Update on local restaurant Tonkatsu Tamafuji

Dear Members and Friends of JASH: Welcome to our JASH Weekly Update! We hope this email finds you and your family safe and in good health. This week we’d like to feature Tonkatsu Tamafuji Restaurant where JASH hosted the Taste of JASH – Hokkaido last November. This regional cuisine event was extremely popular and one of five events featuring cuisine from our Sister States in Japan: Hokkaido, Okinawa, Hiroshima, Fukuoka and Ehime. Over 80 guests enjoyed popular delicious variations of tonkatsu, deep fried dishes, and unlimited servings of special Hokkaido rice and condiments. Mr. Taiji Nakanishi, President of Dokyu USA Inc. which is the parent company of Tonkatsu Tamafuji was here from H

Music featuring Anju Madoka! Rich Kiyabu! And Ohana Arts!

Dear Members and Friends of JASH, Welcome to our JASH Weekly Update! We hope this email finds you and your family safe and in good health. Music is a Cultural Bridge. The language of music is universal. Collaborative musical projects can bridge political, ethnic, and religious divides. In today’s update we’d like to feature two individuals and an organization who embody “being the bridge” through music. The first video features JASH supporter Ms. Anju Madoka. Anju, who is currently in Japan, shares her rendition of Hawai`i Aloha. Many of you have had the pleasure of seeing her perform during her stay in Hawaii. She sends a special message to all us. “Thank you for watching my video!

JASH Weekly Update 5-14

Dear Members and Friends of JASH, Welcome to our JASH Weekly Update! We hope this email finds you and your family safe and in good health. As many of you know, one of our major educational programs is the Asian-Pacific Children’s Convention (APCC) in Fukuoka, which is a two-week homestay and camp experience for delegations of 11-year old students from over 40 countries and regions throughout the Asia and Pacific regions held annually in July. In light of the current pandemic, the head APCC office in Fukuoka decided to cancel the 2020 convention and are currently working on alternative programming for this year’s students. We at JASH have the honor of interviewing, selecting, and preparing

JASH Weekly Update 5-7

Dear Members and Friends of JASH, Amidst all the various negative news that has come about due to the COVID-19 outbreak there is a bright side to all of this at least. Studies have shown that air quality has been improved approximately 20-40%. The World Health Organization provided statistics that estimate more than 4 million annual premature deaths annually due to complications involving poor air quality. This vast improvement in air quality is excellent news and can be thought of as the silver-lining to the COVID-19 pandemic. The left image shows the average concentration of air pollution of the Northeast US in March of 2015-19, while the right image shows the average concentration m

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