Weekly Update 4/8

Dear Members and Friends of JASH,

From April 15-25, the Hawaiʻi International Film Festival presents their Indigenous Lens Showcase Series through their on-demand video streaming platform. Powered by Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC), this series expands on HIFF’s mission to be the festival of record of Indigenous, Aboriginal and First Peoples from the Pacific and the Americas. Indigenous Lens features the latest works from Kanaka Maoli, as well as media artists from New Zealand, Australia and greater Polynesia and Oceania. The Indigenous Lens lineup features award winning festival favorites, and fresh new titles of 2021.

Exclusive for JASH Members, receive $2 off the non-member price for a single film by entering code JASH at checkout. JASH is proud to be a Festival Partner for the 2021 Hawaiʻi International Film Festival.

Click here to view the Indigenous Lens lineup and to purchase tickets.

We are excited for all the Indigenous Lens movies, but this week we’d like to feature the 2010 HIFF Audience Award Winner film “One Voice” by director Lisette Marie Flanary. “One Voice” follows student song directors through their preparations and final performance for the 2008 Kamehameha Schools Song Contest. The audience shares in the students’ highs and lows as they compete in a uniquely Hawaiian experience “that builds class unity, instills cultural pride, and builds character” (PIC). “One Voice” resonates with our passion at JASH for our educational programs that provide local students opportunities to learn more about their heritage through Japanese language and culture-focused activities. Click here to watch the “One Voice” trailer.


Shared Events

Hosted by Table for Two USA

Virtual Program #EdamameChamp Chopsticks Competition & Cooking Demonstration Saturday, April 10 1:00pm (HST)

Register now to enjoy chopsticks competition using edamame (or any beans) & learn how to make “Miso Butter Pasta”! Kids and adults of all ages welcome! For details and to register, click here.


Hosted by the Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth

Virtual Program 7 Rules of Successful Remote Working Tuesday, April 13 2:00pm (HST)

Will your company ask employees to go back to the office post COVID-19 or keep the option of working from home? Join Shinji Koshikawa, CEO of Cross River Ltd. and author of best seller “Habits of Top 5%,” “Modern Work Style,” and 13 more workstyle innovation books. He will teach you how to engage with your clients or team members while efficiently working from home. For details and to register, click here.


Hosted by Hawaii Tokai International College

Virtual Program Tokai Juku 2021: Japanese Language & Culture Online Summer Camp July 19-23, 2021 Early Bird Registration Deadline: June 25, 2021

This program provides a perfect opportunity for high school students to reinforce and enrich what they have learned in their Japanese classes. There will be activities with our Hawaii Tokai college students to practice speaking in Japanese and learn more about their lifestyles in Japan! For details and to register, click here.