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JASH Weekly Update 8/26: Virtual Charity Walk STARTS MONDAY!

August 30 – September 12, 2021

Dear Members and Friends of JASH, The VIRTUAL 2021 Visitor Industry Charity Walk (VICW) starts on Monday, August 30! This charity walk is an important fundraising event that supports our educational programs like our Japan Wizards Competition (JWC) and the Asian-Pacific Children’s Convention (APCC). The funds raised through this walk support JASH and other non-profit organizations throughout Hawaii. Support JASH students and our programs by joining our JASH walking team! From August 30 to September 12, walkers will use a mobile application to track steps and connect with Team JASH. To join, click here and select “Pledge To This Team” to register as a walker. Registration (which counts as a donation!) is $50 for adults and $25 for children under 18. Walkers will receive an email with information on how to set up the step-tracking app upon registration. Want to donate to JASH instead? Help us maximize our charity walk turnout by making your tax-deductible contribution via the VICW. Donating is through the same page as signing up to walk; click here and select “Pledge To This Team” to make a donation towards JASH. ANYONE can participate in the Charity Walk! Invite your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, clients, schools, clubs, etc. and safely track your steps from August 30 to September 12. Thank you for supporting our students!


Upcoming Events

JASH Photography Contest Submissions: September 1 - 22, 2021 General Voting: Sept. 24 - Oct. 7 Final Voting: Oct. 8 - Oct. 17 Contest Categories Oishii Tabemono Ono Kine Grindz Japan Explorations Prizes First Place per Category: $100 Visa or Mastercard Cash Card Second Place per Category: $50 Visa or Mastercard Cash Card More details will be revealed next week!


Foodland Give Aloha Fundraiser September 1 - 30, 2021 JASH Donation Code: 77966

During September, make a donation to JASH at any Foodland or Sack N Save checkout, and Foodland and the Western Union Foundation will make a donation to our organization too!

How to donate:

  1. Shop at Foodland or Sack N Save in the month of September

  2. Show your Maika’i Card or enter your account phone number at checkout

  3. Tell the cashier our code 77966 and the amount of your donation (up to $249!)

  4. Review your receipt to confirm the following appears:

  • Organization name “Japan-America Society of Hawaii”

  • Your donation amount

  • Your Maika’i number

Mahalo for supporting JASH!


Shared Programs

Hosted by the Japan Society


Festival of New Japanese Film

Aug. 20 - Sept. 2

North America’s largest festival of contemporary Japanese cinema returns for its 15th edition as an online and in-person hybrid event! Following last year's entirely online edition, this summer’s festival offers 14 days of unique access to the best new films from Japan for audiences across the United States—including studio films, independent gems, documentaries, shorts, avant-garde works and more—through Japan Society’s virtual cinema. The Japan Society has graciously provided a SPECIAL DISCOUNT CODE for JASH members! Good for 10% off on individual films, the following code is valid between August 20–September 2: NAJAS10. For more details and to register, click here.


Hosted by License Academy

Virtual Education Fair Aug. 28 & 29 2:00-6:00pm (HST) Zoom

License Academy is hosting a virtual education fair with administrators from universities, colleges, vocational schools, Japanese language schools, and high schools for students in Hawaii looking to study in Japan. For details and to register, click here.


Hosted by the Hawaii United Okinawa Association (HUOA)

Virtual Okinawan Festival

“Sharing Uchinanchu Aloha”

Sept. 4 & 5

YouTube, Facebook, & KHON

This year, HUOA invites you to enjoy the Virtual Okinawan Festival on YouTube, Facebook, and KHON. You can watch the virtual Okinawan Festival on the HUOA YouTube channel or on the HUOA Facebook or Okinawan Festival Facebook pages on Saturday, September 4 from 2pm - 5pm and Sunday, September 5 from 2pm - 5pm. They will also be airing a special one-hour shortened version of our Festival on KHON on Sat., Sept. 4 from 7pm, re-airing on Sun. at 8pm. ​ Pre-orders for Bento are open! The food can be picked up on Saturday 9/4/21 & Sunday 9/5/21 at the Hawaii Okinawa Center For details and to pre-order your bento, click here.

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