Embassy of Japan
December 14 & 15, 2015 6:30 pm
Embassy of Japan
1150 18th Street NW Ste 100
Washington DC 20036

The Embassy of Japan invites you to the JICC the week of December 14th for Japanese American Appreciation Week. This week honors the contributions of Japanese Americans to the United States and commemorates those who have recently received Government of Japan recognition for their related achievements. 

Special honorees include Dr. Raymond Murakami, Former Chairman of the National Japanese American Memorial Foundation and 2015 recipient of the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays, as well as recipients of the Foreign Minister's Award: the Japanese American Citizens League, the Japanese American Veterans Association, the National Japanese American Memorial Foundation, and the US-Japan Council.

Please note that you must register for each event separately.

Legacy of Japanese Americans in the US Military 

December 14, 2015 | Monday, 6:30 PM

Please join us for a panel discussion highlighting the sacrifices and service of the numerous Japanese Americans who have served in the US Military. Welcome remarks will be presented by Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae. 

Moderator: Col. Bruce Hollywood (ret.) 


Lt. General Thomas Bostick
Rear Admiral David Boone (ret.)
Captain Cynthia Macri (ret.)
Lt. Commander Janelle Kuroda (USNR)
Rear Admiral Yuki Sekiguchi (JMSDF)

Internment of Japanese Americans:  Past, Present and Future

December 15, 2015 | Tuesday, 6:30 PM

Please join us for a panel discussion focusing on the internment of Japanese Americans during WWII.


Ms. Jean Kariya
   - Internee of Topaz Internment Camp

Mr. Dan Sakura
   - Vice Chair of Friend of Minidoka

Ms. Shirley Higuchi
   - Chair of Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation

These events are free and open to the public, but registration is required. Click  HERE to register for Legacy of Japanese Americans in the US Military and HERE to register for Internment of Japanese Americans: Past, Present, and Future

Doors open at 6:00 PM and will close once seating is full or promptly at 7:00 PM for security purposes.

Registered guests will be seated on a first come, first served basis. Please note that seating is limited and registration does not guarantee guests a seat.

Photography Policy: JICC staff often photograph events for documentation. Please be advised that your photograph might be taken and used by the JICC in printed media and/or on the JICC website for educational and informational purposes. 

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