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JASH Weekly Update: Become a Keiki Junior Ambassador!

Dear Members and Friends of JASH,

There's still time to apply to be a Junior Ambassador (JA) for the 34th Asian-Pacific Children’s Convention (APCC)! Our Hawaii JAs will join over 120 students from the following 31 regions:

  • Atlanta (USA, Fukuoka Sister City)

  • Australia

  • Bangladesh

  • Bhutan

  • Cambodia

  • China

  • Dalian (China)

  • Hong Kong

  • India

  • Indonesia

  • Ipoh (Malaysia)

  • Japan

  • Kiribati

  • Korea

  • Kyrgyzstan

  • Malaysia

  • Maldives

  • Micronesia

  • Mongolia

  • Myanmar

  • Nepal

  • Oakland (USA, Fukuoka Sister City)

  • Papua New Guinea

  • Peru

  • Philippines

  • Singapore

  • Sri Lanka

  • Taiwan

  • Thailand

  • Tonga

  • Vietnam

APPLY TO BE A JUNIOR AMBASSADOR by MARCH 25! Keiki must be born between August 1, 2010 and July 31, 2011 (10-11 years old) to be eligible. The application and information about the 34th Annual APCC program can be found online at Applications may be mailed to the JASH Office or submitted online (Google account needed).

ABOUT THE JASH APCC PROGRAM⁠—In a competitive selection process, JASH will select four students (two boys and two girls) as Junior Ambassadors (JAs). The JAs will join their peers in a virtual global exchange hosted by the APCC head office in Fukuoka, Japan in late summer. In preparation for the virtual exchange, JAs will attend bi-monthly in-person JASH workshops where they will engage with Asian-Pacific cultures through local field trips for hands-on experiences with Japanese culture; cross-cultural research reports; leadership development and team-building activities; and a three-day trip to the 'Akahiao Nature Institute in Kona on Hawaii Island to learn about our place in the Pacific and our role as global citizens.

The APCC’s vision is to deepen appreciation for the cultures of other nations and regions with the aims of promoting mutual understanding and friendship, nurturing international awareness in young people, and working toward world peace and co-existence. Our JASH hybrid program curriculum builds valuable life skills, including cross-cultural understanding, multilingual communication, leadership, and teamwork, fostering our JAs as the next generation of Nichibei (Japan-America) Leaders. Should you have questions, please contact JASH APCC Program Coordinator Christianne Ono at or 808-524-4450.


Upcoming Programs


Join us on Zoom on Saturday, March 19 at 1:30pm (HST) as we celebrate the spring season with a fun storytelling-origami session!

We’re teaming up with the Moanalua High School Japanese Club to present a Storygami telling of the "OMUSUBI KORORIN Rolling Rice Balls."

Learn some fun origami while listening to the BILINGUAL reading of the fun Japanese folktale!

As this is a virtual event, please prepare your own sheets of origami. Suitable for kids ages 3-11.


SAVE THE DATE for our 32nd Annual JASH Friendship Golf Classic, which will be on Monday, July 18, 2022 with shotgun start at 11:30AM at the beautiful Mid-Pacific Country Club. As always, we’re working hard behind the scenes to plan a course full of fun entertainment and delicious treats.

To learn more about our Golf Classic, please contact Justin George at

Mahalo to our Title Sponsor, Pacific Guardian Life for their longtime continued support of our Golf Classic.


Shared Programs


By the Japan-America Institute of Management Science (JAIMS)

Center of Digital Citizenship Program Open House Mar. 17 10:00AM-11:30AM or 1:00PM-2:30PM 6660 Hawaii Kai Drive

Join JAIMS' CDCP for a briefing on technology, art, coding, drones and robotics! This free open house, on Thursday March 17 will introduce JAIMS' new educational STEAM initiatives for 4th-8th grade students in Hawaii.

For details and to register, click here.


By the Okinawa Institute of Science & Technology Graduate University (OIST), the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UH), the UH Center for Okinawan Studies, & the OIST Foundation

The Future of Education in Okinawa & Hawai‘i

Wed., Mar. 23 4:00-6:00PM Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort

Join the OIST Foundation in partnership with OIST, University of Hawai‘i, and the UH Center for Okinawan Studies for a live, in-person, forum on the Future of Education in Okinawa and Hawai‘i, on Wednesday, March 23 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM HST in Leahi Rooms 1 & 2 in the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort.

For details and to register, click here.


By Hawai‘i Contemporary

Hawai‘i Triennial 2022 Moveable Feast with EATING IN PUBLIC

Sat., Mar. 26 4:30PM OR 5:45PM Kailua (address sent upon registration)

Join EATING IN PUBLIC for a tasting event featuring amaranth, whose tender leaves, stalks, and stems are great in stir-fry, soups, and more. A brief show-and-tell will be followed by a tasting of three different preparations of amaranth. Moveable Feast, which is included in Hawai‘i Triennial 2022, is part of EATING IN PUBLIC’s ongoing sidewalk-to-table project centered on edible weeds.

This event is FREE with a registration. Vaccination required for participation.

JASH is proud to return as a community partner for the Hawai‘i Triennial 2022 (HT22), an annual art event organized by Hawai‘i Contemporary.

For details and to register, click here.

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