Board members Fred Katayama and Susan Onuma, Ambassador Nishimiya and George Takei toast the historic gathering of over 80 Japanese American leaders in New York. Photo by the Consulate General of Japan in New York
Ambassador Shinichi Nishimiya and his wife hosted a reception at their residence on March 16th to promote networking among Japanese Americans and to develop a vibrant Japanese American Community in the greater New York area. Leaders of Japanese American organizations including the U.S.-Japan Council, the Japanese American National Museum, the Japanese American Citizens League, New York Nikkeijin Kai and the New York JET Alumni Association were in attendance. Other guests included Japanese Americans representing diverse professions including business, academia, government, NPO, media and the arts.