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2016 JASO Events

Jan 14 – Culture – Shinnenkai (Japanese New Year) – EcoTrust

March 10 – Consul General Farewell – Portland City Hall

March 17 – Unprepared (movie) – MercyCorps

March 23 – Business Speaker – Opportunities in Contemporary Bioscience in the US & Japan– PSU Business Accelerator

April 1 – Corporate Connections – business, tour & tasting – From Seed to Cup – Portland Roasting Coffee

April 24 – Education – Toyama Cup Japanese Language Speech Contest – World Trade Center

May 10 – Annual Dinner – Guest Speaker Toshimi Inaba, Chief Executive Toyota Motor Sales USA – Hilton downtown Portland

May 19 – Business Speaker – Bamboo Sushi Owner, Kristophor Lofgren – Sustainable Sushi – Mark Spencer Hotel

June 17 – Doing Business in Oregon, seminar in Tokyo

June 23 – Corporate Connections – business, tour & tasting – The Business of Sake – SakeOne

July 14 – Culture – Beer Garden – EcoTrust

Sept 9 – Business Speaker – Trains, Planes & Autos – Norman Mineta, former Secretary of State of Transportation – The Benson Hotel

Sept 16 – Annual Golf Tournament – Langdon Farms Golf Club, 7:45am shotgun start

Oct 24 – Walk in the US, Talk of Japan – Ambassador Ichiro Fujisaki & delegation from the Government of Japan – Hilton downtown Portland

Nov 9 – New Member Meeting – Bamboo Room, 3F, 221 NW 2nd Ave

Dec 2 – Business Speaker – Shinichiro Kawazoe – Mitsubishi in the US – Past, Present & Future – Mark Spencer Hotel

Dec 6 – Networking – After Hours – Mackenzie Architecture & Engineering

Private Functions

April 5 – Dr. Tosh Minohara function

Aug 8 -City of Minamisoma delegation

Aug 15 – Mayor of Setagaya-ku reception

Oct 24 – Government of Japan delegation function

Partner & Community Events

Feb 9 – Japan Future Cities Initiative, Portland Art Museum

Feb 11 – Japan Night Concert, World Forestry Center, From Portland With Love

Feb 25 – March 6 – Revenge of the 47 Loyal Samurai, Lincoln Performing Arts Hall, Portland

March 7 – Donald Keene, A Journey through Sin, Redemption, Miracles and High Adventure, PSU Center for Japanese Studies

March 19-20 – Yoshida Cup, Mount Hood CC

April 5 – PSU Asian Studies Dept – The Rise of China and Transformation of US-Japan Relations, Dr. Tosh Minohara

June 25 – Dances of 3 Nations, Lincoln Performing Arts Hall, Portland

Aug 6 – Senju Matsunami – Lincoln Performing Arts Hall, Portland

Aug 7 – Senju Matsunami – Vancouver, WA

Aug 26-28 – Tadayuki Sato-sensei seminar series – Pacific Rim Martial Arts Academy, Tigard

July 28 – Natsu Matsuri – Uwajimaya, Beaverton

Jul 7-Sep 25 – Unsettled/Resettled: Seattle’s Hunt Hotel – Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center

Oct 6 – The Tenjukoku Shucho Mandara within the East Asian Context – PSU Center for Japanese Studies

Oct 13 – Initiatives for Community and Disaster Resilience (ICDR) Speaker Series– PSU Center for Public Service (CPS)

Oct 20 – How the Danjuros Created Kabuki Super-Heroes: From Humiliation to Innovation – PSU Center for Japanese Studies

Oct 23 – Oregon Koto-kai 5th Anniversary Concert – Lincoln Performing Arts Hall, Portland

Oct 28-30 – Kumoricon – Oregon Convention Center

Nov 2  – KSK Shakuhachi Trio – Marylhurst University

Nov 15 – Screening of “Okinawa: The Afterburn” followed by a discussion with the film’s director – PSU Center for Japanese Studies

Nov 29 – From Hello Kitty to Cool Japan: The Political Economy of Japanese Popular Culture in Asia – PSU Center for Japanese Studies