Events



Upcoming events

    • Saturday, June 30, 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • 1200 5th Ave. , Seattle, WA 98101
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    Salmon Meister II 

    Saturday, June 30, 2018

    11:30 AM - 2:30 PM

    Hamanasu Restaurant (1200 5th Ave., Seattle)


    Experience fresh salmon (provided by Ocean Beauty Seafoods) prepared right in front of your eyes by the talented chefs at Hamanasu in downtown Seattle! We'll start off with appetizers and salad before moving on to the main attraction: Sockeye Salmon prepared on the teppan grill. 


    On top of a delicious lunch, attendees can take home salmon swag from Ocean Beauty Seafoods! Pay attention to the presentation prepared by experts from the salmon biz and win prizes in the quiz that follows~

    Embrace the bounty of the Northwest with a close look at one of our most important industries and enjoy learning fishy facts.

    Admission includes: 2 glasses of beer or soft drink, soup, salad, salmon entree, grilled vegetables, steamed rice, and gift bag. 


    Members: $30

    Non-Members: $45


    Family Price (2 adults, 2 children) : $100 




    • Saturday, July 07, 2018
    • 9:30 AM
    • Sunday, July 08, 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Meydenbauer Center, 11100 NE 6th St, Bellevue WA 98004
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    Volunteer for our booth at Japan Fair 2018! We will be promoting the 28th Annual Japan-America Grassroots Summit, our Japan-In-Schools program, and playing our Chopsticks Challenge and Japan Trivia games.


    This will be a great opportunity to promote and enjoy Japanese culture here in Seattle!

    Signing up for multiple days is allowed.


    Contact us at jassw@jassw.org with any questions.


    • Friday, July 13, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 8:30 PM
    • Golf Club at Newcastle, 15500 Six Penny Ln, Newcastle, WA 98059
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    Sign up today!!

    Volunteer @

    58th Annual Golf Tournament

    July 13, 2018

    The Golf Club at Newcastle


    Join the Japan-America Society for their annual Golf Tournament, hosted this year at the Golf Club at Newcastle! Come join your fellow colleagues for some fun on the green and an opportunity to meet some of the most prominent people in the community! 

    Event tasks range from (TBD): set-up, tear down, registration, putting & chipping contest, awards ceremony

    Shifts for the event:

    Full-day Shift: 9:30 am to 8:30 pm

    Morning Shift: 9:30 am to 3:00 pm

    Afternoon Shift: 3:00 pm to 8:30 pm


    **For more information, please contact Carolyn Peterson at cpeterson@jassw.org 

    • Friday, July 13, 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
    • The Golf Club at Newcastle
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     58th Annual Golf Tournament

    July 13, 2018 (Friday) 

    Golf Club at Newcastle

    11:00 AM-9:00 PM

    Shotgun Start @ 1:30 PM

    和訳はこちらです



    We're going to be at the beautiful China Creek Course at Newcastle this year! 

    Join us for one of our biggest fundraisers of the year and help support programs like Japan in the Schools while working on your swing! Scramble format with prizes for top teams and wackiest moments. Enter the raffle for a chance to win 2 tickets to Japan on Delta Air Lines!

    Proceeds support JASSW business, culture, and education programs.

    Become a Player! Sign-up now and enjoy Early Bird Prices ($200 for Individual Golfer or $800 for a foursome) !
    Limited to the first 12 respondents!
    Regular Pricing
    Individual $225  / Foursome $900
    **Includes lunch and dinner**
    Not a Golfer? 
    Join for dinner! $50
    Add a round of mini-golf for $10!


    Hole Sponsors:

        









    Tom and Yoko 

    Sasaki 






    Co-Sponsor for Tee-to-Green


     




    19th Hole Awards Ceremony and Dinner Sponsor:




    Driving Range and Chipping Contest Sponsor:



    Putting Contest Sponsor




    Raffle Sponsor:



    Cart Sponsors:



    Add your name to the page and sign up for sponsorship and golf in 2018!    


    Tee to Green Hole Sponsorship ($1250): 

    For your sponsorship, you will receive:

    « Exclusive sponsorship of one hole

    « Full color tee markers  and pin hole flag with your logo prominently displayed as a sponsor

    « Promotional table at sponsored hole

    « Logo signage at the event reception and dinner

    « Logo placement in all Japan America Society Golf Tournament promotional materials

    « Logo placement in the event program and on our website

    « Complimentary admission for either one (1) golfer OR two (2) dinner guests

    *Please note that holes are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.


