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The 18th Annual Mondale Award and Scholarship Gala

Posted by on Sep 24, 2015 in イベント, 注目情報 | 0 comments

The 18th Annual Mondale Award and Scholarship Gala

The Japan America Society of Minnesota is happy to announce the 18th Annual Mondale Award and Scholarship Gala on Saturday, November 14th, 2015. This year the Keynote Speaker will be Mark Dayton, the Governor of Minnesota. Proceeds from this fundraising event will enable JASM to continue to offer fascinating social and educational programs that promote cultural exchange between Minnesota and Japan, including the merit-based Mondale Scholarship.

Program Highlights
Highlights include:

  • Keynote Speaker Mark Dayton, the Governor of Minnesota
  • Presentation by Ambassador Walter Mondale of the Mondale Award for Japan – Minnesota Partnership.
  • The Mondale Scholarship will be announced for two Minnesota students for study in Japan.
  • ​A Silent Auction will be held during the reception and cocktail hour.
  • A Live Auction will be held during the dinner.

Keynote Speaker: Mark Dayton

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We are very excited to have Mark Dayton as our keynote speaker for the 2015 Mondale Gala and we hope you will join us for what is sure to be another memorable event.

Mark Dayton is Minnesota’s 40th Governor. He was born in Minneapolis and raised in a house in Long Lake, where his father still lives today. He has two grown sons, Eric and Andrew. Gov. Dayton became a grandfather in 2013 when Eric and his wife, Cory had their first child, Hugo.

Gov. Dayton attended Long Lake Elementary School and Blake School in Hopkins. He loved hockey, and it was his childhood dream to be the starting goalie on the U.S. Olympic Hockey Team! He didn’t make it, but he was named an All-State goalie his senior year in high school. He graduated, cum laude, from Yale University, where he also played Division I hockey.

After college, Gov. Dayton taught 9th Grade general science for two years in a New York City public school. He still tells how it was the toughest job he ever had! It was here where he realized the terrible injustice that his students had so little, while he had been given so much; and he decided that he would devote his life to improving social equality and economic opportunity for all Americans.

For most of the past 37 years, Gov. Dayton has served Minnesotans, as Commissioner of the Minnesota Departments of Economic Development and of Energy and Economic Development, as State Auditor, and as United States Senator. He has worked throughout our state to help businesses locate or expand and create jobs, to improve local government services, to better fund our public schools, to support our servicemen and women, to help Minnesotans get the health care they need, and in many other ways to make a better Minnesota. Currently, Mark serves on the Executive Committee of the National Governor’s Association.

Award Recipient:
Matthew Welch, Deputy Director and Chief Curator at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts Directors Office and Asian Art department.
Dr. Matthew Welch, Deputy Director and Chief Curator

Dr. Matthew Welch, Deputy Director and Chief Curator

Dr. Matthew Welch will be the recipient for the 18th Annual Mondale Award and Scholarship Gala. Dr. Welch is currently the Deputy Director and Chief Curator at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts Directors Office and Asian Art department. He has been with the MIA since 1990 and specializes in Japanese and Korean art, with a particular interest in Edo period and Zen painting.

Dr. Welch embodies what the Mondale Award, モンデール奨学制度, and JASM are all about: fostering the Japan-America relationship. He began by receiving his Bachelor of Arts from Trinity University in San Antonio and then earned his Masters and PhD from the University of Kansas. Dr. Welch is a part of the Associate of Art Curators and the Arts Dialog Committee, CULCON, which is the U.S.-Japan Conference on Cultural and Educational Interchange. He was also a Department of Education Fulbright-Hays Research Fellow in 1987, making him familiar with international education. He also has many publications, including “Looking to the West: The Meiji Era and Yoshida Kasaburo”, in A Japanese Legacy: Four Generations of Yoshida Family Artists (Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 2002) and Untamed Beauty: Tigers in Japanese Art (Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 2005).

