During the current coronavirus pandemic, it can often be difficult to stay in touch with our friends and business connections that are located locally, let alone with those found far away. This can especially be true in the case of maintaining multi-cultural/national networks, where language, cultural, and time zone differences can sometime be a challenge, even during “normal” times.

Luckily, the Japan-America Society of Oregon (JASO) a non-profitt that has continued to play a role of connecting the Oregon – Japan community, even during the coronavirus crisis.  JASO has been especially nimble in shifting its activities to conform with new social distancing rules, shifting its many activities and events to the online space.  Given this, JASO has been able to maintain a robust agenda of business seminars, language classes, job postings, and cultural events (plans are in the works for online movie nights!).  It has been impressive to see that JASO has barely skipped a beat during these times.

At Hokusei North America, we’d like to thank the JASO staff, board, and membership for keeping the Oregon – Japan connection as strong as ever.

JASO welcomes new members and contributions — for more information, please go to:  www.jaso.org