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The 17th Annual Mondale Award and Scholarship Gala

Posted by on Aug 26, 2014 in イベント, 注目情報 | 0 comments

The 17th Annual Mondale Award and Scholarship Gala

The 17th Annual Mondale Award Dinner & Gala

 

The Japan America Society of Minnesota is happy to announce the 17th Annual Mondale Award and Scholarship Dinner Gala on Saturday, November 1st 2014. This year the Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Matthew Welch, Deputy Director and Chief Curator at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts Directors Office and Asian Art department.

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 Dr. Matthew Welch, Deputy Director and Chief Curator at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts Directors Office and Asian Art department.
  • Presentation by former Vice President Walter Mondale of the Mondale Award for Japan – Minnesota Partnership.
  • The Mondale Scholarship will be announced for three 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.
The Award Recipient has been announced.

Warren MacKenzie, a North American craft potter, has touched the lives of many people in Japan as in the United States through his pottery His simple, wheel-thrown functional pottery is heavily influenced by the oriental aesthetic of Shoji Hamada and Korean ceramics. He is credited with bringing the Japanese Mingei style of pottery to Minnesota, fondly referred to as the “Mingei-sota style.”

Warren MacKenzie visited Japan when he served in the military in 1945. There he met Dr. Shigeo Miyata, physician and well-known artist, who arranged for an exhibition of MacKenzie’s paintings at the prestigious gallery “Nichido-garo” in Ginza, Tokyo. Warren MacKenzie was a painter first, but he was also fascinated by the pottery tradition of Japan and later began studying pottery. After his military service, MacKenzie apprenticed with the famous potter, Bernard Leach in the U.K., 1949 to 1952. They became greatly influenced by the Mingei (folkcraft) aesthetic tradition developed by famous Japanese potters, Shoji Hamada and Muneyoshi Yanagi, both major figures in the Mingei movement in Japan. MacKenzie invited Hamada to do workshops on pottery and to hold an exhibition in Saint Paul, the only one provided during a tour of the U.S. in 1952.

MacKenzie has described his goal in pottery as making “everyday” pots. Although his pots are found in major museums and command high prices among collectors, MacKenzie has always kept his prices low in order for ordinary people to use and enjoy his pottery. There have been many students over the years who have been taught and influenced by the pottery of Warren MacKenzie. One such student was the late Joan Mondale, who shared her work and her great appreciation of Japanese pottery while serving with her husband, former Ambassador Walter Mondale in Japan. JASM is pleased to honor Warren MacKenzie with the Mondale Award for Japan – Minnesota Partnership. For more information on Warren MacKenzie and his work, check out this video by MN Original.

Keynote Speaker

 

Dr. Matthew Welch will be the keynote speaker for the 17th 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).

We are very excited to have Dr. Welch as our keynote speaker for the 2014 Mondale Gala and we hope you will join us for what is sure to be another memorable event.

Details

Date: Saturday, 11月 1, 2014
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.
You can also RSVP online.
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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17th Annual Mondale Award and Scholarship Gala Tickets

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Thank you so much for signing up for our Kimono Dressing at the Walter Mondale Gala on November 1st!
Unfortunately we are no longer take preregistration for this event. Looking forward to seeing you at the Gala!
-JASM

JASM Professionals Group August 13th, 2014

Posted by on Jul 29, 2014 in イベント, ギャラリー, General | 0 comments

JASM Professionals Group August 13th, 2014
JASM Professional Group Event

Location:

Origami Downtown

30 North First Street

Minneapolis, MN 55401

(612) 333-8430
Date: Wednesday, August 13th, 2014
Time: 5:30 to 7:30
Join us for the next JASM Professional Group event for a fun, social, networking event open to everyone. This event welcomes anyone who is looking to network professionally, culturally, or just looking to connect with people that have a common interest in Japan. The last event was a blast and we hope to see you at the next JASM Professional Group event this June!
To RSVP or for payment via PayPal for this event, click こちらからお願いいたします。.
料金: Free for JASM members. $5 for Non-members.
If you have questions or concerns about any of our upcoming events, please email us at
jasm@us-japan.org

Sushi Social Wednesday September 17th

Posted by on Jul 25, 2014 in イベント, 注目情報 | 0 comments

Sushi Social Wednesday September 17th

You can still sign up!!

Sushi Social Wednesday September 17th

The JASM Young Professionals Group will be sponsoring the Sushi Social again this year on Wednesday, September 17th. 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 sushi, appetizers and more. 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 ability to network.

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

Event Details:

Date: Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

Location: Origami Uptown Restaurant| Minneapolis, MN

Price: $25, JASM Members| $30, Non-members

ご予約: You can make a reservation by filling out the form こちらからお願いいたします。, or by calling in to the JASM office.

