JASH Japan Wizards Competition Sends Six Teams to Japan in Summer 2019

On February 23, 2019, 126 students representing 27 high schools from Oahu, Hawaii, Maui and Kauai participated in the 16th Annual Japan-America Society of Hawaii’s (JASH) Japan Wizards Statewide Academic Team Competition (JWC) at Hawaii Tokai International College. Teams were comprised of three students each, with a total of 42 teams competing. The 42 teams competed in one of two levels, A or B, depending on the Japanese language class they were enrolled in at their respective high schools. Students were tested on their knowledge of various Japan-related topics such as art, culture and tradition, food, geography, history, Japan-Hawaii ties, literature, politics and government, sports, contem

TASTE OF JASH presents Ehime

Jakoten (fishcake), Imodaki (hotpot), Wasabi Shrimp and Poke Roll were some of the dishes served at the fourth Taste of JASH featuring Ehime cuisine at Zigu Restaurant in Waikiki on August 6, 2019. FINAL STOP….. HOKKAIDO at Tonkatsu Tamafuji in November! Stay tuned for more details. Rich Kiyabu, past JETAA President and current NexGen Advisory Committee member greeted the guests as MC for the evening. (L-R) Jessica Ogasawara, NexGen Advisory Member; Jennifer Huang, JETAA; and Eliot Honda, JASH member; talk about their experience as JET teachers in Ehime. Fond Aloha and Mahalo to Deputy Counsel General Takayuki Shinozawa and Mrs. Akiko Shinozawa! Hawaii will miss you! (L-R) Keiko Grant, Eh

2019 Asia-Pacific Children's Convetion

The Japan-America Society of Hawaii (JASH) sent six Junior Ambassadors (JAs) to attend the 31 st annual Asian-Pacific Children’s Convention (APCC) in Fukuoka, Japan from July 13 – 24, 2019. The APCC has been hosted by the Fukuoka City government since 1989 in celebration of the city’s 100 th anniversary. Now in its 31 st year, the APCC has hosted over 11,000 students from all across the Asia-Pacific region and other countries across Europe and South America. The mission of the APCC is to promote international relationships among children so that they will become adults with a sense of social responsibilities for the world. In addition, the APCC is intent on helping to build a bridge between

“POST GANNENMONO...What’s Next?”

JASH hosted a 5:01 Pau Hana event at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort on Wednesday, July 31, 2019. Eight Japanese organizations convened and had an open discussion on the viability of Japanese community organizations and succession planning. MAHALO to the following organizations who participated: Hawaii United Okinawa Association (HUOA), Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce (HJCC), Honolulu Japanese Junior Chamber of Commerce (HJJCC), Japan-America Society of Hawaii (JASH), Japan Exchange Teaching Program Alumni Association (JETAA), Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai`i (JCCH), United Japanese Society of Hawaii (UJSH) and the U.S.-Japan Council (USJC). The panel discussion wa

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