Day of Service (taking part in University Of Minnesota event)

Dear members,

The Japan-Minnesota Association is delighted to announce that we will take part in the University of Minnesota Day of Service, like we did last year.


Our service is to pick up garbage in the area around Shinjuku station, for the purpose of clean-ups of Tokyo.

The details are as follows;


DATE: September 30th, Sunday, from 6:50am to 8:15 am, Japan time. (September 29th, in Minnesota)

MEETING LOCATION: Shinjuku Station East Door Police Box


WHAT TO BRING: Plastic bags for garbage and rubber or plastic gloves (a backpack recommend as a belonging.)

Let’s have a breakfast together after clean-ups if you are available.


R.S.V.P. by September 25th, Tuesday.
Email to
Phone; 090-2636-1309

Have fun.

learn "how to polish a Japanese sword"

Japan Minnesota Association will be hosting the following event on September 22, Saturday.


『 How to Polish a Japanese Sword』

demonstrated by Mr. Fujishiro, a nihontou-polisher


Date:     September 22 (Saturday)
Time:    15:00 -17:00, demonstration and 17:30? 19:30, dinner with Mr. Fujishiro

Venue: a workplace of Mr. Fujishiro,
6-1, Kudan-minami 4-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo


Meeting Place: The Exit of Ichigaya Station, at 15:00, and go to the workplace together.


(There is only one exit for the outside at Ichigaya station of JR line. Harumi Iwanami will stand with a Minnesota flag at the station.)

Please send email to the following address for reservation by August 31.


With place size limited to 10 participants, we recommend early booking we will close accepting reservations when the workplace reaches its maximum occupation.


We have a dinner with Mr. Fujishiro (and his son, a successor) after the demonstration at Allegria. The restaurant, Allegria, near to the workplace, accepts us to open from 17:30 on Saturday! It is a good Italian restaurant.


This is a great and unique opportunity to know Japanese Sword (nihonto or katana).

Have fun

Big ten golf tournament & JMA golf tounament

We will have two social gathering golf events in October.


1. 12th Big ten Golf tournament  

Oc.4(Thu) Suikaido Golf club

Pre-application by Aug.2  (Final deadline Aug.24)  


2. Japan Minnesota golf tournament

Oct.20(Sat) Nikko country club

application by Aug.31    


For the information or application, please mail to;<>


~~~~ in Japanese~~~~~~~~~~~

日本ミネソタ会 ゴルフ愛好者各位




1.第12回 BIG TEN 懇親ゴルフ大会
→ 8月2日(木)までに根岸までご連絡ください。


2.第1回 日本ミネソタ会ゴルフ親睦会
費用:プレイ代19,400円 他
→ 8月31日(金)までに根岸までご連絡ください。

※ミネソタ会のゴルフコミュニティ拡大(&BIG TEN大会雪辱に向けた戦力アップ)を主旨に


2018 Summer party

The Japan-Minnesota Association had a summer party on Sunday, June 24, 2018

at Mitsui Club, Shinjuku. In this party we had a special event. That is the seminar of Dr. Takatoshi Ito, Professor of Colombia University in New York. He talked about the best introduction of Japanese economy. More than 60 people gathered and had a  
wonderful time with nice drink and food.  


* This special event's poster is available by clicking the download icon below.   

Prof. Ito's special lecture of the best introduction to the Japanese Economy
JPG Image 2.8 MB

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.