Payment:

Sept. 17th Sushi Social Tickets

Corporate Roundtable August 20th, 2014

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in イベント, General | 0 comments

Corporate Roundtable August 20th, 2014

JASM is excited to announce that the August meeting of the Corporate Roundtable will feature a presentation on “Working in Japan Again After 20 Years – What’s Changed and What Remains the Same?”. Scott Smith, Vice President of Taiyo International, will share his perspective on working in Japan as a Senior Executive from 2011 to 2013. Mr. Smith will address topics such as:

  • Changes he has observed in Japanese society since his first time working in Japan more than 20 years ago
  • The impact that the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami has had on the consciousness of people in Japan
  • What has and has not changed and his perspective on current work and life environments in Japan

Scott Smith is the Vice President of Taiyo International and General Manager of Taiyo Kagaku, which is a leading Japanese manufacturer of functional ingredients for the food, beverage, and supplement industries. Taiyo focuses on the development of innovative ingredients derived from natural sources to further develop the body’s ability to protect and manage one’s health.

Scott SmithMr. Smith graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1991 and joined Taiyo Kagaku in Yokkaichi, Japan in 1992. After several years in Japan, he founded Taiyo’s North American operations in San Francisco, CA in 1994, followed by the opening of Taiyo’s International operations in Minneapolis, MN in 1999. He currently oversees the sales and production of all Taiyo products in both North and South America and also assists with all global international operations.
Scott Smith has also served on the JASM Board of Directors. JASM is pleased to welcome Mr. Smith to give his presentation at the August Corporate Roundtable.

 

Details:

日時:
Wednesday, August 20th, 2014
Registration at 7:30a.m.
Program from 8:00a.m. to 9:00a.m. (People are welcome to stay for further discussion after the program.)

 

場所:
Gray, Plant, Mooty, Mooty & Bennett P.A.
IDS Center, 5th Floor
80 S 8th Street, Minneapolis, MN

 

料金:
$15.00 for JASM Members
$20.00 for Non-members and guests (If you would like to become a member, click こちらからお願いいたします。)
$7.00 for Students

 

Click こちらからお願いいたします。 to RSVP for this event.

To pay via Paypal, please see the Paypal button provided below.

Corporate Roundtable Ticket

We hope you can join us for this exciting and unique opportunity.

For more information, please call the JASM office at 612-627-9357 or e-mail us at jasm@us-japan.org

Thank you!

Volunteering Opportunities

Posted by on Jul 10, 2014 in イベント, ギャラリー | 0 comments

Volunteering Opportunities

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 a complimentary admission to the event. Please click こちらからお願いいたします。 if you are interested in volunteering.

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。.

 

Bon-Odori Rehearsal and Volunteer Orientation

Schedule: 6:00pm-8:00pm on Monday, July 28th, 2014

Location: Spring House Ministry Center
(610 W 28th St., Minneapolis, MN)

 

 

灯籠祭り 2014

Posted by on Jun 30, 2014 in イベント, 注目情報, Fundraising | 0 comments

Lantern Lighting Festival 2014

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。.

お盆の伝統についてのインフォメーション.

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:

メンバーシップ企業会員スポンサーボランティア

2014 Event Information

Sunday, 8月 17, 2014 from 3:00pm to dusk at Como Park

More details for the 2014 Lantern Lighting Festival event coming soon!

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 17th. 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 Takuya Amagai at jasm.interns@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harukaze July 13th 2014

Posted by on Jun 24, 2014 in イベント, 注目情報 | 0 comments

Harukaze July 13th 2014

春風コンサートへようこそ

春風コンサートへ今年も是非お越しください。. With these outstanding Japanese and American musicians, we are showcasing their extensive talents and deep musical passion in this performance.

 

Through this program, the Japan America Society of Minnesota (JASM) 西洋のクラッシック音楽と西洋の伝統的な音楽に携わる日本人の作曲家と共に文化交流を深めていけたらと願っています。. この演奏会での献身的なミュージシャンのパフォーマンスを通じて強い感動をお届できたら幸いです。.

 

このプログラムは常に日本とアメリカの懸け橋となるべく、日々ミネソタ日米協会をサポ―トしてくださっているメンバーの方々、そしてスポンサーのみなさんへ感謝の意を示す場でもあります。.

 

Event Details:

 

日時:

Sunday, July 13th, 2014

Concert: 4:00pm

コンサート終了後レセプションが行われます。

場所:

Sundin Music Hall

Hamline University

1531 Hewitt Ave St. Paul, MN, 55104

 

Free & Open to the Public

For more information and for your reservation, please call the JASM office at 612-627-9357 or Email jasm@us-japan.org
このイベントは無料ですが、参加人数確認の為、事前にRSVPして頂けると、幸いです。. ;. To RSVP, please click こちらからお願いいたします。

JASM Professional Group – 6月 25

Posted by on Jun 5, 2014 in イベント, 注目情報 | 0 comments

JASM Professional Group – June 25

Join us for the next JASM Professional Group event for a fun, social, networking event open to everyone. This event welcomes anyone who is looking to network professionally, culturally, or just looking to connect with people that have a common interest in Japan. Enjoy this mixer and networking event that helps promote friendships among the JASM members and their friends as well as serving as an opportunity to learn more about JASM and our mission.Attendees are encouraged to purchase their own food and drink at the restaurant. If you join JASM prior to, or at this event we will waive the non-member fee for the event!

