The Japan America Society of Southern California’s 109th Anniversary Dinner and Gala

USJC was ​recently ​honored ​by the Japan America Society of Southern California’s ​​Kokusai Shimin Sho “International Citizens Award.” The award ​was presented to USJC and co-awardees MUFG and MUFG Union Bank​ at the Society’s 109th Anniversary Dinner and Gala Celebration on May 16 aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA. ​The award ​recognizes individuals, businesses or organizations who have significantly enhanced the U.S.-Japan relationship and are committed to strengthening bonds between the two nations. Several USJC ​members were in attendance to celebrate the occasion, including ​Board Member ​Yuko Kaifu, ​member of the Legacy Council Tom Iino​,​ and ​Council Leader ​Sandy Sakamoto. We thank our friends at JASSC for the honor and the years of strong partnership​, and congratulate MUFG and MUFG Union Bank (who have also long supported USJC)!

(L-R) USJC members and staff at the gala: Treasurer David Nishida, Program Manager Allison Murata, Associate Evelyn Tokuyama, Board Member Dennis Sugino, President Irene Hirano Inouye, Legacy Council member Tom Iino and Associate Emi Kamemoto​