Fundraising Campaign

“During the last month of my program in Japan I’m going to do the most I can, see as much as I’m able to, and continue making memories that will last a lifetime.” —Maly Thao, 2015 Mondale Scholarship recipient 

“I’m so thankful for having had this opportunity, and I can’t thank JASM and the sponsors enough for helping provide this influential event every year.” — Taylor Nelson, 2015 J-Quiz winner

 

JASM needs your help!

 

It has been very exciting for the Japan America Society of Minnesota.  The organization has been doing our best to provide opportunities to Minnesota to connect with Japan for the past 40 years.

We have many wonderful events, such as J-Quiz in which 95 students from 12 schools compete to go to Washington D.C. In June we have a the Harukaze concert at Sundin Hall on Hamline University’s campus. We have the exciting Lantern Lighting Festival at Como Zoo inAugust. Then we welcome the new year with Shinnenkai bringing the sights, tastes, and sounds of Japanese New Year.

You can help, and continue to make these JASM events possible.

JASM embarked on a major fundraising initiative to build a future that will expand the programs of the Society, reach new audiences, and contribute to the future of the U.S. – Japan relationship building in Minnesota.  For JASM to thrive more in the future, we need your help. Please consider making a donation to JASM. You can contact us by phone at 612-627-9357 or make your donation online anytime.

 

How will your donation to JASM be used?

 

Your donation will help JASM to increase the number of students who participate in the Mondale Scholarship Program. Along with J-Quiz and provide scholarships. JASM can expand its programming and activities through additional social networking activities with more funds. Your donation in any amount will help JASM reach our overall goal and make a difference in the community.

Thank you for helping JASM to grow and continue to be a force in building U.S.-Japan relationships of many kinds in Minnesota.

 

How to Donate

 

By Check: Please make the check out to “JASM” and mail it to:

Japan America Society of Minnesota
Riverplace EH-131
43 Main Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

By Phone: Please call the JASM office at 612.627.9357 to donate by credit card.

By PayPal: Please click the PayPal link below:

July 2019 Tsushin

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JASM Golf Scrabble Tournament, September 5th

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JASM Golf Scrabble Tournament, September 5th

JASM Golf Tournament at the Monticello Country Club in Monticello, MN. This tournament will follow a scramble format, where the best ball per foursome is the one that counts. The tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 1:00 p.m. For your benefit, the registration will be capped at 72 players (18 foursomes, one per hole) to ensure the complete the golf round is completed in four hours or less. We will have complimentary polo golf shirt features the JASM logo, 100% UV, wick-away polypropylene (Retail value: $45).   You can arrange your...

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Bon Odori Workshop July 15, 2019

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Bon Odori Workshop July 15, 2019

The Japan America Society of is hosting a Bon Odori workshop on Monday July 15, 2019. The Bon Odori is a traditional dance performed during Obon Festivals throughout Japan. Before the Obon Festival at Como Park in August, local dancers, Sansei Yonsei Kai, will be teaching us the Bon Odori. There will be live music from Mumin and Susie Kuniyoshi and Friends. If you would like to learn the Bon Odori, please come join us at the rehearsal. It is a free event and all are welcome! We recommend that participants wear comfortable clothing and shoes,...

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Japanese Obon Festival 2019: Volunteers Wanted

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Japanese Obon Festival 2019: Volunteers Wanted

JASM is searching for volunteers for the year’s annual Obon Festival on Sunday, August 18th! 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...

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June 2019 Tsushin

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Tsushin Special Edition in Memory of Mr. Takuzo Ishida

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Click here to download the Special Edition Tsushin in memory of Mr. Takuzo Ishida. Enjoy!

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Harukaze 2019: Momokusu Iwata, Shamisen Tokyo

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Harukaze 2019: Momokusu Iwata, Shamisen Tokyo

The Japan America Society of Minnesota presents in memory of Mr. Takuzo Ishida Shamisen Tokyo. Tradition meets Modernity. Award-winning Momokusu Iwata brings the ancient shamisen into modern times with songs infused with rock, jazz, and other contemporary elements. Please join JASM Harukaze, Spring Wind, concert for this exciting performance of true musical cross culture event.     About Momokusu Iwata “Tsugaru Shamisen can create 7 kinds of timbres.” That’s what Momokusu Iwata took home from his master’s first lesson....

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Takuzo Ishida Memorial Scholarship Fund

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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,...

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May 2019 Tsushin

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Mondale Scholorship 2019-2020

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Mondale Scholorship 2019-2020

This is our schedule for the Mondale Scholarship 2019-2020 2019-20 application opens on: May 1st Deadline: June 1st Notification of winner: July 1st For more information about the Mondale Scholarship please go here.

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