SPECIAL OFFER for JASO Members: Holiday Gifts from Imo Madoi 芋円居

November 30, 2023This holiday season, give the gift of Japan’s finest vegetable snacks, handmade in Kōbe for over 40 years. Order by December 10 for お歳暮 & Christmas gifts with JASO coupon code!

Nov 2023, New Staff at JASO

November 28, 2023We’re delighted to introduce you to two new members here at the JASO office. Please welcome them and introduce yourself if you meet them at After Hours next week, Shinnenkai in January, or any other JASO program!

EXCLUSIVE OFFER Corporate Gifts from Kuze Fuku & Sons

November 27, 2023To ensure delivery by Christmas Day, be sure to place your order by December 3, 2023.

November 2023 – Temple University Japan Campus, High School Summer Program available

November 13, 2023APPLY TODAY! Temple University Japan Campus (TUJ) invites high school students to a summer of language and cultural experiences in dynamic Tokyo.

Thurs Dec. 7 After Hours: Networking & Holiday Shopping

November 3, 2023Make new business connections, swap meishi, and help yourself to discounts and refreshments at this JASO Members-only networking event at KEEN. JASO Members get an exclusive shopping exoerience: 40% off shopping between 5pm and 6pm.

Sun Nov. 5th – Hina Sugita Community Cheer Section

October 19, 2023Let’s get together and cheer for Hina in her final game of the season here in Portland. 2023年の決勝戦まであと2試合となっており、この試合に勝てば次サンディエゴで行われる試合で決勝進出が決まる予定です。

Thursday, November 9, Beyond Soy Sauce

October 10, 2023Join us for the Yamasa story and fascinating insight from CEO Kojiro Shiraiwa as we are taken on a journey of 21st century possibilities from a company deeply rooted in its history. In these times of an expanded global marketplace, fierce competition, competing tastes and demanding consumers; can a company truly thrive on a single product? How does Yamasa go beyond soy sauce and continue growing, riding the washoku wave, and beyond?

from Oct 11, Community Japanese Language Classes in Salem

September 18, 2023Join us in Salem, open up your textbooks and come along for the ride with our guide Youji Tsukakoshi, as you practice and improve your Japanese language skills. Develop your communication skills with two level options – true beginner and developing starter. Read the full descriptions and sign up today!

Study Japanese Language on Zoom

August 23, 2023Are you an adult with Japanese colleagues, planning a future trip to Japan for business, or just looking to refresh your language learning? Improve your Japanese language skills with our online classes, accessible from anywhere and available to all JASO members. Learn more about our Japanese classes here! Registration for fall group classes closed as
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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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