Thu Mar 29, Umami on a Global Scale: The Expansion of Ajinomoto

Join us for our first Business Speaker Series event of 2018. Since discovering the umami taste in seaweed broth in 1909, Ajinomoto has grown to encompass more than 100 companies in 30 countries, with 33,000
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Sun Feb 25, Abacus Masters Competition

On Sunday February 25 from 9am to 12:30pm, the Japanese Abacus Math School (JAMS) hosts its annual championships at the Mittleman Jewish Community Center, 6651 SW Capitol Highway, Portland, OR 97219. Students test their abacus
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Sun Mar 25, Sakura Sunday – JASO Cultural Event

Please join  us for Sakura Sunday at Portland Japanese Garden. Children are especially welcome. Children’s activities, light snacks, beverages and more! Schedule: 11am Event starts Piano Performances at 11:30 am and 1:00 pm Taiko Performance
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Thurs Apr 5, Managing Japanese Business Relationships Workshop for US Business People

Curious about Japan and want to learn more about its culture, business practices and trends today? Interested in doing business in Japan, but don’t know much about the business practices or the culture? Been doing
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Thurs Mar 1, Managing in the US: A Workshop for Japanese Business People

If your company is a Gold Member or above of JASO, from 6-8pm on Thursday March 1, up to 4 employees total may attend this workshop absolutely free of charge. The event is held in
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2017 Member Report Published

We believe that the US-Japan relationship is just too important to leave to the stage of national politics alone. All kinds of people and all kinds of companies are investing to build stronger ties between
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Metro Procurement Services and Multnomah County Represents a Small Business Open House

Small business open house Wednesday, February 21, 2018 – 3:00pm to 6:00pm Oregon Convention Center, Lobby D Come mingle with staff from Metro Procurement Services and Multnomah County Purchasing at this early evening open house. This free
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Feb 2018 – NEW JOB OPENINGS – Bilingual Japanese-English Positions

  SEVERAL JOB OPENINGS – Cyber Investigations, Internet Monitoring, Legal Support LegitScript is a fast growing, Portland based company that performs cyber investigations and internet monitoring in the healthcare sector and other high-risk areas. LegitScript
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NEW Feb 2018 – 2 JOB OPENINGS – Semiconductor Industry Technician

Semiconductor industry, manufacturing and processing equipment technician Japanese language skills preferred in full-time job positions to install and modify wet processing equipment in semiconductor industry, based in Hillsboro with the ability to travel. Candidates must
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Registration is NOW OPEN for 2018 Pacific Northwest Japan Bowl

2018 Pacific Northwest Japan Bowl Saturday, March 10, 2018 Portland State University Open to high school students studying Japanese language and culture from Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana Welcome to our nationally-recognized high school language
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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



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