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 global
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 pr
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 fro
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 Acad
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.