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JASH Weekly Update 9/23: Photo Contest General Voting Begins Tomorrow (9/24)

Dear Members and Friends of JASH,

JASH Photography Contest General Voting: Sept. 24 - Oct. 7

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Mahalo to everyone who has submitted their beautiful photos to our 45th Anniversary Photo Contest! Now that all the entries are in, our General Voting period begins tomorrow, Friday, September 24 and goes through Thursday, October 7.

General Voting is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, so tell your friends and family to vote for their favorite shots! You may vote once per photo per email address per day during this round. This means the most that you can vote for a specific entry is once per day, but you may vote for as many different photos as you wish once per day! The top TEN entries with the most votes will advance to the final round of voting, which begins on October 8.

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


Upcoming Events

This fall, we are excited to team up with the fantastic team behind the ʻAkahiao Nature Institute’s (ANI) Huʻehuʻe Ranch in Kona to connect JASH members back to nature in a two-part Zoom workshop series: Edible World. Join Julie Rogers, Jeff Fuchs, and Liana Macdonald-Kainoa in an exploration of the nutritional and social importance of FOOD. SAVE YOUR SPOT for both virtual workshops by REGISTERING TODAY! All ages are welcome!!

Edible World: Nature that Connects Us Saturday, October 9, 2021 10-11am (HST) Zoom Meeting

Register for Workshop 1

The first workshop Edible World: Nature that Connects Us will introduce you to the people, place, and history of the ʻAkahiao Nature Institute, complete with an exclusive tour of their māla garden. In the second half of the program, expert Jeff Fuchs will lead an INTERACTIVE CONVERSATION on tea and explore how the beverage has connected people across social and geographical boundaries.

Edible World: Nature that Nurtures Us Saturday, November 13, 2021 10-11am (HST) Zoom Meeting

Register for Workshop 2

SAVE THE DATE for the second workshop Edible World: Nature that Nurtures Us on November 13. You do NOT need to attend the October program to join us in November; everyone is welcome! More details on this program are coming soon. To learn more about ANI, visit their website by clicking here. Their team is passionate about connecting people of all ages back to the 'āina, and they host a number of programs at Huʻehuʻe Ranch in Kona throughout the year. We look forward to seeing you and your keiki at these interactive family-friendly workshops!


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

By Japan Society

The Japanese Garden: Living Classroom of Nature, Architecture & Culture Tues., Sept. 28 1:00pm (HST) YouTube Live

The Japanese garden is not simply a place of beauty, serenity and contemplation grounded in a long tradition, but it is also a holistic art form functioning as a place of discovery and innovation that continues to evolve through cross-pollination with other cultural forms. This talk explores the historical journey of one of the world's oldest land art forms and examines its evolving relevance to the world. Inviting experts of critical acclaim from various creative fields, this interactive webinar delves into how Japanese landscape design principles and aesthetics have impacted the ways in which modern society approaches art and architecture while helping mold the human relationship with nature. This is the first of the five-part Living Traditions webinar series. For details and to register, click here.


By United States-Japan Bridging Foundation

How to Land a Job Teaching English in Japan

Wed., Sept. 29

2:00pm (HST)


USJETAA Executive Director, Bahia Simons-Lane, shares the ins and outs of teaching English in Japan, with an emphasis on the JET program. This is a key event for those considering teaching jobs in Japan! This webinar is part of a series on Japan-related careers. For details and to register, click here. To learn more about the Japan-Related Careers Webinar Series, click here.

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