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Weekly Update 3/18

Dear Members and Friends of JASH,

We love all our local small business owners in Hawaii, whose stores brighten up shopping center with their innovative, fun, and creative offerings. Since the start of the global pandemic one year ago, many small businesses have had to pivot and reimagine how they do business to survive. TODAY, Thursday, March 18 at noon, we are honored to sit down with local entrepreneur Tanna Dang, owner of boutique Eden in Love, as she shares how she and her team fought their way through the challenges of COVID-19 and the lessons they learned to come out bigger and better than ever. This Zoom webinar will be moderated by Monchalee Ota, owner of Nimbus Unlimited, LLC and JASH NexGen member.

Eden in Love is lifestyle boutique popular with locals and Japanese clientele alike. As a brand, Eden is committed to being authentic with their customers by empowering confidence and sparking inspiration in communities around the globe. Eden in Love has a long history of giving back to the community, and locally they have been strong supporters of Japanese American events such as the Cherry Blossom Festival.

For details and to register, click here.

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)


Shared Events

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.


Hosted by Japan House Los Angeles

Virtual Program

The Beauty of the Brew:

A Video Journey & Conversation

Celebrating Sake & Sake Making

Tuesday, Mar. 23

1pm-2pm (HST)

This webinar will feature the world premiere of SBANA’s animated video illustrating sake’s unique tradition, craft, and range of enjoyment for sake newcomers. The video will be followed by a panel discussion with three SBANA member brewers relating their passion for sake and sake-making: Mr. Andrew Centofante of North American Sake Brewery (Charlottesville, VA); Ms. Euka Isawa of MiCURA (Tokyo, Japan) and Mr. Patrick Shearer of Ben’s American Sake (Asheville, NC). The March 23 event will be held in conjunction with the National Cherry Blossom Festival, the nation’s greatest springtime celebration commemorating the enduring friendship between the people of Japan and the United States.

For details and to register, click here.


Congratulations to the United Japanese Society of Hawaii for publishing their “Renkyo no Ayumi” commemorative book!

JASH congratulates the United Japanese Society of Hawaii (UJSH) for the publication of their “Renkyo no Ayumi” commemorative book, which illustrates the legacy of their organization and members. UJSH serves as a bridge between the numerous Japan-focused organizations and kenjinkai in Hawaii. Both UJSH and JASH are members of the Kizuna Group, another local organization that brings together individuals from various fields, organizations, and walks of life with the shared goals of perpetuating the history of Japanese-Americans in Hawaii; fostering friendship between Hawaii and Japan; and remembering what their ancestors brought, established, and nourished in the Islands.

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