Confirmed JASO Events

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5:30-8:30pm Thursday January 19 – Culture
Shinnenkai – Montgomery Park

11:30am – 1pm Thursday January 26 – Business Speaker Series
Dollars & Yen, Making Foreign Exchange work for your Business – The Benson Hotel, 309 SW Broadway

6-8pm Thursday February 23 – Business Speaker Series
Getting it Right with your Japanese Business Partners – Top 10 Cultural Survival Tips – Sue Shinomiya – The Philanthropy Center, 221 NW 2nd Ave #300, Portland, OR 97209

4:30-6:30pm Tuesday March 7 – Business Speaker Series
A Discussion on Corporate Governance in Japan, with Christina Ahmadjian – The University Club, 1226 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204

8am-4pm Saturday March 11 – Education
Japan Bowl – Native American Student Community Center @ PSU, 710 SW Jackson St, Portland, OR 97201

11am-4pm Sunday April 23 – Education
Toyama Cup – KPMG, 1300 SW 5th Ave, #3800, Portland, OR 97201

6-7:30pm Thursday April 27 – Business
After Hours – AC Hotel, 888 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97204

5:30-9pm Thursday May 11 – Business Speaker Series
Growing Together from Shared Roots: Inside the Merger of The Standard and Meiji Yasuda – The Nines, 525 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97204

5:30-9pm Thursday May 25 – Business
Corporate Connections – Ajinomoto Facility Tour & Industry

5:30-9pm Friday July 14 – Culture
Japanese Beer Garden – EcoTrust, 721 NW 9th Ave, 3rd floor Terrace, Portland, OR 97209

7:30am-2pm Friday August 25
Annual Golf Tournament – Langdon Farms Golf Club

6-7:30pm Tuesday December 5 – Business
After Hours – Mackenzie., 1515 SE Water Place, Portland, OR

Other events still working on:
Annual Dinner – May/June/July
Fall & Winter Business Speaker Series Presentations
Fall Corporate Connections facility tour

Partner & Community Events

Jan 29 – All day – Mochitsuki, PSU Smith Memorial Student Union, Portland

Feb 1 to May 19 – Kitsuke: The Art of Wearing Kimono, World Beat Gallery, 189 Liberty St NE, Suite 107, Salem

Feb 9 – 6pm – Natural and Unnatural Disasters: 3/11, Asbestos, and the Unmaking of Japan’s Modern World, Dr. Brett Walker, Montana State University – PSU Smith Memorial Student Union Rm 296/8, Portland

Feb 10 – 5:45pm – Nagasaki: Memories of My Son by Yoji Yamada, Fox Tower, Japanese Films at 40th Portland International Film Festival

Feb 12 – 2pm – Contemporary Kimono with Hiroko Takahashi, Loucks Auditorium, Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty St NE, Salem

Feb 12 – 5pm – Nagasaki: Memories of My Son by Yoji Yamada, Whitsell Auditorium, Japanese Films at 40th Portland International Film Festival

Feb 16 – 5:45pm – Long Excuses by Miwa Nishikawa, Cinema 21, Japanese Films at 40th Portland International Film Festival

Feb 18-19 – All weekend – Asian Celebration, Lane Events Center, Eugene

Feb 19 – 2:30pm – So-Shun Koto Concert, Community Music Center, 3350 SE Francis St, Portland

Feb 20 – 1:30pm – Long Excuses by Miwa Nishikawa, Valley Theater, Japanese Films at 40th Portland International Film Festival

Feb 22 – 6pm – Asian Diplomat Event Series – The World … In General, Consul General Kojiro Uchiyama – PSU Smith Memorial Student Union Rm 296/8, Portland

Mar 2 – 5pm – What the World Owes Comfort Women, Dr. Carol Gluck – PSU Smith Memorial Student Union Ballroom, 1825 SW Broadway, Portland

Mar 2 – 7pm – Joe Powers & Bill Crane with special guest Masumi Timson, The Old Church, 1422 SW 11th Ave, Portland

Mar 11 – 2-5pm – Great Eastern Japan Disaster Fundraising Bazaar, JAE Oregon, 11555 SW Leveton Dr, Tualatin, OR 97062

Mar 18 – All day – Cherry Blossom Day, Oregon State Capitol, Salem

Apr 8 – 2pm – Kitsuke Demonstration with Takako Elting, World Beat Gallery, 189 Liberty St NE, Suite 107, Salem