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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 get involved, please contact

Save the Date


Education Program Series

Looking for fun activities from the comfort of your home this summer or ways to express your creativity? Let’s learn origami from Hawaii’s Origami Swami, Ashley Nishihara, and make your own paper creations! You will learn origami while listening to entertaining stories. No prior experience required! Click HERE to find more information and register.


Upcoming Program

Join us in July as JASH member Mr. Ray Tabata shares his photo collection and takes us back to the devastation of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan in 2011, the impact of the disaster and the resilience the people of Japan have demonstrated to emerge even stronger. Stay tuned for more information.


Shared Programs Japanese Green Tea 101: From Matcha to Sakura Sencha

Organized by the Japan Society of New York.

Matcha, sencha, gyokuro, hojicha — how many kinds of Japanese green tea do you know? At this talk, Rona Tison, tea expert and Exec. Vice President of ITO EN North America, the global leaders of green tea, will take you through the fundamentals of this invigorating beverage. Learn how to best brew and drink the teas, the health benefits you may expect, and the new trends in the world of tea.

CLICK HERE to view this presentation.


Japan University Consortium Studying in Japan Webinar Series

The Japan University Consortium (JUC), a group of universities that came together to promote studying in Japan, is offering the following monthly webinars for prospective students, parents, and college counselors. Click HERE to register. 1. Why Study in Japan? Monday, June 29, 2020 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (HST) 2. Careers in Japan Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 12:00 AM - 1:00 AM (HST) 3. Applying to Universities in Japan Saturday, August 29, 2020 - 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM (HST) 4. Scholarships & Financial Aid Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM (HST)

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