2017 / Japanese Chamber’s 2017 Officers’ Installation and Awards Luncheon set for Jan. 29

The Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Southern California (JCCSC) will install its new officers at the 2017 Officers’ Installation and Awards Luncheon on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at Almansor Court in Alhambra.

Tickets are $55 per person, and $550 per table for 10 guests. Reservation deadline is Tuesday, Jan. 17.

Jeff Yamazaki will be installed as President along with officers:

Senior Vice Presidents: Ryu Kato, Toby Mallen and Tomoko Omura;

Vice Presidents: Angela DeGroot, Brian Ikeda, Takashi Iida, Carl Kawata, Kaz Kishita, Keiji Kobayashi, Howard Miyoshi, Akihiro Sano, Yuriko Shikai and Lena Yoneyama;

Secretary: Toby Mallen;

Treasurer: Thornton Dickerson;

Auditor: Grace Shiba and Shigeo Nagayama.

Out-going President, Kitty Sankey, will be recognized for her dedication to the JCCSC for a past year.

The 2017 Board of Directors in attendance will also be introduced.

In addition, the JCCSC will recognize two individuals and one organization for their tremendous support, leadership, and involvement in our community. The Nikkei Spirit Awards will be presented to Ken Kasamatsu, a community leader and to Toshiaki Toyoshima owner of The Sushi-Gen.

The Community Organization Recognition Award (CORA) will be presented to Nanka Nihon Minyo Kyoukai.

The event will also feature a silent auction and funds raised will directly benefit JCCSC programs.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please call (213)626-3067.


The mission of the Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Southern California is to provide opportunities and services for business development, promote the welfare of the local Japanese American Community, help preserve our cultural heritage, strength mutual understanding and good will between the United States and Japan and foster our future generations, all through various events and programs.

office@jccsc.com   (213)627-3067