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JASH Weekly Update: Kicking Off 2022

Dear Members and Friends of JASH,

Happy New Year • 明けましておめでとうございます • Hauʻoli Makahiki Hou! We hope you and your loved ones had a safe and relaxing holiday season.

We’re kicking off the New Year with the next installment in our Taste of JASH series and our final push for our Aloha for Hawaii Charities fundraiser. Check out more details for both of these programs below.

In case you missed it, we regret to inform you that we will not be hosting our New Year’s Reception for 2022. We are saddened to miss celebrating with all of you, but are optimistic that we will be able to carefully restart our beloved in-person events in this new year.

Mahalo for your continued support of JASH! 本年もどうぞよろしくお願い申し上げます。


Upcoming Events

Taste of JASH: Mānoa Honey & Mead

Virtual Pau Hana

Thursday, January 13, 2022

5:30-6:30PM (HST)

We can’t wait for our next Taste of JASH: Nomu Edition program with Mānoa Honey & Mead on Thursday, January 13 at 5:30PM! In this program, owner Yuki Uzuhashi will talk-story about his journey with beekeeping, and how he customizes his mead to be a perfect pau hana drink in our island climate. This virtual pau hana will be moderated by JASH NexGenner Gina Maeda.

Oʻahu's one and only Hawaiian craft mead mixes Hawaiian honey and tropical fruits, creating a drink tailored for the local climate. Since taking over Mānoa Honey in 2014, owners Yuki and Erika Uzuhashi and their team in Wahiawā also produce raw honey and specialty hive products. Click HERE to learn more about Mānoa Honey & Mead.


Aloha for Hawaii Charities


Now - January 19, 2022 (4PM HST)

As a Friends of Hawaii Charities grant recipient, we are honored to participate in this annual fund-raising opportunity called “Aloha for Hawaii Charities,” offered in conjunction with the Sony Open PGA TOUR tournament.

Support the Japan-America Society of Hawaii today and give us a BOOST!

● Visit or click the button above

● Click on the Aloha for Hawaii Charities icon

● Select “Japan-America Society of Hawaii” from the list of participants

● Make your tax-deductible contribution to Friends of Hawaii Charities, Inc.

● Our charity will then receive 100% of your donation plus a BONUS BOOST from Friends of Hawaii Charities. Donations up to $3,000 will be eligible for the bonus funds.

Things to know:

● Your donation is made to Friends of Hawaii Charities and is tax-deductible because Friends of Hawaii Charities is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization.

● Your receipt for tax purposes will be the email confirmation you receive after you submit your online donation.

● If you check the box to remain anonymous, your donor information will be kept confidential and will not be shared with your designated charity.

● If you would like to donate BY CHECK, please click here to complete the Aloha for Hawaii Charities donation form.

● Friends of Hawaii Charities, Inc. is providing up to $100,000 in bonus funds that will be shared by qualifying charities. Charities with a minimum of $1,000 total contributions qualify for the boost.


Shared Programs

By the University of Hawaii at Manoa Outreach College

Winter-Spring Japanese Language Classes (Virtual)

Jan. 22 - Mar. 26

Saturdays, 9 - 11:45AM

Start off the New Year with a new skill and learn Japanese! There are still seats available for Elementary 1-3 Japanese language classes at the University of Hawaii at Manoa Outreach College. These virtual, non-credit classes are held on Saturdays from 9 to 11:45AM beginning January 22 through March 26. Registration for the 10-class program is $200 until January 14, thereafter a $25 late fee will apply.

For details and to register, click here or email


By Hawai‘i Contemporary

Hawai‘i Triennial 2022

Feb. 18 - May 8

Citywide Exhibition

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. HT22 will be framed around the fluid concept of Pacific Century - E Ho‘omau no Moananuiākea, interweaving themes of history, place, and identity within the context of Hawaiʻi’s unique location at the confluence of Asia-Pacific and Oceania. Curated in collaboration with Dr. Miwako Tezuka, HT22 invites a number of Japanese and Nikkei artists from around the world, including Ai Iwane, ‘Elepaio Press (Richard Hamasako and Mark Hamasaki), Masanori Handa, Mika Tajima, Yuree Kensaku, and many other incredible creators.

For details and to register, click here.

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