May 25-28, Kabuki at Portland State University

The Sardine Seller’s Net of Love …. kabuki on stage in Portland at PSU … an improbable love story set in Kyoto in 1700, written by Yukio Mishima. Ten percent off for JASO Members using
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May 2022, Now Hiring!

Pacific Dreams, Inc. ( is an HR Consulting firm located in Wilsonville, OR. They are looking for an entry-level accounting using QuickBooks with a bilingual capacity.This position is part-time for three (3) days a week
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Saturday, June 11, Japanese Knives and Excellence in Food Preparation, an event by JASO Next

When: Saturday June 11th, 11amPlace: Seisuke KnifeFree to attend for members 11 am to 12 pm @ Seisuke Knife12pm to 1:30pm @ Lunch nearby Join JASO Next for a tour and demonstration at Seisuke Knife, a local
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Thursday, June 9, WLC Fireside Chat

Are you a Japanese, Japanese-American or AANHPI female, and looking to break that bamboo ceiling? Want to join in a safe space where you can share your challenges and successes in the workplace?  Do you
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May 11 & 18, Japanese entrepreneurs in Outdoor & Lifestyle industry meet Oregon industry reps

On May 11 JASO members meet Japanese industry representatives and assist them with their sales pitches and business planning. One week later, these same companies meet others from all over the Pacific Northwest on Zoom,
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April 12, Three great new jobs connected with Japan

Director of International Exchange Junior AccountantRetail ManagerWarehouse Associate All descriptions and application procedure at Curatorial & Community Partnerships Fellow

May 13, Thorns Game, 杉田選手応援

大変嬉しいことに、ポートランド・ソーンズFC (英語 : Portland Thorns FC) に、日本女子代表のミッドフィールドサッカー選手、杉田妃和さんが加わりました。そこで、杉田選手をサポートするために、一緒に応援しに行きませんか。 It’s so exciting to have a Japanese soccer superstar here in Oregon. Please join us as we celebrate together, creating a Sugita-senshu Cheer Section, to support Japanese international
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April 18 – May 12, 2022 New Exhibition at PLACE

PLACE is hosting “I Am An American” exhibition by Immigrant Stories. The exhibition features 6 Asian American women whose experiences reflect the different facets of Asian American identities. Their stories correspond with a history of
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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