Details

Date: Saturday, 11月 14, 2015
Time:
5:30pm-9:00pm

Place: Oak Ridge Country Club
700 Oak Ridge Road
Hopkins, MN 55305
火: 952.935.7721
Registration and Payment
Be sure to fill out the registration form regardless of your method for payment. If you are paying by Paypal, fill out the form then proceed to pay through Paypal.
Payment and registration are required before the event.
If you are mailing a check to us for your ticket(s), the address is:
Riverplace EH-131
43 Main Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
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– Assistance with Kimono Dressing for the Mondale Gala 2015 –

Registration and Donation

If you wish to wear a Kimono and require assistance at the event, be sure to fill out the registration form. Upon your reservations, we request a 20$ donation for this service. If you make a donation by Payal, fill out the form then proceed to pay through Paypal.

ご予約
Please complete the registration form Here.

Donation

We will contact you for the appointment and the details before the event.
Please read the following link and make sure to bring all items we need.
***Do not forget to bring 3 koshi himo (cords or strips of cotton) などが催され、 2 thin towels as well.***
http://tsurukomaiko.freeforums.org/information-kimono-item-list-t21.html
If you are mailing a check to us for your reservation, the address is: 43 Main Street SE / EH-131 / Minneapolis MN 55414.当日お越しいただく時間等につきましては、ご予約後にこちらよりご連絡させていただきます。
着付けに必要な持ち物は以下のリンクよりご確認いただけます。
http://www.k4.dion.ne.jp/~kitsuke/mochimono.html
小切手をお送りいただく場合は、以下の住所宛にお願いいたします。
ミネソタ日米協会
43 Main Street SE / EH-131 / Minneapolis MN 55414

 

Japan Still Matters : NAJAS/KKC Business Speaker Series

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

Japan Still Matters : NAJAS/KKC Business Speaker Series

Japan Still Matters

NAJAS/KKC Business Speaker Series

Wednesday October 7th, 2015

Enhance your understanding of the Japanese market with the Business Speaker Series, a business forum featuring two speakers: one from Toray Industries (America) Inc. and the other from the National Association of Japan-America Societies (NAJAS).
Increasingly, there is interest in China and Southeast Asia as desirable markets for Minnesota goods and services. Japan for many years was the 3rd largest trading partner of Minnesota. Within the last 5 years, Japan has been overtaken by China and most recently by Mexico and is now the 4th largest trading partner for Minnesota. Yet, Minnesota is currently exporting $1.2 billion of goods per year to Japan. This forum will discuss why a focus on Japan matters as markets in China, India, Korea and Southeast Asia continue to grow. The two speakers will make the point that Japan does matter as Japanese and U.S. companies focus on their strengths and make investments that meet their economic goals.

 

GUEST SPEAKERS:

Minoru Yoshinaga:
MinoruThe Chief Executive Representative of Toray USA, Inc. will speak about the U.S. strategies of his company and how they are achieving success. Toray Corporation opened its U.S. headquarters in New York in 1957. It now has 12 manufacturing facilities North and South America that produce such diverse commodities as fibers, textiles, resin, film, carbon fiber, and water treatment, to name a few. The most recent addition is the Zoltek Corporation, based in St. Louis that produces large-tow carbon fiber. Toray is also a supplier of carbon fiber for the Boeing Company. Recently, Toray Americas opened an office in Minneapolis as a way to enter the strong medical device industry in Minnesota.

Ira Shapiro:
Ira Shapiro Photo-1Former U.S. Trade Representative who served in Japan during the Clinton Administration, will speak about how he was able to assist U.S. auto makers in selling cars and auto parts in the Japanese market and the lessons that were learned. He will also talk about the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and how this agreement is important to the future of the trade relatio​nship between the U.S. and Japan as well as for nations in Southeast Asia.

We invite you to join this luncheon to learn more about the important relationship between the U.S. and Japan and how trade continues to play an important role in building a strong, enduring relationship between the two countries.

This program is presented in cooperation with the Keizai Koho Center (KKC) and the National Association of Japan-America Societies (NAJAS)

DATE:
Wednesday October 7th, 2015
TIME
:
Door Opens 11:00 am
Program 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
LOCATION:

Radisson Blu, Minneapolis
Norway Room
35 South Seventh Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402
PRICE:
JASM Members: $15
MIC Members: $15
Non-Members: $20
Students: $10
(Please have your Student I.D. at the door)

RSVP: You can make a reservation by filling out the form at the link

Payment:


NAJAS/KKC Business Speakers Series


If you have questions, you may contact us through E-mail at riosaito@us-japan.org or call give us call at 612-627-9357

Career Day Saturday, October 17th, 2015

Posted by on Sep 2, 2015 in イベント, 注目情報, General | 0 comments

Career Day Saturday, October 17th, 2015

Career Day Saturday, October 17th, 2015

Guest Speakers, Break-out discussions, and workshops on career options for students and young professionals with an interest in or experience with Japanese language and culture.

