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JASH Weekly Update: Program Recap & LAST CALL for JA Applications!

Dear Members and Friends of JASH, A big THANK YOU to everyone who has attended our programs so far in 2022! We've been carefully restarting our in-person programming via hybrid events, and we're hopeful that our attendance will return to "normal" in the coming months. Of course, we also prioritize everyone's health and safety, and are thankful for the technology that has allowed us to stay virtually connected with you all for the past two years. If you missed last week's hybrid Japan Currents program, our recording is now on our JASH YouTube Channel! Click the preview image below to hear from our speakers, Dr. Joshua Walker, President and CEO of Japan Society, and Dr. Mieko Nakabayashi, Professor at Waseda University and External/Independent Director of TOPPAN INC. This program also featured opening remarks by Mr. Peter Kelley, President of the National Association of Japan-America Societies, and was moderated by Ms. Barbara Tanabe, founder of Hoʻakea Communications, LLC and JASH Board Director. Mahalo to the Embassy of Japan in Washington, D.C. and the National Association of Japan-America Societies for sponsoring this program.

2022 JASH Japan Currents


Additionally, we'd like to remind those with keiki that JUNIOR AMBASSADOR APPLICATIONS for our JASH ASIA-PACIFIC CHILDREN'S CONVENTION (APCC) Program are due TOMORROW, Friday, March 25!

Keiki must be born between August 1, 2010 and July 31, 2011 (10-11 years old) to be eligible. There are NO application or program fees. 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.

As always, we're continuing behind-the-scenes creating new and exciting opportunities that will appeal to our diverse membership. To stay up-to-date with our latest events, follow us on Facebook and Instagram. 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 Contemporary

Hawai‘i Triennial 2022 Gallery Tours at HISAM

Every Friday 1:30PM Hawai‘i State Art Museum (250 S Hotel St)

Don’t miss gallery tours with HT22 associate curator Drew Kahu‘āina Broderick. Join him every Friday, from 1:30pm until pau. Tours will run through Dec. 2; they’re FREE and open to the public. No registration required. Meet in the Sculpture Lobby, 2nd Floor. 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.


By the Governor Ariyoshi Foundation

Governor George Ariyoshi Book Event April 16, 2022 10:00AM Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii (2454 S Beretania St)

The Governor Ariyoshi Foundation (GAF) is holding a talk story event at the JCCH with Governor Ariyoshi on April 16, 2022 at 10AM. Governor Ariyoshi will discuss his book "Hawaiʻi’s Future," released in 2020. Seating is limited. Please RSVP by emailing by April 8, 2022 to reserve your seat. Signed copies of the book are also available; contact to order.

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