GoGiveShare Hokkaido

Following the earthquake in southern Hokkaido on September 6, several Japan-related groups in the community have gathered, to figure out concrete ways to help. In 2019 Portland celebrates 60 years of its Sister City relationship
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Japanese Language Classes Fall Term

JASO Fall 2018 Japanese Class Schedule Announced This fall, JASO offers three classes in Japanese language for general and business purposes. Introduction for Japanese for Business – BJB 101, Thursdays 6:30-8pm, Sept 20 – Nov
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Tues Oct 2, Business Speaker Series – Columbia Sportswear Japan

Join us for a fascinating evening with Columbia Sportswear Japan President Massimo Lazzari takes us on a journey over two decades of domestic market challenges, evolving consumer taste, natural catastrophes and changing demographics. Find out
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Fri Aug 24 Final Golf Details

Thank you for being a part of our Golf Tournament this year. Great news, 14 players more this year than last year! A special thanks to tournament presenting sponsor Delta Air Lines, and to Friendship
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Japanese Language Test Dates Announced for December 2018

The Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) is the internationally accredited language examination of Japanese language skills. The test this year will be held on Sunday December 2 around the US, including in Oregon at Portland State
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Japanese Government recognizes work of Oregon Honoree

In April this year, dedicated community member George Nakata was announced as a recipient of the Order of the Rising Sun with Silver Rays by the Japanese government. This honor is in recognition of his
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Weds Sept 26, After Hours @ KEEN Footwear

Come join us at KEEN Footwear for a great networking experience. KEEN is providing a unique discount opportunity only for JASO event attendees. We have just 80 spots for members, and 20 spots for non-members
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Supporting Japanese flood victims

Members of the Japan-America Society of Oregon extend our sincere condolences and support to the people of Japan over the loss of life and destruction caused by recent floods. In the face of such a
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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