    **NEW**Co-Sponsor Tee to Green Hole ($625): 

    For your sponsorship, you will receive:

    « Shared sponsorship of one hole

    « Full color tee markers  and pinhole flag shared with co-sponsor

    « Logo signage at the event reception and dinner

    « Logo placement in all Japan America Society Golf Tournament promotional materials

    « Logo placement in the event program and on our website

    « Complimentary admission for either one (1) dinner guest

    *Please note that holes are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.


    Cart Sponsorship ($100/first cart; +$50/each additional cart):

    « Sign on the cart(s) with your company’s name prominently displayed

    « Recognition in the program and website. 

     

    **SOLD** Chipping Contest Sponsorship ($500):

    « Exclusive sponsorship of Chipping Contest area 

    « Signs at the area with your company’s name prominently displayed

    « Recognition in the program, on our website and in all event promotional materials


    **SOLD** Driving Range Sponsorship ($500):

    « Exclusive sponsorship of Driving Range area 

    « Signs at the area with your company’s name prominently displayed

    « Recognition in the program, on our website and in all event promotional materials


    Rusty Putter Sponsorship ($850):

    « Exclusive sponsorship of Mini Golf area 

    « Signs at the area with your company’s name prominently displayed

    « Recognition in the program, on our website and in all event promotional materials





    • Saturday, July 21, 2018
    • 11:00 AM
    • Sunday, July 22, 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • 6th and Weller Street, Seattle, WA 98104
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    Volunteer for our booth at Uwajimaya's Natsu Matsuri! We will be promoting the 28th Annual Japan-America Grassroots Summit, our Japan-In-Schools program, and playing our Chopsticks Challenge and Japan Trivia games.



    This will be a great opportunity to promote and enjoy Japanese culture here in Seattle!

    Signing up for multiple days is allowed.


    Contact us at jassw@jassw.org with any questions.


    • Tuesday, September 18, 2018
    • Monday, September 24, 2018
    • Locations vary depending on volunteer job
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    Volunteer for

    the 28th Grassroots Summit

    September 18-24, 2018

    What is the Grassroots Summit?

    The Japan America Grassroots Summit is an annual large-scale exchange of Japanese and American people, held alternatively in Japan and America. The Summit aims to strengthen the peaceful relationship between our two countries by fostering friendship at the grassroots level. More information here.

    Volunteer Opportunities

    For more information on what it means to be a Grassroots Summit volunteer, click here. For a full list of volunteer jobs, click here. Listed jobs may be subject to change.

    Local Sessions:

    If you would like to volunteer directly with your local session, please contact your key person directly for more information on volunteer opportunities there. You can find a full directory here.

    Sponsors:



    Follow the Grassroots Summit on Facebook!

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    • Tuesday, September 18, 2018
    • Monday, September 24, 2018
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    Become a Sponsor for

    the 28th Grassroots Summit

    September 18-24, 2018

    What is the Grassroots Summit?
    The Japan America Grassroots Summit is an annual large-scale exchange of Japanese and American people, held alternatively in Japan and America. The Summit aims to strengthen the peaceful relationship between our two countries by fostering friendship at the grassroots level. More information here.

    What am I Sponsoring?
    Although the visitors pay their travel expenses and personal tour fees, we are raising funds to provide proper welcome and farewell ceremonies. These ceremonies are important staples of the program and offer a wider international platform for exposure from program participants to high-level government representatives and diplomats.
    Sponsors will receive admission to our opening and closing ceremonies and be recognized at both ceremonies, on our website, and on promotional materials leading up to the Summit. Find out more about sponsor benefits here.


    Donate

    If you would like to contribute to the Grassroots Summit, but are unable to do so at the listed sponsor levels, click here to make a donation under "28th Grassroots Summit."

    Thank you to our Current Sponsors:



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    • Thursday, September 20, 2018
    • Sunday, September 23, 2018
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    Become a Host Family for

    the 28th Grassroots Summit

    September 20-23, 2018

    What is the Grassroots Summit?

    The Japan America Grassroots Summit is an annual large-scale exchange of Japanese and American people, held alternatively in Japan and America. The Summit aims to strengthen the peaceful relationship between our two countries by fostering friendship at the grassroots level. More information here.

