JASH NexGen Movers & Shakers Let’s Talk Story Series Panel Discussion


On January 29, 2020, through the generous sponsorship by the Island Insurance Foundation, the Japan-America Society of Hawaii (JASH) hosted a panel discussion entitled, “The Next Generation of Leadership: Embracing Change While Preserving Traditions, A Multi-Generational Discussion” at the Entrepreneur Sandbox in Kakaako. This Panel Discussion was the culminating event following three “JASH Movers and Shakers Talk Story” sessions. The three Talk Story sessions leading up to this panel discussion were small, exclusive events offered to young leaders, to allow intimate and deeper discussions on topics such as leadership and closing the generation gap. The three “JASH Movers and Shakers Talk Story” sessions featured business leaders, Mr. Colbert Matsumoto, Chairman & President, Island Holdings, Inc.; Ms. Barbara Tanabe, JASH Board Director and Owner of Hoakea Communications; and Mr. Bob Harrison, Chairman, President & CEO, First Hawaiian Bank.

JASH Board Director, Mr. Dan Dinell served as Moderator during the panel discussion along with four distinguished young leaders from different sectors of the community who served as panelists to discuss their perspectives on leadership.

Left - JASH President, Ms. Reyna Kaneko welcomes over 60 attendees and speaks about the “JASH Movers and Shakers Talk Story Series” which has led up to this Panel Discussion.

Right - Mr. Dan Dinell is President of Trees for Honolulu’s Future, a nonprofit that envisions a tree-filled island that preserves and enhances our quality of life, especially in the face of climate change. Previously, Mr. Dinell was President of Hawaii Coffee Company and brings years of experience in the hospitality industry holding executive positions nationally with Hilton Hotel & Resorts . He is also a former JASH Board Chairman.

Left - Ms. Cristina Moon, Marketing Director & Resident Priest,Daihonzan Chozen-ji Temple and Owner & Principle, MoHo. Ms. Moon is a multidisciplinary strategist, writer and Zen teacher who helps mission-driven organizations manage marketing and social change campaigns across a range of geographies, industries and issues.

Right - Mr. John Rankin, Founder & P