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Innovation through Collaboration

Please join us for a talk and Q&A session with Mr. Yoshiaki Tojo, Chief Executive Director, JETRO San Francisco, & Program Adviser, NEDO. Mr. Tojo will speak on Best Practices of Innovation via Business Collaboration
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JASO Ohanami Sunday 2015

Ohanami is a traditional way to celebrate arrival of the sakura and the beauty of Spring. JASO is hosting an Ohanami Sunday at the Portland Japanese Garden on March 15. Seasonal foods, saké, tea, music, and activities
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Behind the Shoji: Call for Entries

The Portland Japanese Garden is holding their annual Behind the Shoji arts and crafts show again this year. This annual show features some of the best Japanese-inspired arts and crafts available anywhere. The Garden is
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Executive Director Search

JASO is currently seeking an Executive Director. This passionate, knowledgeable advocate for business and cultural exchange between Japan and Oregon will have a well-rounded set of competencies that distinguishes him or her from others in
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Welcome to the Japan-America Society of Oregon

japanese_sandlesKnown to our members simply as JASO (ja-zo), we are a private, non-profit, membership organization dedicated to promoting business, education, and cultural exchange and enhancing mutual understanding between the people of Japan, Oregon and southwest Washington. We are the largest Japan-related organization in this region and sponsor a variety of programs each month. For more information on our programs and activities and on joining JASO, please “take off your shoes” and come right in!

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Azumano Travel is a full-service travel agency dedicated to providing corporate, leisure and meeting management services. As an American Express® Representative, Azumano provides a wide range of travel benefits to our customers from our Portland headquarters..

Azumano was established in 1949 by George Azumano, the son of Japanese immigrants. In 1976, Azumano’s son-in-law Sho Dozono, a third-generation Japanese American, joined the family business. In 1987 Sho became president and chief executive officer and eventually assumed ownership of the company. Azumano Travel is engaged in numerous activities that support the local Japanese American community.

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At Barran Liebman LLP our experienced and dedicated attorneys focus on representing employers and finding solutions for their employment law and labor management needs. Our attorneys specialize in four areas including employment advice, employment litigation, labor relations and employee benefits. We provide a full range of training tools and educational opportunities such as our Food For Thought Breakfast Seminars that address ongoing changes in the law, and our free Electronic Alerts that advise on cutting-edge changes and important updates in labor and employment law.
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AUDIT, FINANCIAL ADVISORY, TAX, AND CONSULTING SERVICES
Deloitte is the brand under which tens of thousands of dedicated professionals in independent firms throughout the world collaborate. We work in four key business areas: audit, financial advisory, tax and consulting but our real strength comes from combining the talents of those groups to address clients’ needs. Fortune and BusinessWeek consistently rank our organization among the best places to work, which is good news for our talent and our clients alike. When the best people tackle the most compelling challenges, everyone wins.