Please Join Us: 2017 Distinguished Service Awards Dinner

Download Invitation/Flyer (pdf) | Download Sponsorship/Ticket Order Form (pdf)

Japanese American Citizens League
Honolulu Chapter

Cordially invites you to our
2017 Distinguished Service Awards Dinner

Hilton Hawaiian Village
Waikiki Beach Resort | Coral Ballroom
2005 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI

Saturday, March 4, 2017
5:30 PM Registration
6:30 PM Dinner

To recognize these Champions of Civil Rights

U.S. Senator
Brian Schatz

Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals Judge
Daniel R. Foley

Community Activist
Kim Coco Iwamoto

Sponsorships (Table of 8) 

Diamond – $10,000 
Platinum – $7,500 
Gold – $5,000
Silver – $3,000

Individual Tickets
JACL Members – $125
Non-Members – $150

RSVP by Friday, February 3, 2017
Please make check payable to
JACL Honolulu Chapter
P.O. Box 1291, Honolulu, HI 96807

For more information, please contact
Liann Ebesugawa or 523-8464

For sponsorship inquiries, please contact
AJ Halagao or 492-6673

JACL-Honolulu Chapter Press Release, Nov. 23, 2015, Announcing Passage of Resolution on Treatment of Refugees and Commending President Barack Obama, U.S. Senators Brian Schatz and Mazie Hirono, Governor David Ige, and Mayor Kirk Caldwell

November 23, 2015
HONOLULU, HAWAII – The Honolulu Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), the nation’s oldest and largest Asian American civil rights organization dedicated to addressing social and racial injustice and inequality, passed a resolution during their 2015 annual membership meeting on Nov. 21, affirming and supporting federal and local efforts to fairly and safely allow refugees to enter the state and country who face religious and political persecution in their country or state of origin.

To read more download the PDF: JACL Honolulu Press Release 11 23 15.pdf

2014 Emerging Leader Scholarship – apply now

Japanese American Citizens League Honolulu Chapter

2014 Emerging Leader Scholarship Award

Click here to download the Application Form (word format)

Click here to download the Application Form (pdf format)


ON OR BEFORE October 17, 2014.

Eligibility Requirements: Applicant must be a student who will be enrolled full-time in college-level or graduate level courses during the 2014-15 school year.

Award: Award of $1,000. A single award will be given to the applicant that best demonstrates a commitment to civil rights.


Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation’s 3rd Annual Fundraiser

Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation’s Third Annual Fundraiser set for Saturday, November 23, 2013, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m at Keoho Plaza/Mamiya Theatre located on the grounds of Saint Louis School and Chaminade University. 

We will commence the evening with a reception featuring the live musical stylings of Hi`ikua, ono food and drink, and a silent auction.  I have attached an informational poster of the event and a donation form should you or someone you know wish to donate an auction item for this event.

Once our opu are full and our thirst for the musical stylings of Hi`ikua have been quenched, we will proceed into the comforting confines of Mamiya Theatre for the O`ahu premiere of the film entitled “Islands of Sanctuary“, which documents Native Hawaiian and Aboriginal Australian resistance to significant threats to the sacredness of their lands.  (If you would like to learn more about Islands of Sanctuary and the Standing on Sacred Ground Film Project, please visit .)

Saturday, November 23, 20135:00 – 9:00 PM
Mamiya Theatre at the St. Louis School/Chaminade University Campus
3142 Waialae Avenue, Honolulu

General Admission is $75 and Student Admission is $25
Admission includes ono pupu, live music, silent auction, and a great evening.  Drinks will be available for purchase.

You can purchase tickets online at or call us at (808)521-2302

All proceeds will benefit the Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation, a 501(c)(3) entity.  Donations are appreciated and tax deductible as permitted by law.

2013 Day of Remembrance

Please join use for the 2013 Day of Remembrance

Reflections on the Past Relevancy for the Future

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, Manoa Grand Ballroom, 2454 South Beretania Street

1:00 p.m. Program

2:30 p.m. Reception

For more information please see flyer, click here, or contact the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii at 945-7633.