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2022 Mondale Award and Scholarship Gala (in-person): JASM's 50th Anniversary

  • 2022-11-19
  • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Oak Ridge Country Club, 700 Oak Ridge Rd, Hopkins, MN 55305

The 25th Mondale Award and Scholarship Gala will be held in person on Saturday, November 19th at the Oak Ridge Country Club in Hopkins.

Register today! (Please click here)

The 2022 Mondale Gala will carry on the legacy of Ambassador Mondale who greatly strengthened the relationship between Japan and the United States and was an avid supporter of JASM. Also, we will celebrate JASM 50th anniversary.

The Mondale Award was created 25 years ago as a way to recognize individuals who walked in Amb. Mondale's footsteps in their outstanding achievements in continuing to build the bond between Japan and Minnesota. At the same time, the Mondale Scholarship was created to provide  financial support for the students studying in Japan. 

Reception: 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Banquet & Program: 6:30-9:00 p.m.

Dress Code: Business Attire or Kimono

Do you need Kimono dressing assistance? Please register here.

Keynote Speaker: Professor David Schultz

Prof. David Schultz is presenting A Story of Old and New Friends; Minnesota, Japan, and JASM. Minnesota and Japan have a friendship going back more than one-hundred-thirty years, supporting one another in good and bad times. This talk celebrates this friendship, highlighting the fiftieth anniversary of JASM, the legacy and memory of Vice-President and Ambassador Walter Mondale, the Mondale Scholarship, and the many past and future winners of it that have helped strengthen the relationship and cooperation between the people of Minnesota and Japan.

Prof. David Schultz

is Hamline University Distinguished Professor of Political Science and University of Minnesota Professor of Law. A Three-time Fulbright Scholar, Prof. Shultz is the author of more than 45 books and 200 scholarly articles. He is also an enthusiastic supporter of JASM and of strengthening good will between Japan and Minnesota.

JASM is very pleased to present the Mondale Award to Judith and Gayle Fleming in 2022. Everyone is welcome to join us to honor Judith and Gayle.

Please click here to purchase the tickets.

Early Bird (register by Oct. 21)

$130/ Non-member

$110/ JASM member

Regular (register Oct. 22 - Nov. 4)

$155/ Non-member

$130/ JASM member

Post Deadline (register after Nov. 5)

$175/ Non-member

$150/ JASM member

We have not been able to recognize Bill Deef and Sarah Walbert, the award winners in 2020 and 2021 respectively, as well as scholarship recipients in person due to COVID. Therefore, they will also be recognized alongside the 2022 winners in this year's gala. Please join us to celebrate award and scholarship recipients as well as JASM's 50 years of strengthening Minnesota-Japan relations.


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