April 8, KEEN & Covid: a new business. a new life.

Join us as Naoji Takeda, General Manager of KEEN Footwear Japan, takes us through how KEEN has changed over the past year. From online growth and DTC focus, to hiring practices and his own move
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Mar 17, Portland B2B Clean Tech Seminar

Focusing on the Pacific Northwest and Japan, the Clean Tech B2B Buyers &Suppliers Networking Zoom Program connects potential investors with promising technologies, connects buyers interested in purchasing these technologies to meet their sustainability goals, stimulates
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JOB VACANCY – Snow Peak Restaurant General Manager

Takibi is an innovative forthcoming restaurant and bar created by Snow Peak in partnership with Submarine Hospitality. Takibi means bonfire in Japanese and the entire experience centers around the concept of time by the fire.
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Japan-OR/SW WA Sister Cities interactive map unveiled

Did you know that our region has 27 total sister city relationships with Japan? That’s over six times more than with any other country (China!). Have a lot of fun by clicking around our new
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Video Lesson for Elementary School Students Now Available!

View the Video and Teachers’ Guide Now! Click Here Contact: Sarah Saito, ssaito@jaso.org for all details For over 20 years the amazing commitment of volunteers and staff at JASO has grown the largest elementary school
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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