JASO Virtual New Year’s Celebration

ASO New Year’s Celebration JASO Culture Committee is working together to create a virtual New Year’s Celebration. It is free to attend, although you can donate to keep JASO strong. You must register in advance, in order to receive the Zoom attendance
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Portland Coffee Roasters & JASO promotion

Through November to December 4th, our friends at Portland Coffee Roasters are helping you to help JASO! Right now, using the discount code JASO20, you can go online and order coffee with a 20 percent
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Japan-OR/SW WA Sister Cities interactive map unveiled

Did you know that our region has 27 total sister city relationships with Japan? That’s over six times more than with any other country (China!). Have a lot of fun by clicking around our new
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Friday Dec 4th, Virtual Celebration Announced

We were all disappointed to cancel our in-person Annual Dinner in traditional manner this year. But we are determined to celebrate the strong relationship between Japan and Oregon and Southwest Washington. Portland-based ZGF Architects is
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Sat Nov 21, Toyama Cup College Speech Contest

JASO believes that promoting education and working with young people is a central component of building a stronger relationship between our community and Japan. If we want to be successful tomorrow, we have to invest
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from Oct 15, Video Lesson for Elementary School Students Now Available!

View the Video and Teachers’ Guide Now! Click Here Contact: Sarah Saito, ssaito@jaso.org for all details For over 20 years the amazing commitment of volunteers and staff at JASO has grown the largest elementary school
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POSTPONED – Sept 30, Motoko Rich, The Face of The New York Times in Japan

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have had to temporarily postpone this scheduled event. Our sincere apologies. We’ll be back in touch when we are able to reschedule. Thank you for your patience. As Tokyo Bureau
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2020 Fall Term Japanese Class Schedule Announced

JASO is offering 5 different levels of classes during our 8-week fall term, from earliest beginner to advanced levels. Classes run from the week of September 21, are held on Zoom, are 75 minutes long,
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Japanese-American Community Groups Statement in Solidarity

JASO is an organization with the mission to support business and develop community by strengthening the US-Japan relationship. This mission is about our community here in Oregon and Southwest Washington, and the country of Japan.
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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