JASH Weekly Update 7/15: LAST DAY to Join Golf Ball Drop!

Dear Members and Friends of JASH, It’s the LAST DAY to JOIN OUR GOLF BALL DROP FUNDRAISER!

Golf Ball Drop Fundraiser Monday, July 19, 2021 11:10am Winners announced Thurs., July 22

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. 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 on Thursday, July 22, and will be contacted individually shortly thereafter, no attendance necessary. The FIVE BALLS to land in or closest to the hole will win incredible prizes, including:

  • A gift certificate for One-Night Ocean Facing Room Accommodations with Breakfast for Two at The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort (Hawaii Island)

  • Brunch for Two at Orchids at the Halekulani

  • GRAND PRIZE Vacation Package for Two to Las Vegas courtesy of Pacific Honda!

  • Or two other awesome prizes!

(GBD Prize Photos by: The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority; Marriott International, Inc.; Halekulani)


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. Your entries will help the Japan-America Society of Hawaii continue building bridges between the U.S. and Japan through the unique perspective of Hawaii. Mahalo for your support!


Upcoming Events

31st Annual

JASH Friendship Golf Classic

Monday, July 19, 2021

Mid-Pacific Country Club

Shotgun Start @ 11:30am

For Players: Ala Carte games now available for purchase!

Mahalo for making this year’s Golf Classic a success! Questions? Contact Justin George at justin@gsehawaii.com Mahalo to our Title Sponsor

2nd Annual JASH NexGen Natsumatsuri LIVE at Natsunoya Tea House (1935 Makanani Dr) Thursday, July 29, 2021 Check-in: 5:00pm Program: 6:00pm-7:00pm Cost: $55/person (includes dinner and (1) complimentary Tanzaku Lucky Draw entry) VIRTUAL via Zoom Program: 6:00pm-7:00pm Cost: Free Purchase your Rinka bentos, sake, and Tanzaku Lucky Draw entries to enjoy with the evening’s entertainment!

Join our 2nd Annual JASH NexGen Natsumatsuri on Thursday, July 29 from 6-7pm (HST)! Planned and organized by the JASH NexGen Advisory Comittee and sponsored by Island Insurance Foundation, this year’s summer festival will be a hybrid event, with both LIVE and VIRTUAL viewing options. Join your friends at Natsunoya Tea House to watch the magic happen in-person, or tune in with a special bento from Rinka from home! Themed around Tanabata ‘Star Festival’, the evening will be filled with: * Great meals from Natsunoya Tea House and Rinka Japanese Restaurant, * Interactive tanzaku lucky draw, * Awesome entertainment by Alternative Taiko Unit Garyu from Hiroshima, Japan * Sake tasting courtesy of Keith Nakaganeku of The Cherry Co., * Cultural demonstration with the 69th Cherry Blossom Festival Court, * and stories of Tanabata presented by Kintetsu International! Mahalo to our Title Natsu Sponsor

Shared Educational Program

From the Japan Society of Northern California

Nakamura Kazutaro: ART of KABUKI - From Classical Kabuki to Art Kabuki, Moving Forward

Fri., July 23

2pm (HST)


Join the Japan Society of Northern California for a very special program with Kazutaro Nakamura, one of Japan’s rising stars of Kabuki, as he explains his journey from traditional Kabuki performed on stage to “Art Kabuki,” a new multi-media art form that melds traditional and modern esthetics. In response to the pandemic, Kazutaro created “ART Kabuki,” which offers a modern Kabuki experience, introducing modern cinematic technology, music, aesthetic, and fashion. Its live stream format has made it accessible to a global audience. For details and to register, click here.

Shared Program

From the U.S.-Japan Council

Opportunity to study abroad in Hiroshima for three years with a world class curriculum for an International Baccalaureate Diploma! The U.S.-Japan Council (USJC), under the partnership agreement with Hiroshima Prefecture Board of Education, supports the recruitment of American students to study abroad at Hiroshima Global Academy (HiGA) for three years of high school education. To learn more, attend their information session via Zoom on