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The Japan-America Society of Hawaii was founded in 1976 to promote understanding and friendship between the people of Japan and the United States through the special and unique perspective of Hawaii.


Our office is located in Honolulu, Hawaii and we serve the people of Hawaii by offering educational-programs for students from K to 12th grade as well as special-interest programs for our members and the general public.

Our educational programs focus on teaching the concept of “Different Perspectives.” There is no right or wrong way to look at things, just different ways to look at things. Our special-interest programs aim to feature different aspects of Japan, America, and Hawaii-related topics in areas such as business, economics, politics, culture, and environmental issues all with the purpose of enhancing understanding.

Message from U.S. Ambassador to Japan, Ambassador William Haggerty, on the occasion of the JASH 2018 Annual Dinner
Message from former U.S. Ambassador to Japan, Ambassador Caroline Kennedy, on the occasion of the JASH 2014 Annual Dinner
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