May 20, in conversation with ….. Izumi Kobayashi

Join us for fascinating insight and conversation with one of Japan’s top contemporary thought-leaders in business, government, women’s issues, and in wider Japanese society today. Izumi Kobayashi is currently Chair of the Board of Directors
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May 12, “How will we safely return to the office?”

In a post-Covid world, how will we safely return to the office?  Please join Mackenzie President Dietrich Wieland with colleagues Alexis Bauer and Peter Alto as they discuss challenges and provide design solutions and tips
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May 14, Virtual Trivia Night

Friday, May 14, 2021 7pm Social Happy Hour Followed by Trivia Contest Start All Welcome! Free to attend. Bring your favorite beverage and Japan knowledge for an evening of fun and prizes. JASO NEXT is
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April 2021, Part-time Bookkeeper Position Available

Oregon Property Management, a growing property management company located in Northeast Portland, is looking for a Bookkeeper to join our diverse team. This position is part time, but with the potential of growing into full-time.
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April 19 – mid-June, Spring Term Japanese Language classes

If you are connected to Japanese colleagues locally, or planning a future trip to Japan for business, JASO’s Japanese Language Classes may be right for you. We cover business situations even at the beginner levels,
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April 28, Virtual New Member Orientation

This virtual event will be held on Wednesday April 28 from 8-9am. Are you a new JASO member? Do you want to find out more about our programs and activities? Do you want to get
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The Oregon-Japan Relationship, & 2020 Annual Report

Most of us are familiar with the basics of “The Black Ships”, when Commodore Perry was sent to Japan in an attempt, which proved successful, to “open up” trade with America. The actual events of
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April 26 & 29, Cross-Cultural Workshops

For ALL employees at Gold, Platinum and Diamond level members, here’s a great, FREE chance to learn how the other culture thinks at work, and the reasons behind their actions. Bring ALL your questions, nothing
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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