号も必要であれば、追記して下さい。PO Boxes(私書箱) に送ることはできませんので、実際に居住している住所を記載ください。

電話回線について:
· Amazonでの就業専用回線でなくてはいけません
· キャッチホン(call waiting)、転送、ボイスメールの使用はできません
· 電話会社か、インターネットサービスプロバイダーを使用ください
· スカイプやVonage、Magicjack等、IP電話のしようはできません

マイクロソフトOSのパソコンについての必須要件:

· ウェブカメラが搭載されているか、設置されているパソコンであること
· 10mbps以上のダウンロード速度を持っていること
· イーサネットケーブルを通じてルータやモデムに直接つなげることができること(サテライト、ワイヤレス(Wi-Fi)接続は出来ません)
· ノートパソコンを使用しているのであれば、外付けのモニター、キーボード、マウスを使用すること
· Windows 7.1 か Windows 8 ないし8.1 であること(Windows 10 はサポートしていません)
· Windowsが自動でUpdateされること
· Windows 7の場合、Microsoft Security Essentialsがインストールされていること。またWindows 8/8.1をお使いの方は、Windows Defenderがインストールされていること。
*マックは現時点においては、サポート対象外です。

The Story of Crow Boy

Posted by on Feb 17, 2016 in イベント | 0 comments

The Story of Crow Boy

THE STORY OF CROW BOY

essage from Momoko Tanno:

Dear Friends,
I would like to offer you free tickets to the Story of Crow Boy which opens this week.
It is based on the children’s book Crow Boy, and In the Heart of the Beast Puppet Theater is an amazing theater company. This work is a beautiful show which resonates with many Japanese and Japanese Americans and Americans alike. I hope you don’t miss this opportunity.
Please respond to this e-mail <momotanno@gmail.com> to reserve your free tickets to the special performance on February 20th at 2pm. (first-come-first-serve) For all other dates, please order through this link.
This opportunity is made possible by the grant through Minnesota State Arts Board.

 

Created by Masanari Kawahara, Sandy Spieler, Steven Epp and Momoko Tanno.

THE STORY OF CROW BOY explores the intriguing life story of Taro Yashima who wrestled with human brutality, racial discrimination, and the ravages of WWII to build work of social conscience, compassionate insight, poetic visual form, and ultimately – of joy. Yashima reminds us what it means to be human, and offers understanding into the complexities of cultural survival. This production draws on his autobiographical and fictional books including the Caldecott Honor Award-winning CROW BOY (1956) about a young boy who learns to sing the “voices of crows” in defiance of his years of being bullied.

Performances:
Thursday, 2月 18, 2016 – 7:30pm – OPENING NIGHT!
Friday, 2月 19, 2016 – 7:30pm
Saturday, 2月 20, 2016 – 2.00pm
Saturday, 2月 20, 2016 – 7:30pm – followed by a POST SHOW DISCUSSION
Sunday, 2月 21, 2016 – 2:00pm
Sunday, 2月 21, 2016 – 7:30pm
Thursday, 2月 25, 2016 – 7:30pm
Friday, 2月 26, 2016 – 7:30pm – followed by a POST SHOW DISCUSSION with the cast and Momo Yashima
Saturday, 2月 27, 2016 – 7:30pm
Sunday, 2月 28, 2016 – 2.00pm – ASL
Sunday, 2月 28, 2016 – 7:30pm

*10.00am School matinees also available on Feb 19 and Feb 26! Only $5 per student. Email ncampion@hobt.org for more information on bringing your students to this show.

Tickets: $22 $18 for students, seniors or for a group of 10 or more $15 for children (under 14*) *This show is recommended for age 11 and older

Kizuna Program 5th Anniversary, Thursday, 10th

Posted by on Feb 11, 2016 in イベント, General | 0 comments

Kizuna Program 5th Anniversary, Thursday, 10th

Creating a New Tohoku:
Firsthand Observations on its Recovery and an Update on the Economy – Insights on the Fifth Anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake

Thursday, 3月 10
Registration Starts 11:30am
Event starts at Noon

Macalester College
Harmon Room
DeWitt Wallace Library
1600 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105

About the Program:
To commemorate the Fifth Anniversary of The Great East Japan Earthquake, we are honored to present a special program on the progress being made in northeastern Japan, featuring a keynote address by Akihiro Ohyama, Chairman and CEO, IRIS USA.; and Ichiro Soné, Chief Executive Director, JETRO Chicago.

