JASH New Year's Reception

New Year’s Reception On January 24, 2018, Japan-America Society of Hawaii (JASH) partnered with U.S.-Japan Council (USJC) to bring together members of both organizations to celebrate the Year of the Dog. The annual was held at historic Washington Place, home of Governor David Y. Ige and First Lady Dawn Amano Ige. The 150 guests in attendance were welcomed with a thrilling taiko performance by Dragon Beat, led by Tsutomu Nakai Sensei. Mr. Sal Miwa, Chair of the JASH Board of Directors, Ms. Irene Hirano Inouye, USJC President, Mr. Roy Amemiya, Managing Director of the City & County of Honolulu, and Governor David Ige,offered opening remarks. Following, they participated with Mr. Dennis Teranis

2018 APCC Junior Ambassadors

The Japan-America Society of Hawaii (JASH) is pleased to announce the selection of six Junior Ambassadors (JAs) to represent JASH and Hawaii at the 30th Annual Asian-Pacific Children’s Convention (APCC) in Fukuoka, Japan in summer 2018. The APCC is a cultural exchange program that deepens participant’s appreciation for the cultures of other nations and regions, and promotes mutual understanding and friendship, nurtures international awareness in young people, and works towards world peace and co-existence. It is hoped that the JAs will build an international network of friends. For the next several months, the six Junior Ambassadors -- three boys and three girls, all age 11 at the time o

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