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Minnesota’s First Taiko Festival

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Events, Local Japan Related Events | 0 comments

Minnesota’s First Taiko Festival

Mu Performing Arts gathers together world-class talent for Minnesota’s First Taiko Festival Mu Performing Arts celebrates Mu Daiko’s 20th anniversary by gathering some of the best taiko talent from Minnesota, the United States, Canada, and Japan to give audiences the opportunity to experience the impact, depth, and diversity of taiko performance as a dynamic musical art form and a cultural heritage that originates from Japan and is practiced around the world. “This Minnesota Taiko Festival is a dream come true for me. I want to show Minnesota the best of what taiko has to offer. We are bringing together my favorite taiko people in the world, traveling near and far,...

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6th Anniversary Kizuna Program

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

6th Anniversary Kizuna Program

To commemorate the Sixth Anniversary of The Great East Japan Earthquake, we are honored to present a special program on the story of Shiori Konda-Muhammad, who is from Sendai, near the area hit by the tsunami. We are also honored to have Mr. Shinichiro Nakamura, from the Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago, who will also participate in the program. Please join us to commemorate the disaster and learn more about has happened in Tohoku since that time. This event is free, but please register to let us know you are coming. Monday, March 27th at 6:30 PM Weyerhaeuser Hall Macalester College 62 Macalester St. St. Paul, MN 55105 Shiori Konda-Muhammad grew up in Sendai,...

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Keiko Matsui at Dakota Jazz Club

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Events, Local Japan Related Events | 0 comments

Keiko Matsui at Dakota Jazz Club

Performing four shows on two different days, the Dakota Jazz Club is presenting the free-spirited Jazz of Keiko Matsui. Her newest recording is Soul Quest, a riveting new collection of songs that unfold like an epic journey. With an all-star cast that includes such heavyweights as producer and drummer Narada Michael Walden, guitarist Chuck Loeb, saxophonist Kirk Whalum and bassist Marcus Miller, among others, Keiko explores themes of love, loss, spirituality and environmental consciousness. In the words of Duke Ellington, Keiko Matsui is `beyond category.’ The courageous, spiritually-driven and consummate artist who enjoyed the distinction of being an invited guest...

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Corporate Roundtable: Wednesday, April 19th

Posted by on Mar 21, 2017 in Events, Featured | 0 comments

Corporate Roundtable: Wednesday, April 19th

Corporate Roundtable: Building Bridges When the Mall of America opened in 1992 there was much international attention paid to this new gigantic mall concept that combined shopping, an amusement park and entertainment under one roof. People heard that Japanese tourists were flocking to the Mall of America by the “plane loads”! How true were these “facts” about the Mall of America? Did Japanese tourists really visit the Mall of America in droves? What other areas of Minnesota did Japanese tourists visit? What is the state of tourism today from Japan to Minnesota? How important is tourism from Japan, and Asia, to the overall economy of Minnesota? What can we do to...

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Harukaze 2017 – Senri Oe in Saint Paul

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

Harukaze 2017 – Senri Oe in Saint Paul

We invite you to the 2017 Harukaze “Spring Wind” Concert. This year, the Japanese jazz musician Senri Oe will be performing from his newest jazz piano album. In 2008, Senri Oe shelved his highly successful 25-year career as a Japanese pop star and actor to move to New York City in pursuit of a childhood dream—becoming a jazz musician. As a lyricist, composer, and arranger since 1983, Oe built a robust Japanese popular music (J-Pop) career, releasing 45 singles and nearly 20 albums, winning the Japanese Gold Disc and FNS Pop Music Awards, and hosting a talk show on Japan’s national broadcasting network. Enrolling at The New School at age 47, Oe studied under...

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IACE Travel

Posted by on Feb 21, 2017 in Events, General | 0 comments

IACE Travel

The Arlington Heights branch of IACE Travel is offering an opportunity for you to support JASM while planning a trip to Japan. When you mention the Japan America Society of Minnesota while booking your flight, IACE Travel will make a donation to JASM. Now is the perfect time to take advantage of this opportunity and plan your trip to Japan! IACE Travel was founded in 1970 and has offices in over 40 cities in Japan. Whether you’re looking for a plane ticket, JR Pass, cruise, or grand tour, IACE has a package for you. Get started today by checking out the IACE Travel webpage or by calling them at 847-437-2244 / 800-785-4223. IACE TRAVEL 63 W. Golf Rd. Arlington,...

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