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20th Annual Mondale Award and Scholarship Gala 2017

Posted by on Sep 22, 2017 in Events, Featured, Fundraising, General | 0 comments

20th Annual Mondale Award and Scholarship Gala 2017

JASM is very pleased to announce the 20th Mondale Award and Scholarship Gala 2017 taking place at the Oak Ridge Country Club in Hopkins on Saturday, October 28, 2017. This year’s keynote speaker is U.S. Senator Al Franken, who is a native of St. Louis Park, Harvard Graduate, comedy writer, and, since 2008, a United States Senator for Minnesota. In the Senate, he has worked to improve the lives of those in the middle class, and those striving to get into the middle class by focusing on education, health care, agriculture, and training workers for 21st Century jobs.  He’s also pressed to address  global climate change, safeguard Americans’ privacy in a time...

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Special Online Silent Auction of Air Tickets to Tokyo, Japan

Posted by on Aug 31, 2017 in Events, Featured, Fundraising, General | 0 comments

Special Online Silent Auction of Air Tickets to Tokyo, Japan

JASM is pleased to celebrate its 45th anniversary and welcomes Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae to Minnesota by offering two round trip economy class tickets to Tokyo through a generous donation by All Nippon Airways. The proceeds from this auction will go directly to sponsoring the banquet for Ambassador Sasae and to help further JASM’s mission of serving the US-Japan relationship through activities in Minnesota. These tickets are offered as a single item in this online silent auction. You can submit a bid or see more information here. The closing date of the Silent Auction: Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017 at 5:00...

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Ambassador Banquet Dinner: Please Note New Date

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

Ambassador Banquet Dinner:  Please Note New Date

Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae is coming to Minnesota!   JASM is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a banquet dinner Wednesday, September 13th 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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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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