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JASH Weekly Update 6/17: Happy Father’s Day!

Dear Members and Friends of JASH,

On Sunday, June 20th, we take time to celebrate the fathers, grandfathers, husbands, uncles, and other role models who have supported and loved us throughout the years. Being a parent, mentor, and leader is never easy, and so we extend our warmest mahalo to those who have stuck with us through thick and thin. Happy Father’s Day!

To celebrate Dad, consider entering in our Golf Ball Drop Fundraiser for the chance to win him a vacation package for two to Las Vegas, courtesy of Pacific Honda. This year’s Golf Ball Drop is again made possible thanks to our friends at Mauna Loa Helicopters. All proceeds go directly back to JASH to help us continue our mission of building bridges between the U.S. and Japan through the unique perspective of Hawaii. Join in the fun today!

If that’s not Dad’s speed, we also recommend checking out the U.S. Postal Service’s new commemorative Go for Broke: Japanese America Soldiers of WWII stamp collection. Created in honor of the Nisei who served in the U.S. Army during World War II in collaboration with the Nikkei-founded Stamp Our Story campaign, the stamp was issued on June 3, 2021. To learn more about the stamp, visit Stamp Our Story. To purchase stamps and other items in the collection, visit the U.S. Postal Service.


Upcoming Events

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! Questions? Contact Justin George at Mahalo to our Title Sponsor


Live Event Golf Ball Drop Fundraiser Monday, July 19, 2021

Time TBA


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 virtual 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: 1 ball/$15, 3 balls/$30, 6 balls/$50, 10 balls/$75, 15 balls/$100


6pm-7pm (HST) Thursday, July 29, 2021 NexGen Natsumatsuri Hybrid Event

Planned and organized by the JASH NexGen Advisory Board, our 2nd Annual JASH NexGen Natsumatsuri will be on Thursday, July 29 from 6-7pm (HST)! The program, themed around Tanabata ‘Star Festival’ will be a hybrid event with live in-person and virtual components. The evening will be filled with great food, sake tasting, awesome entertainment, and more as we celebrate Tanabata together. Stay tuned for more details on our restaurant partners, program line-up, and registration!


Shared Events

Hosted by Hawai‘i International Film Festival

Virtual Showcase Hawai‘i International Film Festival: Eat. Drink. Film. June 10-20

JASH is proud to be a Festival Partner for this year’s Hawai‘i International Film Festival. The Hawai‘i International Film Festival (HIFF) presented by Halekulani continues their re-imagined 2021 Spring Showcase edition with the launch of their third mini-fest in the series. Eat. Drink. Film. is an expansion of HIFF’s popular Eat. Drink. Film. program presented as part of the annual Fall Festival. Eat. Drink. Film. will run June 10th-20th, and will feature culinary films from around the world including dramatic features and documentaries. The program will feature six feature films & four short films along with filmmaker Q&As, live virtual foodie events, and special partnerships with local restaurants. EXCLUSIVE for JASH Members, enter code “JASH” at check-out to receive $2 OFF a non-member priced film. For more information and to purchase tickets and Passes, click here.


Summer Program by the Japan Society of Northern California

Virtual Event How Fujifilm Succeeded in Changing the Fate of instax® Instant Cameras Fri., June 25 1:00pm (HST)

While digital cameras took precedent for most of the early 2000s, instax cameras are currently selling more than digital cameras, as instant cameras have boomed in popularity due to Gen Z and Millennials becoming enamored with vintage products. In this webinar, Marci Lane, Director of Marketing, and Kodai Fujita, Business Development Manager at Fujifilm will discuss the instax’s success stories of creating mega-hit consumer products in the USA. For details and to register, click here.


Summer Program by Hawaii Tokai International College

Virtual Program Tokai Juku 2021: Japanese Language & Culture Online Summer Camp July 19-23, 2021 Early Bird Registration Deadline: June 25, 2021

This program provides a perfect opportunity for high school students to reinforce and enrich what they have learned in their Japanese classes. There will be activities with our Hawaii Tokai college students to practice speaking in Japanese and learn more about their lifestyles in Japan! For details and to register, click here.


Public Health Announcement

The Straub Doctors On Call (DOC) Clinic at the Sheraton Waikiki is now offering COVID-19 testing (ABBOTT ID Now Rapid NAAT Test) for travel to Japan. English/Japanese translators are available. Call 808-971-6000 for more information. *Please confirm that this is an appropriate test for your country of destination. **JASH is not affiliated with this testing center.

ABBOTT ID Now Rapid NAAT Test - Results in 15 Minutes - $215 - Includes completion of Japan Government Form - Trusted travel partner 10am-7pm daily, including Saturday and Sunday Straub DOC Testing Center Sheraton Waikiki Main Lobby 808-971-6000 COVID-19日本への旅行のテスト アボットIDが迅速なNAATテストになりました - 15分で結果 - $215ー日本政府フォームへの記入が含まれます - 信頼できる旅行パートナー 毎日午前10時から午後7時 土曜日と日曜日を含む ストラウブドクターオンコール シェラトンワイキキホテル・メインロビー +1-808-971-6000

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