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Traditional Craft, Contemporary Design: Exploring Old and New Japan May 18–30, 2018

Posted by on Dec 6, 2017 in イベント, 注目情報, General | 0 comments

Traditional Craft, Contemporary Design:  Exploring Old and New Japan  May 18–30, 2018

The Japan America Society of Minnesota (JASM) and the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts (Bray) are sponsoring a special tour to Japan in May 2018 for lovers of traditional and contemporary crafts, architecture and gardens. This tour will visit sites and studios not usually included on such tours—traversing from Kyushu in the south to Takamatsu and on to Tokyo. We will visit individual pottery studios where talented ceramic artists produce both traditional pots as well as pots and sculpture which break with the past, along with a center for basketry and the premier fabric designer in Japan. We will explore numerous examples of ancient architecture as well as...

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新年会 2018 – Japanese New Year Celebration-

Posted by on Nov 27, 2017 in イベント, 注目情報, General | 0 comments

Shinnenkai 2018 – Japanese New Year Celebration-

Are you longing for the unique Japanese New Year celebrations or would you like to experience that for the first time? The Japan America Society of Minnesota (JASM) is bringing the sights, tastes, and sounds of Japanese New Year celebrations to Minnesota through our Shinnenkai event. About Shinnenkai 2018: Shinnenkai is an annual event which endeavors to bring the traditions of New Year celebrations as they are conducted in Japan to Minnesota. We will be promoting cultural exchange and new experiences in a fun environment with performances, delicious Japanese food, a silent auction, mini-workshops, and children’s activities. We hope to create a fun family atmosphere...

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Annual Meeting and Bonenkai 2017

Posted by on Nov 15, 2017 in イベント, 注目情報 | 0 comments

Annual Meeting and Bonenkai 2017

2017 Annual Meeting and Bonenkai 年次総会と忘年会のお知らせ JASM would love to see you at the 2017 Annual Meeting on the evening of Tuesday, 12月 19. We look forward to report on yet again a successful year and will also discuss the exciting opportunities we are working on for the new year! Please join us at Sakura Restaurant as we elect and welcome our new JASM board members and officers. Following the Annual Meeting, please join us to celebrate the traditional end-of-year JASM gathering! This has been a favorite event for those who are missing the traditional end-of-year parties or Bonenkai in Japan. It is a wonderful way to celebrate with your...

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20th Annual Mondale Award and Scholarship Gala 2017

Posted by on Sep 22, 2017 in イベント, 注目情報, 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, 10月 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, などが催され、, 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 イベント, 注目情報, 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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Como Park Obon Festival 2017: Volunteer Information

Posted by on Jun 29, 2017 in イベント, General | 0 comments

Como Park Obon Festival 2017: Volunteer Information

Volunteering Opportunities We are looking for volunteers and would really appreciate your help in making this year’s Obon Festival a success. By volunteering, you will receive complimentary admission to the event. The Obon Festival, 日本イベントである, takes place in Como Park every August. Modeled after summer festivals held across Japan, にコモパークで開催されます。, ステージでのパフォーマンス・, 日本文化の体験・ゲーム, などが催され、, 日本の夏祭りのように屋台で, Japanese food. The event is reminiscent of Japan’s annual Obon holiday, an important cultural and family event. During this holiday it is said that ancestral spirits revisit their families for three days. ...

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