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Weekly Update 10/29

Dear Members and Friends of JASH,

Governor David Ige announced during his press conference on Tuesday, October 27, that starting Friday, November 6, travelers from Japan may bypass the State of Hawaii’s mandatory 14-day quarantine if they take a COVID-19 test from a trusted testing partner in Japan. The test must be taken no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and the test must be negative. This is an important step by the State in safely restarting trans-Pacific travel.

“Many of Hawaii’s residents trace their ancestry back to Japan, and welcoming our Japanese guests back to Hawaii is an important step in maintaining the close relationship between our two regions,” said Governor Ige, “We believe we have created the safest travel testing program in the country, and we are grateful to the Japanese government for assisting us in making our pre-travel testing program available to its residents.”

To read the original release and view the 21 trusted testing partners in Japan, click here.


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 JASH 30th Annual Friendship Golf Classic Awards Pau Hana Thursday, November 5, 2020 5:00pm

Join us as we recognize our award winners for our 30th Annual Friendship Golf Classic, sponsored by Pacific Guardian Life. We are honored to welcome the 68th Cherry Blossom Festival Court who will announce and present the awards! The five winners from our Golf Ball Drop Fundraiser will also be announced during this webinar. For details and to register, click here.


Virtual Program

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

The Japan-America Society of Hawaii cordially invites you to our 2020 JASH Annual Gala Reimagined and Online Silent Auction. Our 2020 theme is “Mirai 未来 – Our New Future.” We are pleased to present the Sony Corporation with the Bridge Award for their exemplary leadership in fostering a relationship between Japan and the U.S. We are also honored to have Corbett Kalama, President of Friends of Hawaii Charities, as this year's keynote speaker. Please join us for an unforgettable night filled with great speakers and wonderful entertainment!

For details and to register, click here.


Shared Events

Hosted by Lighthouse

Virtual Program

Japanese College Fair 2020 Fall Online Nov. 4 – Dec. 3, 2020 Free

Lighthouse presents an online Japanese College Fair webinar series, which will run from November 4, 2020 through December 3, 2020. Over the month, 32 universities throughout Japan will present their programs and answer questions from the audience. You must pre-register for the presentations you wish to attend.

To view the schedule of presentations and to register, click here.


Hosted by the Hawaii International Film Festival

Hybrid Program

40th Hawaii International Film Festival

Nov. 5 – 29, 2020

The Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) celebrates its 40th anniversary this fall with a blend of in-theater screenings and online offerings. In this year’s lineup, there are several of films speaking to the experiences of contemporary Japanese-Americans and how they navigate connecting with their culture. Go out to see a movie in their limited, regulated screenings, or enjoy HIFF from the comfort of your own home!

For details and to register, click here.

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