Meeting People; Ordering Food; Asking for Directions; and Shopping were the exciting topics being covered in our FIRST “Japanese for Travelers” Summer language classes. In an exclusive offer for JASH members and their guests, JASH is pleased to have partnered with Academia Language School to offer discounted rates for attendees participating in this four-part educational series. Each 90-minute class, conducted on Wednesday evenings from June 5th to 26th, 2019, focused on the fore-mentioned topics and should prepare those traveling to Japan with enough Japanese language skill to converse with Japan natives during their trip. The first session has recently ended. However, if you are inter

Zen and Leadership at Daihonzan Chozen-ji

On Sunday, June 9, 2019 , Sayama Daian, Abbot of Daihonzan Chozen-ji/International Zen Dojo and volunteers Michael Kangen and Cristina Moon led the group on a half day immersion in Zen and the art of leadership. Chozen-ji is the only Daihonzan, or central temple, outside of Japan and was established in 1972. People from all over the world come to Chozen-ji to learn how to transcend their limitations through rigorous Zen training. During our half day training the group had the opportunity to learn about the benefits of meditation; optimal mechanics of the body such as breath, posture and concentration and four principles of Zen leadership. A delicious, healthy lunch was also served. At

JASH Member Discounts

Traveling to Japan soon? As a JASH member benefit you can enjoy special discounted rates to the Imperial Hotel or The New Otani Hotel in Tokyo! See flyers for more details.

2019 Charity Walk

2019 APCC delegation before the Charity Walk On May 18, the JASH Junior Ambassadors (JAs) and their families participated in the 2019 Visitor Industry Charity Walk. The team began their walk at Magic Island and ventured into Waikiki and back for a total of 5.2 miles. The calm walk through Waikiki provided the JAs and parents the opportunity to build upon their friendships and to grow closer as a group before their trip to Japan in the summer. Along the way, the JAs stopped by a number of checkpoints where they were given various snacks and gifts from the charity walk sponsors. Eager to finish, the 2019 APCC delegation set a new JASH record for the fastest charity walk time of all the former

Japan US Military Program

In partnership with the National Association of Japan-America Societies (NAJAS) and the Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA, JASH hosted the third annual Japan US Military Program (JUMP) at the Official Residence of the Consul General of Japan on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. JUMP brings together the local community of Americans who have served in Japan, and we were fortunate to have join us 100 newly commissioned officers of the Japan Training Squadron, who sailed into Honolulu on the JS Kashima and JS Inazuma. 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 r

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