2011 APCC Peace Ambassadors Selected

Peace Ambassador Kara Tsuzaki

Peace Ambassador Jacob Saiki

JASH is pleased to announce that the Asian-Pacific Children’s Convention (APCC) office in Fukuoka Japan has selected two Peace Ambassadors this year to represent Hawaii at the 23rd annual APCC in Fukuoka in July. The two PAs are Jacob Saiki, an 11th grader at Hawaii Baptist Academy and Kara Tsuzaki, an 11th grader at Punahou School. 

Peace Ambassadors are former Junior Ambassadors who will share their Bridge Club Hawaii (APCC alumni association) activities with other Peace Ambassadors from around the world at the APCC Convention in Fukuoka in order to promote understanding and friendship and expand the network of worldwide Junior Ambassadors. Both Jacob and Kara originally participated as Junior Ambassadors with the APCC in 2005. Jacob currently serves as the Bridge Club Hawaii president. Kara is the Public Relations Coordinator in the Bridge Club Hawaii. Overall, 47 Peace Ambassadors were selected world-wide – only three were selected from the United States. Jacob and Kara will be joining six APCC Junior Ambassadors from Hawaii this July when they travel to Fukuoka for the annual global youth camp.

JASH selects and prepares the Junior Ambassadors through a series of monthly workshops and team building events. JASH also selects the adult chaperone.