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Ambassador Banquet Dinner

Posted by on Jun 15, 2017 in Events, Featured, General | 0 comments

Ambassador Banquet Dinner

Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae is coming to Minnesota!   JASM is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a banquet dinner Thursday, September 14th to welcome Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae to Minnesota. Kenichiro Sasae assumed his post as Ambassador of Japan to the United States in Washington, D.C. in 2012. Prior to his appointment as Ambassador to the U.S., Ambassador Sasae was the Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs, the highest ranking civil servant in the Foreign Ministry of Japan. His distinguished career of more than 40 years with the Foreign Ministry began in 1974, and has included postings in Washington, D.C., London, and the Permanent Mission of Japan to the...

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Studio Ghibli Fest 2017

Posted by on Jun 6, 2017 in Events, Local Japan Related Events | 0 comments

Studio Ghibli Fest 2017

GKIDS and Fathom Events have teamed up to bring six of Studio Ghibli’s most popular animated movies to select theaters throughout Minnesota! Each month, one of legendary director Hayao Miyazaki’s films will appear in select theaters for 2 days over the next 6 months. This is a really fabulous opportunity to see these movies for the first time on a big screen both in English dubbed and Japanese (with English Subtitles) forms. Details concerning showtimes and tickets can be found by visiting www.fathomevents.com     The movies that will be playing this Summer are: My Neighbor Totoro Kiki’s Delivery Service Castle in the Sky Nausicaa of the...

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Want to be a Bridge Between Cultures? JASM is Hiring a Program Manager!

Posted by on May 30, 2017 in Events, Jobs | 0 comments

Want to be a Bridge Between Cultures? JASM is Hiring a Program  Manager!

Japan America Society of Minnesota (JASM) is a non-profit member supported organization that is committed to building relationships between people of Japan and the United States.  JASM is excited to announce that it is seeking to hire a Program Manager to organize cultural, educational and business events that build these relationships. Job Description The Program Manager for JASM focuses on planning and organizing its events and activities by providing creative, committed and visionary leadership to the JASM mission and office staff.  The Program Manager will also develop programs and initiatives that expand JASM’s membership and engagement with people with a Japan...

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NAJAS/KKC Business Speakers Series: Japan Still Matters

Posted by on May 23, 2017 in Events, Featured | 0 comments

NAJAS/KKC Business Speakers Series: Japan Still Matters

Friday, July 21st, 2017 Enhance your understanding of current Japanese-American relationships with the Business Speakers Series, a business forum featuring two speakers: one from Sumitomo Chemical (Japan), and the other from the Council on Foreign Relations. Recently business and trade relations with Japan have become more uncertain and the failure of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to come into effect has created the need for a new trade deal with Japan. As both Japanese and American businesses strive to obtain new markets on a global basis it becomes imperative that we take a further look into deepening relationships and understanding the benefits that come from...

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Cherry Tree Celebration

Posted by on May 16, 2017 in Events, Local Japan Related Events | 0 comments

Cherry Tree Celebration

On June 3rd the Saint Paul-Nagasaki Sister City Committee (SPNSCC) will be hosting a Cherry Tree Celebration marking the 5th anniversary of Japan’s gift of trees to St. Paul. In 2012, Japan gifted 20 Cherry Trees to Como Park in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the original 3,000 trees given to Washington D.C., in 1912. St. Paul was one of 20 cities throughout the United States to receive trees and was chosen due to its strong relations with Japan and St. Paul’s status as a sister city to Nagasaki since 1955. Come enjoy a fun morning at Como Park filled with Japanese music, dance, crafts, and food. Harisen Daiko, a Minneapolis Taiko group, will also...

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TaikoArts Midwest Launch

Posted by on Apr 18, 2017 in Events, Local Japan Related Events | 0 comments

TaikoArts Midwest Launch

This month is the launch of TaikoArts Midwest, a new organization focused on celebrating and recognizing the full diversity and depth of taiko arts and built on the belief that taiko has the power to make the world a better place. TaikoArts Midwest will be celebrating this new era of taiko at their Taiko Jam at the end of this month. Founded by Jennifer Weir, TaikoArts Midwest is an independent spin-off from Mu Performing Arts and retains the same leadership, artists, music, studio, and instruments as existed with Mu Daiko. It is based in Minneapolis, MN and supports two resident taiko groups: Mu Daiko and ensemble-MA. This event features performances from Mu Daiko,...

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