 

Keynote Speaker: Sayli Khadilkar, Former Project Management Coordinator at Toyota
Sayli Khadilkar is a Project Management Coordinator with Japanese language expertise. Ms. Khadilkar has over 14 years’ experience working with Japanese firms, most recently with Toyota Boshoku, a Toyota parts manufacturer in Indiana; doing interpretation, translation and project management. She will talk about learning the Japanese language, living in Japan and then working with Japanese companies outside of Japan (US and India). She will highlight the benefits of knowing Japanese culture and language to be successful in a business environment. She will also highlight the three key aspects of work that she has learned in her career: namely “hansei”, “shigoto” and the five “土 ” words (seiri, seiton, seiso, seiketsu and shitsuke)

Guest Speaker: Marc Christopherson
Smiths Medical, Senior Global HR Business Partner -Vice President

Mario Acito: JETAAMN Representative
Mario is a Saint Paul native and participated on JET in Kyotango City, Kyoto Prefecture. He now works technical communications for Boston Scientific. He is a lover of all things Japanese and strives to bring the things he loves about Japan back home.

職探しアイコン

Saturday, October 17th Time: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Macalester College
1600 Grand Ave, St. Paul
Kagin Commons, Alexander Hill Ballroom

Resumé one-on-one counseling: (Please bring the following)
-Resumé
-Job description of the resume you are writing for

Resume counseling is first come first serve basis
Breakout Small Group Sessions with JET Alumni and Japan Related Professionals

 

Career Day Tickets:

$8 JASM Members
$10 JASM Non-Member


Career Day



We would like to know how many of you are attending, please fill this form to let us know you are attending.

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JASM Professional Group

After the Career Day Event, please join us at the JASM professionals Group to further build your business network with the people you’ve met through the career day program.

Saturday, October 17th
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Saji-Ya Restaurant
695 Grand Ave, St. Paul, 55105 Saji Ya Logo

 

JASM Professional Group Tickets:

Free JASM Members
$5 JASM Non-Member


JASM Professional Group

We would like to know how many of you are attending, please fill this form to let us know you are attending.

Sushi Social (Sushal) — Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

Posted by on Aug 14, 2015 in イベント | 0 comments

Sushi Social (Sushal) — Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

The JASM Young Professionals Group will be sponsoring the Sushi Social (or as we like to call it, 作っていただくために “Sushal”) again this year on Wednesday, September 23rd. As an event, the Sushi Social functions as a fun, informal networking session that brings JASM members and non-members together to share their stories and experiences, as well as being able to connect professionally. Origami Uptown will be serving appetizers and sushi. Bring your business cards, stories, and an appetite to the event! We hope that you will be able to join and enjoy both the sushi and the opportunity to network.

JASM is pleased to have the Origami Uptown as the host of this year’s Sushi Social.

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Date: Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

Time: 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

Location: Origami Uptown Restaurant | Minneapolis, MN

Price: $25 JASM Members, $30 Non-Members (Drink not included)

RSVP: —

Payment:

Walk in U.S., Talk on Japan: Ambassador Mitsuo Sakaba visits MN

Posted by on Aug 6, 2015 in イベント, 注目情報 | 0 comments

Walk in U.S., Talk on Japan: Ambassador Mitsuo Sakaba visits MN

featuredimage copyA group of individuals who have consistently made efforts to convey the strengths and appeal of Japan has been dispatched to the US. The members are drawn from a variety of backgrounds, including a former ambassador, a trading company employee, a female entrepreneur, and a student. The group will meet and hold discussions with the Japan America Society of Minnesota, providing an opportunity for an honest exchange of opinions on relations with Japan.

Please sign up through paypal below. These events are RSVP only.

