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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


. : May

Friday, May 13, 2016
TOMODACHI: Precious Memory Box with Lillian Yajima
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7161 Waioli Place
Honolulu, Hawaii 96825

Learn how to make a variety of beautiful boxes - recycling the greeting cards that have been tucked away in your drawers. Now you have ways to utilize them by making boxes using origami techniques. The old cards that you couldn't throw away can now live on as beautiful boxes. You can use them to store things - from your jewelry to rubber bands, paper clips, or whatever fits. You can just set them on a coffee table or on display shelves and admire them. Bring your old greeting cards and/or old programs from different events. Any colorful and sturdy paper will work. Let's recycle and create art!

This event is free of charge. Please click here to download and/or view the flyer.
To sign up, please contact us by email at or by phone at 524-4450.
Due to limited spacing, reservations will be taken in the order received.


. : June

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.



. : 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


Sunday, May 15, 2016
Kumamoto & Oita Quake Charity Live & Bazaar
Starts at 2:00 pm
Palolo Hongwanji
1641 Palolo Ave.
Honolulu, HI 96816

Performances by: JP Lam, Eden Kai, Akiramen
Charity Bazaar
Car Wash
Pray for Japan Yakisoba and more!
For more information, please click here or contact Project Move4Japan at 808-282-0000 /


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