Aisha Performs at Japan Night, June 3

Japan Night is coming to PSU! This year our theme is Kizuna: bonds, connections, and relationships. Join us for a fun-packed night of music, dance, food. We will also have fun activities like origami, kujibiki
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Summer Japanese Language Classes for Business

Dates: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 6-8pm, from July 11 – August 31 Courses: Beginning Japanese for Business, Intermediate Japanese for Business, Advanced-Intermediate Japanese for Business Instructor: Dr. Emiko Konomi Ph.D., Japanese Language Instructor, Masters in International
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Annual Dinner & AGM Announced, Tuesday June 20

Join us and our keynote speaker Ambassador Tadashi Nagai, for an evening of fine food, good friends, entertainment and education as we celebrate our 61st annual gathering. This event is also our Annual General Meeting.
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PSU World Premiere Kabuki plays in English

The Castle Tower & The Puppeteer 2 plays – Presented entirely in English PSU is thrilled to announce our spring kabuki productions: The Castle Tower and The Puppeteer, directed by Larry Kominz. These plays are
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Visit Ajinomoto: The Essence of Taste

Corporate Connections Thursday May 25, 4-7pm Ajinomoto Windsor 7124 N Marine Drive, Portland, OR 97203     Learn the industry, discover the facility, network. From 1909, Ajinomoto helped first identify umami to Japan, and then
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College Japanese-Language Students Vie for Trophies, Japan Trip

On the 38th floor at KPMG in downtown Portland, with stunning views in all directions, students from seven regional colleges battled for prizes in the running of the 21st annual Toyama Cup. Split into two
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Izumi Kyoka’s Castle Tower: Love, War, and Spirits of Another Sort

On May 24, 2017 The Center for Japanese Studies Presents Izumi Kyoka’s Castle Tower: Love, War, and Spirits of Another Sort.  First published in 1917, Izumi Kyoka’s The Castle Tower did not have its stage debut until
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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

Official Japan Hotel Partner:



Official Media Partner: