Events



Upcoming events

    • Saturday, November 17, 2018
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Bellevue Regional Library - Room 3
    Registration is closed
    November 17, 2018
    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM 
    Bellevue Regional Library - Room 3

      Workshop for Japan In the Schools


                   


    JASSW will hold a training workshop for 2 JIS programs: 

    Japan in a Suitcase (JS): Taro & Hanako

    This presentation follows a Japanese third grader named Taro through his day in school.  Students will have the opportunity to learn how to use chopsticks, speak some simple Japanese phrases, see textbooks Taro uses in class.  Hanako is a separate presentation following an eight grader.


    Japanese Language and Culture Visits (JLCV):  

    Customs, Shopping, Restaurant

    These presentations give high school Japanese language students an opportunity for Japanese immersion in "real life" situations, using the skills they have learned in class.

    If you are a new volunteer, or have been away for awhile, please come to train in our new, updated presentations. 

    Admission is free.  For more information about the JIS program, phone (206) 374-0180 or visit the JASSW website: http://www.japan-in-schools.org/

                                


         Gain Confidence in public speaking.  


           Get first-hand  experience in American public schools.


        

       
                                           
        
     



    • Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • The Westin Seattle Grand Ballroom, 1900 5th Ave Seattle, WA 98101
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    Holiday Celebration Dinner and Auction 

    Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

    The Westin Seattle Grand Ballroom

    3:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Join us in celebrating the holiday season at our 2018 Holiday Celebration Dinner and Auction! This event is our biggest event of the year and the perfect way to get involved with our Society. Volunteers are needed for shifts from 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

    **If you are able to overlap shifts, please let us know! 

    Registration

    • Starting Time - 3:00 PM
    • Ending Time - 7:00 PM
    • Need: 8 people
    • Duties include: Checking guests in, distributing name tags, event programs, and any additional materials.

    Banquet Hall

    • Starting Time - 5:00 PM
    • Ending Time - 9:00 PM
    • Need: 6 people
    • Duties include: Wine spotting, recording bid numbers for Live Auction and Raise the Paddle, transporting live auction items to stage.

    Auction

    • Starting Time - 6:00
    • Ending Time - 10:00 PM
    • Need:  10 people
    • Duties include:  assisting bidders during the auction, closing the auction, recording payments, and packaging & delivering auction items to guests.

    Volunteers may be assigned to different sessions depending on availability.

    We'll be working in teams, so this is a great chance to make friends and meet new people! If you want to dress up a little, interact with some of the biggest names in the Seattle Japanese community, and gain valuable volunteer experience, please register!

    *Food for volunteers will be included

    **Dress-code is business casual: no jeans, sweatshirts, or t-shirts, please.


    • Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Westin Seattle, 1900 5th Ave Seattle, WA
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    Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    The Westin Seattle Grand Ballroom
    5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Join us and our corporate members as we celebrate who we are, what we've done, and what we plan to do to further relations between the peoples of Washington State and Japan. Our free education programs, Japan in the Schools and our new, Japan-side America in the Schools, are just one facet of our year-long efforts to nurture US-Japan relations. The individual efforts of and support from our members is yet another. Come see what we are all about at our Annual Holiday Celebration Dinner & Auction on November 27th at the Westin Seattle.


    Don't forget to advertise, donate an auction item, and check our Facebook for auction reveals!


    Thank you to our sponsors:


    Want to see your logo on this website? Become a sponsor! 

    Table Sponsor - Platinum 

    $5,000.00 (USD)

    • Premium sponsorship level with premier center table seating for 10
    • Prominent logo placement on all event materials, full page color ad ($1,000 value), and program recognition.
    • Recognition from the podium and electronic logo projection during the evening's program
    • Opportunity for presence on stage
    • Corporate brochures given to all guests       

    Table Sponsor - Gold 

    $3,000.00  (USD) 

    • Private table of 10 with premier center seating         
    • Logo placement on main event signage
    • Half-page ad ($500 value) in the program    
    • Recognition from the podium and electronic logo projection during the event    
    • Logo placement on our Website     

    Table Sponsor - Silver 

    $2,000.00  (USD)

    • Private table of 10 with preferred seating       
    • Recognition on signage at the event
    • Electronic logo projection during the event    
    • Recognition in the evening program

    Individual

    $185.00  (USD) 

    • Includes a seat during the event, dinner and auction participation 

    Choose from your choice of entrees here!


      Advertisements

      Advertising in our Holiday dinner programs is an ideal way to reach your target clients and to show your support to the programs of the Japan-America Society of the State of Washington!

      Deadline for ads:  Friday, November 16, 2018

      Sizes: Full-page (5" x 8"), Half-page (5" x 4"), Quarter-page (2.5" x 4")

      Digital Formats Accepted: JPG, TIF, EPS, AI

      Minimum Resolution: Color - 600 dpi

      Formats not accepted: Photocopies, Facsimiles, Business cards or printed pieces, Laser-printed copy less than 1000 dpi, Components which need re-sizing, Artwork with pasted or taped components, Artwork with smudges or marks Continuous tone images, i.e.b &w and color photographs.

      Graphics for your ad must be emailed by the deadline above to Carolyn Peterson at cpeterson@jassw.org.


      Interested in donating an item for the silent auction? Fill out this form and mail it with the donation to:
      3010 77th AVE SE, Suite 102
      Mercer Island, WA 98040

    Past events

    Monday, October 15, 2018 Karaoke Taikai 2K18
    Saturday, October 06, 2018 VOLUNTEER for Japan Week 2018
    Thursday, October 04, 2018 October Board Meeting
    Sunday, September 23, 2018 28th Japan America Grassroots Summit Closing Ceremony
    Thursday, September 20, 2018 Host Family Application for 28th Japan-America Grassroots Summit
    Wednesday, September 19, 2018 28th Japan-America Grassroots Summit Opening Ceremony
    Tuesday, September 18, 2018 Sponsor 28th Japan-America Grassroots Summit
    Tuesday, September 18, 2018 Volunteer for 28th Japan-America Grassroots Summit
    Sunday, September 09, 2018 Beyond Reconciliation: Celebrate Japan-US Alliance and Honor Nisei Veterans
    Saturday, July 21, 2018 Volunteer for Natsu Matsuri Outdoor Summer Festival
    Friday, July 13, 2018 58th Annual Golf Tournament
    Friday, July 13, 2018 Volunteer for the 58th Annual Golf Tournament!
    Saturday, July 07, 2018 Volunteer for Japan Fair 2018
    Saturday, June 30, 2018 Salmon Meister II
    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