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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

. : December

Tuesday, December 2nd through Tuesday, December 9th 2014

Nagaoka Delegation Visit


Wednesday, December 3rd 2014

2014 Holiday Gala
Hosted by Halekulani
Volunteers sponsored by Jean E. Rolles

at Halekulani Ballroom
2199 Kalia Rd
Honolulu HI 96815

Click here to see the official flyer.

Discount Prices:
Members: $65
Non-Members: $75
$90 value!
Click here to download the Silent Auction Pledge form.

Attendance Fees

Reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve, basis. No-shows and/or cancellations after November 17, 2014 will be charged.

We are also looking for donations of items to sell at our Silent Auction!
Please click here for more information.

Or, make a monetary donation!



Thursday, December 11th 2014

Tomodachi Christmas Tea

Waioli Tea Room
2950 Manoa Rd
Honolulu HI 96822
Members: $35    Non-Members: $37
RSVP by December 3, 2014

Click here to see the official flyer.

Join us for an afternoon of fun and fellowship in the festive atmosphere at The Waioli Tea Room!

Attendance Fees

Due to limited spacing, reservations will be taken in the order received. No-shows and/or cancellations after December 3, 2014 will be charged.




. : January 2015

Wednesday, January 21st 2015

2015 New Years Reception

Washington Place
320 S Beretania St
Honolulu HI 96813

Official flyer forthcoming.


Friday, January 23 2015
To be confirmed

Speaker Series:
World Vision 2030 - What's Japan's Role?

Guest Speaker: Tomohito Shinoda, Ph.D.
Vice President, Professor, and Director of IUJ Research Institute
International University of Japan

Many await the December announcement of Japan's long-term vision by think-tank organization Japan Akademeia (Japan's "Plato's School"). Dr. Tomohito Shinoda, chief editor of the Akademeia's International Affairs Committee, will share this new agenda -- a perspective of Japan in 2030 based on two years of discussions by business leaders, scholars, government officials, and labor leaders.

Tomohito Shinoda is Vice President, Professor of International Relations, and Director of the Research Institute at the International University of Japan, located in Niigata, Japan. He received his Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C. His research covers Japan's politics and foreign policy, international relations in East Asia, and U.S.-Japan relations.

Dr. Shinoda's publications include Contemporary Japanese Politics: Institutional Changes and Power Shift (Columbia University Press, 2013); Koizumi Diplomacy: Japan's Kantei Approach in Foreign and Defense Affairs (University of Washington Press, 2007); Leading Japan: The Role of the Prime Minister (Praeger, 2000); and Redefining the Partnership: The United States and Japan in East Asia (University Press of America, 1998).

Hale Koa
2055 Kalia Rd
Honolulu HI 96825

Official Flyer Forthcoming




. : March 2015

Date TBD; Late February or Early March

Tomodachi Hinamatsuri Celebration:
Japanese Doll Festival
with the Consul General of Japan in Honolulu

Official flyer forthcoming.


Wednesday, March 25th through Tuesday March 31st
To be confirmed

Mission Project
We are in need of host families!

Established in 1994 by the Asian-Pacific Children's Convention's (APCC) in Fukuoka, the "Mission Project" (MP) is a program that sends Japanese children to different countries to enhance their understanding of their Asian-Pacific neighbors by learning about their lifestyles, culture and customs through first hand experiences. Hawaii is one of the designated locations this year, and JASH is honored to be a part of this amazing opportunity. 15 children from Fukuoka will be sent to Hawaii from March 25 - 30, 2015 to stay with local host families and experience life and school here in Hawaii. In the past, long lasting friendships have been formed between the host families and the students. If you are interested in serving as a host family for one of these Japanese students, please contact Elizabeth Stanton-Barrera at or call the JASH office at 524-4450.




. : April 2015

Wednesday, April 22 2015

25th Annual Golf Tournament
Hawaii Prince Golf Course

Official flyer forthcoming.




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