JASH Holds Annual Hilton 5:01 and Beach Cleanup

APCC and TALP delegates pose for pictures outside

On June 12, 2015, 120 JASH members and guests gathered at the Rainbow Suite in Hilton Hawaiian Village for JASH’s annual Hilton 5:01 hosted by Hilton Hawaiian Village. Read More

DFS Hawaii Hosts Hawaii 5:01 at Pacific Aviation Museum

L-R: PAM Exec Dir Ken DeHoff, Japanese Aviator Saburo Kawabe, PAM staff Gary Meyers, Acting CG Kazunari Tanaka, Japanese Aviator Shiro Wakita, JASH President Ed Hawkins, Honorary Consul of Finland Katja Silvera

L-R: PAM Exec Dir Ken DeHoff, Japanese Aviator Saburo Kawabe, PAM staff Gary Meyers, Acting CG Kazunari Tanaka, Japanese Aviator Shiro Wakita, JASH President Ed Hawkins, Honorary Consul of Finland Katja Silvera

Over 60 JASH members and guests attended a “Hawaii 5:01” networking event at the refurbished and updated Pacific Aviation Museum on Ford Island on September 26. The event, sponsored by DFS Hawaii, was an opportunity for JASH members and guests to get to know each other better, and to enjoy the beautifully crafted exhibits of this world-class aviation museum in the Pacific region. This time, JASH invited members of the Consular Corps of Hawaii to experience this event and learn about the work the museum is doing to educate people about the patriotism, heroism, and sacrifice made by Americans during the defense of freedom in the Pacific. Many of the displays focused on first conflict with and then friendship with Japan. As to press home this point, the PAM staff welcomed two visiting Japanese WW II naval aviators who were on hand to share their stories. Admiral Ron Hays, PAM’s Chairman of the Board of Directors made welcoming remarks and urged the attendees to tour all the facilities, to include the new hanger 79 where latest acquisitions are being displayed. Read More

Aloha Beer and NAI ChaneyBrooks holds 5:01 for JASH

Guests enjoy beer, food, and camaraderie

Guests enjoy beer, food, and camaraderie

Why isn’t there a beer called “Aloha” in Hawaii? That was the question asked by new co-owner of Aloha Beer Company and President & CEO of NAI ChaneyBrooks Mr. Steve Sombrero as the Company opened up its facilities to Japan-America Society of Hawaii. Seventy-three JASH members and guests gathered on July 26 at the Aloha Beer Company on Nimitz Highway, next to Sam Choy’s Restaurant. Hawaii 5:01’s are for providing networking opportunities to JASH members and to introduce JASH to potential new members. Read More

Large Gathering at Hilton Hawaiian Village 5:01 Networking Event

Tama Tokyo JAS's Mr. Suzuki with Cherry Blossom Queen Erin Morimoto and Court who helped greet guests (our thanks to the Honolulu Japanese Junior Chamber of Commerce).

Tama Tokyo JAS’s Mr. Suzuki with Cherry Blossom Queen Erin Morimoto and Court who helped greet guests (our thanks to the Honolulu Japanese Junior Chamber of Commerce).

One hundred forty-seven people attended this year’s 5:01 networking event at the Hilton Hawaiian Village (HHV) Beach Resort & Spa on June 8th. Each year, JASH corporate member HHV hosts a networking event for JASH and its visitors from Japan who attend the following day’s Waikiki Beach Cleanup. This year, nine members of the Japan-America Society of Fukuoka and one member of The America-Japan Society of Tama Tokyo came all the way from Japan to attend this event. The next day, the visitors joined JASH volunteers for the Waikiki Beach Cleanup. Read More

JASH holds “5:01” Networking Reception at Hawaii State Supreme Court

The Hawaii State Judiciary Building with the statue of King Kamehameha at its front has recently become more well-known thanks to being featured as the headquarters of the popular TV series "Hawaii Five-O"

The Hawaii State Judiciary Building with the statue of King Kamehameha at its front has recently become more well-known thanks to being featured as the headquarters of the popular TV series “Hawaii Five-O”

Together with the Consular Corps of Hawaii, JASH held a “Hawaii 5:01” networking and social event at the historic Aliiolani Hale Hawaii State Supreme Court on April 2nd. Hawaii 5:01s are exclusively for corporate and lifetime members and their guests. Read More

Halekulani Hosts JASH Christmas 5:01 and Silent Auction

Guests enjoy the cuisine prepared by Halekulani's master chefs while bidding on auction items

Guests enjoy the cuisine prepared by Halekulani’s master chefs while bidding on auction items

This year, Mr. Yoshinori Maeda and staff of Halekulani Hotel welcomed JASH to its annual Christmas 5:01 and Silent Auction. The annual event is held to celebrate JASH’s accomplishments through the year, share camaraderie with other members and guests, and raise funds for JASH’s programs for the following year. Read More

JASH & Sister Society JAS Miyakonojo Participate in Waikiki Beach Cleanup

JASH President Ed Hawkins (second from right) with JAS Miyakonojo members and friends

JASH President Ed Hawkins (second from right) with JAS Miyakonojo members and friends

On Saturday, June 11, 2011, about 95 JASH members and friends participated in this year’s Waikiki Ohana Workforce Beach Cleanup. The participants met bright and early at the famous Duke Kahanamoku Statue at Kuhio Beach Park where they enjoyed a breakfast and briefing by the Waikiki Ohaha Workforce director Rich Egged before boarding a shuttle to the Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa for the start of the cleanup. For the 15th consecutive year, participants included JAS Miyakonojo President Dr. Toshisuke Matsuura President and its members. They were joined by this year’s Asian Pacific Children’s Convention (APCC) Junior Ambassadors and the APCC Bridge Club members who participated as a community service activity. Also joining was a member of the Akita Japan-America Society Hiroko Sekiguchi and her family who were vacationing in Honolulu. The staff of Sendai’s I-Lion School in Honolulu also assisted. The previous evening, the Miyakonojo and Akita JAS guests were hosted at a Hawaii 5:01 event at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Read More

Hilton Hawaiian Village Hosts its 15th Consecutive 5:01

JAS Miyakonojo President Dr. Toshisuke Matsuura greets guests

JAS Miyakonojo President Dr. Toshisuke Matsuura greets guests

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. Read More

DFS Hosts Hawaii 5:01

JASH Chair and DFS Group Vice President, second from left, congratulates prize drawing winners Darryl Toma, Kana Aikawa and David Asanuma

JASH Chair and DFS Group Vice President, second from left, congratulates prize drawing winners Darryl Toma, Kana Aikawa and David Asanuma

JASH Corporate members and guests gathered in the 3rd floor Luxury Room of the DFS Galleria Waikiki on Thursday, April 14 for a Hawaii 5:01 hosted by DFS Hawaii.

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