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6th Anniversary Kizuna Program

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Events, General | 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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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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2017 Mondale Scholarship

Posted by on Jan 31, 2017 in Featured, General | 0 comments

2017 Mondale Scholarship

The Japan America Society of Minnesota has a very exciting opportunity for students planning to study abroad in Japan: the Mondale Scholarship! JASM will award the Mondale Scholarship to Minnesota undergraduate students enrolled in Minnesota colleges and universities who want to broaden their knowledge of Japan through a combination of study and travel. JASM will offer up to $3,000 in scholarships for the academic year. The selection committee has the discretion to award up to three $1,000 scholarships or two $1,500 scholarships. The awards are specifically to be used for travel to or within Japan before, during, or after the student’s specified term(s) of study for a...

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Corporate Roundtable with JETRO: Wednesday, Oct. 26

Posted by on Sep 28, 2016 in Events, General | 0 comments

Corporate Roundtable with JETRO: Wednesday, Oct. 26

Corporate Roundtable with Chief Executive Director of JETRO Chicago, Ichiro Sone Wednesday, October 26 7:30am Registration 8:00am Program Dorsey and Whitney 50 South 6th Street Suite 1500 Minneapolis, MN 55402 Ichiro Soné, Chief Executive Director of JETRO Chicago is the featured speaker for this JASM Corporate Roundtable. The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) is a Japanese governmental organization whose mission is “to promote mutual trade and investment between Japan the rest of the world.”  We are pleased that Mr. Soné will join us in a discussion of recent economic developments in Japan, share his perspective on the US Midwest – Japan business...

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Corporate Roundtable: Tuesday, September 27th

Posted by on Sep 6, 2016 in Events, General | 0 comments

Corporate Roundtable: Tuesday, September 27th

Trade has been getting a lot of press this presidential season, but little is said about its importance at a local level. Exports and foreign direct investment support tens of thousands of jobs in the Greater MSP region, from traditional manufacturing to sophisticated services, across a wide range of industries and companies. At this corporate roundtable, hear from Jennifer Kocs Erickson, Export Development Manager at the Minneapolis Saint Paul Regional Economic Development Partnership (GREATER MSP). Jennifer will talk about the impact of exports on the region, as well as efforts to support companies doing business internationally and to attract investment from...

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