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 COVID-19 Update

In the interest of the health and safety of our staff, members, and broader Japanese community, we have made the decision to close the JASM office. For the time being, we have been providing online activities.  Staff members are working remotely and will continue to be available as much as possible via e-mail.

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Upcoming events

    • 2022-01-27
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Webinar
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    We are delighted to announce a webinar: A Tale of Two Friends:  A Brief History of Minnesota-Japan Relations, by Professor David Schultz, Hamline University Distinguished Professor of Political Science and a University of Minnesota Professor of Law on Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 6 p.m.

    Please register today!

    Minnesota and Japan have a long history together with some good and not so good times.  This talk reviews or introduces the story of how Japan and Minnesota have forged a strong bond and friendship. Those curious about the path Minnesotans and the Japanese people have taken together will find this a fun and engaging talk.

    David Schultz is Hamline University Distinguished Professor of Political Science and a University of Minnesota Professor of Law. A three-time Fulbright Scholar who has taught extensively in Europe and Asia,  Professor Schultz is the author of more than 40 books and 200 articles.

    $8: Non-Member

    $0: JASM Members

    Fee is not refundable but is transferable. Please become a member to support JASM.

    • 2022-02-12
    • 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Online

    On Saturday, February 12th high school students from across Minnesota and Wisconsin will be gathering for J-Quiz 2022 online, due to the COVID 19 pandemic.

    Despite the situation, our goal for J-Quiz hasn’t changed: namely, to increase cultural awareness and understanding and to bring together students who have an interest in Japan. The high school students will compete using their knowledge of Japanese language and culture. 

Connecting Japan and Minnesota for nearly 50 years

The Japan America Society of Minnesota is a member-supported, non-profit organization established to promote mutual understanding and friendship between Japanese and US citizens. Through our programs and events, we endeavor to promote an appreciation of cultural, educational, economic, public, and other affairs of interest to both peoples. JASM also connects and supports Minnesota's seven Japanese sister cities, two Japanese-language Saturday schools, over 100 Japanese corporate subsidiaries, and a host of other organizations dedicated to Japan-related topics from Anime to Zen. JASM is open to individuals, corporations, and other organizations interested in supporting its missionFounded in 1972, JASM is a member of the National Association of Japan-America Societies.


JASM is supported by hundreds of individuals and over 40 Companies and Non-Profit Organizations. Special thanks to the following sponsors:

Corporate Benefactors

Daikin Applied 

Delta Air Lines, Inc.  

Sawai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd     

Taiyo International, Inc.

Corporate Contributors

Briggs and Morgan, P.A.     IACE TRAVEL     

Satellite Industries, Inc.     UMEI    Murata Vios Inc.

Corporate Sustaining Members

     Deloitte Tax, LLP 

Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, PC     Japan Lifeline Co.Ltd

Mall of America     Metropolitan Airports Commission     MGK, Inc.

Naigai Industries U.S.A. Inc.     Satellite Industries, Inc.

Surdyk's Liquor & Cheese Shop

The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.

Partners in Service

JK's Table     Kiku Enterprises, Inc.     Minnesota Trade Office

Origami Restaurant     Sakura Restaurant

Saint Paul Saints Baseball Club     Saji-Ya Restaurant

Suishin Restaurant

Tomodachi     Voyager  Group Inc.   Zen Healing Center     

Nonprofit Members

Concordia Language Villages     Economic Club of Minnesota     Global Minnesota

JETAA Minnesota     JETRO Chicago     JP Network, St. Cloud State University

KCC-Japan Education Exchange     Macalester College Asian Language & Culture Department

Minneapolis Japanese School     Minneapolis Institute of Art

Minnesota Council of Teachers of Japanese     Minnesota Orchestra     Mu Performing Arts

NDSU-Emily Reynolds Historic Costume Collection     Twin Cities Aikido Center

UMN Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

University of North Dakota-Grand Forks     Winona State University Global Studies Dept.

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P.O. Box 26639

Minneapolis, MN 55426

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