Posts by JASM Interns

21st Annual Mondale Award and Scholarship Gala 2018

Posted by on Jul 28, 2018 in Events, Featured, Fundraising, General | 0 comments

21st Annual Mondale Award and Scholarship Gala 2018

JASM is very pleased to announce the 21st Mondale Award and Scholarship Gala 2018 taking place at the Oak Ridge Country Club in Hopkins on Saturday, November 17, 2018,  from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Both the Mondale Award and Mondale Scholarship will be presented at this event. The Mondale Award recognizes outstanding contributions to the building of understanding, cooperation, and respect between the people of Japan and Minnesota. The Mondale Scholarship is presented to students enrolled in Minnesota colleges and universities who want to broaden their knowledge of Japan through a combination of study and travel. This year’s keynote speaker is Sheila Smith, CFR Senior...

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Bon Odori Rehearsal

Posted by on Jul 12, 2018 in Events | 0 comments

Bon Odori Rehearsal

On Monday, July 30, 2018, the Bon Odori Dance Team, who will be performing during The Japanese Obon Festival is having a special event. The team is going to rehearse and is inviting anybody to come join them to learn and practice the dance! Individuals who are unable to attend The Japanese Obon Festival are also invited to come. The Bon Odori dance is a traditional dance performed at festivals all over Japan to welcome the spirits of ancestors during the Obon festival. We hope you can come and have fun with the dance team who are going to show the public  the ropes of the Bon Odori. It will also be a short workshop for The Japanese Obon Festival volunteers after the...

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July 2018 Newsletter

Posted by on Jun 29, 2018 in Newsletter/Tsushin | 0 comments

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Nihonjinkai/Japanese Library Annual Garage Sale 2018

Posted by on Jun 28, 2018 in Events | 0 comments

Nihonjinkai/Japanese Library Annual Garage Sale 2018

One day only! Saturday, July 21  From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  All proceeds benefit the free Japanese library and MN Nihonjinkai elderly group. This is a great sale that includes all the “usual” garage sale items (knick-knacks, clothes, furniture, sporting goods, electronics, books, toys, stuffed animals, household items) but also beautiful, gently used Japanese gift items, “Shiso” (Beefsteak plants) Manga comic books and our handmade greeting cards, which is our primary source of support. Please join us on Saturday, July 21 in front of the library! Address: 4231 Bloomington Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN.  We hope to see you there!! Also, if anyone is...

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Como Park Obon Festival 2018: Volunteers Wanted Notice

Posted by on Jun 14, 2018 in Events | 0 comments

Como Park Obon Festival 2018: Volunteers Wanted Notice

JASM is searching for volunteers for the year’s annual Obon Festival on Sunday, August 19th! These volunteers help with a variety of tasks, from assisting in the festival set-up process to manning our various booths (specifics can be found below). Please stay tuned for more details! Please complete this google form so we can gather the availability and other essential information of our potential volunteers. Volunteers receive complimentary admission to this event, and gain a great opportunity to meet new people while helping the community. Volunteers will be chosen on a first come, first serve basis, and JASM members are a priority. If you would like to become...

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