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, 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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Virtual Music Performance

Mask Dances of Three Nations Virtual Music Performance “Mask Dances of Three Nations” is hosted by Oregon China Council; Consular Office of Japan; Korean Consulate. October 11, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. (Pacific time)It is free
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Oct 6, PSU via Zoom: Model Minority Ideology and Antiblackness in Japanese American History

The PSU Center for Japanese Studies with co-sponsors PSU Department of History and Portland Japanese Garden presents an installment in the Series: Race, Citizenship, and Inclusion/Exclusion The involvement of an Asian American officer in the
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Oct 15, How Japan Maneuvers Within the US-China Rivalry

Join us for our newest 2020 Business Speaker Series Event live on Zoom. This event is FREE of charge for JASO Members and Non-Members alike! The growing US-China trade rivalry has been immensely complicated by
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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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Private Japanese Classes Now Available

JASO is now able to offer private one-on-one Japanese language classes, personalized to your needs. Each class is 60 minutes long, and you can choose when, for what purpose, and how often to study. All
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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