Weekly Update 10/1

Dear Members and Friends of JASH,

This week, the Japan-America Society of Hawaii celebrated our 44th birthday.

On September 28, 1976, the Japan-America Society of Hawaii held its inaugural meeting at the Ilikai Hotel. The meeting was attended by about 200 people, including Hawaii Governor George R. Ariyoshi and Japanese Consul General Masao Tsukamoto. The officers elected that night were Frank E. Midkiff, president; former US Ambassador to Japan John M. Allison, vice president; Masaji Marumoto, vice president; Ralph Honda, secretary; and Sydney Kosasa, treasurer.

Image credit: JASH inauguration covered by the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, published Sept. 29, 1976.

PLEASE consider making a tax-deductible DONATION at https://www.jashawaii.org/donate so we can continue our goal of promoting understanding and friendship between the people of Japan and the United States through the special and unique perspective of Hawaii. If you aren't yet a member, you can learn more about JASH membership at our webpage https://www.jashawaii.org/general-membership. Forty-four years later, it is thanks to supporters like you that JASH has grown into the organization it is today.


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