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Japan Earthquake Relief - March 2011

Japan-America Society of Hawaii
1600 Kapiolani Blvd Suite 204
Honolulu, Hawaii 96814
Phone (808) 524-4450
Fax (808) 524-4451
Office hours:
M-F, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Calendar of Events

. : June

. : SOLD OUT - JASH 5:01 - Appreciation Event

Friday, June 3, 2016


Friday, June 3, 2016
JASH 5:01 - Appreciation Event
5:01 pm - 7:00 pm
Hilton Hawaiian Village

JASH Corporate Members, Lifetime Members, and Educational Program Volunteers will enjoy an evening reception of camaraderie and delicious pupus and refreshments prepared by Hilton's master chefs. JASH's 2016 Asian-Pacific Children's Convention Junior Ambassadors will showcase their hula, which will be shown at the APCC performance featuring an audience of over one thousand people in Japan. Located on Waikiki's widest stretch of beach, the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort features lush tropical gardens, waterfalls, exotic wildlife and priceless artwork. As Waikiki's only true resort, the Hilton Hawaiian Village offers guests the Village Experience: a perfect blend of luxurious accommodations, restaurants and lounges, shopping, recreational and cultural activities, nightly entertainment and more!

This event is presented to Corporate Members, Lifetime Members, and Educational Program Volunteers.



. : Japan-in-a-Suitcase Training Session


Calling all prospective volunteers to help present JASH's Japan-in-a-Suitcase (JIAS) program to elementary school children on Oahu!

Attend our JIAS Training Session on Friday, June 3rd, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at the JASH office located at 1600 Kapiolani Boulevard, Suite 204 and learn what this fascinating program is all about! Come see why elementary school teachers continue to request our JIAS programs in their classrooms year after year.

JIAS is a free educational program offered to elementary schools on Oahu and on Maui. This program strives to teach the concept of, "Different Perspectives" to children at a very young age. There is no right or wrong way to look at things, just different ways. The content of our presentations are reviewed yearly and are thus aligned with the Hawaii Department of Education's Standards for Social Studies and World Languages.

One of the main goals of the program is to nurture students' sense of curiosity and help them learn to view objects and issues from different cultural perspectives. They do this by forming groups to examine items in the suitcase and present their findings to their classmates.

If you are interested in being part of the dynamic team of JIAS presenters, please plan to attend the Training Session on June 3rd. Please send your RSVP to Becky Ebisu at by Wednesday, May 25th.

Please click here for additional information.



. : 2016 Export University Series: Japan

Monday, June 6, 2016

Seminar Schedule:
8:45 am Registration
9:00 am Japan Market Overview
9:45 am Upcoming Trade Show
10:00 am Panel Discussion
10:40 am TPP: Japan & Hawaii
11:00 am Pau + Networking

Hawaii Foreign-Trade Zone No. 9
Homer Maxey International Trade Center
ITC Conference Room, 2nd Floor
521 Ala Moana Boulevard, Pier 2
Honolulu, HI 96813

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Please join us for the 2016 Export University Series: Japan - Connecting Local Business with Japanese Market Opportunities to be held on June 6, 2016. JASH is a supporting partner along with U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce, State of Hawaii, Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism and Hawaii Pacific Export Council.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn about the exciting prospects for Hawaii companies in the Japanese market directly from country representatives and business leaders! This seminar starts off with a briefing on the Japan economy and market given by experts at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, Ms. Yuri Arthur and Ms. Kazuko Tsurumachi, followed by a panel discussion with local business leaders sharing their experience in doing business with/in Japan. This seminar will provide resources to those interested in pursuing business opportunities in the Japanese market.

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Panelists for this informative session include:

Mr. Neal Arakaki, President, Mehehune Mac / Hawaii Food Manufactures Association

Mr. Tab Bowers, Executive Vice President, Marketing & Business Development, American Savings Bank / Business Chair, Japan-America Society of Hawaii

Mr. Sal Miwa, Chairman/CEO, Myland Hawaii Realty / Chair, Japan-America Society of Hawaii

Mr. Steve Sombrero, President, NAI ChaneyBrooks / Vice Chair, Japan-America Society of Hawaii

Mr. Jorma Winkler, Owner of JACY Inc.

Cost & Registration:
Space is limited.
Please register via Paypal or email at or call 808-522-8040 by June 2, 2016.



. : September

Thursday, September 29, 2016
Annual Dinner
5:30 pm Registration 6 pm Dinner
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
Coral Ballrooms
2005 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI 96815

Stay tuned for more information.



. : December

Thursday, December 8, 2016
Holiday Gala & Auction
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Pomaika'i Ballrooms at Dole Cannery - Iwilei
735 Iwilei Road, Honolulu, HI 96817

Celebrate the spirit of the holidays! Join us for an evening of camaraderie and culinary delights, and the opportunity to bid on an array of fabulous auction items.

Stay tuned for more information.



. : Community Events

Monday, May 2 - Wednesday, May 30, 2016
"Resilient Tohoku: Five Years after 3.11"
9:00 am - 5:00 pm on weekdays
Cannon Gallery, Ward Plaza
210 Ward Ave. Suite 200
Honolulu, HI 96814

"Resilient Tohoku: Five Years after 3.11," an exhibition of photos from Tohoku, Japan, will be featured during May at the Canon U.S.A. Photo Gallery in Ward Plaza, Honolulu. Photos by Ray Tabata show how Tohoku is slowly recovering and rebuilding after the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11, 2011. Over four years from March 2012 to March this year, Tabata has been visiting Fukushima, Miyagi, and Iwate prefectures in northeastern Japan for volunteer activities and to explore the less visited Tohoku region of Japan. Through the past five years, progress has been slow but steady with many years ahead to rebuild towns and communities washed away by tsunami as high as 40-50 feet. Tabata's photographs document how towns such as Oufunato, Outsuchi, Miyako, Kesennuma, and Matsushima are coping with Japan's greatest natural and human disaster in recent history. Donations will be accepted by Move4Japan, a nonprofit organization that is providing tsunami relief in Tohoku, Japan. Move4Japan has members in Hawaii and Japan who raise funds and help improve the quality of life in affected areas. Its mission is to make as much smiles as possible in Tohoku. Activities in Tohoku and Hawaii include yakisoba events, concerts, handcraft projects, beach cleanups, removal of tsunami debris, and fundraising car washes. For more information, please click here or contact Kayo at



Friday, June 10 - Sunday, June 12, 2016
37th Annual Pan-Pacific Festival

The Pan-Pacific Festival is an annual international cultural celebration held in Hawaii during the month of June. The Festival features an eclectic assortment of cultural arts, crafts, and stage performances in a variety of events. Hawaii's broad international tourism appeal and its multi-ethnic resident population make it the perfect location to cultivate intercultural friendships, goodwill, and understanding.

For more information, please click here.



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