The Japan-America Society of Oregon promotes mutual understanding and friendship between Japan, Oregon and SW Washington by providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information. The Society sponsors a variety of cultural, educational and business programs each year, in addition to serving as a resource on Japan for members and the community. The Society provides members with opportunities for personal exchange and works with other organizations interested in building positive relations between Japan and the United States. Support for the work of the Japan-America Society of Oregon is provided through membership dues, grants and corporate contributions. Founded in 1907, the Society is the third oldest Society in the United States and the oldest and largest organization of its kind in the State of Oregon.With almost 1,200 members (195 corporate members and 400 individual members), JASO is the largest and oldest Japan-related organization of its kind in the State of Oregon. Founded in 1907 by leaders in the Japanese and American business community, the Japan-America Society of Oregon sponsors a variety of business, educational and cultural programs each month. In addition, we serve as an information center, providing advice on Japanese protocol, language and other general information related to Japan.