JASH’s “Project Reach Out” Grant Supports Collaboration with JETAA and SHA


As collaborators in JASH’s Project Reach Out (PRO), the Japan Exchange and Teaching Alumni Association (JETAA) Hawaii and the Sakura Hawaii Alumnae (SHA) held fun and festive events for their memberships in 2015. 

On Friday December 11, 2015 JETAA Hawaii held its annual Bonenkai at the Ala Moana Hotel. Following a festive kanpai, JETAA held a private screening of Tohoku Tomo (Friends of Tohoku) — a movie about true friendship and commitment to Japan’s recovery by the international community following the Great East Japan Earthquake.

On November 22, 2015 SHA held a Paint Day — a networking event that enabled members and prospective members to network with other women who share a passion for Japanese culture and heritage, community service, and leadership-building. About 35 women attended the event held at the Old Spaghetti Factory. JASH President Lenny Yajima participated and spoke about JASH activities.

In June, SHA held its annual membership meeting at the luxurious One Ala Moana. The meeting featured a cooking demonstration by Kissaten Coffee Bar’s chef who taught attendees how to make green tea macarons with azuki bean filling.

PRO enables JASH to collaborate with JETTA and SHA — both professional organizations that share an interest in strengthening U.S.-Japan ties. PRO is supported by a generous grant from The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership.