JASH Weekly Update 6/3: Military Update Webinar TODAY!

Dear Members and Friends of JASH,


HAPPENING TODAY! Virtual Program The Role of the U.S. and Japan in the China-Taiwan Relationship Thursday, June 3, 2021 4:00-5:00pm (HST)

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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). The program is FREE for JASH Members and $10 for the general public. If you are not yet a JASH Member, join today to receive exclusive member perks like discounted rates to programs like this one! Click here for more information and to join.

Upcoming Events


31st Annual

JASH Friendship Golf Classic

Monday, July 19, 2021

Mid-Pacific Country Club


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NEW for 2021: Complimentary Golf Ball Drop Entry for referring a sponsor! Questions? Contact Justin George at justin@gsehawaii.com Mahalo to our Title Sponsor


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

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

For more details and to purchase your balls, click here.

Shared Events


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.

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.

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