    Local Sessions

    After opening the Summit in Seattle, participants leave for their home stay town and stay with their host family for four days and three nights.  During the home stay days, the local town leaders and host families work together to share the best that their community has to offer. Learn more about Local Sessions here.

    Apply to be a host family in your nearest local session. Find out more about what it means to be a Grassroots Summit host family here.

    Closing Ceremony

    All Host Families will receive two complimentary tickets to the Grassroots Summit Closing Ceremony on September 23, 2018 at the new Hyatt Regency Lake Washington in Renton. More on the Closing Ceremony here.

    Sponsors:



    Follow the Grassroots Summit on Facebook!

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    • Monday, October 08, 2018
    • Tuesday, October 16, 2018
    • 10

    Apply Now for a 9-day Student Exchange Trip to Japan!!

    October 8-16, 2018

    In October, up to ten 9th grade students (current 8th graders) will travel to Japan as Sequim Student Ambassadors for nine days. This opportunity will include travel to Kyoto, Nara, and Himeji, and a 4-night homestay with a Japanese family in Sequim's Sister City, Shiso.

    Interested 8th grade students need to apply NOW if they want to become a Student Ambassador this fall. Please send your completed application to Annette Hanson at annette_hanson@msn.com. Then pay your registration through this link.

    Program Cost: $2200 per person
    Includes airfare, motels in big cities, admissions, ground transportation, tours, and some meals. This amount does not include passport fees, spending money, or the cost of some meals while not in Shiso.


    Informational Session
    Sunday, June 10 at 6:30 p.m.
    Sequim Public Library

    Coordinators have scheduled a pre-trip informational meeting. Interested 8th grade students and at least one parent or guardian must attend one of the meetings. Contact Annette Hanson at (360) 670-6774 or annette_hanson@msn.com for more information.


    *This is not a school sponsored trip. It is under the auspices of the Japan-America Society of the State of Washington in cooperation with the Sequim Sister City Association. The Sequim School District does not sponsor this event and assumes no responsibility for it.*