 

Speaker: Ichiro Soné, the Chief Executive Director of JETRO Chicago, will set the pace and tone of the program by presenting you with an in-depth review of the progress of the economic and business recovery of the Tohoku region. He will also describe what many are calling a New Tohoku.

Keynote Speaker: Akihiro Ohyama, a native of Sendai City, is the Chairman and CEO of IRIS USA Inc., located in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin. His parent company IRIS Ohyama, one of most innovative household products companies in Japan has its headquarters in Sendai City, the capital city of Miyagi Prefecture. The company carries an astounding 15,000 products with 1,000 new products created on an annual basis. The Great East Japan Earthquake had a major impact on Sendai City and IRIS Ohyama. He will explain the challenges that his city and company had to meet each day and he will also share his insights on the recovery and the progress that society has achieved during these past five years.

Speaker: John Olvera is a senior consulting engineer and Manager of Risk Analysis for Atkins Nuclear Solutions US, a subsidiary of Atkins Global based in the UK. Mr. Olvera has 35 years of experience in nuclear safety analysis, Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA), fire risk analysis, and safe shutdown analysis in the nuclear power industry. His experience includes accident and risk analysis for commercial nuclear plants and Department of Energy facilities. He has performed fire risk assessments for several US nuclear plants, including numerous walk down inspections. For the past year and a half, he has lead the Atkins team that has been assisting TEPCO in reviewing the current state of fire protection safe shutdown at the Fukushima Daiichi site.

It is free admission, but the seating is limited. You must reserve your space for this event. Please make sure to RSVP at the link こちらからお願いいたします。. For questions, please contact the Japan America Society of Minnesota at 612-627-9357.

日本語能力クイズ大会 2016

Posted by on Jan 19, 2016 in イベント | 0 comments

J-Quiz 2016

On Saturday, 2月 13, 2016, high school students from all over Minnesota and Wisconsin will gather together to put their knowledge of Japanese Language and Culture to the test!

Teams of students from each school will compete in 3 levels of difficulty. Students will first write an essay, then participate in a preliminary round of questions regarding Japanese Language and Culture. 優勝者にはワシントンDCで行われるジャパン・ボール. 及びさくら祭りに参加するための切符が渡されます。.

This year again, we are inviting family of the students, and any interested parties to come and watch the finals of J-Quiz! Please come and support your student, or all students with an interest in Japan.

There will also be a JASM Market offering Japanese items to support the winners’ trip to Washington DC. If you wish to donate curios or Japanese crafts, please contact the JASM office. JASM is also recruiting event sponsors. For more information, please feel free to contact the JASM office.

 

Saturday, 2月 13, 2015

ノーマンデール コミュニティー カレッジ
Lorenz Auditorium (Fine Arts Building)
France Avenue South and 98th Street in Bloomington, MN

Schedule:
***
This schedule is subject to change.

7:30 am – 8:00 am Registration

8:00 am – 8:30 am Opening Ceremony

8:30 am – 11:30 am Student Preliminary Round and Written Tests

9:40 am – 11:30 am Cultural Segment: TBA

11:30 am – 12:30 pm Lunch

12:10 pm -12:30 pm Shakuhachi Flute Performance by Leo Hansen

12:30 pm – 3:30 pm Final Round, Closing Ceremony, & Award Presentation

 

The Final Rounds and Cultural programs are open for the public to enjoy! Cultural Programs and the Final Rounds will be held in the Lorenz Auditorium in Fine Arts Building.

(If you are a parent, please ask your student which level they are in, and at what time their final round is!)