Izumi Kyoka’s Castle Tower: Love, War, and Spirits of Another Sort

On May 24, 2017 The Center for Japanese Studies Presents Izumi Kyoka’s Castle Tower: Love, War, and Spirits of Another Sort.  First published in 1917, Izumi Kyoka’s The Castle Tower did not have its stage debut until
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Washoku and Japanese Culinary Nationalism

Katarzyna J. Cwiertka is  an established expert on food history of modern Japan and Korea, both as a domain of culture and as a window into historical inquiry that extends beyond the realm of cuisine
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Spring After Hours for JASO members

Please join us for our Spring After Hours at the newest hotel in downtown Portland, AC Hotel Portland, Thursday April 27 at 5:30pm. Enjoy networking with JASO members and exchange information while enjoying delicious refreshments.
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Growing Together from Shared Roots: Inside the Merger of The Standard and Meiji Yasuda

The news broke in July 2015. One of Oregon’s oldest and most respected corporate citizens, known familiarly as The Standard, had been sold for $5 Billion to Japan’s oldest life insurer, Meiji Yasuda. How did
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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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Japanese Studies in the United States

The Center for Japanese Studies at Portland State University and the Friends of History present Eiichiro Azuma talking about Japanese Studies in the United States: Intersections of Minority Ethnic Politics and State-­sponsored Academic Propaganda.  Join us for
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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

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