List of Community Events

Fuji to Hood

Portland and Japan collaboration festival “Fuji to Hood” is a beer festival featuring ten Japanese breweries (and one cidery) collaborating with eleven of Portland’s finest brewers/cidermakers on original recipes using select Japanese ingredients. Presented by Culmination Brewing and supported by the Japan-America Society of Oregon, the Fuji to Hood beer festival also features Sake from […]

Volunteers Needed for JASO Sakura Sunday

Volunteers Needed! Three (3) volunteers needed to help out at JASO’s Sakura Sunday at the Portland Japanese Garden on Sunday, March 25th. Volunteers will help with games and children’s activities including helping kids try on yukata in the Kimono Club. Volunteers should arrive around 10:00 am and the event runs until 2:00 pm. Admission to the garden is included and free to those helping with Sakura […]

JASO Sakura Sunday

Join JASO for Sakura Sunday on March 25th!

Senju Matsunami– Renowned Performer of Japanese Music in PDX!

Come join the concert of Senju Matsunami, a traditional Japanese musician! When: Saturday, October 28th, 5:30-7:30 PM Where: Winningstad Theatre Purchase tickets for $40 ahead of time by visiting the Japanese Cool website. Senju Matsunami

Kabuki on Stage: A Solo Performance – July 29th & 30th

Kabuki on Stage: A Solo Performance brings Kabuki star Nakamura Umemaru from Tokyo to the Portland Japanese Garden for only two nights to perform Tenaraiko, one of the most beloved dances in the Kabuki repertoire, courtesy of Shochiku Co. Ltd. in Japan. Each night’s performance begins with young Umemaru arriving on stage without full make-up and […]

Japan Wireless ¥1000 Off Coupon for JETs

Traveling to Japan or have a friend visiting soon? Check out this awesome deal from Japan Wireless, created specially for our JET community! Use discount coupon code “Arigato_JETs” and get ¥1,000 off portable WiFi packages. There’s also a special discount rate just for JETs for rentals longer than 60 days. Order a WiFi package here. […]

JASO Golf Tournament – August 25th


Marc P. Keane Lecture “Japanese Garden Notes: Seeing Through a Designer’s Eye” – August 26th

Marc P. Keane is a landscape architect and author of multiple books on Japanese garden design and history, including the newly-published Japanese Garden Notes: A Visual Guide to Elements and Design (Stone Bridge Press). The Portland Japanese Garden’s own Curators, Diane Durston and Sadafumi Uchiyama, jointly wrote that the book “sheds light on the intricate and often […]


The Portland Chapter of JETAA (The JET Program Alumni Association) was created to serve the bonds of friendship developed by the program participants. JETAA’s purpose is to achieve, through its activities, a broader and deeper understanding between Japan and the other countries participating in the program.