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Weekly Update 10/22

Dear Members and Friends of JASH,

Have you checked out our list of Silent Auction donors on our website? We have some awesome packages coming in, so we hope you’re getting excited for our annual Silent Auction which will be held ONLINE this year from November 12-16!

Some of this year’s items include giftcards to popular stores like Home Depot, Starbucks, and Amazon; certificates for local restaurants like Ichiriki and Doraku; a variety of wines and spirits; and a number of vacation packages both local and abroad. We encourage you to click here to pre-register on our Silent Auction Website to make bidding on our fabulous items quick and easy.

CALL FOR AUCTION DONATIONS: We are still collecting donations for our Silent Auction! Considering all the challenges everyone’s faced this year, our auction items not only include our usual great getaway deals, but also focus around certificates for goods and services we hope will help our members through these trying times. If you are interested in providing something for our auction, please contact us at

Want to help, but don’t have anything for the Silent Auction? Please consider making a monetary donation to JASH by clicking here.

Proceeds from our Silent Auction ensure that JASH can continue offering Hawaii educational and special-interest programs that promote understanding and friendship between the people of Japan and the United States through the special and unique perspective of Hawaii.

Click here to register for and learn more about our 2020 Annual Gala Reimagined & Online Silent Auction.

Virtual Event JASH Annual Gala Reimagined Saturday, November 14, 2020 8:00pm-9:00pm HST Airing on KHNL Online Silent Auction November 12-16, 2020 Link Forthcoming


Upcoming Events

Virtual Program Golf Ball Drop Monday, November 2, 2020 Winners Announced during the Golf Classic Awards Pau Hana Thursday, November 5, 2020 5:00pm HST

Don’t miss out on our Golf Ball Drop Fundraiser, featuring a grand prize trip for two to Timbers Kauai! You do NOT have to be present for the golf tournament or at the awards ceremony for the chance to win one of our five fabulous prizes! Take advantage of our great ball purchase deals: 1 ball/$15, 3 balls/$30, 6 balls/$50, 10 balls/$75, or 15 balls/$100. For details and to purchase balls, click here.


Live Event

JASH 30th Annual Friendship Golf Classic

Monday, November 2, 2020

Tee Time:  11:30am

 Event is at capacity; Hole Sponsorships still available. Questions? Contact Justin George at or 808-778-2747. For details, click here.


Virtual Program

The Hawaiʻi-Japan Connection Series

Examining the Present:

Economic ties between Hawaiʻi and Japan in the age of COVID-19

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

4:00pm-5:00pm HST


The Japan-America Society of Hawaii is excited to co-sponsor the following webinar with JASH corporate member, the College of Social Sciences at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Under the constantly evolving COVID-19 pandemic, maintaining economic ties between Japan and Hawaii is an unprecedented challenge. What are the prospects of economic exchange between the two regions? What new initiatives are in place to foster the bonds? Join us for a panel discussion on pragmatic ways to enhance the Japan-Hawaii relationship. We will have brief presentations by the three speakers, Takaho Iwasaki, Sumner La Croix, and Yasuo Tanabe, followed by discussion and a Q&A session. The webinar will be moderated by Denise Konan, Dean of the College of Social Sciences and a professor of economics at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. For details and to register, click here.


Shared Events

Hosted by the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center

Virtual Program


Move US to Racial Justice

Sunday, October 25, 2020

2:00pm-3:00pm HST


MoveMeHawai‘i will present a live, online panel discussion of the film “Alternative Facts: The Lies of Executive Order 9066” (click here to watch) and how it relates to the ongoing social injustices faced by minority groups in the United States. Hawaii’s racial issues, including the Black Lives Matter movement, and the building of alliances in support of racial equality will be discussed by the illustrious panel including filmmaker Jon Osaki; current Dean of the William S. Richardson School of Law, Camille Nelson; and immediate past Dean of the William S. Richardson School of Law, Avi Soifer.

For details and to register, click here.


Hosted by Temple University Japan (TUJ)

Virtual Program

Career Development at TUJ

Sunday, October 25, 2020

3:00pm HST


In this Undergraduate Webinar, representatives from Temple University Japan will highlight the services offered by TUJ's Career Development office, give top career development tips for students, and discuss the career outlook in Japan. A TUJ student will also present on his internship experience. A live Q&A will follow. A recording of the session will be available to those who register for this webinar in advance.

For details and to register, click here.


Hosted by the U.S.-Japan Council

Virtual Program Japanese American Star: Interview with Collin Morikawa Monday, October 26, 2020 12:00pm-12:45pm HST Free

The U.S.-Japan Council presents an exclusive interview with 2020 PGA Championship winner Collin Morikawa! Collin, a 23-year-old Japanese American golfer from California, has experienced a meteoric rise to fame after turning professional just last year. This webinar event will be moderated by Member of the USJC Legacy Council Jan Yanehiro (JALD ’10), who has hosted a series of entertaining Japanese American Stars dialogues at several of USJC’s past Annual Conferences. Tune in for a fun and thoughtful conversation on identity, sports, food, and much more!

For details and to register, click here.

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