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 新年会 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:

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:

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Save the Date: Mondale Gala 2018!

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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...

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Bon Odori Rehearsal

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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...

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Nihonjinkai/Japanese Library Annual Garage Sale 2018

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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...

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Como Park Obon Festival 2018: Volunteers Wanted Notice

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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...

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

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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...

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

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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...

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Celebrating the Gift of Cherry Trees from Japan

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Saturday, 6月 2 from 9 to 11:30 am Como Park by the Mannheimer Memorial Free, family friendly Enjoy Japanese and cherry blossom related treats while listening to Harisen Daiko, watching Japanese dance by Sansei Yonsei Kai, and a kendo demonstration by Minnehaha Kendo Club. Mirja Hanson, former Honorary Consul General of Japan at Minneapolis, will talk about the history of ‘sakura’ (cherry trees) in Japan and the United States. Guests from Nagasaki University and Metropolitan State University. Drawing for $50 Bachman’s...

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