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JASH Weekly Update 10/7: Photo Contest Final Voting Starts Friday!

JASH Photography Contest FINAL VOTING: October 8-17

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Dear Members and Friends of JASH, On Friday, October 8, we open FINAL VOTING for our Photo Contest! Thank you for all of your active participation over this past month! Thanks to all of your votes, we’ve now determined our top 10 photos in each category. Our first and second-place winners will be determined during this new Final Voting Round, held from October 8-17. Final voting is again open to EVERYONE, so tell your friends and family to vote for their favorite shots! You may vote once per email address per day during this round, meaning you can vote for your top photo once per day!

Contest Categories Oishii Tabemono Ono Kine Grindz Japan Explorations Prizes First Place per Category: $100 Visa or Mastercard Cash Card Second Place per Category: $50 Visa or Mastercard Cash Card


Upcoming Events

This fall, we are excited to team up with the fantastic team behind the ʻAkahiao Nature Institute’s (ANI) Huʻehuʻe Ranch in Kona to connect JASH members back to nature in a two-part Zoom workshop series: Edible World. Join Julie Rogers, Jeff Fuchs, and Liana Macdonald-Kainoa in an exploration of the nutritional and social importance of FOOD. SAVE YOUR SPOT for both virtual workshops by REGISTERING TODAY! All ages are welcome!!

Edible World: Nature that Connects Us Saturday, October 9, 2021 10-11am (HST) Zoom Meeting

Register for Workshop 1

The first workshop Edible World: Nature that Connects Us will introduce you to the people, place, and history of the ʻAkahiao Nature Institute, complete with an exclusive tour of their māla garden. In the second half of the program, expert Jeff Fuchs will lead an INTERACTIVE CONVERSATION on tea and explore how the beverage has connected people across social and geographical boundaries.

Edible World: Nature that Nurtures Us Saturday, November 13, 2021 10-11am (HST) Zoom Meeting

Register for Workshop 2

SAVE THE DATE for the second workshop Edible World: Nature that Nurtures Us on November 13. You do NOT need to attend the October program to join us in November; everyone is welcome! More details on this program are coming soon. To learn more about ANI, watch chaperone Yuuki Inagawa’s vlog of our Asian-Pacific Children’s Convention Junior Ambassador’s summer sustainability camp below or visit their website here. Their team is passionate about connecting people of all ages back to the 'āina, and they host a number of programs at Huʻehuʻe Ranch in Kona throughout the year. We look forward to seeing you and your keiki at these interactive family-friendly workshops!


Save the Date

Kо̄ Hana Distillers

Thurs., Nov. 4, 2021*

5:30pm (HST)

Zoom Pau Hana

Farm-to-Bottle Kо̄ Hana Hawaiian Agricole Rum is handcrafted from heirloom Hawaiian sugarcane⁠ (kо̄) brought to the islands by the early Polynesian voyagers. Their popular tasting tours are offered daily in both English and Japanese. Click here for their website. (*NEW DATE!)

Hawaiian Shochu Company

Thurs., Nov. 18, 2021

5:30pm (HST)

Zoom Pau Hana

Hawaiian Shochu Company Founder and Owner Ken Hirata and his wife Yumiko produce small-batch Honkaku Shochu in Haleʻiwa using locally-sourced sweet potatoes (imo) through traditional, old-style techniques. Click here for their website.

Mānoa Honey & Mead

Thurs., Jan. 13, 2022

5:30pm (HST)

Zoom Pau Hana

Oʻahu's one and only Hawaiian craft mead mixes Hawaiian honey and tropical fruits, creating a drink tailored for the local climate. Since taking over Mānoa Honey in 2014, owners Yuki and Erika Uzuhashi and their team in Wahiawā also produce raw honey and specialty hive products. Click here for their website.


Shared Programs

By Table For Two

Onigiri Action Oct. 5 - Nov. 5 Photo Campaign Meal Drive

Onigiri Action is an annual social good campaign in autumn connecting the simple act of taking a photo with helping to feed school children in need. During the campaign, through the generosity of Table For Two’s (TFT) partner organizations, every Japanese rice-ball-related post on the TFT global campaign website or your own social media with #OnigiriAction will provide five school meals to children in need around the world! New for 2021: #StateOnigiri! Post onigiri photos with #OnigiriAction + #StateOnigiri to spread Onigiri Action across the country! For details and to share your onigiri photos, click here.


By OIST Foundation x Japan ICU Foundation

Future of Education Webinar Series: Innovating Higher Education in Japan Thurs., Oct. 14 1:00pm (HST) Zoom

Join the Japan ICU Foundation and the OIST Foundation for this new webinar series focused on the Future of Education in Japan. Education touches and transforms the future by shaping the minds of the next generation and building collaborative networks of learners. This three-part series showcases some of the changemakers leading the way within their institutions. The first webinar in the series brings together four leaders of some of Japan's best universities to discuss how they see the future of higher education in Japan and the world. For details and to register, click here.


By Imagine Oneworld

Did You Know? In 2017, a Japanese international outreach organization Imagine Oneworld launched the Kimono Project, aiming to design special kimono for every country in the world, reflecting the nation’s culture, history, or architectural beauty. In summer 2021 the project was completed, and now there are over 200 specially designed and custom-made kimono to admire for every country. Click here to view Imagine Oneworld’s Kimono Photo Gallery.

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