Nov 9, Let’s Talk Japan Election

Join us in discussion with Tsuneo Watanabe, Senior Fellow at the Sasakawa Peace Foundation, NHK TV commentator, and Japan-Watcher, live from Tokyo on Zoom, on Tuesday November 9th at 5:30pm local Pacific time, 10:30am on
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Sat Oct 23, JASO Meetup at Björnson Vineyard

For the time being we plan to continue on Zoom for our programs, to be both cautious and respectful of different member needs. But we enjoyed playing golf, and we’re looking to create other chances
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Fall 2021, PSU Center for Japanese Studies Lecture Series

Portland State University Center for Japanese Studies always hosts a series of thought-provoking, stimulating presentations through the fall each year. This year is no exception, registration is free of charge, and events are a mix
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Sept 2021 – Portland Art Museum – HR Department, 2 vacancies

The Portland Art Museum continues to hire as it prepares for fuller operations again. Check out these two links on current positions as Assistant and Partner in the HR Department. People & Culture Assistant People
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Sept 28, Webinar: Portland Japanese Garden – Living Classroom of Nature, Architecture, & Culture

The Japanese Garden: Living Classroom of Nature, Culture, and ArchitectureSeptember 28 / 4 – 5:15 pm / Virtual Webinar Explore the historical journey of one of the world’s oldest land art forms and examine its
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Sept 2021 – Fall Japanese Language classes start

Fall term registration is now open! If you’re interested in studying the Japanese language for business purposes, we run a range of classes at beginner, improver, and intermediate levels. Small group classes held online during
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August 2021, New Vacancy – Director of Exhibitions

The Portland Japanese Garden seeks a Director of Exhibitions with enthusiasm, vision, and considerable experience with the curation, management, and organization of exhibitions of Japanese art, craft, and culture. The Director will oversee and manage
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Private Japanese Classes Now Available

JASO 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
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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