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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 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, August 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, August 19, 2018 Location: Como Zoo Park History The Obon Festival, the largest Japan-related festival in Minnesota, takes place in Como Park every August.  Modeled after summer festivals held across Japan, it features stage performances, cultural demonstrations, activities, and, of course, 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, July 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, July 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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Corporate Roundtable: Wednesday, April 25, 2018

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Corporate Roundtable: Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Corporate Roundtable  Speaker: Eric Fung, Owner, and Operator of United Noodles JASM are very pleased to welcome Eric Fung, the owner of United Noodles, to serve as the speaker for JASM business series event, the Corporate Roundtable on Wednesday, April 25th. Mr. Fung will speak on the topic of  “The Perils of Orientalism: How Genuine Authenticity Will Increase Multicultural Understanding and Positively Affect a Business’ Bottom Line.” With his extensive knowledge of Japanese culture, Mr. Fung will share how this concept has impacted his dealings with Japanese suppliers. Eric Fung is the owner and operator of United Noodles, a pan-Asian supermarket and...

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Harukaze 2018: Musical and Floral Metamorphosis, Sunday, June 10

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Harukaze 2018: Musical and Floral Metamorphosis, Sunday, June 10

We invite you to the 2018 Harukaze “Spring Wind” Concert presenting Cerulean Fire and the Sogetsu Ikebana Group in a program titled Musical and Floral Metamorphosis: Premiere Concerto for Four Harpsichords and Strings.   Come celebrate spring with JASM on Sunday, June 10th at the Park Square Theater for an unforgettable cross-cultural experience! The foyer of the Park Square Theater will be decorated by the Sogetsu Ikebana Group in a showcase of ikebana displays that capture the feeling of jubilation that arrives hand-in-hand with the long-awaited arrival of spring. The musical side of Harukaze echoes this theme by presenting pieces by Astor Piazzolla,...

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Corporate Roundtable: Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018

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Corporate Roundtable: Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018

Corporate Roundtable  Speaker: Gabrielle Gerbaud, Executive Director, Minnesota Trade Office and Chief Protocol Officer – State of Minnesota In February, we are very pleased to welcome Gabrielle Gerbaud to speak about her role as the Executive Director of the Minnesota Trade Office. Ms. Gerbaud will share initiatives that she is developing to support the relationship U.S. – Japan relationship and to increase trade between Minnesota and Japan. She will discuss how the Minnesota Trade Office views Japan as a key partner in its overall trade initiatives. Gabrielle Gerbaud began her work as the Executive Director of the Minnesota Trade Office (MTO) in April 2017. In...

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