2022 Calendar of JASO Programs

See home page for links to event registration


Sun January 2nd 11am, jaso NEXT at Portland Japanese Garden

mid-January – mid-March, Winter Term – Japanese Language Classes for Business Purposes


Sat February 6th, 8-9:30pm, Revenge Travel!

Thurs February 10th, 7:45am New Member Orientation

Weds February 16th, 4-6pm, Pitch Practice for Japanese F&B Businesses

Weds February 23rd, 5:30-7pm, Food & Beverage B2B Matchmaking


Sat March 5th, Pacific Northwest Japan Bowl

Mon March 14th, 5:30-7pm Women in Leadership Conversation

Sat March 19th, 5:30pm Online Japanese Cooking Class


Weds April 13th, 6-7:30pm Springtime After Hours Networking in-person

mid-April to mid-June, Spring Term – Japanese Language Classes for Business Purposes online

Weds April 20th, 6-7-30pm, JASO主催、ビジネスウェビナー『異文化マネジメント』online

Fri April 22nd, 1:30-3:30pm Women’s Leadership Workshop #1 online

Sat April 23rd, 4:00-7:00pm 26th Toyama Cup online

Weds April 27th, 6-7:30pm, What Japanese Businesspeople are Thinking About – an Online Workshop for US Businesspeople online


Weds May 11th, 5:30-7pm Pitch Practice for Japanese Outdoor/Lifestyle Business online

Fri May 13th, 1:30-3:30pm Women’s Leadership Workshop Series #2 online

Fri May 13th, 7:30pm Hina Sugita Cheer Section, Portland Thorns vs OL Reign in-person

Weds May 18th, 5-7pm B2B Matchmaking, Outdoor/Lifestyle Business online


Fri June 3, 1:30-3:30pm Women’s Leadership Workshop Series #3 online

Thurs June 9, 5-7pm, Women’s Leadership Council Fireside Chat Series in-person

Sat June 11, from 11am Japanese Knives & Excellence in Food Preparation in-person

Fri June 24th, 1:30-3pm Women’s Leadership Workshop Series #4 online


Thurs July 7, 6-8:30 pm Japanese Beer Garden in-person Photos


Sat August 20, from 9am Jaso NEXT Meet-Up, Ki Coffee & Beaverton Farmers Market in-person

Fri August 26th, 12:30-7:30pm Golf Tournament, presented by Delta Air Lines in-person


mid-September to mid-November, Fall Term – Japanese Language Classes for Business Purposes online

Tues September 20th – November 8th, 6-7:30pm, Beginners Japanese Language Classes in Salem in-person


Thurs 6th, 6-8:30pm Business Speaker Series: Ted Homma: The Future of Home in-person

Sat 8th, from 10:30am JASO NEXT Apple Picking & Lunch Meet-Up in-person

Fri 21st 7:30-8:30am New Member Orientation Meeting online

Sun 23rd, kick-off 2pm – Hina Sugita Cheer Section at Portland Thorns in-person

Thurs 27th, 6-8:30pm Business Speaker Series: Eat Well. Live Well. with Ajinomoto in-person


Thurs 3rd 4-7pm Kobe Food & Sake Gathering in-person

Sun 20th, 4-6pm Online Japanese Cooking Class Register HERE.


Thurs 1st, 6-8:30pm 2022 JASO Gala, Portland Art Museum in-person Photos HERE

Weds 7th, 6-8pm Leveraging Social Media for Career Advancement – Workshop & Networking in-person Register HERE.