Japanese Beer Garden, Friday July 14

JASO’s funnest, noisiest, friendliest event with endless Japanese summer foods – yakitori, cold noodles, edamame, gyoza – plus bottomless cold beer. Join us at EcoTrust on the 3rd floor rooftop terrace with live music, good
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Aisha Performs at Japan Night, June 3

Japan Night is coming to PSU! This year our theme is Kizuna: bonds, connections, and relationships. Join us for a fun-packed night of music, dance, food. We will also have fun activities like origami, kujibiki
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Summer Japanese Language Classes for Business

Dates: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 6-8pm, from July 11 – August 31 Courses: Beginning Japanese for Business, Intermediate Japanese for Business, Advanced-Intermediate Japanese for Business Instructor: Dr. Emiko Konomi Ph.D., Japanese Language Instructor, Masters in International
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Annual Dinner & AGM Announced, Tuesday June 20

Join us and our keynote speaker Ambassador Tadashi Nagai, for an evening of fine food, good friends, entertainment and education as we celebrate our 61st annual gathering. This event is also our Annual General Meeting.
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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

Official Japan Hotel Partner:



Official Media Partner: