JASH Japan Travel Update Webinar

On June 17, 2020, the Japan-America Society of Hawaii (JASH) hosted a panel discussion webinar entitled, “JASH Japan Travel Update.” This was JASH’s first endeavor at virtual programming and we were very pleased to have 160+ people register to attend the program. Panelists addressed questions such as: What is Japanese sentiment in terms of travel to Hawaii and travel as a whole? What has the loss of the Japanese visitors meant in dollars to our economy? What will it take to attract the Japanese visitor back to Hawaii? Yoshikazu Kutara General Manager TTA Inc., Hawaii Branch Mike McCartney Director, Dept. of Business, Economic Development & Tourism State of Hawaii Eric Takahata Man

First Virtual Origami Tutorial with Ashley Nishihara

On Friday, June 19, 2020, the Japan-America Society of Hawaii (JASH) held the first virtual origami tutorial with Hawaii’s Origami Swami, Ashley Nishihara with attendees joining from the comfort of their house on Big Island, Maui and Oahu. Origami is a simple craft that doesn’t require any special equipment, yet is very practical as you can utilize your paper creations as personalized gifts or to decorate your house. Ashley provided step-by-step instructions, which were easy to follow for both young and adult audience, in making an awesome Aloha Shirt Card and Heart with Tie just in time for Father’s Day on June 21. Participants were also given an impromptu lesson on folding a playful bracel

JASH Weekly Update 6/25

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 you know, JASH’s mission is and continues to be bridging the U.S.-Japan relations through the unique perspective of Hawaii. To ensure this important work continues, one of JASH’s initiatives has been to cultivate the next generation of leaders. We’re excited to announce the inaugural JASH Virtual Natsumatsuri being planned and organized by the JASH NexGen Natsumatsuri Committee. Leading this JASH NexGen project are Co-Chairs Mr. Toby Tamaye and Mr. John Rankin. SAVE THE DATE – August 13th and stay tuned for more information! If you’d like to

JASH Weekly Update 6/18

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. Father’s Day, Sunday, June 21, is just around the corner! Are you still looking for simple but meaningful gift ideas that are easy on the budget and fun for kids to express how much you/they love and appreciate him? We have a perfect option for you! Please join our FREE origami virtual tutorial with Hawaii’s Origami Swami, Ashley Nishihara, this Friday, June 19 at 1:30 PM to learn how to create an awesome handmade Aloha Shirt Card and Heart with Tie just in time for Father’s Day. Click HERE to register now! You can also find information about and si

Catch up with local restaurant Zigu

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 Zigu Restaurant where JASH hosted the Taste of JASH – Ehime last August. Jakoten (fishcake), Imodaki (hotpot), Wasabi Shrimp and Poke Roll were some of the dishes served and prepared especially for our JASH guests. They are open daily from 11:30am to 8:00pm and offer curbside pick-up. Call to order: 808-212-9252 Check out the TO GO MENU! Please support Zigu Restaurant! (L)Teriyaki Chicken; (R) Grilled Sweetened Miso Salmon Please take a moment to complete a quick survey regarding Virtual Programs

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