Weekly Update 8/6

Sunday, August 9 is the last day to place an order for the exclusive Natsumatsuri Bento Box created by Izakaya Nonbei and Zigu restaurants and Hakkaisan sake from The Cherry Company. You don’t want to miss this opportunity! Click HERE for more details.

Exclusive Natsumatsuri Bento Box and Sake

International Entertainment

(Left to right top: Anju Madoka, Hikariyama Torao; left to right bottom: Eden Kai, Yuttai Kwattai)

Cultural – Sake Etiquette

Keith Nakaganeku, Sake Sommelier, The Cherry Company

Click HERE for more details.

Upcoming Program

Virtual Program Forest Bathing Saturday, August 29, 2020 9:00am – 10:00am HST 12:00pm - 1:00pm PST 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST Sunday, August 30, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm JST Tickets: FREE

Join us for a virtual forest bathing program with Phyllis Look, Hawaii’s first forest therapy guide. In Japan, forest bathing, or shinrin-yoku is widely practiced. Shinrin in Japanese means “forest,” and yoku means “bath.” So shinrin-yoku means bathing in the forest atmosphere, or taking in the forest through our senses. For more information about Forest Bathing Hawai`i please click here. For details and to register, please click here.

Upcoming Event

Live Event JASH 30th Annual Friendship Golf Classic Monday, November 2, 2020 Tee Time: 11:30am

Questions? Contact Justin George at justin@gsehawaii.com or 808-778-2747. For details and to register, please click here.

Educational Program

APCC BRIDGE Summer WEB Camp 2020

The Asian-Pacific Children’s Convention (APCC) is an annual homestay and summer camp held in Fukuoka that welcomes delegations of 11-year-old Junior Ambassadors (JAs) from regions throughout Asia and the Pacific. Although this year’s trip was cancelled due to the global outbreak of COVID-19, the APCC office organized BRIDGE Summer <WEB> Camp. BRIDGE Summer <WEB> Camp includes an online performance event, question exchange, a painting contest, etc. some of which our Hawaii JAs also participated in. It is open to public to view and will be a wonderful opportunity for all of us to meet kids from all over Asia and the Pacific, explore similarities and differences, and learn to understand/respect others. Please click HERE and look for Hawaii’s delegates!

Shared Program

Presented by the Japan Forum of Innovation and Technology on July 21, 2020

The Politics of Abenomics “Abenomics” – the 10-year economic reform program launched by Prime Minister Shinzō Abe – is typically assessed in economic terms, from the efficacy of quantitative easing to structural reforms. But Abenomics is just as much about political and policy change, as it is bringing about new governance structures, a realignment of power relations within the government, and new policy orientation from security and secrecy to social policy. Join the experts and authors on these issues for a behind-the-scenes look at what Abenomics means for Japanese politics.

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