Posts made in June, 2015

July Newsletter 2015

Posted by on Jun 30, 2015 in Newsletter/Tsushin | 0 comments

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Lantern Lighting Festival 2015

Posted by on Jun 25, 2015 in Events, General | 0 comments

Lantern Lighting Festival 2015

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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Inaugural international-focused event: Extending Credit in Asia

Posted by on Jun 18, 2015 in General, Local Japan Related Events | 0 comments

Inaugural international-focused event: Extending Credit in Asia – Forius Description: Networking will begin at 11:00AM with the presentation from 11:30AM – 1:00PM allowing time for questions and networking after the presentation. This will be a 90 minute interactive presentation that will provide information on credit risk management and debt collection in East Asia. Bottom line, doing business in Asia is complicated because of unfamiliar business customs and language barriers. Though it’s complicated, East Asia is an increasingly profitable and attractive market that needs to be understood by the credit department to...

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Corporate Roundtable Event: July 22, 2015

Posted by on Jun 18, 2015 in Events | 0 comments

Corporate Roundtable Event: July 22, 2015

Enrich yourself and broaden your business knowledge by attending the next JASM Corporate Roundtable event on July 22nd, 2015. Corporate Roundtables are a quarterly event for corporate members featuring local and visiting speakers with extensive experience in the Japanese market. They provide the opportunity to discuss topics with the speaker and other attendees, and everyone is encouraged to join the discussion by sharing stories from their own experiences of doing business in Japan. July’s Corporate Roundtable event will feature Rob Owen, who leads the Environmental Business Segment for PaR Systems and is responsible for worldwide delivery of PaR’s custom equipment...

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Nihonjin-Kai Yard Sale on June 27th

Posted by on Jun 11, 2015 in Local Japan Related Events | 0 comments

Nihonjin-Kai Yard Sale on June 27th

The annual Minnesota Nihonjin-Kai Yard Sale will take place on Saturday, June 27th, 2015. The sale will be open to the public from 8:00a.m. to 6:00p.m. Stop by the yard sale to take a look at all of the great deals to be found! The sale will take place in front of the Minnesota Japanese Library in Bloomington (4231 Bloomington Ave S., Minneapolis, MN 55407). There will be clothes, kitchen wares, second hand electronics, and (of course) Japanese treasures! All you have to do is to bring your wallet. There will also be handmade Japanese greeting cards that the Nihonjin-Kai volunteers have been making all year. Please pick up a pretty one for your loved ones, or your own...

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