ミネソタ州最大の, 日本イベントである, takes place in Como Park every August. Modeled after summer festivals held across Japan, にコモパークで開催されます。, ステージでのパフォーマンス・, 日本文化の体験・ゲーム, などが催され、, 日本の夏祭りのように屋台で, 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, このイベントは、. ミネソタ州独自の文化と, 日本の文化を交えたものであり, Mu-Min（歌手）・Mu-Daiko（太鼓演奏者）.
The Como Park Lantern Lighting Festival incorporates traditions such as the Bon Odori with Minnesota culture to create new traditions. Every year Mu Performing Arts, Mu-Daiko（太鼓演奏者）, みかはる会（ダンスグループ）, が毎年「ミネソタ盆踊り」を披露してくれます。.
JASMはランタンフェスティバルを通じて、, コモパークと, and the Saint Paul-Nagasaki Sister City Committee (SPNSCC), the Lantern Lighting Festival is a chance for JASM to reach out to the community and directly promote cultural exchange. By creating a fun event for all ages, 誰もが楽しめるこのイベントで日本での夏祭りを思いだすことができ, また初めて祭りを体験する人々にとっても思い出深い一日となることでしょう。ミネソタ州で日本の夏気分を味わってみてはいかがでしょうか。皆様にお会いできることを楽しみにしています。.
All of JASM’s events are made possible thanks to our sponsors, members, and volunteers. If you would like to become involved, find more information on opportunities below:
Click こちらからお願いいたします。 to visit Como Park Zoo and Conservatory website.
Adult (age 13 and older) – $5.00
Child (age 3 to 12) – $3.00
Senior (age 65 and under) – $3.00
Under the age of 3 – Free
JASM is looking for donations of Japan related items to sell at our main booth during the Lantern Lighting Festival on August 23rd. The money that is raised during the Lantern Lighting Festival would be used to fund JASM’s programs that further promote the understanding between Japanese and Americans. If you would like to donate, please bring the items to the JASM office during office hours or bring the items on the day of the Lantern Lighting Festival.
For more information, please contact JASM office, firstname.lastname@example.org
For registration, please visit the link here.
Enrich yourself and broaden your business knowledge by attending the next JASM Corporate Roundtable event on July 22nd, 2015. Corporate Roundtables are a quarterly event for corporate members featuring local and visiting speakers with extensive experience in the Japanese market. They provide the opportunity to discuss topics with the speaker and other attendees, and everyone is encouraged to join the discussion by sharing stories from their own experiences of doing business in Japan.
July’s Corporate Roundtable event will feature Rob Owen, who leads the Environmental Business Segment for PaR Systems and is responsible for worldwide delivery of PaR’s custom equipment projects in nuclear and other hazardous environments. His responsibilities currently include the sale and delivery of major equipment design and supply projects to clean-up efforts at nuclear sites such as Hanford, Fukushima and Chernobyl as well as remotely operated process equipment in the US, UK and Japan. Rob has worked in the nuclear field for over 30 years. His career has included working at commercial nuclear and fossil power plants, piping manufacturing, litigation and scheduling support and consulting engineering. For the last 16 years, Rob has been responsible for the delivery of custom, radiation tolerant robotic handling equipment, custom process equipment and cranes.
Date: Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015
Time: Registration begins at 7:30, program runs from 8:00a.m.-9:00a.m.
Location: Gray Plant Mooty (80 South 8th Street, 150 IDS Center, Minneapolis, MN 55402)
料金: $15 JASM members, $20 non-members $7 Students
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 email@example.com
We hope that you will consider this great opportunity!
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!
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/
Monday, June 8th, 2015
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.
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!
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。
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!
Registration and Payment
Please RSVP here.
$10 for JASM Members
$15 for Non JASM Members
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.
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.
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.
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.