JASO 2021 Programs & Events

Saturday January 9th, 7-9pm Shinnenkai

from Jan 19th – Mar 12th, Japanese Language Classes for Business Purposes, Winter Term 2021.

Wednesday January 20th, Women’s Leadership Council, Motoko Rich, The Face of the New York Times in Japan

Thursday February 11th, 4-5:30pm, Women’s Leadership Council: Women in Leadership, Where Power Lies, with Sakie Fukushima, Claire Chino, and Linda Akutagawa

Friday February 12th, March 12th, April 9th, May 7th – Women in Leadership Workshop Series.

Friday February 19, 7pm-8:30pm JASO Virtual Movie Night with Kelly Cox

March 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, Japan Bowl Benkyoukai for High School students in Pacific Northwest

Thursday April 8, 5-6:30pm, KEEN & Covid: A new business. A new life. with Naoji Takeda, General Manager KEEN Japan. Business Speaker Series.

April 8-9, Digital National Japan Bowl

from April 19 to mid-June, Japanese Language Classes for Business Purposes, Spring Term 2021

Saturday, April 24, 4pm to 7pm, Toyama Cup, Japanese speech Contest,eligible for college students from Oregon & SW Washington

Monday April 26, 6-7:30pm Cross-Cultural Workshop in Japanese language, Helping Japanese Business People be more Successful in the US. Free for Gold Level members and above.

Wednesday April 28, 8-9am, New Member Orientation Meeting.

Thursday April 29, 6-7:30pm Cross-Cultural Workshop in English language, Helping US Business People be more Successful with their Japanese Colleagues. Free for Gold Level members and above.

Wednesday, May 12, 12-1pm How are we Returning to the Office Safely? Guest Speakers’ event

Friday, May 14, from 7pm jaso NEXT Virtual Trivia Night

Thursday May 20, 5-6:30pm In Conversation with Izumi Kobayashi. Business Speaker Series & Women’s Leadership Council.

Thursday June 3rd, 5-6pm Annual General Meeting

Friday July 16th @ 7pm-9pm, Virtual Beer Garden

Saturday August 21, from 10:45am, jaso NEXT Meet-Up, Beaverton Farmers Market

Friday August 27th, from 7:45am, Langdon Farms Golf Club, Golf Tournament

from September 20 to mid-November, Japanese Language Classes for Business Purposes, Fall Term 2021 on Zoom

Sunday October 10, from 10:30am jaso NEXT Meet-Up, Apple Picking & Lunch

Saturday October 23, 1-3pm JASO Meet-Up, Bjornson Winery

Tuesday November 9, 5:30-7pm Let’s Talk Japan Election with Tsuneo Watanabe

Wednesday November 10, 5-7pm B2B Pitch Practice for Japanese Companies in the Metals & Machinery Sector

Wednesday November 17, 4-6pm B2B Matchmaking with Oregon & Japanese Companies in Metals & Machinery

Thursday November 18, 5-6pm Women’s Leadership Fireside Chat Series