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Stories from Tohoku

The U.S.-Japan Council of Portland would like to invite you to US-Japan Council event where we will show the film, Stories from Tohoku, which was made by two of our members, Dianne Fukami and Debra Nakatomi
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Through the Ages. 100 Years. 4 Generations

The Portland Japanese Garden is happy to announce that April 11 marks the launch of their Art in the Garden 2015 season with the first exhibition Hakkodo: the Artisans of Kamakura.  It features the artistry of carved, lacquered wood from Hakkodo
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Doing Business in Oregon 2015

The objective of this 6th annual Doing Business in Oregon seminar is to introduce Oregon to small and mid-sized Japanese companies that are considering expanding outside Japan but have been reluctant to do so because of a
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Popup PDX in Tokyo

Portland Development Commission is hosting a Popup PDX booth in Tokyo featuring Japanese and Oregon businesses and their products from April 20 through 24th (20th & 21st are dedicated for Japanese importers and media. 22nd through 24th is open to public to
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Toyama Cup Speech Contest 2015

Grand Prize winner receives a trip to Japan! The annual Toyama Cup Japanese Speech Contest is sponsored by Toyama Prefecture and held every in Toyama’s Sister State, Oregon. This Japanese speech contest for college/university students
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PSU Presents

Professor Sheldon Garon of Princeton University presents “The Transnational Destruction of Cities: What Japan and the U.S. Learned from the Bombing of Britain and Germany in World War II”. This event is brought to you by
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Welcome to the Japan-America Society of Oregon

japanese_sandlesKnown to our members simply as JASO (ja-zo), we are a private, non-profit, membership organization dedicated to promoting business, education, and cultural exchange and enhancing mutual understanding between the people of Japan, Oregon and southwest Washington. We are the largest Japan-related organization in this region and sponsor a variety of programs each month. For more information on our programs and activities and on joining JASO, please “take off your shoes” and come right in!

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