A Question of Loyalty: Five Inflection Points on the Road to Dignity Talk-Story with Author Michael

On July 22, 2020, the Japan-America Society of Hawaii (JASH) hosted its second Summer Talk-Story Webinar entitled, “A Question of Loyalty: Five Inflection Points on the Road to Dignity.” This was JASH’s second in a series of four virtual Talk-Story webinars. Mr. Malaghan discussed his new book, A Question of Loyalty, which dramatizes the Nisei struggle to prove their loyalty to a doubtful country wary of their presence. He covered five inflection points, one being “How a 17- year old Japanese-American au pair and a Chinese man shaped Hawaii’s successful resistance to Franklin D. Roosevelt’s order to remove Japanese from Oahu.” To find out what the other four inflection points were, or to vie

Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami: From Devastation to Resilience Talk-Story with Ray Tabata

On July 16, 2020, the Japan-America Society of Hawaii (JASH) hosted its first Summer Talk-Story Webinar entitled, “Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami: From Devastation to Resilience.” This webinar illustrating the resilience of the Japanese people after the Tohoku disaster was JASH’s first in a series of four virtual Talk-Story webinars. Mr. Ray Tabata, veteran JASH member and photography-aficionado, shared his personal experience and profound interactions with the survivors of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. He shared several photos from his collection which showed the devastation and despair that occurred after the disaster. More importantly, he also shared photos which illustrated t

Weekly Update 7/23

Dear Members and Friends of JASH: You don’t want to miss two upcoming programs happening next week Tuesday, July 28 and Thursday, July 30. Please see details below and REGISTER TODAY! Join us as we share the stories of two extraordinary women who are successfully leading their companies through the COVID-19 crisis. Learn how they are managing to persevere and rise above challenges that many of us are all facing today. Isabella Ellaheh “Bella” Hughes is the President and Co-Founder of Shaka Tea, a line of Hawaiʻi-grown, tropical-botanical, herbal teas that support sustainable agriculture. Shaka Tea uses māmaki, an ancient superleaf only found in the Hawaiian Islands, and the drinks are no

JASH Weekly Update 7/16

Dear Members and Friends of JASH: We are very pleased and honored to feature JASH lifetime member and author Michael Malaghan as he discusses his new book release A Question of Loyalty which dramatizes the Nisei struggle to prove their loyalty to a doubtful country wary of their presence. The novel features the early heroic days of the 100th/442nd and life in the concentration camps. Mr. Malaghan spent a lifetime in the corporate world on four continents, but knew in his heart that he was a writer. Married to a Tochigi “new Issei” and living in Hawaii, he knew the story of the Nisei Territorial Guard, who were stripped of their uniforms weeks after Pearl Harbor only to enlist a year lat

JASH Weekly Update 7/9

Headline: JASH in the News! JASH President, Reyna Kaneko, was a featured guest on KHON2's Living 808 morning news show on Monday, July 6, 2020. Reyna spoke about JASH's popular virtual Origami Tutorial with veteran JASH volunteer, Ashley Nishihara of the Hawaii Origami Club which ran on June 19th. Check out the segment by clicking here and stay-tuned for the two remaining tutorial sessions with Ashley, the "Origami Swami", on July 10th and 24th. There is no charge to attend this JASH tutorial webinar via Zoom. These classes are geared towards kids grades 1-5, but it’s also a fun activity for older students and adults. FACT: The iconic Origami Crane is considered today as a symbol of w

JASH Weekly Update 7/2

Dear Members and Friends of JASH: Kakigoori! Yakitori! Natsumatsuri! Familiar words that say SUMMER IS HERE! We’re pleased to announce the JASH Talk-Story Series with an interesting line-up of guests to kick off the season. Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami: From Devastation to Resilience Virtual Talk-Story with Ray Tabata Thursday, July 16, 2020 4:00pm-5:00pm Port area, Ishinomaki,Miyagi, March 2012 Rebuilt Tsurukame sushi shop with owner and staff Rikuzentakata,Iwate July 2019 Join us for the first virtual talk-story session with long-time JASH member and volunteer photographer Mr. Ray Tabata, as he shares his photo collection and takes us back to the devastation of the 2011 Tohoku ear

NexGen Summer Update

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. Over the past year the JASH NexGen Advisory Board made up of JASH young leaders, have been hard at work planning and producing events such as the Taste of JASH regional cuisine food series featuring our sister state relationships with Japan; the upcoming inaugural JASH Virtual Natsumatsuri on August 13 (see SAVE THE DATE) and participating in panel discussions and talk story session to discuss topics such as leadership, character building, generati

Featured Posts
Recent Posts
Archive
Follow Us
  • Instagram Social Icon
  • Facebook Basic Square

The Japan-America Society of Hawaii was founded in 1976 to promote understanding and friendship between the people of Japan and the United States through the special and unique perspective of Hawaii.

ABOUT US
ADDRESS

1600 Kapiolani Blvd. Ste. 204

Honolulu, HI 96814

Monday - Friday 8 am - 4:30 pm

Phone: (808) 524-4450

Fax:      (808) 524-4451

admindir@jashawaii.org

  • Grey Facebook Icon
  • Grey Instagram Icon

Associated Organizations

© 2020 by Japan-America Society of Hawaii