Online Content

As we adjust to the new normal caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we've shifted our attention to providing JASH members with virtual programs and increased online content. We will continue to update this page with recordings of recently passed webinars, which you may also find on our JASH YouTube Channel

For more information on upcoming webinars, please see our Upcoming Events.

If you have any questions regarding our programmingplease contact

Women Who Lead: Strengthening Our Spirit

October 15, 2020

JASH welcomed speakers Phyllis Look of Forest Bathing Hawaii, Cristina Moon of Daihonzan Chozen-ji, and moderator Colby Takeda of Blue Zones Project - Hawaii to discuss the roles of spirituality and mindfulness, and why it's especially important to care for your mental health and wellbeing during these difficult times.



August 13, 2020

The NexGen Leaders of JASH produced an evening celebrating the best of Japanese Summer Festivals! This inaugural JASH Natsumatsuri featured international entertainment from Japan and Hawaii; cultural segment on differences in matsuri between Japan and Hawaii; a sake etiquette lesson by sake sommelier Keith Nakaganeku of The Cherry Company; and an interactive game with prizes.

Mahalo to our Title Sponsor, Island Insurance Foundation. 

Women Who Lead: Resilience Through Crisis

August 5, 2020

Join JASH for another installment in our Summer 2020 Talk-Story Series as we shared the stories of two extraordinary women, Bella Hughes and Amanda Corby-Noguchi, 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. Moderated by Barbara Tanabe.

Hachijōjima: The Language Isle

July 30, 2020

JASH was fortunate to welcome linguist Dr. David Iannucci to speak in our Summer 2020 Talk-Story Series. Dr. Iannucci presented on the small volcanic island of Hachijojima and its severely endangered Hachijo language. He explained the history and current vitality of the Hachijo language, how it differs from Standard Japanese, and provided anecdotes of his experiences conducting fieldwork in communities on the island.

Tohoku Earthquake: From Devastation to Resilience

July 16, 2020

JASH welcomed longtime JASH member and photographer Ray Tabata to share his photos and stories of his volunteer projects in Tohoku following the 3.11 earthquake and tsunami. 

JASH Japan Travel Update

June 17, 2020

Guest speakers 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? You don’t want to miss this JASH Japan Travel Webinar as Hawaii begins the process of re-opening our state.

If you wish to stay up-to-date with our programs and events, please consider joining JASH as a member. It is with your support that we can continue to offer a variety of educational, cultural, and business-minded programs.

Annual Programs


JASH 5:01 programs are networking events hosted by a corporate sponsor. The 5:01 provides a setting to meet new friends, renew acquaintances and introduce potential members to the Society. 


As one of JASH’s most prestigious events, the Annual Dinner provides an opportunity for members and potential members to show their support for JASH while enjoying an eventful evening featuring a distinguished Keynote Speaker and the presentation of the Bridge Award, which recognizes U.S.-Japan leaders in Hawaii. The Annual Dinner also features a silent auction where guests may place bids to win a variety of wonderful items.  


JASH’s Annual Golf Classic is an exciting event, which provides an opportunity for companies and individuals to support JASH by entering the tournament as event sponsors or teams.  


Led by JASH’s Tomodachi Committee, these programs are dedicated to sharing Japanese culture and promoting friendship across international borders. Programs include: Christmas Tea, Hinamatsuri, and more! 


Miscellaneous events held throughout the year.  Programs include: JUMP, speaker series and more!  

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.


1600 Kapiolani Blvd. Ste. 204

Honolulu, HI 96814

Monday - Friday 8 am - 4:30 pm

Phone: (808) 524-4450

Fax:      (808) 524-4451

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