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.”
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.
JASH 30th Annual Friendship Golf Classic
Monday, November 2, 2020
Tee Time: 11:30am
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.
JASH Annual Gala Reimagined
Saturday, November 14, 2020
Airing on KHNL
Online Silent Auction
November 12-16, 2020
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!
Hosted by Lighthouse
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.
Hosted by the Hawaii International Film Festival
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!