Past events

Thursday, June 21, 2018 June Board Meeting
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Wine Tasting and Networking with JAS-NET
Sunday, May 20, 2018 Exploring the Gaming Industry in Japan and Washington State
Thursday, April 19, 2018 Annual Meeting 2018
Friday, March 30, 2018 Volunteer for Sakura-Con!
Thursday, March 01, 2018 US-China-Japan Trade Relations in the New World Order
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 トヨタ自動車副社長 石坂芳男氏との日本語Q&A
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 Japan Update Series -- Immigration and Workforce Diversity: Contrasting Issues for Japan and the United States
Thursday, February 08, 2018 Seattle - Tokyo - Tel Aviv: Innovation, Cyber-Security, and the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games
Sunday, February 04, 2018 Japan in the Schools Volunteer Training & Workshop!
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 Shinnenkai Social
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 January Board Meeting
Friday, January 12, 2018 Japan Business Association of Seattle Shinnenkai Table
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 Pre-purchase Table Wine for Holiday Dinner
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 2017 Holiday Celebration Dinner & Auction
Saturday, September 23, 2017 Japan in the Schools Volunteer Training & Workshop!
Thursday, September 21, 2017 September Board Meeting
Thursday, September 14, 2017 Empowering Women in the U.S. and Japan
Sunday, September 10, 2017 Beyond Reconciliation: Celebrate Japan-US Alliance and Honor Nisei Veterans
Friday, July 21, 2017 57th Annual Golf Tournament
Friday, July 21, 2017 Volunteer for the 57th Annual Golf Tournament
Sunday, July 16, 2017 JBA/JASSW Summer Social BBQ
Saturday, July 08, 2017 VOLUNTEER for the Japan Fair 2017
Thursday, June 22, 2017 Board Meeting - June 2017
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 Art in the US-Japan Relationship: Preserving the Floating World
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Annual Meeting 2017
Friday, April 14, 2017 Volunteer for Sakura-Con!
Saturday, March 25, 2017 JASSW presents: Pacific Bonsai Tour
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 JYPG Presents:"Networking and Its Importance" with Mr. Tay Yoshitani, former CEO of Port of Seattle
Thursday, February 02, 2017 Board Meeting - February 2017
Monday, January 23, 2017 Japan Update Series: The Influence of Zen on Japanese Culture and Business
Friday, January 13, 2017 Japan Business Association of Seattle Shinnenkai
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 2016 Holiday Celebration Dinner & Auction
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 VOLUNTEER for the 2016 Holiday Celebration Dinner and Auction
Saturday, October 22, 2016 Japan in the Schools Volunteer Training & Workshop!
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 Board Meeting - October 2016
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 Empowerment of Women in the U.S and Japan
Saturday, September 17, 2016 Beyond Reconciliation: Honor Nisei Veterans and Celebrate Japan-US Alliance
Saturday, September 03, 2016 VOLUNTEER for the Japan Fair
Friday, July 22, 2016 56th Annual Golf Tournament
Friday, July 22, 2016 Volunteer for the 56th Annual Golf Tournament
Sunday, July 17, 2016 JBA/JASSW Summer Social BBQ
Saturday, July 16, 2016 Send-off for WNBA Seattle Storm's Ramu Tokashiki
Monday, June 27, 2016 A Night with Ambassador Sasae and Mariners' Nori Aoki
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 Board Meeting
Monday, May 23, 2016 CELEBRATE WASHOKU: Sake and food pairing event
Friday, April 22, 2016 VOLUNTEER for the Seattle Cherry Blossom Festival!
Thursday, March 31, 2016 Update on Japan and Role in Asia ~ Japan's importance in the future of Asia
Saturday, March 12, 2016 Remember, Repair, Prepare
Saturday, January 30, 2016 JIS Volunteer Training Workshop
Thursday, January 28, 2016 Board Meeting -- January 2016
Wednesday, December 02, 2015 Holiday Celebration Dinner & Auction
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 Clean Energy Pathways for Japan and the U.S.
Thursday, October 01, 2015 Board of Directors Meeting
Monday, September 28, 2015 Nomikai
Sunday, September 27, 2015 The Japanese-American History Tour of the Bainbridge Island
Saturday, August 29, 2015 Japan-America Society Night in Tacoma
Friday, August 28, 2015 Japan Students Group - Costco Visit
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 Seattle Storm Japan Night
Sunday, July 19, 2015 JAS/JBA Summer Social
Friday, July 17, 2015 55th Annual Golf Tournament
Sunday, June 28, 2015 Nisei Trilogy Screening - MIS
Saturday, June 27, 2015 Nisei Trilogy Screening - 442
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 Breakfast with Dr. Sheila Smith
Thursday, June 18, 2015 Board of Directors Meeting
Friday, May 15, 2015 Salute to Japanese Baseball Night
Friday, May 01, 2015 Tech Startup Fireside Chat (Powered by Microsoft Ventures)
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 Annual Meeting and Dinner 2015
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 Business Round Table: Empowering Women in the US and Japan
Saturday, March 07, 2015 Act With Japan - Moving Forward Together
Sunday, March 01, 2015 Kimono Jack at Benaroya/Soundbridge
Saturday, February 28, 2015 VIP Event: New Voices from Japan (NVJ) Conference
