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Oregon Organizations (serving the Asian community)


Japanese Organizations, Associations and Churches

Aloha High School
18550 SW Kinnaman Rd.
Beaverton, OR 97007
Phone: (503) 259-4700
Fax: (503) 259-4713
Purpose: Japanese Language program

Bonsai Society of Portland
PO Box 10615
Portland, OR 97296
Phone: (503) 297-4673
Purpose: To promote the art of bonsai through education. The society meets monthly, presents guest speakers, holds exhibits, maintains a library, and holds social events.

Cascade Bonsai Club
2031 SE 157th Ave.
Portland, OR 97233
Phone: (503) 760-2931

Consulate-General of Japan in Portland
1300 SW 5th Ave., #2700
Portland, OR 97201
Phone: (503) 221-1811
Fax: (503) 224-8934

Purpose: Official representative, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan. Jurisdiction includes Oregon, S. Idaho and Wyoming. Provides materials on Japanese society and culture, maintains a video and film library and provides classroom and organizational speakers. (*See under Service Organization as well)

Eugene Taiko
c/o Lois Yoshishige
1360 S Second
Springfield, OR 97477-5364
(541) 746-6746
Purpose: Taiko Drummers (Adult group and children's group)

Friends of MacDonald
1618 Exchange Street
Astoria, OR 97103
Purpose: Membership organization devoted to study of Ranald MacDonald, an Oregon Pioneer who is considered Japan's first English Teacher

Fujinami Kai School of Dance
6136 NE 27th
Portland, OR 97211
(503) 282-2094
Purpose: Japanese Traditional Dance (Buyo)

Hanayagi School of Dance
3603 SE Stark
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 236-2003

Purpose: Japanese Traditional Dance (Buyo)

Ikebana International
Portland Chapter
8840 SW Bomar Ct
Portland, OR 97223
Phone: (503) 246-9726
Fax: (503) 246-9726
Purpose: International membership organization with headquarters in Tokyo including members of all schools of ikebana. Portland Chapter members meet on a monthly basis for ikebana demonstrations and cultural exchange. Also provide programs to schools.

The International School
025 SW Sherman St.
Portland, OR 97201
Phone: (503) 226-2496
Fax: (503) 525-0142
Purpose: Full immersion pre- and elementary school (three years to fifth grade) for Japanese, Chinese, and Spanish

Japan-America Society of Oregon
312 NW Second Ave.
Portland, OR 97209
Phone: (503) 552-8811
Fax: (503) 552-8815
Purpose: To promote cultural and business exchange with Japan and to enhance mutual understanding between the U.S. and Japan throughout Oregon and southwest Washington.

Japan Exchange and Teaching Program Alumni Association of Oregon 
PO Box 8772
Portland, OR 97207

Japanese American Citizen League - Portland Chapter
PO Box 86310
Portland, OR 97286
Phone: 1-877-843-6914
Purpose: The Japanese American Citizens League is a membership-driven national organization whose mission is to secure and uphold the human and civil rights of Americans of Japanese ancestry and others and to promote and preserve the cultural heritage and values of Japanese Americans.

Japanese Garden Society of Oregon
PO Box 3847
Portland, OR 97208-3847
Phone: (503) 223-1321

Japanese Grace Bible Church
11375 SW Walker Rd
Portland, OR 97225
Phone: (503) 520-1140

Japanese International Baptist Church
8500 SW Spruce St.
Tigard, OR 97223
Phone: (503) 246-4680
Fax: (503) 977-9129

Kokusei Shigin Kai
1540 SW Dellwood Ave.
Portland, OR 97225
(503) 644-4314
Purpose: Traditional Japanese poetry

Larry Tyrell/Moonbridge CD
P.O. Box 40468
Portland, OR 97240-0468
(503) 235-5468
Purpose: Shakuhachi Player


Meito Shodo Kai
2634 SE 12 Avenue
Portland, OR 97202
(503) 232-6352

Nippon Cultural Academy
2634 SE 12th Ave.
Portland, OR 97202
(503) 232-6352
Purpose: Includes classes on tea ceremony, bonsai, calligraphy and other Japan-related cultural arts.

Ohara School of Flower Arrangement
No contact address or number available at this time.

