Weds May 3, Women’s Leadership Council Networking

Wednesday May 3rd 5:30-7pm Mark Spencer Hotel, 409 SW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97205 Join us for a glass of wine and delicious sushi from Bamboo Sushi as we host our first Women’s Leadership Council
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PSU, Center for Public Service presents “Speaker Series- Part 12” on Tuesday, March 27

“Kasagi Project: The Role of Cultural Artifact in a Resilient Community” Two guests from the Portland Japanese Garden will share the story of the “Kasagi Project”, a multi-year effort in returning the Shinto gate to
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Lake Oswego Builds Japanese Language High School Legacy

March 15, 2017 North Salem High School challenged strongly at the Junior Level 3 competition, and Westview High School came even closer in a tough Level 4 battle among the seniors, but Lake Oswego held
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from April 17, Japanese Language Lessons

This spring, JASO offers three class levels in Japanese language for general and business purposes. Introduction for Japanese for Business – BJB 101 This course provides participants with an opportunity for intensive speaking and listening
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Thu Mar 29, Umami on a Global Scale: The Expansion of Ajinomoto

Join us for our first Business Speaker Series event of 2018. Since discovering the umami taste in seaweed broth in 1909, Ajinomoto has grown to encompass more than 100 companies in 30 countries, with 33,000
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Sun Mar 25, Sakura Sunday – JASO Cultural Event

Please join  us for Sakura Sunday at Portland Japanese Garden. Children are especially welcome. Children’s activities, light snacks, beverages and more! Schedule: 11am Event starts Piano Performances at 11:30 am and 1:00 pm Taiko Performance
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Thurs Apr 5, Managing Japanese Business Relationships Workshop for US Business People

Curious about Japan and want to learn more about its culture, business practices and trends today? Interested in doing business in Japan, but don’t know much about the business practices or the culture? Been doing
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Feb 2018 – NEW JOB OPENINGS – Bilingual Japanese-English Positions

  SEVERAL JOB OPENINGS – Cyber Investigations, Internet Monitoring, Legal Support LegitScript is a fast growing, Portland based company that performs cyber investigations and internet monitoring in the healthcare sector and other high-risk areas. LegitScript
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Welcome to the Japan-America Society of Oregon

JASO (ja-zo) is a member-based, volunteer-driven, non-profit organization consisting of corporations and individuals in Oregon and Southwest Washington.

JASO was established in 1907, and is the 3rd oldest Japan America Society in the US.

Our mission is to develop business and community by strengthening the US-Japan relationship. If you are an organization or an individual, and you are passionate about the importance of the US-Japan relationship, we invite you to join us and get involved today!

Featured Members:






Shokookai of Portland