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:

ミネソタ日米協会
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:

Keiko Matsui at Dakota Jazz Club

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in イベント, Local Japan Related Events | 0 comments

Keiko Matsui at Dakota Jazz Club

Performing four shows on two different days, the Dakota Jazz Club is presenting the free-spirited Jazz of Keiko Matsui. Her newest recording is Soul Quest, a riveting new collection of songs that unfold like an epic journey. With an all-star cast that includes such heavyweights as producer and drummer Narada Michael Walden, guitarist Chuck Loeb, saxophonist Kirk Whalum and bassist Marcus Miller, among others, Keiko explores themes of love, loss, spirituality and environmental consciousness. In the words of Duke Ellington, Keiko Matsui is...

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Corporate Roundtable: Wednesday, April 19th

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Corporate Roundtable: Wednesday, April 19th

Corporate Roundtable: Building Bridges When the Mall of America opened in 1992 there was much international attention paid to this new gigantic mall concept that combined shopping, an amusement park and entertainment under one roof. People heard that Japanese tourists were flocking to the Mall of America by the “plane loads”! How true were these “facts” about the Mall of America? Did Japanese tourists really visit the Mall of America in droves? What other areas of Minnesota did Japanese tourists visit? What is the state of tourism...

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March Newsletter 2017

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Harukaze 2017 – Senri Oe in Saint Paul

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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...

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IACE Travel

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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...

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February Newsletter 2017

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2017 モンデール奨学制度

Posted by on Jan 31, 2017 in イベント, 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...

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日本語能力クイズ大会 2017

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J-Quiz 2017

On Saturday, February 18th, 2017, high school students from all over Minnesota and Wisconsin will gather together to put their knowledge of Japanese Language and Culture to the test! Teams of students from each school will compete in 3 levels of difficulty. Students will first write an essay, then participate in a preliminary round of questions regarding Japanese Language and Culture. 優勝者にはワシントンDCで行われるジャパン・ボール. 及びさくら祭りに参加するための切符が渡されます。. This year again, we are inviting family of the...

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Japan’s Regenerative Medicine Market

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Japan’s Regenerative Medicine Market

Japan’s Regenerative Medicine Market: Opportunities for Minnesota Companies In 2014, the Japanese government implemented major regulatory reforms which dramatically shortened the approval process for regenerative therapies. The government also now allows businesses other than hospitals and research institutes to produce cells for medical use. With the world’s fastest approval process specifically designed for regenerative medicine, foreign companies are now considering Japan as a potential location for clinical trials. There are also...

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Paul Kitagaki Photographs

Posted by on Jan 17, 2017 in イベント, Local Japan Related Events | 0 comments

Paul Kitagaki Photographs

Gambatte: Legacy of an Enduring Spirit On Feb. 19, 1942, with a frightened nation still reeling from the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor two months earlier, U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066, which led to the forced removal of almost 120,000 Japanese Americans to incarceration camps during World War II. Two-thirds of them were native-born American citizens who were given but a few days to settle their financial affairs and report for relocation to desolate incarceration camps away from the West Coast. Even...

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