Consulate Activities

Certificate of Commendation by Consul General

At a reception on November 28th held at Consul General’s official residence to celebrate the last birthday of The Emperor of Japan in the Heisei era, 16 individuals and 2 organizations were awarded Certificate of Commendation by Consul General Koichi Ito for their contributions to the Japanese-American community and to the deepening of mutual understanding and friendship between Japan and other nations. Below are the names of the individuals and organizations who received the commendation awards:

Ms. Christine Kubota      (Gannenmono Committee Co-Chair )
Mr. Sal Miwa                  (Gannenmono Committee Co-Chair )
Mr. Tyler Tokioka          (Gannenmono Committee Co-Chair)
Ms. Carol Hayashino      (Gannenmono Committee Board Member)
Ms. Wayne Ishihara        (Gannenmono Committee Board Member)
Ms. Wendy Abe              (Gannenmono Committee Board Member)
Ms. Reyna Kaneko          (Gannenmono Committee Board Member)
Ms. Shelly Tamura          (Gannenmono Committee Board Member)
Mr. George Takase          (Gannenmono Committee Board Member)
Mr. Richard Kiyabu         (Gannenmono Committee Board Member)
Mr. Arthur Taniguchi       (Gannenmono Committee Partner)
Ms. Deidre Tegarden        (Gannenmono Committee Partner)
Mr. Art Umezu                 (Gannenmono Committee Partner)
Mr. Barbara Kawakami    (Historian on Japanese American)
Mr. Kenny Endo               (Taiko Artist)
Mr. Grant Sadami Murata (Shamisen Artist)
The Moiliili Japanese Cemetery Beautification Project
Nisei Veterans Legacy    
 
Ms. Christine Kubota receiving award from Consul General Ito
Ms. Christine Kubota receiving award from Consul General Ito

 
Governor Ige, Consul General Ito and commendation recipients

Governor Ige, Consul General Ito and commendation recipients