Oregon Buddhist Temple
3720 SE 34th Ave
Portland, OR 97202
Phone: (503) 234-9456
Fax: (503) 231-1551

Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center
117 NW Second Avenue
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 224-1458
Purpose: Museum devoted to promoting education and understanding of the
Japanese-American community in Oregon.

Oya No Kai, Inc
PO Box 13786
Portland, OR 97213
Purpose: Richmond Elementary Japanese Immersion Program parent support group.

Portland Budo Club
606 SW 9th Ave.
Portland, OR 97205
(503) 295-2262
Purpose: Budo (Martial Arts)

Portland Go Club
c/o Peter Freedman
1710 SW Harbor Way, #303
Portland, OR 97201
(503) 242-4203
Purpose: Go (board game) Meets weekly for go games and plans annual tournaments.

Portland Taiko
3230 NE Columbia Blvd
Portland, OR  97211
(503) 224-1456

Purpose: Through innovation and artistic excellence in taiko, we affirm Asian-American pride, inspire audiences, build community, and educate about our culture and heritage.

Richmond Elementary Japanese Language Program
2276 SE 41st Ave.
Portland, OR 97214
Phone: (503) 916-6220
Fax: (503) 916-2665
Purpose: Japanese immersion education.

Ryusei Ha School of Flower Arrangement
7133 SE Cypress Ave.
Milwaukie, OR 97267
(503) 653-5963
Purpose: Ikebana

Saga School NW Branch
2634 SE 12th Ave.
Portland, OR 97202
(503) 232-6352
Purpose: Ikebana

Saga School Portland Chapter
12030 SW 135th Ave.
Tigard, OR 97223
(503) 644-3003
Purpose: Ikebana

Sahomi Tachibana Dance Studio
7424 SW Canyon Drive
Portland, OR 97225
(503) 297-7582
Purpose: Traditional Japanese dance (Buyo)

Sakura Bonsai Club
2634 SE 12th Ave.
Portland, OR 97202
(503) 232-6352
Purpose: Bonsai

Sekko Shodo School
8500 SE 17th Avenue
Portland, OR 97202
(503) 757-8802
Purpose: Japanese Calligraphy School (Saturdays, 11am-12:30pm)

 $15 per lesson / $120 for 10 lessons (20% discount applies)

Sogetsu School of Ikebana, Portland Branch
9449 SW Eighth Dr.
Portland, OR 97219
(503) 246-5316
Purpose: Ikebana

Two Rivers Aikikai
2950 SE Belmont St.
Portland, OR 97214
Phone: (503) 238-7012
Purpose: We are a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching the Japanese martial art of Aikido to women, men, and children.

Urasenke Portland Dokokai
2842 SW Plum Cir.
Portland, OR 97219
(503) 244-4013
Purpose: Tea Ceremony

Urasenke Portland Wakai Dokokai
1633 SW Skyline Blvd.
Portland, OR 97221
(503) 228-7957
Purpose: Tea Ceremony


Japan-America Society of the State of Washington
World Trade Center West
2200 Alaskan Way, Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98121
Phone: (206) 374-0180
Fax: (206) 374-0175
The Japan-America Society of the State of Washington is a non-profit, non-partisan, 501(c)3, private, membership-based organization with offices in Seattle. It is the only group of its kind in Washington State, dedicated to building communication, understanding, and long-lasting relationships between the peoples of Japan and Washington state. Our organization is a member of the National Association of Japan-America Societies, an informal association of approximately 40 Societies from different states that meets annually to share programming ideas and expertise.

Japanese American Chamber of Commerce
1416 South Jackson
Seattle, WA 98144
Phone: (206) 320-1010

Japanese American Citizens League - Pacific Northwest
671 S. Jackson St.
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: (206) 623-5088
Fax: (206) 623-0526
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Purpose: The Japanese American Citizens League is a national organization whose ongoing mission is to secure and maintain the civil rights of Japanese Americans and all others who are victimized by injustice and bigotry. The leaders and members of the JACL also work to promote cultural, educational, and social values and preserve the heritage and legacy of the Japanese-American community. The Pacific Northwest (PNW)Regional Office provides support to the chapters and represents the national organization within the Pacific Northwest region. The office also responds to inquiries from the membership and general public regarding JACL matters such as membership, activities, programs, and policy issues.

Nikkei Concerns
1601 E. Yestler Way
Seattle, WA 98122-5640
Phone: (206) 323-7100
Fax: (206) 325-1502

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Last Updated February 2011