Apr 11, free lecture “Business Reinvention of Japan” by CJS

February 20, 2024Learn from guest speaker Professor Ulrike Schaede of the University of California San Diego as she explains the cutting-edge parts of Japan's economy and the ongoing reinvention of business, employment and innovation.

Mar 9, Earthquake Support Fundraising Bazaar

February 13, 2024Support victims of earthquakes in Japan by attending or donating to Shokookai's annual fundraising bazaar.

2024 Feb Pacific Dreams hiring Admin Assistant

February 7, 2024日系企業向け人事管理コンサルティング会社でありますの アドミアシスタントを募集いたします。

March 10, PSSCA Fundraiser Film Day

February 2, 2024 Admission is only $5 per person! Join PSSCA for their second fundraiser movie night, featuring the Japanese film Dad's Lunch Box パパのお弁当は世界 by Masakazu Fukatsu.

March 15, Women in Leadership Luncheon

February 1, 2024REGISTER NOW! Seats limited. Learn from the journeys and insights of President Nagaoka Power Generation Ayako Kameda, PhD, and former president of Tiffany & Co. Japan Miyokok Demay.

2024 Feb Pacific Dreams hiring Accounting Assistant

January 30, 2024ポートランド近郊にある日系企業向け人事管理 コンサルティング会社であります Pacific Dreams, Inc. の 経理アシスタント を募集いたします。

Donate NOW for the Noto peninsula recovery

January 29, 2024If you want to donate to support victims and help recovery efforts in the Noto Peninsula in Ishikawa-ken, JASO has now opened a dedicated site to receive and forward 100% of your donation. JASO had success in 2018 in the aftermath of the southern Hokkaido earthquake in working with Open Japan – a local Japanese
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Registration OPEN – 28th Annual Toyama Cup

January 24, 2024Calling all students in university, college, and community college studying Japanese in Oregon and SW Washington! This event is free and welcomes spectators.

March 3, Hina Dolls Exhibit at the Gresham Japanese Garden

January 22, 2024Celebrate Hinamatsuri at the Gresham Japanese Garden and view the new 7-tier hinakazari along with community member collections. This event is FREE.

Study Japanese in Salem, in-person, in 2024

January 4, 2024Open up your textbooks and come along for the ride with our guide Youji Tsukakoshi, as you practice and improve your Japanese language skills in-person in Salem.

From JASO to those in the Noto Peninsula and surrounding areas

January 3, 2024令和6年能登半島地震による被害を目の当たりにし、悲しみにたえません。被災された方々、避難されている方々、並びに復旧作業に関わっている方々に心からお見舞いを申し上げます。

Study Japanese Language on Zoom

December 14, 2023Are you an adult and work with Japanese colleagues or planning a future trip to Japan for business? Our group Japanese Language Classes on Zoom will help. Take advantage of the discounted early-registration rates!

Private Japanese Classes Now Available

April 28, 2020JASO 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 classes take place online over Zoom. If you’d like an individualized course structured to your personal needs, complete the attached
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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!


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