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JASH Weekly Update: Golden Week 2022

Dear Members and Friends of JASH,

Japan's GOLDEN WEEK kicks off today (April 29 Japan Time) with Showa Day! Golden Week is a major time for travel and leisure thanks to a slew of consecutive holidays, including Showa Day, Constitution Memorial Day (Kenpo Kinenbi), Greenery Day (Midori no Hi), and Children's Day (Kodomo no Hi).

Here in Hawaii, tourism leaders are expecting a boost in Japanese visitors to our islands, and last week were already observing an increase in their arrivals (read more at KITV4).

We are excited to welcome back our friends and family from Japan, and are eager for when we can safely resume tourism in both directions.


THANK YOU to everyone who submitted their testimonials in our recent "Why do YOU support JASH?" campaign!

CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of our two lucky drawings: Colby Takeda and Carol Ikeda Hong.

Although our lucky drawing campaign has come to a close, we still love and appreciate receiving feedback from our community. If you would like to share your testimonial, you may do so by clicking the button below. Mahalo for supporting JASH!


Upcoming Programs

Mahalo to our sponsors and donors for our 32nd Annual JASH Friendship Golf Classic! If you are interested in supporting this year's Golf Classic, click "LEARN MORE" above to visit this year's event webpage.

Our annual Golf Classic 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 Hawai‘i Triennial 2022

Homi K. Bhabha + Melissa Chiu In Conversation

Sun., May 8 11AM-Noon University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Art Building Auditorium

Postcolonial scholar Homi K. Bhabha (Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of the Humanities in the English and Comparative Literature Departments at Harvard University) will be in conversation with Hawai‘i Triennial 2022 (HT22) curatorial director Melissa Chiu (Director of Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington DC). On the occasion of the closing of HT22 and the book launch of the HT22 catalogue, the pair will continue their ongoing discussions of constellated cultures, in-betweenness, and the fluid concept of a Pacific Century. Guest moderated by Susan Acret, managing editor of the HT22 publication. RSVP required. JASH is a community partner for Hawai‘i Triennial 2022 (HT22). For details and to RSVP, click here.


By Hawaii Tokai International College

Tokai Juku 2022 Japanese Language & Culture Online Summer Camp For High School Students

July 18-22

This program provides a perfect opportunity for high school students to reinforce and enrich what they have learned in their Japanese classes. There will be activities with our Hawaii Tokai college students to practice speaking in Japanese and learn more about their lifestyles in Japan! Early Bird registration ends June 24, 2022. For details and to register, click here.

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