2015 Honorary Officers, Officers, Directors
and Chairpersons


 

Honorary Officers

 

Honorary Advisor: Ambassador Reiichiro Takahashi
Consulate General of Japan in New York
Honorary Members: Kazuhito Takeuchi - President of Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York
Motomu Takahashi - President of the Nippon Club
Life Trustees: Robert K. Emy, Toshio Kiso, Noboru Sato
Honorary Directors: Masazumi Adachi, Roy Ashikari, Koji Ichida, Mozart H. Ishizuka
Honorary President: Gary S. Moriwaki

 

Officers

 

President: Susan J. Onuma
Vice Presidents: Julie Azuma, David Hiromura, Shunichi Homma, M.D. Keiko Ishida, Riki Ito*, Makoto Iwahara, M.D. Tsuneko Mitsunaka, Satoru Murase, Hiroko Onoyama*, Joe Oshima, Seiko Oshima, Suki Terada Ports, Kamal Ramani*, Koji Sato, Katsuo Takeda
Secretary: Koji Sato
Assistant Secretary: Julie Azuma
Treasurer: Joe Oshima
*New vice presidents

 

Directors

 

Yuzuru Anzai, M.D. Yoshikatsu Aoyagi Julie Azuma
Michiko Ito Crampe Ken Egawa Tetsuya Fujita
Tak Furumoto Susan Hamaker Kumiko Hasegawa
Keiichiro Hayashi David Hiromura George Hirose
Shunichi Homma, M.D. Keiko Ishida Riki Ito
Makoto Iwahara, M.D. Yusuke Iwasaki Yuri Kaneshige*
Shuji Kato Takayoshi Kato Nobuko Kodama
Emiko A. Lindsay Kuni Mikami Tsuneko Mitsunaka
Gary S. Moriwaki Satoru Murase Nobuko Cobi Narita
Michiyo Noda Robert Norton Toru Okamoto
Hiroko Onoyama Susan J. Onuma Joe Oshima
Seiko Oshima Suki Terada Ports Kamal Ramani, M.D.
Yoko Sasaki Koji Sato Matsuko Shibuya
Toshiteru Tada Michi Tahara Katsuo Takeda
Aileen Yamaguchi Yoko Yamamoto Robert Yanagisawa M.D.
45 directors*New Director 
 

 

Committee Chairpersons

 

Standing Committees
Planning & Finance: David Hiromura, Katsuo Takeda
Membership-Corporate: Satoru Murase
Membership-Individual: Julie Azuma
Communications (JAA News, Brochure & Web): Julie Azuma, Susan Hamaker, Michiyo Noda
Archives: Riki Ito, Michiyo Noda
JAA Social Service: Aileen Yamaguchi, Suki Terada Ports, Seiko Oshima, Yoko Sasaki
Scholarship: Gary S. Moriwaki, Makoto Iwahara
House/Relocation: Gary S. Moriwaki
Legal: Koji Sato
Special Committees
External Affairs: Shunichi Homma, Suki T. Ports and Katsuo Takeda
Audit: Kumiko Hasegawa, Masaki Shimomura
Honjo Scholarship: Gary S. Moriwaki
Music: Joe Oshima, Matsuko Shibuya
Art Exhibition: Yoko Sasaki, George Hirose
Sports & Baseball Tournament: Shuji Kato, Kamal Ramani
Memorial Day Service: Katsuo Takeda
Japanese Language: Nobuko Kodama
Charity Golf: David Hiromura, Michi Tahara
Bazaar/ Flea Market: JAA Office
Sakura Matsuri at Flushing Meadow, Corona Park: Susan Hamaker, Suki Terada Ports, Hiroko Onoyama
Committee on Aging Issues: Susan Onuma, Riki Ito, Michiyo Noda
Business Women's Committee: Keiko Ishida, Tsuneko Mitsunaka
Apple Kids: Hiroyuki Takenaga
Young Professional Committee: Yoko Yamamoto

 

 

Special Events

JAA/US-Japan COUNCIL Charity Golf Tournament on May 19, 2015: Gary S. Moriwaki
108th JAA Gala Dinner on Dec.4, 2015: Susan J. Onuma, Kamal Ramani
Holiday Party for JAA Volunteers on Dec.16: Riki Ito, Tsuneko Mitsunaka

 

 

JAA Office Staff

Executive Director: Michiyo Noda
Staff: Naomi Miyakita, Kuni Mikami, Terue Saito