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 COVID-19 Update

In the interest of the health and safety of our staff, members, and broader Japanese community, we have made the decision to close the JASM office. For the time being, we have been providing online activities.  Staff members are working remotely and will continue to be available as much as possible via e-mail.


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    • 2020-12-11
    • (CST)
    • 2021-04-30
    • (CDT)

    JASM is continuing its fundraising via our web shop. We are offering  Japanese festival masks including a fox, rabbit, or Hello Kitty option. We are offering these beautifully-designed masks, kimonos, flower vases, and other items for pick-up with your donation. Please click here to view the store on our website. We are adding new items weekly, so check the shop often to discover new items.

    Japanese Festival Masks:  For a $12 donation ($10 for members), we are offering these beautiful and uniquely designed festival masks made in various colors and patterns and are made of plastic material. The dimensions of the fox masks are: width: 6.5 inch/ 16.5 cm height: 6 inch/ 15 cm. Please check the item details for more information regarding the dimensions of each item.

    Please stay tuned for other items on the JASM Marketplace page on our website!

    • 2021-02-20
    • 07:30 - 15:40 (CST)
    • Online

    J-Quiz 2021 is right around the corner. On Saturday, February 20th high school students from across Minnesota and Wisconsin will be gathering online, due to the COVID 19 pandemic.

    Despite the situation, our goal for J-Quiz hasn’t changed: namely, to increase cultural awareness and understanding and to bring together students who have an interest in Japan. The high school students will compete using their knowledge of Japanese language and culture. More information will be provided later.

Connecting Japan and Minnesota for nearly 50 years

The Japan America Society of Minnesota is a member-supported, non-profit organization established to promote mutual understanding and friendship between Japanese and US citizens. Through our programs and events, we endeavor to promote an appreciation of cultural, educational, economic, public, and other affairs of interest to both peoples. JASM also connects and supports Minnesota's seven Japanese sister cities, two Japanese-language Saturday schools, over 100 Japanese corporate subsidiaries, and a host of other organizations dedicated to Japan-related topics from Anime to Zen. JASM is open to individuals, corporations, and other organizations interested in supporting its missionFounded in 1972, JASM is a member of the National Association of Japan-America Societies.

THANKS TO OUR SUPPORTERS

JASM is supported by hundreds of individuals and over 40 Companies and Non-Profit Organizations. Special thanks to the following sponsors:

Corporate Benefactors


Anime Twin Cities, Inc.

Daikin Applied 

Delta Air Lines, Inc.

MTS Systems Corporation  

Sawai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd     

Taiyo International, Inc.

Corporate Contributors


Briggs and Morgan, P.A.     IACE TRAVEL     

Satellite Industries, Inc.     UMEI     Vios Medical Inc.

Corporate Sustaining Members


Arctos Law PLLP     Deloitte Tax, LLP 

Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, PC     Japan Lifeline Co.Ltd

Mall of America     Metropolitan Airports Commission     MGK, Inc.

Naigai Industries     U.S.A. Inc. Satellite Industries, Inc.

The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.


Partners in Service


JK's Table     Kiku Enterprises, Inc.     Minnesota Trade Office

Origami Restaurant     Sakura Restaurant

Saint Paul Saints Baseball Club     Saji-Ya Restaurant     Suishin Restaurant

Tomodachi     Zen Healing Center     


Nonprofit Members


Concordia Language Villages     Economic Club of Minnesota     Global Minnesota

JETAA Minnesota     JETRO Chicago     JP Network, St. Cloud State University

KCC-Japan Education Exchange     Macalester College Asian Language & Culture Department

Minneapolis Japanese School     Minneapolis Institute of Art

Minnesota Council of Teachers of Japanese     Minnesota Orchestra     Mu Performing Arts

NDSU-Emily Reynolds Historic Costume Collection     Twin Cities Aikido Center

UMN Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

University of North Dakota-Grand Forks     Winona State University Global Studies Dept.


Location

Japan America Society of Minnesota

Riverplace EH-131, 43 Main Street SE

Minneapolis, MN 55414

Contact Us

T 612.627.9357

F 612.379.2393

E jasm@us-japan.org

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