Japan Night 2018: Faces of Japan
Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 5:00pm to Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 9:00pm

Presented by the Japanese Student Society of Portland State University

Japan Night 2018: Faces of Japan


Date: Saturday, May 12

Time: 5 PM - 9 PM

Location: Smith Memorial Student Union Ballroom

Japanese Student Society invites you to celebrate our 10th anniversary at our annual cultural show, Japan Night, this upcoming May 12th! This year, our theme is Faces of Japan, to commemorate the spread of Japanese culture within our community. 

Join us for delicious food contributed by Marukin Ramen, along with live music and dance performances! Cultural booths open at 5:00 PM for the public to enjoy activities such as omikuji (fortune-telling), origami, and the photobooth! 6:00 PM is when the big show starts with performances from PSU Taiko, JPOP dance, and many more. We’ll be living it up in the Smith Ballroom!

This year, we have the honor of having two headliners! Samantha Mariko is a Japanese-American DJ and model who was born in America but currently resides in Tokyo. When she’s taking a break from mixing beats at Tokyo’s hottest hangouts, you can find her writing for Cosmopolitan Japan. Want to gain a bigger insight in the Japanese American experience? Meet her at her panel at 4:30 PM, where she will discuss her experience in both Japan and America, as well as Japanese beauty tips! 

We also have the incredibly talented Eden Kai in our lineup. You may have spotted him on the popular TV show Terrace House: Aloha State. Besides acting being one of his many skills, his music has no bounds as he promotes both in Japan and America. His recent single “Anuenue” with Dance Earth Party has hit #11 on Japanese music charts! 

We hope you can join us in welcoming both Samantha Mariko and Eden Kai to Portland State University! 

Free for students and faculty

$10 for general admission

$5 for seniors (65+ and honored citizens).


You can grab tickets online at the link below or at the box office in SMSU Lobby, right outside Smith’s Place!
Contact for more information!


JSSの10周念記念の大イベント、ジャパンナイトが今年の5月12日(土曜日)に行われます。日本文化を私たちのコミュニティーにさらに広めるために、今年のテーマは「Faces of Japan」になりました。


今年は2人のヘッドライナーを迎え入れることになりました! サマンサ麻里子さんは、アメリカ生まれの東京在住の日系アメリカ人DJでもあり、モデル活動も行なっています。コスモポリタンジャパンで彼女の執筆作品を読むことができます。彼女ことをさらに知りたいもしくは会いたい方は、午後4時30分に彼女のパネルが行われるので、日本とアメリカ両方での彼女の経験、そして日本の美しさの秘訣について話し合いましょう!

さらに、もう一人のラインナップはとても才能のあるエデンカイさんをお迎えします。人気のあるテレビ番組「テラスハウス アロハステート」に彼は参加していました。彼の多数のスキルの中で、特に音楽性は飛び抜けて才能があり、日米両方でプロモーションされています。彼の最近のDance Earth Partyとのコラボシングル 『Anuenue』 は、日本の音楽チャートで11位をヒットしました!




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For more information, contact:
The PSU Institute for Asian Studies
Tel. 503-725-8576