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 Shinnenkai 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:

Japan America Society of Minnesota
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:

Como Park Obon Festival 2017: Volunteer Information

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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, 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...

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Como Park Obon Festival 2017

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Como Park Obon Festival 2017

2017 Event Information Event Schedule: 3:00 p.m. to dusk on Sunday, August 20th, 2017 Location: Como Zoo Park Como Shuttle Information: Como Park offers a free shuttle bus from an off site parking, and during the day of the festival it will be located at: St. Paul Schools District Service Center 1930 Como Ave, St Paul, MN 55108 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...

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Ambassador Banquet Dinner

Posted by on Jun 15, 2017 in Events, Featured, General | 0 comments

Ambassador Banquet Dinner

Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae is coming to Minnesota!   JASM is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a banquet dinner Thursday, September 14th to welcome Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae to Minnesota. Kenichiro Sasae assumed his post as Ambassador of Japan to the United States in Washington, D.C. in 2012. Prior to his appointment as Ambassador to the U.S., Ambassador Sasae was the Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs, the highest ranking civil servant in the Foreign Ministry of Japan. His distinguished career of more than 40 years with the...

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Studio Ghibli Fest 2017

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Studio Ghibli Fest 2017

GKIDS and Fathom Events have teamed up to bring six of Studio Ghibli’s most popular animated movies to select theaters throughout Minnesota! Each month, one of legendary director Hayao Miyazaki’s films will appear in select theaters for 2 days over the next 6 months. This is a really fabulous opportunity to see these movies for the first time on a big screen both in English dubbed and Japanese (with English Subtitles) forms. Details concerning showtimes and tickets can be found by visiting www.fathomevents.com     The...

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Want to be a Bridge Between Cultures? JASM is Hiring a Program Manager!

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Want to be a Bridge Between Cultures? JASM is Hiring a Program  Manager!

Japan America Society of Minnesota (JASM) is a non-profit member supported organization that is committed to building relationships between people of Japan and the United States.  JASM is excited to announce that it is seeking to hire a Program Manager to organize cultural, educational and business events that build these relationships. Job Description The Program Manager for JASM focuses on planning and organizing its events and activities by providing creative, committed and visionary leadership to the JASM mission and office staff.  The...

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NAJAS/KKC Business Speakers Series: Japan Still Matters

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NAJAS/KKC Business Speakers Series: Japan Still Matters

Friday, July 21st, 2017 Enhance your understanding of current Japanese-American relationships with the Business Speakers Series, a business forum featuring two speakers: one from Sumitomo Chemical (Japan), and the other from the Council on Foreign Relations. Recently business and trade relations with Japan have become more uncertain and the failure of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to come into effect has created the need for a new trade deal with Japan. As both Japanese and American businesses strive to obtain new markets on a global...

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Cherry Tree Celebration

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Cherry Tree Celebration

On June 3rd the Saint Paul-Nagasaki Sister City Committee (SPNSCC) will be hosting a Cherry Tree Celebration marking the 5th anniversary of Japan’s gift of trees to St. Paul. In 2012, Japan gifted 20 Cherry Trees to Como Park in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the original 3,000 trees given to Washington D.C., in 1912. St. Paul was one of 20 cities throughout the United States to receive trees and was chosen due to its strong relations with Japan and St. Paul’s status as a sister city to Nagasaki since 1955. Come enjoy a...

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May Newsletter 2017

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