NEXT (Young Pro)

JASO NEXT is a diverse group of young professionals aged 21-35, helping to lead our community into the future of the US-Japan relationship.

NEXT communicates through meetings and social media groups, including a closed Facebook group. They host an array of programs, from simple meet-ups and visiting local Japanese businesses to hosting a young group of social entrepreneurs from Japan. NEXT is also involved in supporting and attending other JASO committee programs, like the Cultural Committee and Women’s Leadership Council.

Interested in joining JASO NEXT? Click the button to learn if a NEXT membership is the right option for you.

Already a JASO member? Qualifying Individual, Student, and Corporate members are welcome to join the JASO NEXT group. Email info@jaso.org or give us a call at 503-552-8811 to be connected with NEXT.

NEXT Programs
April 20, 2024 – Pop-Up at Tokyo Sando – View pictures HERE.

Past Programs
October 28, 2023 – PSU Farmers Market Meet-Up & Coffee – View pictures HERE.
September 30, 2023 – Pop-Up Social Hour at TANAKA – View picture HERE.
July 10, 2023 – Monday Mixer: Michael McKenna Photography at PLACE – View pictures HERE.
May 7, 2023 – Brewery tour and tasting at SakéOne – View pictures HERE.
April 8, 2023 – Happy Hour at McMenamins Al’s Den
March 19, 2023 – Meet the Maker at Electrica Coffee – View pictures HERE.
December 10, 2022 – Social Gathering at Oyatsupan Bakers
November 20, 2022 – Virtual Japanese Cooking Class with Chef Andrea Obana
October 8, 2022 – Apple Picking at Kiyokawa Farm – View pictures HERE.
August 20, 2022 – Meetup at Ki Coffee and Beaverton Farmers Market
May 11, 2022 – Tour and Demonstration at Seisuke Knife
March 19, 2022 – Virtual Japanese Cooking Class with Chef Andrea Obana
January 2, 2022 – Tour of Portland Japanese Garden
October 10, 2021 – Apple Picking at Kiyokawa Farm
August 21, 2021 – Farmers Market & Lunch Meetup
May 14, 2021 – Virtual Trivia Night Quiz
December 18, 2020 – Virtual Sake Tasting
August 16 & 23, 2020 – Sunday Brunch Hang Outs
August 7, 2020 – Virtual Happy Hour
May 30, 2020 – Virtual Happy Hour
March 15, 2020 – Social Gathering at TeaScape – View pictures HERE.
November 16, 2019 – Brewery tour and tasting at SakéOne – View pictures HERE.
November 15, 2019 – Happy Hour
September 18, 2019 – Happy Hour
September 8, 2019 – Okonomiyaki Party
August 21, 2019 – Meetup at Cascade Brewing
July 26, 2019 – Reception for Japanese Social Entrepreneurs at K&LGates – View pictures HERE.