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Know Me Kai Club: Please help us welcome new Japanese expats to Minnesota

Posted by on Sep 6, 2018 in Events, Featured, General | 0 comments

Know Me Kai Club: Please help us welcome new Japanese expats to Minnesota

On Tuesday, October 9th, JASM members and non-members alike are welcome to participate in our new “Know Me Kai Club” event at Saji-Ya Restaurant, at 6:00 p.m. “Know Me Kai Club” provides very open networking opportunities for everyone. On October 9th’s Know Me Kai Club’s goal is to welcome new Japanese expats to Minnesota. Please join us to show a warm welcome to make our new friends feel at ease. At this event, fellows can share stories about their experiences in Japan or Minnesota as well as interests in the culture and society both from a personal and professional perspective. Please join JASM’s “Know Me Kai Club” for great...

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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

Hello friends of JASM, As the days get shorter and shorter, the Mondale Gala draws ever closer. While there are still a few months until the event, make sure to mark your calendar early! This year’s gala will be held on Saturday, November 17, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Oak Ridge Country Club in Hopkins. 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...

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Como Park Obon Festival 2018: Volunteers Wanted Notice

Posted by on Jun 14, 2018 in Events, Featured | 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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Como Park Obon Festival: Sunday, August 19, 2018

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

Como Park Obon Festival: Sunday, August 19, 2018

2018 Event Information 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 19, 2018 Location: Como Zoo Park History The Obon 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 familal event. During this holiday it is said that ancestral spirits revisit their living families for three days. Many people will return home to pay their respects at grave-sites, and small paper lanterns are often lit and...

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Harukaze 2018: Musical and Floral Metamorphosis, Sunday, June 10

Posted by on Mar 30, 2018 in Events, Featured | 0 comments

Harukaze 2018: Musical and Floral Metamorphosis, Sunday, June 10

We invite you to the 2018 Harukaze “Spring Wind” Concert presenting Cerulean Fire and the Sogetsu Ikebana Group in a program titled Musical and Floral Metamorphosis: Premiere Concerto for Four Harpsichords and Strings.   Come celebrate spring with JASM on Sunday, June 10th at the Park Square Theater for an unforgettable cross-cultural experience! The foyer of the Park Square Theater will be decorated by the Sogetsu Ikebana Group in a showcase of ikebana displays that capture the feeling of jubilation that arrives hand-in-hand with the long-awaited arrival of spring. The musical side of Harukaze echoes this theme by presenting pieces by Astor Piazzolla,...

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Please Help JASM to Grow with a Donation During December!

Posted by on Dec 7, 2017 in Featured, Fundraising, General | 0 comments

Please Help JASM to Grow with a Donation During December!

The Japan America Society of Minnesota is in its 45th year as a Society with a mission to bring the people of Japan and the United States closer together through cultural, educational and business events and programs in Minnesota. In order to continue to thrive as an organization, we need to grow by being flexible to changes in our community, try new ideas and reach out to new audiences. Everyone has a part in building and sustaining JASM into the future. Many of you have given a donation in addition to your annual membership. For these donations, we want to express our heartfelt thanks and appreciation. For others, please consider giving JASM an end-of-the-year...

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