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JASH Weekly Update 5/27: Golf Ball Drop-Win a Trip to Las Vegas!

Dear Members and Friends of JASH, We are thrilled to announce the return of our GOLF BALL DROP fundraising event as part of this year’s JASH Friendship Golf Classic on JULY 19, 2021! With the help of Mauna Loa Helicopters, this fundraiser drops 1,000 golf balls from the sky over a designated hole at the Mid-Pacific Country Club. The FIVE BALLS to land in or closest to the hole will win incredible prizes, with the GRAND PRIZE winning a TRIP FOR TWO TO LAS VEGAS courtesy of Pacific Honda. This fundraiser is open to EVERYONE---you don’t need to be part of the Golf Classic to participate! Winners will be announced at our Awards Pau Hana following the tournament and will be contacted individually; no attendance necessary. MORE ENTRIES, MORE SAVINGS! We have some awesome ball bundle tiers to help you maximize your chances:


Proceeds from the Golf Ball Drop fundraiser go directly back to JASH so that we may continue to offer a variety of programs to promote understanding and friendship between the people of Japan and the United States through the unique perspective of Hawaii. Click here to learn more about what we offer and to view our recent online programming.


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 Japan House Los Angeles & The Research Institute for the Centennial Management

Zoom Webinar The Secret of Sustainability in Business: An Introduction to Centuries-Old Businesses in Japan Wed., June 2 2:00-3:00pm (HST)

In this business sustainability series co-hosted by JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles, in partnership with Research Institute for the Centennial Management, expert guests will explore long-term businesses to find the key to sustainability. As many principles differ from dominant business practices in the U.S., this series will be a rare opportunity for all to learn from other models that elevate concerns such as the environment and community over short-term profits. This inaugural session in the series will introduce how and why Japan became the home of the world’s oldest companies. As the first guest speaker, Mr. Osamu Mogi, Member of the Board of Directors & Executive Corporate Officer, Head of International Operations, Kikkoman Corporation will share the company history, commitment to community and management philosophy. For details and to register, click here.


Hosted by Japan Society

Zoom Webinar

Annual Sake Event:

Brewers Share Their Insider Stories

Wed., June 9

12:30pm (HST)

At this online panel discussion, moderated by sake expert John Gauntner, hear from Miho Imada, President and Toji of Imada Sake Brewing, Yuichiro Tanaka President of Rihaku Sake Brewing and Brian Polen, Co-Founder and President of Brooklyn Kura. Brewers will share behind-the-scenes details about their sake brewing methods and practices, their personal tips for enjoying sake at home, and recent challenges they have faced in the current environment. Followed by an audience Q&A. For details and to register, click here.

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