"PRODUCT OF JAPAN AND HAWAII"

On October 24, 2018 the Japan-America Society of Hawaii hosted a JASH Talk with Mr. Paul Yonamine, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Central Pacific Financial Corp. and the Executive Chairman of its Subsidiary, Central Pacific Bank. Mr. Yonamine began his presentation speaking about his roots and growing up as the son of the famous athlete and baseball player Mr. Wally Yonamine. Before returning to Hawaii, Mr. Yonamine’s career has been dedicated to promoting the globalization of Japanese corporate management and operations. In his most recent role, Mr. Yonamine was the Executive Chairman of GCA Corporation, Japan. Until March, 2017, Mr. Yonamine was the President and Country General

Japan US Military Program at the Official Residence of the Consul General of Japan in Honolulu

JASH in partnership with the National Association of Japan-America Societies (NAJAS) and the Sasakawa Peace Foundation, USA hosted a gathering for Japanese military service members aboard the visiting JS Kashima and locally based service and civilian members of the U.S. military who have served in Japan. The Japan U.S. Military Program (JUMP) took place at the Official Residence of the Consul General of Japan in Honolulu on Monday, October 15, 2018. JUMP connects past and present service members, families, and government civilians who have served in Japan. The program provides a powerful foundation for sustaining the solid alliance and relationship that exists between the U.S. and Japan.

EPIC Students Visit Punahou and St. Louis

EPIC students arrive at the Honolulu International Airport From September 28 – October 3, 2018, eight students from various Ehime high schools traveled to Hawaii to participate in a cultural exchange hosted by the Ehime Prefectural International Center (EPIC), which promotes cultural understanding and international cooperation through various programs and exchanges. Director General Mr. Hitoshi Takaoka and Manager Ms. Noriko Omori from EPIC along with Mr. Masanao Nakamura from the Ehime Board of Education accompanied the students as they visited various sights on Oahu, such as the Ehime Maru Memorial, Honolulu Hale, and Consulate General of Japan in Honolulu. The group also enjoyed bike ridi

Six Teams Visit Japan This Summer through the JASH Japan Wizards Competition

This summer, JASH gave six teams the opportunity to travel to Japan and experience first-hand the country and culture they had studied in preparation for the 2018 Japan Wizards Academic Team Competition (JWC) hosted by the Japan-America Society of Hawaii (JASH). The JWC, held on February 24, 2018, gathered 135 students from 27 high schools to compete in two categories, Levels A and B, depending on their Japanese language proficiency. The four winning teams—Hawaii Baptist Academy Level A, King Kekaulike High School Level A, St. Andrew’s Schools Level B, and Mililani High School Level B—received free trips to Japan for themselves and their advisors. The annual Atsuhiko Tateuchi Memorial Award

EPIC students visit Punahou and St. Louis

From September 28 – October 3, 2018, eight students from various Ehime high schools traveled to Hawaii to participate in a cultural exchange hosted by the Ehime Prefectural International Center (EPIC). The group presented about their hometowns to Japanese language classes from Punahou School and St. Louis School.

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