Sheraton 5:01 "Bridging the Cross Cultural Relationship Gap"

The Japan-America Society of Hawaii (JASH) held a successful Sheraton 5:01 Pau Hana Event, “Bridging the Cross Cultural Relationship Gap” at the Sheraton Waikiki, Honolulu Room on August 30, 2018. Four distinguished couples discussed the joys and challenges of mixed marriages by competing in the first JASH original Mixed Marriage Game. Themed after the popular Newlywed Game, gameshow host extraordinaire, Mr. Steve Sombrero, Vice Chairman of JASH quizzed the four couples on their cross cultural marriages.

Photos courtesy of Ray Tabata

A SPECIAL THANK YOU to the four distinguished couples and game show host, Mr. Steve Sombraro. Pictured here from left to right, Couple 1: Sadao Takahashi and Christine Kubota, Couple 2: Eliot and Tomoyo Honda

Pictured here from left to right, FIRST PLACE WINNING newlywed couple: Anthony and Yuko Provenzano. Couple 4: Nathaniel and Izumi Kinney

Sachi Braden, JASH Board Director shared her book “Being Japanese in America” and spoke about her life experiences living in America. Sales from her book during the event were donated to JASH. MAHALO Sachi!

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