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JASH Weekly Update 5/20: Natsumatsuri Returns in July!

Dear Members and Friends of JASH, The weather is heating up, and we’re loving the summertime feeling! To celebrate the season, our JASH NexGen group has been busily planning for their 2nd Annual Natsumatsuri. You all loved the awesome Zoom summer festival they put together last year, complete with delicious bento and fantastic entertainment. This year’s party will be hosted virtually once again so that everyone can join in the fun! We’ll have more information for you soon, but for now SAVE THE DATE for Thursday, July 29 at 6pm-7pm (HST)!


Upcoming Events

Virtual Program The Role of the U.S. and Japan in the China-Taiwan Relationship Thursday, June 3, 2021 4:00-5:00pm (HST) The Japan-America Society of Hawaii is honored to host a Zoom webinar panel discussion focusing on “The Role of the U.S. and Japan in the China-Taiwan Relationship.” Our esteemed panelists are Major General (Ret.) Suzanne Vares-Lum (Owner, Vares-Lum Indo-Pacific Consulting, LLC) and Dr. John Hemmings (Associate Professor, Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies), with a special welcome by the Director of APCSS, Rear Admiral (Ret.) Peter Gumataotao. Our guest moderator is Ms. Barbara Tanabe (Owner, Hoʻakea Communications, LLC). For details and to register, click here.



31st Annual

JASH Friendship Golf Classic

Monday, July 19, 2021

Mid-Pacific Country Club

NEW for 2021: Complimentary Golf Ball Drop Entry for referring a sponsor! More information coming soon. Questions? Contact Justin George at Mahalo to our Title Sponsor


Shared Events

Hosted by Lighthouse

Virtual 2021 Spring College Fair May 19-June 2 (English) June 3-June 17 (Japanese) 3-5pm (HST)

Many Japanese universities welcome all students who are currently studying outside of Japan. They offer incentives such as entrance exams taken outside of Japan, English-only enrollment, scholarships, Fall Entrance, exchange programs with top universities in the world, and transferring systems from colleges. Each participating university has a designated program for international students and will be providing the latest information. English presentations will run from May 19 to June 2; Japanese presentations will be from June 3 to June 17. For details and to register, click here.


Hosted by Kenny Endo & Taiko Center of the Pacific

Virtual Concert 雨 Ame - Tears of the Earth Sat., May 22 6:30pm (HST)

Taiko Arts Center (TAC) in collaboration with Taiko Center of the Pacific present "雨 Ame - Tears of the Earth," a virtual live-stream concert broadcast from the Hawaii Theatre on Saturday May 22, 2021 at 6:30 pm Hawaii time. The concert will be available for viewing online from May 22 to June 7. Featured artists include: master taiko artist Kenny Endo, Taiko Center of the Pacific (Performing Ensemble and the Youth Group), and special guests: Peter Rockford Espiritu & Tau Dance Theater (hula and contemporary dance), Todd Yukumoto (saxophone, flute), Abe Lagrimas Jr. (ukulele, vibes, drumset), and Nawahine Lanzilotti (cello, voice). For details and to register, click here.

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