Virtual Programs & Resources

JASH ORIZURU (Paper Cranes) Project:  JASH invites everyone to join in an effort to create ORIZURU (paper cranes) with written messages of friendship and support to our friends in Japan to promote a sense of friendship, solidarity and good wishes during these difficult times.

Boro Textiles: Sustainable Aesthetics Presented by the Japan-Society of New York Gallery:  While the doors are closed at the Japan-Society of New York’s Gallery, they have graciously allowed JASH members to enjoy a Virtual Video Tour of Boro Textiles: Sustainable Aesthetics, narrated by Director Yukie Kamiya and Assistant Curator Tiffany Lambert of Japan Society Gallery. For the first time in the U.S., this exhibition assembles over 50 archival pieces from the personal collection of folklorist and cultural anthropologist Chuzaburo Tanaka (1933–2013) presented alongside new portraits by editor-photographer Kyoichi Tsuzuki, designs by pioneers of Japanese avant-garde fashion Rei Kawakubo, Issey Miyake, Yohji Yamamoto, and textile-based works by Susan Cianciolo and Christina Kim – part of a generation of contemporary artists influenced by the aesthetics and ethics of mending, patchwork, and re-use. The installation, designed by New York architecture firm SO–IL, rediscovers this traditional handicraft, its history of survival and ingenuity, and its continued legacy within creative practices today.

The Japanese College Fair Online Briefing Session: Brought to you by Lighthouse, participating universities will be providing information for those who plan to enroll in 2021.

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Table for TWO is now offering their Japanese-inspired food education online course “Wa-Shokuiku - Learn. Cook. Eat Japanese! for students of all ages for free through July 7, 2020. Through this course, you will learn the principles of Japanese cuisine and food culture and gain the skills to prepare healthy, nutritious foods to strengthen the body and mind! Learn more about the free course at Or sign up here.

Japanese COVID Panel Discussion:  What’s Happening in Hawaii:  Hosted by Steve Sombrero, President and Principal Owner of Cushman & Wakefield Chaney Brooks and JASH Board Chairman.  In this webinar, Steve Sombrero and guest experts will discuss an overview of the situation to help you navigate your business and investments for success amidst the pandemic.  The webinar is in Japanese.


Promoting Our Mission in the Age of COVID-19:  U.S. Relations with Japan, Asia and the World:  Hosted by the Japan Society of New York.  Hear from leaders of the Asia Society and the World Affairs Council of America about their experiences and lessons learned thus far in responding to the impact of COVID-19 in their respective communities.

Japan Currents Sister State & Sister City Relationships:  Exploring Current Possibilities for Collaboration:  Tune in as we explore and identify new opportunities for Hawai`i/Japan Sister State and Sister Cities to collaborate, as well as strengthen current collaborations with two well-known, and well-respected experts in the power of relationships.

“A Question of Loyalty” by Mike Malaghan:  Mr. Mike Malaghan, author and JASH lifetime member, launched his newly released novel, “A Question of Loyalty.”  Listen as Mr. Malaghan provides an overview of this trilogy novels and read the early chapters FREE at

Roses in Japan by Marsha Yokomichi:  JASH Vice President – Marsha Yokomichi also serves as the Vice President–External of the Honolulu Rose Society (HRS).  She has been growing roses for over 20 years and is part of the voluntary core-group of HRS members who maintain the University of Hawaii’s Urban Garden Center (UGC) Rose Garden in Pearl City.  Enjoy the beauty of ROSES!

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5:01 Events

JASH 5:01 programs are networking events hosted by a corporate sponsor. The 5:01 provides a setting to meet new friends, renew acquaintances and introduce potential members to the Society. 


As one of JASH’s most prestigious events, the Annual Dinner provides an opportunity for members and potential members to show their support for JASH while enjoying an eventful evening featuring a distinguished Keynote Speaker and the presentation of the Bridge Award, which recognizes U.S.-Japan leaders in Hawaii. The Annual Dinner also features a silent auction where guests may place bids to win a variety of wonderful items.  


JASH’s Annual Golf Classic is an exciting event, which provides an opportunity for companies and individuals to support JASH by entering the tournament as event sponsors or teams.  


Led by JASH’s Tomodachi Committee, these programs are dedicated to sharing Japanese culture and promoting friendship across international borders. Programs include: Christmas Tea, Hinamatsuri, and more! 

Other Events

Miscellaneous events held throughout the year.  Programs include: JUMP, speaker series and more!  

The Japan-America Society of Hawaii was founded in 1976 to promote understanding and friendship between the people of Japan and the United States through the special and unique perspective of Hawaii.


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Honolulu, HI 96814

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