Keiko Orrall, part of the 2014 Japanese American Leadership Delegation and Massachusetts State Representative and Council Leader, visited the USJC DC office on January 18 while she was in town for the inauguration.
Rep. Orrall is a newly elected member of the Republican National Committee and chair of Massachusetts. She is also part of the Trump Asian American Advisory Committee, and may be the only Japanese American member. While at the USJC office, she met Minister Kenichi Kobayashi, Minister of Congressional Affairs at the Embassy of Japan, and said that she wants to help support U.S.-Japan relations. (She was connected to Minister Kobayashi through Boston Consul General Rokuichiro Michii.)
JALD was Rep. Orrall's first trip to Japan. She has been active in the USJC community since then, supporting TOMODACHI and Regional Women in Leadership events in Boston.