(From left to right) Mr. Yuji Takahashi (JBA), Mr. Yuichi Okura (JBA, Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ), Ms. Yuko Kaifu (Union Bank), Ms. Irene Hirano Inouye (USJC), Senator Daniel K. Inouye
Photo by Bill Imada
Council Member Bill Imada, CEO of IW Group Inc., hosted a joint event on May 21st with members of the U.S.-Japan Council and the Japan Business Association of Southern California (JBA) at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica to continue to forge strong ties between Japanese and Japanese Americans in the Los Angeles area. It was a special performance, as Placido Domingo conducted the LA Opera Orchestra and Domingo-Thornton Young Artists in a program of Zarzuela. The reception that followed allowed attendees to network and meet the Domingo-Thornton Young Artists.
Senator Daniel K. Inouye, Consul General Junichi Ihara, U.S.-Japan Council President Irene Hirano Inouye and JBA President Mr. Yuichi Okura, General Manager, Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ, Los Angeles Branch were the featured guests. They all made remarks encouraging personal connections between USJC and JBA members.