Monday, February 23, 2015 Kobe Beef
Monday, February 09, 2015 Japan Young Professionals Group - Nomikai
Friday, January 30, 2015 JASSW Q3 Board Meeting
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 Estate Planning and Family Law in Japan and America
Tuesday, December 02, 2014 2014 Holiday Celebration Dinner & Auction
Saturday, November 15, 2014 "Japanese American History, Unknown" ~Nisei Trilogy Screening Kick-off~ (Invitation only)
Thursday, November 13, 2014 Perspectives on a Career in the United States Foreign Service
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Board Meeting (Board members only)
Friday, September 26, 2014 JSG ”就活シートで新しい自分を見つける 気づきのワークショップ”
Friday, September 12, 2014 A Journey Back in Time "Evening at Panama Hotel"
Monday, September 08, 2014 Tomodachi - Welcome Party
Friday, August 22, 2014 会計士に聞こう! ~ビジネスに生かせる会計知識~
Saturday, August 09, 2014 Seattle Reign FC: Japan Night
Thursday, July 24, 2014 Fujisaki and Makihara -- Special Reception
Friday, July 18, 2014 54th Annual Golf Tournament
Friday, July 18, 2014 Volunteer! for the 54th Annual Golf Tournament
Saturday, July 12, 2014 Pre-game Meet & Greet Reception at the Mariners
Friday, June 20, 2014 U.S.-Japan Relations – The Implications for the Pacific Northwest Economy and Trade
Friday, June 20, 2014 Marc Knapper: Life in Foreign Service (Japanese)
Thursday, June 19, 2014 Board Meeting (Board members only)
Saturday, June 07, 2014 Kimono Jack at Deco Japan
Monday, May 05, 2014 Celebrate Washoku: UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 JSG Zadankai Nihongo - 『商社』
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Annual Meeting and Dinner 2014
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 The night of the Annual Dinner- Hotel room rate at Marriott Waterfront
Saturday, April 12, 2014 JIS Training Workshop
Friday, March 21, 2014 Kimono Jack at Benaroya Hall
Sunday, March 09, 2014 ACT For Japan
Sunday, March 09, 2014 Act For Japan-Volunteer Registration-
Friday, February 21, 2014 Series on Visiting JASSW Corporate Members (Students only): Costco
Thursday, February 13, 2014 第1回JSG Workshop ~女性のためのキャリアフォーラム~
Friday, January 31, 2014 JSG Zadankai Nihongo - 根本鮎子弁護士に聞く
Thursday, January 09, 2014 Shinnenkai
Thursday, January 09, 2014 Board of Directors Meeting
Monday, December 30, 2013 Meet and Greet with Ryozanpaku Graduate School members
Sunday, December 08, 2013 JIS Training Workshop
Friday, December 06, 2013 Series on Visiting JASSW Corporate Members (Students only): Microsoft
Friday, December 06, 2013 Series on Visiting JASSW Corporate Members (Students only): Microsoft
Tuesday, December 03, 2013 Raffle and Drink tickets for Holiday Celebration Dinner and Auction
Tuesday, December 03, 2013 2013 Holiday Celebration Dinner & Auction
Tuesday, December 03, 2013 2013 Holiday Dinner & Auction - Volunteers
Tuesday, December 03, 2013 The Night of the JASSW Holiday Dinner - Special room rate at Westin Hotel
Sunday, November 10, 2013 Honor & Sacrifice: The Story of Roy Matsumoto
Tuesday, November 05, 2013 JYPG and JASSW November Networking
Thursday, October 24, 2013 JISG Katariba 第一弾 松原規人氏 "外資系広告代理店より博報堂へ"
Friday, October 18, 2013 Business Roundtable: Japan Update - Event Sponsorship
Friday, October 18, 2013 Japan Update: Business Opportunities for 2014 and Beyond
Monday, September 23, 2013 Training Workshop for JIS
Saturday, September 21, 2013 Training Workshop for JIS
Saturday, September 07, 2013 Aki Matsuri - Volunteers
Thursday, September 05, 2013 Board of Directors Retreat
Tuesday, August 20, 2013 Kansai for Business and Tourism" Hyogo-Washington Sister State 50-Year Anniversary event
Saturday, July 20, 2013 JBA & JAS Summer Social 2013
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 53rd Annual Golf Tournament -- Player Registration
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 53rd Annual Golf Tournament -- Sponsorships
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 53rd Annual Golf Tournament -- Volunteer
Friday, June 21, 2013 Board of Directors Meeting
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 Doing Business in the USA: Starting a Business
Friday, May 24, 2013 Series on "Visiting JASSW Corporate Members"
Friday, April 26, 2013 Sakura Matsuri - Volunteers
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 Annual Meeting and Dinner 2013
Friday, March 29, 2013 ☆ SAKURA-CON VOLUNEERS ☆
Sunday, March 24, 2013 U.S.-Japan Relations in a Changing World
Sunday, March 10, 2013 "Shout Out" to Japan -- Cheers from Seattle
Sunday, March 03, 2013 "Shout Out to Japan!" Community practice to learn to sing "Hana wa saku"
Monday, February 25, 2013 Speaker Series: Justice Gonzalez
Sunday, February 24, 2013 "Shout Out to Japan!" Community practice to learn to sing "Hana wa saku"
Sunday, February 17, 2013 "Shout Out to Japan!" Community practice to learn to sing "Hana wa saku"
Thursday, February 14, 2013 送別会 - Farewell Gathering
Sunday, January 27, 2013 New Year's Party/Kimono Jack at Celebrate Asia
Friday, January 25, 2013 Learn to Wear Kimono
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 JYPG Shinnenkai 新年会
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 Board of Directors Meeting
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 Tax Update Seminar
Tuesday, December 04, 2012 Bonenkai
Monday, October 08, 2012 Glen Fukushima
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