Get more deeply involved with JASO by joining one of our volunteer committees. All JASO programming is driven by volunteers from our membership who are passionate about developing business and community by strengthening the US-Japan relationship. Check out the committees and their activities below.

Are you interested in joining a volunteer committee, volunteering for specific programs, or would just like to offer some time to helping JASO? Please complete the form HERE and we will respond as soon as we can, or give us a call at (503) 552-8811.

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 programs, 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 the 2023 tournament here, and the 2021 tournament here.

Membership & Marketing Committee

Retaining current members and reaching out to potential new members. Hosting programs 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 programs here.

Women’s Leadership Council

To inspire and empower women and supporters of women through US-Japan related programming. Learn more about the WLC here.

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.