If you would like to make reservation/payment over the phone, or other method, please give us a call at 612-627-9357 or email us at riosaito@us-japan.org

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Schedule for Former Ambassador Mitsuo Sakaba’s Delegation:

Monday, Sept. 14

Topic: “Trade and Investment Strategies in Japan”

Presenters will be Ambassador Mitsuo Sakaba and Mr. Keiji Shigeoka

This presentation will be a discussion of trade initiatives by the Japanese government. Part of the discussion will focus on the strategies of large Japanese trading companies in seeking energy resources. There will also be discussion on energy distribution through the global operations of large Japanese energy companies. The presentation will address the issues of how Japan is gaining access to energy sources. What is Prime Minister Abe’s administration doing to stimulate international trade? How important is the role of large trading companies to Japan’s total economy? These and other questions will be addressed in this presentation.

Co-Sponsored by positivelyminnesota[1]

Time: Door 11:30 a.m.,
Luncheon Noon-1:00 p.m.
Lunch provided
Location: St. Paul Hotel
350 Market Street
St. Paul, MN 55102

ご予約: Please fill out the form by going to this link here.
Ticket: $10 JASM members, $15 non-members, $5 Students (with student I.D. at the door)

 

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Monday, Sept 14

Topic: “The progress of Abenomics and Innovation”

Presenters will be Ambassador Mitsuo Sakaba, Mr. Sachio Mikumo and Ms. Eri Fuwa

The speakers for this event will focus on the current economic situation in Japan based on the policies of the administration of Prime Minister Abe. Have the aggressive policies by Prime Minister Abe been able to produce positive change and address some of the economic challenges in the economy, such as deflation and labor issues? How will Japan continue to be a strong leader in producing innovative products of high quality? What are local governments doing to address the social and environmental needs of their communities? Join us for a discussion of Japan from various perspectives and insights.

Co-sponsored by Minnesota-Economic-CLub

Time: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Dinner provided
Location: Radisson Blu, Minneapolis
35 South 7th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402

ご予約: Please fill out the form by going to this link here.
Ticket: $10 JASM members, $15 non-members, $5 Students (with student I.D. at the door)

 

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火曜日, Sept. 15

Topic: “Security Issues, Female Empowerment, and International Education ”

Presenters will be Ambassador Mitsuo Sakaba, Ms.Eri Fuwa and Mr. Akira Nishikawa

While Japan has enjoyed peace for the past 70 years, security issues, such as Japan’s relations in East Asia with China and South Korea; and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) have become important challenges. How do people in Japan view the security situation with China and South Korea? Are there major concerns about maintaining peace with their East Asian neighbors? What benefits do people in Japan see coming from a TPP agreement?

Discussion will also focus on the role of cities in developing a safe and healthy environment for their citizens. The impact of urban planning on small businesses in the retail market will be discussed. What is the state of the economy in urban centers in Japan? How do small business owners maintain their business in a changing economy? Do local governments provide any assistance to small businesses to help them to survive? What is the perspective of Japanese students towards the changing economy? Do they wish to study abroad or students believe staying in Japan for their education is better for their careers? How do Japanese young view their role in promoting a more peaceful and sustainable world? Come to this event to hear information on these topics.

Co-Sponsored by logo

Time: Door 7:45 a.m.
Talk 8:15 a.m.

Breakfast provided
Location: Dorsey and Whitney
50 South 6th Street
Suite 1500
Minneapolis, MN 55402

ご予約: Please fill out the form by going to this link here.
Ticket: $10 JASM members, $15 non-members, $5 Students (with student I.D. at the door)

 

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The Delegation Members:

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Mr. Sakaba formerly served as the Ambassador of Japan to Vietnam and the Kingdom of Belgium, and has also served as the Consul-General of Japan in Chicago. He is currently a Professor of International Politics at the Yokohama City University.

 

 

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Mr. Shigeoka is the former president of Itochu Petroleum Co., USA, with an extensive fuel distributing business experience in North America.

 

 


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Eri Fuwa
Ms. Fuwa is a Toyota City Official with experiences in city planning and local economy revitalization.

 

 


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Sachio Mikumo
Mr. Mikumo is currently the President & CEO of his own private equity firm in Long Beach, California. He worked for The Bank of Tokyo and The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi for 20 years.

 

 

 

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Mr. Nishikawa is a freshman at Trinity College Dublin in Ireland with experiences in student group activities, international conferences, and of studying abroad in India.

