Friday 23 Aug – Golf Final Details

2019 Golf Rules, Prizes & Information We have more golfers again this year, with over 80 players joining us, and an even mix of players choosing Stroke Play or Scramble events. Please read your relevant
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from mid-Sept – JASO Calligraphy Classes

Join JASO’s Japanese calligraphy classes through fall 2019. Details below. Japanese calligraphy, or shodo, is a form of artistic writing of the Japanese language. Our course is an introductory exploration of this traditional art form,
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from mid-Sept – Fall Japanese Language Class Schedule

We’re pleased to announce classes for 4 different ability-levels this fall. Classes start the week of Monday 16th, and finish in mid-November. They run 8 weeks total, and each class is 90 minutes. 101 –
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Weds August 14, PLACE + Otani

PLACE will showcase the work of Otani Pottery Studio, which was started by Tetsuya and Momoko Otani in Shigaraki, one of the six oldest pottery sites in Japan. The event will feature this duo and
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Friday Aug 23 – Play Golf with JASO

JASO’s annual fundraising Golf Tournament presented by Delta Air Lines will take place this year again at Langdon Farms Golf Club in Aurora, with a shotgun start at 7:45am on Friday August 23rd. You can
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Thurs July 18 – Japanese Beer Garden

New location this year! The Wacom Building in the Pearl District Delicious food, cold beer, live music and friends, join us @ JASO Beer Garden! Don’t wait until the last minute to buy your tickets, this
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TIS Summer Camp is hiring for Japanese immersion Teachers and Teacher Assistants!

The International School Summer Camp is hiring for Japanese immersion Teachers and Teacher Assistants! TIS Summer Camp is open to children ages 3 to entering 5th grade. Campers enjoy summer while being immersed in Spanish,
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WANTED: Bilingual, Eager to Learn Sales

The MEKTEC group is a fast-paced Japanese high tech company that provides flexible printed circuits and precision rubber and resin parts for electronic goods all over the world. Our products help power cell phones, display
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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