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JASH Weekly Update 8/13


Join us TONIGHT, 8/13/20 FROM 6-7PM for this FREE Virtual Summer Festival and fundraiser for the Japan-America Society of Hawaii. Produced by the JASH NexGen. In this fun-packed event, you'll:

-Learn the difference between festivals in Japan and Hawaii -Get educated about sake -Listen to great musical talent -Play a game for a chance to win great prizes

Program will also be streaming live on Facebook.


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. This program is normally $15-$20, but due to the generous support from Blue Zone Projects, it is FREE for JASH members! Forbes called Forest Bathing Hawai‘i’s walk in a rain forest one of the top five travel experiences in the world "that should be on every intrepid traveler's bucket list." 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 or 808-778-2747. For details and to register, please click here.


Shared Program

Hosted by the Japan-Society of Dallas/Fort Worth & the Japan-Society of Georgia

Virtual Program Air Travel Today and Tomorrow Tuesday, August 25, 2020 7:00am – 8:00am HST Tickets: FREE

Since the global outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, domestic air travel has slumped, international passenger traffic has decreased by 95% in some markets, and losses amount in the billions of dollars. As the airline industry grapples with uncertain revenue streams and government stimulus packages, it must also adopt new measures to ensure health and safety on aircraft and in airports. Additionally, many potential passengers will not return to flying until there is an effective vaccine to stem the spread of coronavirus. Join us for a discussion on the short-term impact and the long-term implications for air travel with leaders from major air carriers and one of the busiest airports in the world. For details and to register, please click here.


Organized by License Academy

Virtual Program

2020 Japan Virtual Education Fair

Saturday, August 29, 2020 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm (HST)

Sunday, August 30, 2020 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm (HST)

Join Japan Virtual Education Fair 2020 to learn about various educational opportunities in Japan and listen to various live educational webinars. Please click HERE for more information. Click HERE to register.

License Academy is also offering free public lectures, Japanese language lessons and school tours daily on its Facebook. Pre-registration is required for these free classes.


Hosted by Spark M. Matsunaga Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution at UH Mānoa

Virtual Program Beginning and End of the Bomb talk story series “Nurturing Peace Builders: Hiromi Peterson and Naomi Hirano-Omizo” Wednesday, August 19, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00 pm HST Tickets: FREE

Hiromi Peterson and Naomi Hirano-Omizo are retired educators from Punahou School that will share their respective families’ wartime experiences that set in motion their eventual journey together to reach beyond their Japanese teaching careers. They are co-authors of a successful secondary high school Japanese textbook series “Adventures in Japanese” that is widely used throughout the United States, Japan, and Europe. The proceeds of the textbook have been used to pursue their dream of nurturing youth in Hawai’i to become global peace builders. Click HERE to register.

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