JASH Celebrates 40th Anniversary at Annual Dinner

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(L-R) Bridge Award Honoree, Mr. Daniel Martinez and Keynote Speaker, Vice Admiral Yoji Koda (Ret.).

Over 450 guests celebrated JASH’s most recent milestone — its 40th Anniversary — at the Annual Dinner held at the Hilton Hawaiian Village’s Coral Ballrooms on September 29, 2016. Distinguished guests included Hawaii Gov. David Ige, former Hawaii Gov. George Ariyoshi, Consul General of Japan in Honolulu Yasushi Misawa, Consul General of the Republic of Korea Walter Paik, and Director General of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Center Wallace Chow.

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(L-R) Mrs. Lynnette Dinell, Mr. Daniel Dinell, Dr. Blair Odo, Mrs. Dawn Amano-Ige, Governor David Ige, Mrs. Amy Matsuda, Dr. Fujio Matsuda, Dr. Dori Fujimori.

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JASH 39th Annual Dinner held at Hilton Hawaiian Village on September 24, 2015

Orange and green—the colors of Ehime Prefecture—set a festive theme for JASH’s 39th Annual Dinner at the Hilton Hawaiian Village’s Coral Ballroom on September 24, 2015. A gathering of nearly 500 guests filled the ballroom including the Honorable David Ige, who delivered the keynote speech, as well as other distinguished dignitaries: Former Hawaii Governor George Ariyoshi; Japan’s Consul General in Honolulu, Yasushi Misawa; Consul General of Australia in Honolulu, Jeff Robinson; Consul General of the Republic of Korea, Walter Paik; and Director General of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Center, Wallace Chow.Read More

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Admiral Harris speaks on the importance of U.S.-Japan relations

Admiral Harris speaks on the importance of U.S.-Japan relations

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Japan’s Former Ambassador Fujisaki livens up Annual JASH Dinner

Ambassador Fujisaki addresses the JASH dinner crowd

Ambassador Fujisaki addresses the JASH dinner crowd

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JASH holds Annual Dinner honoring U.S. Military

(Front L-R: JASH Chair Sharon Weiner, Mrs. Hideko Oriki, General Ryoichi Oriki, Mayor Peter Carlisle, Mrs. Judy Carlisle; Back L-R: Consul General Yoshihiko Kamo, MC Lara Yamada, JASH President Ed Hawkins, Mrs. Etsuko Kamo, Mrs. Vickie Darnell, Lt. Gen. Daniel Darnell, Caoli Cano)

On October 20th, The Japan-America Society of Hawaii (JASH) honored U.S. Pacific Command and all the military components that took part in “Operation Tomodachi,” the U.S. military’s response to the tragic earthquake and tsunami this past March 11 in northeast Japan, at its annual dinner with the JASH Bridge Award. The Bridge Award recognizes individuals or groups in the community who have worked hard to promote the important relationship between U.S. and Japan. This year, because of the tragic events in Japan, JASH decided to make the theme of the dinner “Friends in Need–Japan Disaster Relief,” and recognized the U.S. military for Operation Tomodachi. Over 400 attended the gala event, including members of the military services. A video tribute was also played in their honor. Read More