 

 

 

 

灯籠祭り; Volunteer Information

Posted by on Jul 30, 2015 in イベント, General | 0 comments

Lantern Lighting Festival; Volunteer Information

Volunteering Opportunities

We are looking for volunteers and would really appreciate your help in making this year’s Lantern Lighting Festival a success. By volunteering, you will receive complimentary admission to the event.

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).

Volunteers will be chosen on a first come, first serve basis, and JASM members are a priority. If you would like to become a JASM member, please click こちらからお願いいたします。.

Click on this link to find out more information about the Lantern Lighting Festival event. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please give us a call at 612-627-9357 or write us an email at jasm.interns@gmail.com.

 

Bon-Odori Rehearsal and Volunteer Orientation

Monday, July 27th, 2015, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Location: Spring House Ministry Center

610 W 28th St., Minneapolis, MN

This is a rehearsal event for those volunteering for Lantern Lighting Festival. At the orientation, you will learn how to dance the Bon Odori from the members of Mikaharukai. After the dance lesson, there will be a specific orientation for the volunteers to learn about their job duties. There will be refreshments and snacks. If you plan on volunteering, it is essential that you attend this event and sign up こちらからお願いいたします。 to be a volunteer if you haven’t already! SIGN UP ENDS AT AUGUST NINTH

 

 

The day of the Lantern Festival information

First shift: 1:30pm- 5:00pm (include set up)

Second Shift: 5:30pm- 9:30pm (include take down)

Booths and jobs descriptions:

  • Main JASM Booth
    • This booth will serve as an information center of JASM and introduce the Lantern Lighting attendees to JASM’s programs and events.
    • Volunteers at this booth will sell Japan related items.
    • Volunteers will be an advocate to recruit new members.
  • Calligraphy
    • This booth is a place where attendees can come to write, learn and enjoy writing in brush and ink in Japanese.
    • Volunteers who can write calligraphy and have knowledge of Japanese language are preferred.
    • Volunteers assists attendees with writing with the brush.
    • Volunteers able to demonstrate for the attendees.
  • Kingyo Sukui (Goldfish Catching)
    • Scoop a goldfish with a paper paddle. The objective being to obtain a goldfish by scooping it out of the tub using a paddle. Game is over when the paddle is completely broken.
    • Volunteers to be the monitor.
    • Volunteers to put winner’s caught goldfish into a bag.
  • Chopsticks Challenge
    • It is a game where the objective is to move all the beans from one bowl to the another with chopsticks before time runs out.
    • Volunteers to set up each game.
    • Volunteers to be cheering on the participants.
  • Yo-Yo Tsuri
    • The objective is to obtain a balloon by fishing it out of the tub filled with water using a paper hook.
    • Volunteers to be the monitor.
    • Volunteers at this booth will make balloons.
  • 日本語能力クイズ大会
    • J-Quiz is an event that is held every February, it was developed to test the ability of high school students studying the Japanese language. It is modeled after the format of Japan Bowl and aims to make studying Japanese both challenging and fun. At J-Quiz booth, you can test your knowledge of Japan.
    • Volunteers will perform a mock-quiz, containing questions regarding Japan, with participants.
    • If the questions are answered correctly, the participant wins a prize.
    • Volunteers be able to explain what is J-Quiz.

 

2015 Fundraising Campaign

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

2015 Fundraising Campaign

 

“I am forever grateful…and hope to return to give back as much as (JASM) has given me.” — Samantha Vang

“Of all the opportunities I have been lucky enough to stumble upon, the trip I took to Washington DC. with JASM has been one of the most rewarding…I am incredibly grateful for JASM for giving students like me an opportunity like this.” — Benjamin Allard

 

It has been a very exciting year for the Japan America Society of Minnesota. The organization has been doing its best to provide opportunities to Minnesota to connect with Japan for the past 40 years. This year, 2015, there are some exciting things underway. It is great to have had some wonderful events, such as the J-Quiz 2015 event in which 95 students from 12 schools competed for the top honors to go to Washington, D.C. We had an astounding success with the Yukionna Opera in the Harukaze 2015 program where we had a packed house at Sundin Hall on the Hamline University campus. And in June, JASM hosted the Shikoku Island League Plus Baseball Team to exchange their culture and language with the University of Minnesota’s Japanese language students, when they visited Minnesota to take on the Saint Paul Saints baseball team in an exhibition game. You helped to make these JASM events possible.

