USJC President Irene Hirano Inouye, Chair of the USJC(Japan) Board of Councilors Kathy Matsui and Council Leader Yumi Kuwana are among the women leaders who are featured in the September issue of Forbes JAPAN. They are included in an article on how 100 women leaders make decisions in work and in their private lives. This issue, which focuses on women leaders, includes many other USJC supporters, such as past Annual Conference speakers.
Irene and Ms. Kuwana were also featured in Forbes JAPAN in 2016, in an article on "55 Global Woman Leaders of Japan."
Congratulations to Associate (and ELP '15) Lianna Kushi, for being named one of three "Women of the Year" by Girls Inc. of Greater Lowell! The organization, which is celebrating its 100 years of service to girls, is honoring local women past, present and future who make a difference in the community. Lianna is named as "a woman whose enthusiasm and accomplishment will light the way for the women of tomorrow," with a focus on her commitment to entrepreneurship and community development, especially as the Executive Director of Entrepreneurship for All in Massachusetts cities Lowell and Lawrence. Click here for more information.
Congratulations to Associate Mike Bosack for receiving the Japanese American Veterans Association's 2018 Daniel K. Inouye Memorial Scholarship! This memorial scholarship "honor[s] the late Senator Daniel K. Inouye’s iconic career of military and civilian public service." Mike is an Air Force veteran pursuing his Ph.D. in International Relations at the International University of Japan in Niigata Prefecture. He is also a 2015 Emerging Leaders Program alumni and the son of Council Leader Mike Bosack. For more information about the scholarship, click here.