2016 Honorary Officers, Officers, Directors
and Chairpersons


 

Honorary Officers

 

Honorary Advisor: Ambassador Reiichiro Takahashi
Consulate General of Japan in New York
Honorary Members: Mr. Yasushi Takahashi - President of Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York
Mr. Toshikazu Nambu - President of the Nippon Club
Life Trustees: Robert K. Emy, Toshio Kiso, Noboru Sato
Honorary Directors: Michiko Ito Crampe, Yusuke Iwasaki, Kinichi Shibutani
Honorary President: Gary S. Moriwaki

 

Officers

 

President: Susan J. Onuma
Vice Presidents: Yuzuru Anzai, M.D*, M.D, 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. Julie Azuma Ken Egawa
Tetsuya Fujita Tak Furumoto Susan Hamaker
Kumiko Hasegawa Keiichiro Hayashi David Hiromura
George Hirose Shunichi Homma, M.D. Keiko Ishida
Hayato Ishizuka* Riki Ito Makoto Iwahara, M.D.
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 Masaki Shimomura* Toshiteru Tada
Michi Tahara Katsuo Takeda Shuho Bon Yagi*
Aileen Yamaguchi Robert Yanagisawa M.D
*New Director44 directors
 

 

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: Julie Azuma, Koji Sato
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: Hiroko Onoyama, 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
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: Yuki Kaneshige, Jasmine Wilson

 

 

Special Events

109th JAA Gala Dinner on Dec.2: Julie Azuma, Nozomi Terao
Holiday Party for JAA Volunteers on Dec.16: Tsuneko Mitsunaka

 

 

JAA Office Staff

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