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Weekly Update 9/3

Dear Members and Friends of JASH,

Yesterday, Wednesday, September 2, 2020 marked the 75th Commemoration of the End of World War II. To honor those who served, the USS Memorial Association and the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum hosted a variety of commemorative events over the past week, including flights for the first Legacy of Peace Aerial Parade over Oahu by historic war planes.

The Japan-America Society of Hawaii extends their greatest thanks to veterans of World War II and their families for their service and sacrifice.

Click here to visit the official 75th Commemoration website.


Upcoming Event

Live Event

JASH 30th Annual Friendship Golf Classic

Monday, November 2, 2020

Tee Time:  11:30am

Please note, tournament is currently at capacity.

Questions?  Contact Justin George at or 808-778-2747. 

For details and to register, please click here.


Shared Programs

Hosted by the Hawaii United Okinawa Association

Virtual Program

Virtual Okinawan Festival

Friday-Sunday, September 4-6, 2020


This year, the Hawaii United Okinawa Association (HUOA) is bringing their annual Okinawan Festival directly to your own home. You can enjoy a front-row seat to all of the singing, dancing, speeches, and interviews from anywhere around the world! The program begins Friday, September 4th with a webinar on the 120th anniversary of Okinawan immigration, followed by special performances and festivities (including a virtual bon dance!) on September 5th and 6th.

For details and to register, click here.


Hosted by the Japan Society of Northern California

Virtual Program Womenomics Pioneer Kathy Matsui How to Nurture Female Employees Wednesday, September 9, 2020 2:00pm HST Free

Over 20 years ago, Ms. Matsui coined the phrase Womenomics when she began her research on how empowering women could bolster Japan’s rapidly aging society.  Prime Minister Abe’s Third Arrow for economic revitalization included women’s empowerment initiatives including setting targets for women in supervisory positions in all fields.  These targets have not yet been met.

For details and to register, click here.


Hosted by the Japan-America Society of Washington DC

Virtual Program J-Book Club Spotlight Monday, September 14, 2020 12:30pm-2:00pm HST Free for JASWDC members $10.00 for non-members

Join the Japan-America Society of Washington DC and J-Book Club for an exclusive Q&A with psychologist Scott Haas to discuss his new release Why Be Happy?  In his latest book, Why Be Happy?, Psychologist Scott Haas introduces a solution to these problems using the Japanese concept of ukeireru, or acceptance.  Through ukeireru Haas offers an elegant, practical, and life-changing look at ways we can reduce anxiety and stress and increase overall well-being.

For details and to register, click here. 


Hosted by the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center

Virtual Program

Ta-Ke Leadership Series:

Stanford Carr

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

4:00pm HST


Building communities with a foundation of family, sense of place, and respect for the land, Stanford Carr, president of Stanford Carr Development is responsible for building some of Hawaii's most well known residential communities. Join the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center on Tuesday, September 15th at 4pm for their Ta-Ke Series featuring well-known developer, businessman, and JASH Director Stanford Carr.

For details and to register, email


Hosted by the U.S.-Japan Council

Virtual Program

Bilateral Boardroom

Leadership Through Crisis,

Lessons Learned

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

1:00pm-3:00pm HST


Presented by the U.S.-Japan Council, Bilateral Boardroom will cover leadership and critical lessons from prior crises, impact of the COVID-19 pandemic from a social and economic perspective, and the future of the U.S.-Japan relationship. Among the lineup of speakers are Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO, JPMorgan Chase & Co.; Kathy Matsui, Vice Chair and Chief Strategist, Goldman Sachs (Japan); and from Hawaii, Paul K. Yonamine, Executive Chairman, Central Pacific Bank.

For details and to register, click here.


Employment Opportunity

Position Title:

Full Time Office Assistant for Economic and Political Sections


Consulate-General of Japan in Honolulu

1742 Nuuanu Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96817 The Consulate General of Japan has one vacancy in the Economic and Political Sections for a full-time office assistant. Duties include, but are not limited to: Economic and political affairs-related assignments, supporting management, arranging meetings, and translating documents.

For details and to apply, click here.

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