2007 Japanese American Leadership Delegation


The 2007 Delegates at JALD Orientation in Los Angeles

The seventh Japanese American Leadership Delegation traveled to Japan on March 2nd –11th, 2007.  The Delegation visited Tokyo, Kyoto and Hiroshima.  Highlights of the trip included meetings with high level leaders of Japan including government officials, parliamentarians and business executives.  Three members of the Delegation participated in a presentation at a public symposium in Hiroshima.

The 2007 Delegates represented eleven cities from throughout the United States including Chicago, Denver, Freeport, Honolulu, Los Angeles, New York City, Portland, Rockville, Sacramento, Salinas and Seattle.  The delegation represented diverse professions including business, education, government, health, law, media and transportation.


The 2007 symposium, “Japanese Americans at a Crossroad: Connecting Past, Present and Future,” was sponsored by the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership and the Japanese American National Museum and coordinated by Dr. Hiromichi Yamashiro of Hiroshima University and Irene Hirano Inouye. It featured delegates Donna Shimoda Hollingshead, Sandra Tanamachi and Harold Taniguchi as panelists.Click here to download the symposium report.

2007 Delegates

  • Susan Eichor, Hawaii
  • Donna Shimoda Hollingshead, Maryland
  • Brian Matsumoto, Colorado
  • Brennon Morioka, Hawaii
  • Albert Muratsuchi, Southern California
  • Eric Y. Nishizawa, Southern California
  • Larry Oda, Northern California
  • Miyoko Sawamura, Northern California
  • Michelle Sugahiro, Oregon
  • Robert Takagi, Illinois
  • Sandra Tanamachi, Texas
  • Harold Taniguchi, Washington
  • Donna Tsufura, New York