Announcing the 2024 JALD Delegates

Congratulations to the following individuals, who have been selected to participate in the 2024 Japanese American Leadership Delegation (JALD). After attending a pre-trip orientation in Los Angeles from January 29 to 30, they will visit Tokyo and Osaka from March 1 to 9. Welcome, 2024 JALD delegates!

  • NAOMI KAWAMURA (Seattle, Washington)
    Executive Director, Densho
  • YOH KAWANAMI (Honolulu, Hawaii)
    Director, Hawaiian Electric Company
  • DEREK KENMOTSU (Mountain View, California)
    Head of Partnerships, AI/ML, Defense Innovation Unit
  • DARIN MANO (Salt Lake City, Utah)
    City Council Member, Salt Lake City Council
  • SUSAN MIYAGI McCORMAC (New York, New York)
    Founder & Editor-In-Chief, JapanCulture-NYC
    Executive Director, U.S.-Japan Business Council, U.S. Chamber of Commerce 
  • ANNA NINOYU (Chicago, Illinois)
    Owner & Principal Architect, METIS Design
  • ROB OHNO (Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida)
    President and CEO, ANNIKA Foundation 
  • GEORGE TANAKA (Los Angeles, California)
    Managing Director, U.S. Bank
  • DAVID YOSHIMURA (Des Moines, Iowa)
    Partner, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Read more about the JALD program and our 2024 Delegation here.