USJC was recently honored by the Japan America Society of Southern California’s Kokusai Shimin Sho "International Citizens Award." The award was presented to USJC and co-awardees MUFG and MUFG Union Bank at the Society's 109th Anniversary Dinner and Gala Celebration on May 16 aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA. The award recognizes individuals, businesses or organizations who have significantly enhanced the U.S.-Japan relationship and are committed to strengthening bonds between the two nations. Several USJC members were in attendance to celebrate the occasion, including Board Member Yuko Kaifu, member of the Legacy Council Tom Iino, and Council Leader Sandy Sakamoto. We thank our friends at JASSC for the honor and the years of strong partnership, and congratulate MUFG and MUFG Union Bank (who have also long supported USJC)!
(L-R) USJC members and staff at the gala: Treasurer David Nishida, Program Manager Allison Murata, Associate Evelyn Tokuyama, Board Member Dennis Sugino, President Irene Hirano Inouye, Legacy Council member Tom Iino and Associate Emi Kamemoto