2018 Honorary Officers, Officers, Directors
and Chairpersons


 

Honorary Officers

 

Honorary Advisor: Ambassador Reiichiro Takahashi
Consulate General of Japan in New York
Honorary Members: Mr. Shingo Ueno - President of Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York
Mr. Hidemoto Mizuhara - President of the Nippon Club
Life Trustees: Robert K. Emy, Toshio Kiso, Noboru Sato
Honorary Directors: Kiyoshi Egawa, Tetsuya Fujita, Yusuke Iwasaki, Nobuko Cobi Narita, Aileen Yamaguchi
Honorary President: Gary S. Moriwaki

 

Officers

 

President: Susan J. Onuma
Vice Presidents: Yuzuru Anzai, M.D, Julie Azuma, David Hiromura, Susan Hamaker*, Shunichi Homma, M.D. Keiko Ishida, Riki Ito, Makoto Iwahara, M.D. Yuki Kaneshige*, 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
Assistant Treasurer: Masaki Shimomura*
*New vice presidents and new assistant treasurer

 

Directors

 

Yuzuru Anzai, M.D. Julie Azuma Tak Furumoto
Susan Hamaker Kumiko Hasegawa David Hiromura
George Hirose Shunichi Homma, M.D. Keiko Ishida
Hayato Ishizuka Riki Ito Makoto Iwahara, M.D.
Yuri Kaneshige Shuji Kato Nobuko Kodama
Emiko Lindsay Kuni Mikami Tsuneko Mitsunaka
Gary S. Moriwaki Satoru Murase Michiyo Noda
Toru Okamoto Hiroko Onoyama Susan J. Onuma
Joe Oshima Seiko Oshima Suki Terada Ports
Kamal Ramani, M.D. Yoko Sasaki Koji Sato
Matsuko Shibuya Masaki Shimomura Michi Tahara
Katsuo Takeda Nozomi Terao Shuji Bon Yagi
Robert Yanagisawa
*New Director37 directors
 

 

Committee Chairpersons

 

Standing Committees
Planning & Finance: David Hiromura, Katsuo Takeda
Membership-Corporate: Satoru Murase
Membership-Individual: Julie Azuma, Tsuneko Mitsunaka
Communications (JAA News, Brochure & Web): Susan Hamaker, Yuki Kaneshige (facebook), Michiyo Noda
Archives: Julie Azuma, Michiyo Noda
JAA Social Service: Suki Terada Ports, Riki Ito, Yoko Sasaki
Scholarship: Satoru Murase
House/Relocation: Gary S. Moriwaki
Legal: Koji Sato
Special Committees
External Affairs: Julie Azuma, Suki T. Ports and Katsuo Takeda
Audit: Kumiko Hasegawa
Honjo Scholarship: Gary S. Moriwaki
Music: Joe Oshima, Matsuko Shibuya, Kuni Mikami
Art Exhibition: JAA Office
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
Committee on Aging Issues: Susan Onuma, Michiyo Noda
Business Women's Committee: Keiko Ishida, Tsuneko Mitsunaka
Apple Kids: Hiroyuki Takenaga
Young Professional Committee: Yuki Kaneshige
Japanese Heritage Night: Susan Hamaker, George Hirose
Year End Holiday Party/honoring JAA Volunteers: Tsuneko Mitsunaka, Kuni Mikami

 

 

Special Events

111th JAA Gala Dinner: Julie Azuma*, Susan J. Onuma*

 

 

JAA Office Staff

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