How the Danjuros Created Kabuki Super-Heroes

PSU’s Professor Laurence Komniz will illustrate how the striped-face makeup, outlandish costumes, and dynamic poses of aragoto (bravura) kabuki acting are iconic images of the art, recognized by every Japanese as KABUKI. In fact there are many different visual
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Oregon Koto-kai 5th Anniversary Concert

Oregon Koto-Kai 5th Anniversary Concert LINCOLN RECITAL HALL ( Rm75 ) Portland State University 1620 SW Park Avenue Portland, OR 97201 Oregon Koto-Kai Annual Fall Concert 2016 This is our fifth year and will be
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Japanese Minister of Defense Toshimi Kitazawa, right, and Japanese Ambassador to the United States Ichiro Fujisaki, center, meet with Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, left, at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., May 25, 2010. (DoD photo by R.D. Ward/Released)

Walk in the US, Talk on Japan

Join JASO as we host a special outreach program of the government of Japan, with five representatives from different backgrounds coming together to discuss elements of contemporary Japanese society. Led by Ambassador Ichiro Fujisaki, the
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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 who are dedicated to strengthening the US-Japan relationship in Oregon and Southwest Washington.

JASO was established in 1907, and is the 3rd oldest Japan America Society in the US.

JASO members are invested in business building community, and business helping business. 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:

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