Member of the USJC Board of Councilors Roy Yamaguchi was appointed as the Grand Marshal for this year's Nisei Week (August 15-23). For the past 75 years, the Nisei Week Foundation has been celebrating the Nisei Week Japanese Festival in Los Angeles, complete with cultural activities from ikebana to calligraphy, and the famous Grand Parade.
As Grand Marshal, Mr. Yamaguchi, the founder of Roy's Restaurants, led the Grand Parade on August 16. A samurai-themed Nebuta float that was custom made in Japan was shipped to Los Angeles for the occasion. Photos from the parade can be seen here.