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Weekly Update 12/10

Dear Members and Friends of JASH,

Applications are now available for the 33rd Annual Asian-Pacific Children’s Convention (APCC) in Fukuoka, Japan! JASH is honored to again serve as the Liaison Office for the Hawaii Delegation. The APCC is an annual global leadership program held in Fukuoka, Japan for over 200 students from over 50 regions throughout Asia and the Pacific.

JASH typically selects four students (two boys and two girls) as Junior Ambassadors (JAs) representing Hawaii. The APCC has graciously offered for our 2020 Junior Ambassadors (JAs) to transition into our 2021 delegation, as their APCC experience was cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic. ​ As a result, this year, JASH is only selecting an additional 1 student (1 girl) born between August 1, 2009 and July 31, 2010 (10-11 years old) to complete our 2021 delegation. We do not have available positions for additional boy JAs this year.

We are accepting submissions online as well as via mail. Note that all materials must be received (not postmarked) by the JASH Office by Monday, January 4, 2021.

For more information and to apply, visit


Upcoming Program

Virtual Program

Women Who Lead:

Serving the Community through the Cherry Blossom Festival

Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020

6:30pm – 7:30pm HST


Click here to view our speaker biographies.

For details and to register, click here.

JASH is excited to welcome the 68th Cherry Blossom Festival Court to share their stories of the Cherry Blossom Festival Queen Contestant experience, reflect on leadership for Japanese-American women, and share their hopes for the future and life after the Cherry Blossom Festival. Please join us on Thursday, December 10 at 6:30pm for a FREE Zoom Webinar to learn more about these young women and their festival court journey.


Shared Events

Hosted by Nisei Veterans Memorial Center

Virtual Program An Afternoon with the Author: Pamela Rotner Sakamoto Saturday, December 19, 2020 1:30pm HST Free

Chosen because of their ties to the Japanese-American experience, the authors and works presented in NVMC’s “An Afternoon with the Author” series connects individuals with larger truths and ideas about society.

Author Pamela Sakamoto will share her journey writing her novel "Midnight in Broad Daylight." Midnight in Broad Daylight is a narrative nonfiction story of a Japanese American family divided by war, with brothers in opposing armies, and the tragedy of the atomic bomb. It has been translated into Japanese, as well as Chinese for both Taiwanese and mainland China readers.

For details and to register, click here.


Hosted by Table for Two USA

Virtual Program Winter Holiday Onigiri Event Saturday, December 19, 2020 2:00pm HST Free

Virtual event to create decorative and delicious onigiri ornaments: Jolly Reindeer, Cheerful Gift Boxes, Festive Trees, and more! Click the link below to register. You will receive a confirmation email with the ingredient list and what to prepare. TIP: don’t forgot to prepare the rice ahead of time! For details and to register, click here.

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