Japan Food Festival

November 22, 2014 at 12pm - 3pm
Houston, Texas


Associate Members and ELP alumni Ginger Koto Vaughn, Miwa Gardner-Page, Adam Moriwaki and Kei Ashizawa with Board of Directors Vice Chair Gary Moriwaki

USJC Council Member Donna Cole, an advisory board member at the University of St. Thomas, helped guide the inaugural Japan Food Festival in celebration of St. Thomas' new course offerings on U.S.-Japan relations. The event featured culinary and cultural exhibitions. She was assisted by USJC Members and alumni of the TOMODACHI Emerging Leaders Program, as well as USJC Executive Vice President and COO, Suzanne Basalla. The event was profiled in the Houston Chronicle.


Ginger Koto Vaughn and Donna Cole

On November 23, Donna hosted a dinner event for Members and other stakeholders in the U.S.-Japan relationship to share the Council's mission and programming with the Houston community.



The USJC booth at the Japan Food Festival


You can see more photos from the event on our Flickr page!


USJC Vice President and COO Suzanne Basalla with cosplayers at the Japan Food Festival