 

The 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 during the month of July.

We are designating, 7月 20-23, 2015 as “JASM Fundraising Week” with a fundraising goal of $10,000.

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. Your financial contribution will support J-Quiz and provide scholarship as mentioned by J-Quiz Level II winner, Benjamin Allard, (Please see below). JASM can expand its programming and activities through additional social networking activities with more funds. Your donation of whatever 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.

 

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:

ミネソタ日米協会
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:

 

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JASM Professional Group; 8月 5, 2015

Posted by on Jul 14, 2015 in イベント, General | 0 comments

JASM Professional Group; August 5, 2015

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, August 5th 2015

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.

Non-Members can pay online using the PayPal form below.


JPG Meeting Reservation



The 4th Annual Sake Series: Sake 101; July 28th

Posted by on Jul 7, 2015 in イベント, General | 0 comments

The 4th Annual Sake Series: Sake 101; July 28th

The 4th Annual Sake Series

Sake 101

Sake 101; Tuesday July 28th, 2015
If you have ever wondered how to read sake labels or how to select one to your liking, this is your opportunity to learn all about sake from an expert. Eric Swanson has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the world of sake in Japan, the United States, and internationally, and he is happy to share a bit of what he knows!

Come and learn how sake is made, what type of rice is used, and how to select sake. Not only can you have all of your questions about sake answered, but after the special presentation “Sake 101” you can also taste a variety of sake carefully selected and presented by Eric Swanson from Wirtz Beverage, Toshi Kojima from SakeStory, and a representative from Joto Sake.

Eric Swanson’s Sake 101 presentation will begin promptly at 6 p.m.

Please join us to learn, drink sake, and meet people who are interested in sake as much as you are! We look forward to seeing you at this fun, social event.

Eric Swanson (Lecturer): After spending time in Japan and gained experience and knowledge as a bartender, Eric joined as a consultant for Wirtz Beverage Nevada. Working there, Eric built up the largest sake portfolio in the country, featuring 11 importers and over 400 different products. In both Japan and the USA, Eric has established a reputation for excellence, with sakes and spirits of unmatched quality and variety, all with an education platform that helps to make the exotic accessible.

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Sake Selection List
From SakeStory
Daiginjo Yoi-no-Tsuki (Midnight Moon) 720ML
Tokubetsu Junmai Tsukinowa (Moon Ring) 720ML
Tsukinowa Kinen Label (Blue Hue) 1800ML
Junmai Ginjo Takara Fune (Treasure Ship) 300ML
Honjozo Takara Fune (Sacred Mist) 300ML
Tokubetsu Junmai Housui Yamahai Jikomi (Old Mountain) 720ML
Junmai Fukujukai Komedake (Pure Grain) 1800ML
From Joto
Joto Junmai
Joto Daiginjo
Joto Junmai Nigori
Eiko Fuji Ban Ryu Honjozo
Seikyo Takehara Junmai
Maboroshi Junmai Ginjo
Shichi hon Yari Junmai
From Wirtz Bevarage Group
Blue hue
Takara fune
Tsukinowa daiginjo
Kikusui funaguchi
Kurosawa nigori

If you have questions or concerns, please email us at jasm@us-japan.org

RSVP Deadline is July 26th.

To RSVP for this event, please click the link こちらからお願いいたします。.


日時: 火曜日, 7月 28

場所: Aster Cafe
125 SE Main St
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

料金: $20 – JASM Member
$25 – Non-member


Tickets



灯籠祭り 2015

Posted by on Jun 25, 2015 in イベント, 注目情報, General | 0 comments

Lantern Lighting Festival 2015

このお祭りについて

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。.

If you are interested in volunteering click こちらからお願いいたします。 for more information.

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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:

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2015 Event Information

Event Schedule: 3:00 p.m. to dusk on Sunday, August 23rd, 5015
Location:
Como Zoo Park

Free shuttle bus service will be available from a staffed off-site parking lot at the District Service Center located at 1930 Como Ave. (click here to see a map)

Click こちらからお願いいたします。 to visit Como Park Zoo and Conservatory website.

Ticket Prices

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

 

コモパークの地図

 

Donation for Bazaar

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, jasm@us-japan.org