2011 Recipients of Japanese American Treaty Centennial Scholarships Announced


The Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Southern California (JCCSC) established the Japanese American Treaty Centennial Scholarship Fund (JATCSF) in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the arrival of the first Japanese official delegation, which presented a goodwill trade treaty ratification to the U.S.

The scholarship fund serves to encourage students of Japanese descent to pursue higher education and inspire them to use their leadership skills in their community for generations to come. Scholarship awards have been presented to more than 1,600 students in the amount of about $746,000 since the fund’s establishment in 1960. Recipients are selected on the basis of such factors as academic achievement, extracurricular school involvement, service to the community, Japanese cultural activities, community athletic activities, and financial need.

2011 Recipients

Ken Araki
Darin Chun
Chelsey Honma
Elena Inamine
Nolan Jimbo
Hironori Kawano
Danielle Lee
Bryan Matsumoto
Alyssa Minamide
Hiroko Nakagawa
Asa Ohsaki
Hatsune Sumi
Yuri Takabatake
Ryan Usui
Kim Yamasaki
Shion Yamashita
Yurika Yoneda

The award presentation luncheon will be held at Quiet Cannon in Montebello on Saturday, July 30, at 10 a.m. Robert Yasui, an attorney and a member of the JCCSC Board of Directors, will be the keynote speaker. Kitty Sankey will also be awarded for her long-time contribution to JATCSF.

For more information, contact the JCCSC office at (213) 626-3067 or [email protected]


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