Portland, OR – Making a sentence using sara sara, identifying the relay race known as ekiden, remembering that sumo wrestlers eat chankonabe, or listing the four main islands of Japan from north to south inRead More
Behind the Shoji, the Portland Japanese Garden’s annual show and sale of Japanese-inspired art and crafts is coming in June. Applications are being accepted to supply artwork for the show. All proceeds of the saleRead More
Shokookai of Portland presents its 6th Annual Fundraising Bazaar for the Great Japan Earthquake. Proceeds from this event go to aid Tohoku’s recovery from the earthquake of 3/11/11. Please join with JASO members as weRead More
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 didRead More
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 thisRead More
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-ownRead More
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!