A Taste of Toyama in Portland

Recently, the Japan-America Society of Oregon (JASO), announced its Annual General Meeting event, to be held virtually on Dec 4, 2020.  Although JASO hosts a number fascinating and educational programs throughout the year, this particular event stands out in that it will be paired with a bento box dinner featuring cuisine from Toyama Prefecture. As many people may not know, [...]

By |2021-03-16T00:30:17-07:00November 25th, 2020|Categories: Others|Tags: , |0 Comments

Portland Japanese Garden to Host Holiday Koto Concerts

During the Holiday Season, the Portland Japanese Garden will host koto harp concerts for garden visitors. For those unfamiliar with a koto, it is a thirteen-string plucked zither, introduced to Japan from China through the Korean Peninsula in the 7th century. The koto creates a beautiful sound unlike any other. These concerts offer a rare opportunity to listen to the [...]

By |2021-03-16T00:37:39-07:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: Others|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Japan heads back to work on Tuesday in a new era

Japan is enjoying a longer than usual Golden Week holiday this year with an unprecedented 10 days off from work. Golden Week is made possible because four national holidays fall within days of each other in late April and early May. This year however, also included the imperial transition on April 30th and May 1st. The 30th marked the end [...]

By |2020-06-18T14:18:17-07:00May 5th, 2019|Categories: Others|Tags: |Comments Off on Japan heads back to work on Tuesday in a new era

Portland Gear coming to Japan soon!

Hokusei North America and its parent company, Hokusei Products, are pleased to announce that we will be working with Portland Gear to distribute its products in the Japanese market. Portland Gear creates Portland-branded products that people truly enjoy wearing and sharing, and in the process builds a community around the city of Portland and its amazing people. We at Hokusei [...]

By |2020-06-18T13:52:26-07:00January 23rd, 2017|Categories: Others|Tags: |Comments Off on Portland Gear coming to Japan soon!
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