Weekly Update 3/11

Dear Members and Friends of JASH,

This week, we remember the 10th anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake that devastated the Tohoku region. The 9.0 magnitude earthquake erupted on March 11, 2011 at 2:46pm JST (March 10 at 7:46pm HST) and was the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in Japan. The earthquake triggered numerous subsequent disasters, from the massive tsunami to nuclear accidents. In the past ten years, the region has persevered through the physical and emotional scars left by the tragedy. Thanks to their own tremendous efforts and the assistance of numerous volunteers, Tohoku has been rebuilding with renewed strength.

Yesterday, we shared photos and captions curated by longtime JASH member and Tohoku volunteer Raymond Tabata for JASH’s memorial presentation (click here to view). Today, we share the talk-story webinar he did with us last year. In this program, Mr. Tabata presents a selection of his photographs taken during his volunteer trips and provides further commentary on his experiences in the Tohoku communities following the disaster.

To see more of Mr. Tabata's photos, check out his interview with Hawaii News Now's Jim Mendoza and JASH President Reyna Kaneko by clicking here.

Click here to view.

Upcoming Programs

Virtual Program Women Who Lead: Silver Linings and Redesigning a Business Talk-Story with Eden in Love Owner Tanna Dang Thurs., Mar. 18, 2021 Noon-1:00pm (HST)

For our next episode in “Women Who Lead,” JASH meets up with Eden in Love owner Tanna Dang to learn about her personal entrepreneurial journey and lessons learned through the COVID-19 pandemic. Moderated by JASH NexGen member Monchalee Ota. For details and to register, click here.

Shared Events

Hosted by the Honolulu Festival Foundation

Televised Program

Honolulu Festival Theme Week

Mar. 8-13


See local TV listing for times

Honolulu Festival:

Pacific Harmony through Cultural Exchange

Saturday, Mar. 13

Airing on K5

7:00pm (HST)

The 2021 Honolulu Festival will be televised on Saturday, March 13 at 7pm (HST) on K5 with simultaneous livestream at hawaiinewsnow.com. The program will re-air on Sunday, March 14 at 8pm on KHNL and Friday, March 19 at 7pm on KGMB. A special Honolulu Festival theme week with special guests will air from March 8-13 on KGMB, KHNL, & K5; check your local TV listing for times.

Hosted by Table for Two

Virtual Program

Let's Make Party Sushi!

Chirashi Sushi - Colorful Spring Festival Rice!

Friday, Mar. 19

12-1:30pm (HST)

Learn to make chirashi sushi in this free cooking class by Table for Two! Chirashi sushi is colorful rice dish often served in Japan at celebrations and special days, is like a deconstructed sushi roll. It combines vegetables and shrimp (optional) folded into seasoned short or medium grain sushi rice, attractively arranged on a serving platter. It is served at room temperature, making it perfect for parties and picnics. This healthy dish is a springtime favorite using long awaited seasonal foods. For details and to register, click here.

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