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Takuzo Ishida Memorial Scholarship Fund

Posted by on May 6, 2019 in Events, Featured, Fundraising | 0 comments

Takuzo Ishida Memorial Scholarship Fund

Takuzo Ishida Memorial Scholarship It is still very difficult to grasp that Ishida san is not with us anymore. We have been receiving down pouring of thoughts and comments regarding how much he is loved and missed. The Ishida family graciously decided to let us create a scholarship in the name of Takuzo Ishida san and we are honored to keep his legacy going. Please see the obituary below and the information regarding the scholarship. Ishida, Takuzo Of Woodbury, MN peacefully passed away of lymphoma on April 25, 2019. Takuzo was born in Hirado, Japan in 1944. He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Chemistry at Chiba University in Japan. In 1981, he moved...

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21st Annual Mondale Award and Scholarship Gala 2018

Posted by on Jul 28, 2018 in Events, 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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J-Quiz 2018

Posted by on Jan 3, 2018 in Events, Fundraising | 0 comments

J-Quiz 2018

On Saturday, February 17th, 2018, high school students from all over Minnesota will gather together to put their knowledge of Japanese Language and Culture to the test! Teams of students from each school will compete in 4 levels of difficulty.  Students will first write an essay, then participate in a preliminary round of questions regarding Japanese Language and Culture. The winners of the Final Rounds are sent to Washington D.C. to compete in the national Japan Bowl and attend the Sakura Festival. This year again, we are inviting family of the students, and any interested parties to come and watch the Final Rounds of J-Quiz! Schedule: Events in bold letters are...

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Please Help JASM to Grow with a Donation During December!

Posted by on Dec 7, 2017 in 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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20th Annual Mondale Award and Scholarship Gala 2017

Posted by on Sep 22, 2017 in Events, 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, healthcare, 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, 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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