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Save the Date: Mondale Gala 2018!

Posted by on Jul 28, 2018 in イベント, 注目情報 | 0 comments

Save the Date: Mondale Gala 2018!

Hello friends of JASM, As the days get shorter and shorter, the Mondale Gala draws ever closer. While there are still a few months until the event, make sure to mark your calendar early! This year’s gala will be held on Saturday, 11月 17, from 5:30-8:30pm at Oak Ridge Country Club in Hopkins. 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...

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Bon Odori Rehearsal

Posted by on Jul 12, 2018 in イベント | 0 comments

Bon Odori Rehearsal

On Monday, 7月 30, 2018, the Bon Odori Dance Team, who will be performing during The Japanese Obon Festival is having a special event. The team is going to rehearse and is inviting anybody to come join them to learn and practice the dance! Individuals who are unable to attend The Japanese Obon Festival are also invited to come. The Bon Odori dance is a traditional dance performed at festivals all over Japan to welcome the spirits of ancestors during the Obon festival. We hope you can come and have fun with the dance team who are going to show the public the ropes of the Bon Odori. It will also be a short workshop for The Japanese Obon Festival volunteers after the...

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Nihonjinkai/Japanese Library Annual Garage Sale 2018

Posted by on Jun 28, 2018 in イベント | 0 comments

Nihonjinkai/Japanese Library Annual Garage Sale 2018

One day only! Saturday, 7月 21 From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All proceeds benefit the free Japanese library and MN Nihonjinkai elderly group. This is a great sale that includes all the “usual” garage sale items (knick-knacks, clothes, furniture, sporting goods, electronics, books, toys, stuffed animals, household items) but also beautiful, gently used Japanese gift items, “Shiso” (Beefsteak plants) Manga comic books and our handmade greeting cards, which is our primary source of support. Please join us on Saturday, 7月 21 in front of the library! Address: 4231 Bloomington Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN. We hope to see you there!! Also, if anyone is...

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Como Park Obon Festival 2018: Volunteers Wanted Notice

Posted by on Jun 14, 2018 in イベント, 注目情報 | 0 comments

Como Park Obon Festival 2018: Volunteers Wanted Notice

JASM is searching for volunteers for the year’s annual Obon Festival on Sunday, August 19th! 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 community. Volunteers will be chosen on a first come, first serve basis, and JASM members are a priority. If you would like to become...

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Como Park Obon Festival: Sunday, 8月 19, 2018

Posted by on Jun 14, 2018 in イベント, 注目情報, General | 0 comments

Como Park Obon Festival: Sunday, August 19, 2018

2018 Event Information 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, 8月 19, 2018 Location: Como Zoo Park History 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 familal event. During this holiday it is said that ancestral spirits revisit their living families for three days. Many people will return home to pay their respects at grave-sites, and small paper lanterns are often lit and...

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Corporate Roundtable: Wednesday, 7月 11, Ralph A. Inforzato

Posted by on Jun 4, 2018 in イベント | 0 comments

Corporate Roundtable: Wednesday, July 11, Ralph A. Inforzato

Corporate Roundtable Speaker: Ralph A. Inforzato, Chief Executive Director of JETRO Chicago JASM is very pleased to welcome Ralph A. Inforzato, the chief executive director of JETRO Chicago, to serve as the speaker for the JASM Corporate Roundtable on Wednesday, 7月 11. Mr. Inforzato will speak on the topic of transformational economic dynamics of Japanese investment within the United States. In other words, Mr. Inforzato will be elaborating on today’s US-Japan economic relationship by addressing questions such as, what are Japanese companies saying about investing in the United States? More specifically, what is their guidance on business sentiment? And what do...

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