Weekly Update 10/8
Dear Members and Friends of JASH,
This week, we bring you an exciting announcement regarding our upcoming Annual Friendship Golf Classic!
First is the launch of our Golf Classic’s Golf Ball Drop fundraiser on November 2, 2020. This event will be great fun for everyone (not just golfers!), and you do not need to be registered for the Friendship Golf Classic to participate and win.
With the help of Mauna Loa Helicopter, we’ll be dropping 1,000 golf balls from the sky over a target hole. The five balls that enter or are closest to the hole will win prizes! Proceeds from this fun event will go directly to JASH so that we can continue bringing you educational, cultural, and business-minded programs.
This year’s grand prize is an incredible package courtesy of Timbers Kaua`i, featuring:
Two-night stay in a three or four-bedroom residence at Timbers Kauai
Two round-trip inter-island air tickets
Gratis round of golf for two
Private waterfall tour
Prices start at 1 Ball/$15, or you can take advantage of our great deals:
You do not need to be present at the Golf Classic to enter, so don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity! Click here to purchase your golf ball entries and learn more about our Ball Drop.
Virtual Program Women Who Lead: Strengthening Our Spirit Virtual Talk-Story with Phyllis Look & Cristina Moon Thursday, October 15, 2020 4:00pm-5:00pm HST Free
Join us for our next installment in our “Women Who Lead” talk-story series as we welcome panelists Phyllis Look of Forest Bathing Hawai`i and Cristina Moon of Daihonzan Chozen-ji International Zen Dojo to learn about how connecting with our spirit and mind and focusing on the present can aid us through the difficulties and challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. In this webinar, you'll learn about what these connections entail and how they are practiced from shinrin-yoku 'forest bathing' and Zen Buddhism perspectives. Click here for more information on our wonderful panelists and moderator. For details and to register, click here.
The Hawaiʻi-Japan Connection Series
Examining the Present:
Economic ties between Hawaiʻi and Japan in the age of COVID-19
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
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.
JASH 30th Annual Friendship Golf Classic
Monday, November 2, 2020
Tee Time: 11:30am
Event is at capacity, Hole Sponsorships are still available.
Questions? Contact Justin George at email@example.com or 808-778-2747.
Golf Ball Drop
Monday, November 2, 2020
Winners Announced during the Golf Classic Award Ceremony
Thursday, November 5, 2020
Join our Golf Ball Drop, featuring grand prize trip for two to Timbers Kaua`i!
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.
Hosted by International Christian University (ICU)
Experience Academics and Student Life at ICU
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Well-known for its large population of American students, try attending a class at International Christian University (ICU) through a special online mock class event. A special "Talk Session" will be held to connect you with two current students. Take the chance and become an ICU student for the day! Everyone is invited!
International Christian University is a diverse and internationally focused university in Tokyo, Japan. At ICU, students learn to communicate effectively in Japanese and in English and have opportunities to explore a wide range of academic disciplines. ICU offers thirty-one majors in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and interdisciplinary studies.
Hosted by the Center for Japanese Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Virtual Program Situating Gender and Law in Japanese Legal Education: Preliminary exploration and comments Wednesday, October 14, 2020 12:00pm-1:30pm HST Free
Abstract: If the status of women in Japanese law and women in Japan more generally is to be meaningfully considered, circumstances demand qualitative and quantitative attention to inequities in the human institutions from which law derives. Unfortunately, this subject has received a relative lack of attention in our scholarship. Accordingly, this paper looks at the comparative history and status quo of women in legal education. We in the U.S. made great strides regarding inclusiveness of women and gender and law studies beginning from the 1970s, accelerating these into the 1980s. Though there is still much to be done better here too, it seems fair to say that we moved ahead of Japan where positive changes didn't gain much traction until the 1990s and there has been not enough at that even to the present day. I will explore how and ultimately, why, the two paths diverged so distinctly. I will posit, with humble recognition for the vital agency of women and feminist allies, that well-functioning programs for personnel, pedagogy, community, and scholarship by and for women in legal education can make things better for "women in the law” and "women and the law”, and further foster a less patriarchal society generally.
Mark Levin is a Professor of Law at the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.
Hosted by the Matsunaga Institute for Peace, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Nagasaki Hibakusha Stories with Mr. Shohei Tsuiki and Mr. Yoshiro Yamawaki
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Nagasaki hibakusha (atomic bomb survivors) Mr. Shohei Tsuiki and Mr. Yoshiro Yamawaki will share their stories of August 9, 1945. This event is co-sponsored by the Nagasaki Foundation for the Promotion of Peace.
Hosted by the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center
The Fearless, The Fabulous, & The Feminine
Friday, October 23, 2020
The October panel will delve into the topics such as: work-life balance, resilience, and the traits of a female leader. Our guest speakers will participate in answering questions through our moderator and tell their stories on what it means to be an influential figure in their work and community.
As part of the U.S. - Japan Council's "Regional Women in Leadership" series, the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center is partnering with the USJC on a two-part panel titled “The Fearless, The Fabulous, & The Feminine.” Both organizations, fulfilling their purpose to educate and strengthen US - Japan relations, will discuss the topic of “Womenomics” which intends to strengthen female representation and entrepreneurship.
Hosted by Temple University Japan (TUJ)
Career Development at TUJ
Sunday, October 25, 2020
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.
2021 Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program Informational Sessions
The Consulate-General of Japan in Honolulu is pleased to announce the upcoming virtual Informational Sessions for the 2021 Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program recruitment. The sessions, via Zoom, will be held on the following the dates and times:
The sessions will only be open to those who pre-register. To register, please submit RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org and provide your first and last name, university (if student), email address and which session you would like to attend.
The Consulate will be accepting registrations until 4:00pm one day prior to each info session.
For more information about the JET Program, please see jetprogramusa.org.