Posts made in August, 2013

The 16th Annual Mondale Award Dinner & Gala

Posted by on Aug 23, 2013 in Events, General | 0 comments

The 16th Annual Mondale Award Dinner & Gala

The Japan America Society of Minnesota is happy to announce the 16th Annual Mondale Award and Scholarship Dinner Gala on Saturday, November 2nd. This is an important event held every fall, and this year’s event is expected to draw over 175 corporate and individual members and community leaders. 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 The keynote speaker will be Marc Knapper, Director of the U.S. Department of State Office of Japanese Affairs. Additional highlights...

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Lantern Lighting Festival 2013

Posted by on Aug 9, 2013 in Events, General | 0 comments

History The Lantern Lighting Festival, the largest Japan-related festival in Minnesota, takes place in Como Park every August.  Modeled after summer festivals held across Japan, it features stage performances, cultural demonstrations, activities, and, of course, 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, and often small paper lanterns are lit and floated down the river to guide ancestor’s spirits. The Obon Festival also features the...

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August Newsletter 2013

Posted by on Aug 1, 2013 in Newsletter/Tsushin | 0 comments

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