2018 Summer party

The Japan-Minnesota Association is delighted to announce that we will have a summer party on Sunday, June 24th, 2018. The summer party is composed of two parts, first a speech by Dr. Takatoshi Ito, Professor of Colombia University in New York.

We hope that many of the members will participate the event. Please send email to "japan.minnesota@gmail.com" for reservation.


* The high quality JPG file is available by clicking the download icon below.   

Prof. Ito's special lecture of the best introduction to the Japanese Economy
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2018 Ohanami Party

We are excited to join annual cherry blossom party, “OHANAMI 2018”. This event, April 1 at
Inogasira park, was a time for all of those with a connection to Minnesota to come together and enjoy both good company and the fleeting beauty of the cherry blossoms.  
Young and a little old people gathered and enjoyed potluck lunch, watching cherry blossoms.
in full bloom. There is a lake in the center part of the park where many young couples took 
boats to chat and enjoy viewing flowers from the lake.    
By the way, we have a special announcement of Japan Minnesota Summer party in June 24.
This year we invite Prof. Takatosi Ito of Columbia University in Economics for special lecture.
*Title 「Japanese economy of post Heisei period ~How to handle it」    

Everyone who are interested in, please join this party!


Profile of Takatosi Ito :  Ph.D from Harvard University 1979. He served as associate professor of economics at University of Minnesota. Several years ago, although he was not finally nominated, he was short-listed for the position of Governor of the Bank of Japan. His view was published in many books and influential media such as The economist.