JASH Hosts Beer Garden at The Plaza at Waikiki


Yakisoba by Move4Japan and Aloha Beer Red Ale and Lager.

On Wednesday, August 24, 2016, JASH held its third Beer Garden event. Over 80 JASH members, guests, and Plaza residents enjoyed The Plaza at Waikiki’s beautifully decorated lounge areas and spacious outdoor terrace. The weather added to the ambiance of a Beer Garden gathering in Japan! 

This event provided an opportunity for JASH members to introduce friends and business partners to the Society, and gave JASH members, guests, and The Plaza residents a unique venue to relax and socialize. Attendees participated in a fun game by guessing how many Japanese candies were in a glass jar, with the chance to win fantastic prizes.


Guests submit their best guess as to how many candies are in the jar for a chance to win prizes.


Guests enjoy The Plaza at Waikiki’s outdoor terrace.

The Aloha Beer Company provided refreshing beer, the chef of The Plaza at Waikiki created an amazing pupu menu, and Move4Japan’s Atsushi and Mayumi Takebayashi prepared delicious yakisoba on-site. Attendees were invited on guided tours to learn more about The Plaza at Waikiki and its services.  

JASH Chair Sal Miwa began the evening’s short program by welcoming all attendees and expressing thanks to JASH Beer Garden sponsors and supporters. Throughout the evening, attendees visited all of The Plaza’s lounge areas, each equipped with a different food station, including hot pupus, cold pupus, and dessert.


Mahalo to Kenji, Shin, and Yuki for serving the Aloha Beer.

On the outdoor terrace, Atsushi and Mayumi prepared yakisoba for everyone to enjoy, and ice-cold Aloha Beer was served as the perfect complement to the summer heat. The presentation of prizes to the winners of the candy count game signaled the conclusion of another successful and enjoyable JASH Beer Garden event.

A huge thank you to The Plaza at Waikiki Administrator, Colby Takeda, for welcoming JASH to The Plaza, and to his staff for their hospitality. Special thanks to JASH Vice Chair Steve Sombrero for the Aloha Beer Company beer, to Atsushi and Mayumi Takebayashi for their Move4Japan yakisoba, and to Ray Tabata for taking photos. 

To view photos from this event, click here.