On Friday, June 10, about 130 JASH members and guests enjoyed food and conversation with Hawaiian music playing in the background. Guests included members of JAS Miyakonojo led by President Dr. Toshisuke Matsuura, who made their 15th annual appearance, as well as Akita JAS member Hiroko Sekiguchi and family. Attendees had the opportunity to reconnect with old acquaintances and meet new friends. This annual event also introduces the year’s Asian-Pacific Children’s Convention (APCC) Junior Ambassadors (JA) to the membership. The six JAs will travel to Fukuoka, Japan next month to participate in the APCC. While at the APCC, the JAs will perform a Hawaiian chant and hula which they debuted at the 5:01.
The Hawaii 5:01 Program is a networking program presented exclusively for the Society’s Corporate, Board, Lifetime and Senior Advisory Council members. The 5:01 provides an informal setting to meet new friends, renew acquaintances, and introduce potential members to the Society.
JASH would like to send a big mahalo to the Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa for hosting another successful 5:01 reception and for their continued support.