Get more deeply involved in our work by joining one of our volunteer committees. Our programming in business, education and culture is all driven by teams of volunteers drawn from our membership who are passionate about JASO and delivering our mission.

Business Affairs Committee

Operates our Business Speaker Series, bringing in top presenters for quality insights into the US-Japan business conditions.

Cultural Committee

Organizes our annual Shinnenkai and Beer Garden events, plus other cultural gatherings such as Japanese Movie Nights.

Education Committee

Helps develop resources and oversees Japan on the Road, Japan Bowl, and Toyama Cup programming.

Golf Committee

Our annual Golf Tournament brings all together for a fun, and sometimes competitive, round of golf. View photos from past Golf Tournaments here.

Membership & Marketing Committee

Retaining current members and reaching out to potential new members. Hosting events such as Corporate Connections (visiting facilities), After Hours (networking), New Member Orientations and Cross-Cultural Workshops.


A diverse group of young professionals aged 21-35, seeking new ways to develop the US-Japan relationship in the community. Learn more about their events here.

Women’s Leadership Council

To inspire and empower women and supporters of women through US-Japan related events. Learn more about their events here.

Other Volunteerism

We always need volunteers for a variety of projects and events. If you are a member and would like information on any of the above committees, or you’d just like to volunteer somewhere with us to get more involved, just call us at 503-552-8811 or email

Committee Meetings at the JASO Office

JASO is excited to use the many small and large conference and classrooms at 900 SW Fifth. If you are a co-chair or a committee member, this may help:

Food & Beverage
We can usually supply water and soda simply from our office. If your meeting needs more, be sure to let your staff liaison know.

Parking information can be found HERE.