Sept 30, Motoko Rich, The Face of The New York Times in Japan

As Tokyo Bureau Chief at the New York Times, Motoko Rich is tasked with giving America real insight and understanding into one of the world’s most complex and nuanced societies. How does a dual-heritage child
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2020 Fall Term Japanese Class Schedule Announced

JASO is offering 5 different levels of classes during our 8-week fall term, from earliest beginner to advanced levels. Classes run from the week of September 21, are held on Zoom, are 75 minutes long,
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Japanese-American Community Groups Statement in Solidarity

JASO is an organization with the mission to support business and develop community by strengthening the US-Japan relationship. This mission is about our community here in Oregon and Southwest Washington, and the country of Japan.
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Private Japanese Classes Now Available

JASO is now able to offer private one-on-one Japanese language classes, personalized to your needs. Each class is 60 minutes long, and you can choose when, for what purpose, and how often to study. All
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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