The Business Story of 2016

In July 2016 the Portland business community woke up to hear that its largest private employer, The Standard, had been purchased by a Japanese company called Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance for $5 billion. JASO hosts
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Japan at a Glance: U.S.-Japan Relations

Please join us on February 22, 2017 to hear Consul General Kojiro Uchiyama talk about the state of U.S.-Japan relations today. From Consul General Uchiyama: Today, under a stable regime, Japan is working to resolve
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What the World Owes the Comfort Women

The practices and norms of public memory have changed in the seventy years since the end of World War II creating what Professor Gluck calls a “global memory culture.”  Changes in the law, the role
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Getting it Right with Your Japanese Business Partners

Getting it Right with Your Japanese Business Partners – Top 10 Cultural Survival Tips This 2-hour program will offer tips and hands-on practice for local companies who have emerging or on-going business developments with Japan.
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Hosokawa Morihiro: The Art of Life, A Rebirth in Clay

In honor of the Grand Opening of Portland Japanese Garden’s new Cultural Village, the first exhibition of 2017 is a celebration of tea culture in the art and life of Hosokawa Morihiro, a former Prime Minister of Japan. The Garden is honored to have this
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Salem Cherry Blossom Festival

Salem’s 3rd Annual Cherry Blossom Festival March 18, 2017 Oregon State Capitol Blding and Park Salem, OR 97301 Here are some of the activities for the whole family to participate in: Kite Flying Demonstrations Make-your-own
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Kitsuke: The Art of Wearing Kimono

Translated simply as a thing to wear, the kimono is so much more! Come explore the art and craftsmanship of the iconic Japanese garment and learn the secrets of kitsuke. World Beat Gallery 189 Liberty
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Consular Office of Japan in Portland Sponsors Films at PIFF

The Consular Office of Japan in Portland is pleased to support the following film screenings at the Portland International Film Festival (PIFF). The PIFF is the biggest film event in Oregon, premiering more than 160
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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