from Feb 11, 2021 Women’s Leadership Program

Your choice of Event Only, OR Event & Workshop Series. REGISTRATION NOW OPEN HERE Event: Thursday February 11, 4pm Pacific, 7pm Eastern, 9am next day in Japan. Join us in conversation with three global leaders
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from Jan 19, 2021 New Year Japanese Language Courses

JASO offers Japanese language classes that fit your needs. You’re busy, a working professional, and you want to improve your language skills for both inside and outside the workplace. Our 8-week, 10-hour courses demand intense
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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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Dec 18, JASO NEXT Sake Tasting and End of Year Celebration

JASO NEXT is JASO’s dedicated group for Young Professionals.   Saké tasting /End of the year celebration JASO NEXT and SakéOne Present: Saké Tasting Bounenkai 2020! Let’s end 2020 on a good note, with guided saké
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Jan 9, Virtual New Year’s Celebration, Shinnenkai

JASO New Year’s Celebration JASO Culture Committee is working together to create a virtual New Year’s Celebration. It is free to attend, although you can donate to keep JASO strong. You must register in advance, in order to receive the Zoom attendance
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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, 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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NEW DATE! – Jan 20, Motoko Rich, The Face of The New York Times in Japan

We’re thrilled to confirm a new date for this previously scheduled event. As Tokyo Bureau Chief at the New York Times, Motoko Rich is tasked with giving America real insight and understanding into one of
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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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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