Japanese American Historical Society of Southern California board members join recipients of the society’s Adopt-A-Wish program at their shinnenkai party held on Feb. 23 at the Miyako Hybrid Hotel in Torrance. JAHSSC, which is disbanding this year, presented donations to seven community organizations. From left, Bill Shishima, Roy Sakamoto, George Nakano, Kerry Cababa (Manzanar Committee), Irene Sumida (Oyakoko Foundation), Alan Kosaka (Budokan of Los Angeles), Christy Sakamoto, Dr. Jack Fujimoto (Japanese Institute of Sawtelle), Suzy Katsuda (Nikkei for Civil Rights and Redress), Dan Mayeda (East West Players), Kay Ochi (NCRR), Kathy Masaoka (NCRR co-chair), Richard Katsuda (NCRR), Janice Yen (NCRR), Juliet Wong (Friends of Little Tokyo Branch Library), Iku Kiriyama, Dianne Belli, Lloyd Inui and Janet Okubo. Guest speaker David Ono, ABC 7 news anchor, who showed his documentary “The Unknown Warriors of World War II,” and Iku Kiriyama, JAHSSC chairperson.
Photos by MARIO G. REYES/Rafu Shimpo