 

The last event was a blast and we hope to see you at the next JASM Professional Group event this June!

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

Location: Zen Box Izakaya
602 Washington Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Date: Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
Time: 5:30 to 7:30
Fee: JASM Member – Free
Non-member – $5.00

 

To RSVP, click こちらからお願いいたします。.

To pay via PayPal, see the button below:

JPG Non-Member Admissions

Tomodachi Club – Koi Farm

Posted by on Jun 3, 2014 in イベント | 0 comments

Tomodachi Club – Koi Farm

Please come and join us at Koi Acres on Sunday afternoon, June 22nd to enjoy a picnic get together with family and friends while learning about the beautiful Koi (carp) of Japan. Koi Acres, just 45 minutes outside of the Twin Cities in Scandia, MN, has been breeding and selling Koi for over a decade, and has trong connections with Niigata Prefecture, the heart of Japan’s Koi breeding culture.

The owner of Koi Acres, Mike Swanson, who apprenticed in Niigata for a number of years while studying Japan’s Koi culture and industry, will be on hand to lead a tour of Koi Acre’s facilities as well as answer questions on Koi. Children and adults will be able to feed the Koi, always a very fun and popular event.

Picnic Gathering: Starting when the Koi Tour ends, we plan on gathering for a picnic. Please pack a lunch for the day. There are a limited number of tables available, so please bring a sheet or blanket to have a picnic on the ground “hanami” style.

This will be a great opportunity to learn more about Koi, one of Japan’s most beautiful exports. Please join the picnic and we look forward to seeing you at the event!

Details:

日時: Sunday, June 22nd.
Time: Please meet at the Koi Acres Farm at Noon, and tour starts at approximately 12:15. Picnic to follow at 1:30 p.m.
場所: Koi Acres, 11100 240th Street, Scandia, MN 55073.
料金:
JASM Members – Free
Non-members – $5.00
Non-member family – $10.00

ご家族やお友達と鯉を見にいきませんか?6月22日日曜日の午後、ツインシティーの都心から45分ほど離れたコイエイカース(Koi Acres)という鯉の養殖場で美しい日本の鯉のことを学び、そのあとピクニックランチをしませんか?コイエイカースは10年以上もミネソタで日本でも名高い新潟の鯉の養殖場とゆかりのある養殖場です。オーナーのマイクスワンソンさんは新潟で鯉の養殖に関する歴史、文化などの知識を数年に渡り学ばれました。そのスワンソンさんに養殖場の説明をしていただいたり、質疑応答をしていただいたりします。鯉の鑑賞やエサあげなど、子供も大人も楽しめるツアーになると思います。

日程:6月22日(日) 12:00集合 12:15ツアー開始 1:30 頃(ツアー終了後)ピクニック: お弁当、敷物など持参でお願いいたします。
場所11100 240th St. Scandia, 日米協会 55073.

Google Map: click こちらからお願いいたします。.

To RSVP, click こちらからお願いいたします。.

To pay via PayPal, please see the button below:

Koi Farm Admission

Nichibei Lecture Series – 6月 2014

Posted by on May 1, 2014 in イベント | 1 comment

Nichibei Lecture Series – June 2014

The next Nichibei Lecture Series will take place on June 24th, 2014. Dr. Hiroshi Nakato, an Associate Professor of the Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development at the University of Minnesota will be giving a presentation on the topic of Model Organism “Zoo”. Model organisms are animals that are extensively studied in the life sciences to understand particular biological phenomena. History and current progress of the life sciences through these powerful, and sometimes adorable animals will be discussed at the lecture.

このレクチャーは日本語でおこなわれます。.

More details will be forthcoming, but please mark your calendars for this informative event!

Event Details:

日時: 火曜日, 6月 24, 2014: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

場所: ミネソタ州立大学

分子細胞生物学科(Molecular and Cellular Biology Building)

Room # 2-138 MCB

Address: 420 Washington Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

料金: $10 for JASM members; $15 for non-members;
Free admission for university students for this particular event. (Please bring your student I.D.)

We would like to suggest you use a public parking ramp if attending this event in that parking on side streets is limited around campus. The Washington Avenue Ramp across the street from the MCB (Molecular and Cellular Biology) Building is a great option if you are driving to this event. Please see the link こちらからお願いいたします。 or the URL below for a map of where the parking ramp is in relation to the MCB building.

http://www1.umn.edu/twincities/maps/WashRamp/

For more information and for your reservation, please call the JASM office at 612-627-9357 or Email jasm@us-japan.org
To RSVP, please click こちらからお願いいたします。.

For Payment via PayPal:

日米レクチャーシリーズ予約チケット