Reunion of the Royals

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reunion of the royalsThe annual Nisei Week Queens Luncheon was held Aug. 16 at the Japanese American National Museum. Those attending included, top row from left: Dr. Greg Kimura (JANM), Tricia Tanaka Yamada ’00; Nikki Kodama ’04; Frances Shima Matsumoto ’81; Sandy Toshiyuki ’76; Michelle Hanabusa; Camryn Sugita; Veronica Ota; 2015 Queen Sara Hutter; Karen Mizoguchi; Kelsey Kwong; Tamara Teragawa; Toni Sakamoto Noda ’69. Joyce Kikuchi Sumi ’71; Dulcie Ogi Kawata ’75; Tish Okabe Kato ’85; Tracy Isawa Ahn ’83; Traci Murase Tanaka ’99; Emily Folick Koko ’12.

Middle row, from left: Faith Higurashi Ono ’59: France Yanai Wong ’62; Helen Funai Erickson ’63; Carol Kunitsugu Itatani ’65; Judy Sugita deQueiroz ’53; Terry Hara (’15 Nisei Week president); Em Kato Yamada ’52; Stella Nakadate Matsuda ’55; Phyllis Ono Imamoto ’56; Penny Akemi Tani Sakoda ’60; Dianne Kubota Hamano ’61.

Front row, from left: Jamie Mizuhara Sakamoto ’02; Liane Takano Pham ’06; Joann Shin Cordeiro ’96; Tori Nishinaka Leon ’14; Dana Heatherton Folick ’09; Lauren Iwata ’13; Lani Nishiyama ’10; Erika Olsen ’11; Monika Teuffel ’07.

Some queens were unable to be there for the photo shoot because they had to take care of the 2015 Court or had to be elsewhere: Terri Hokoda Tamura ’49, Lauren Kinkade Wong ’01, Tamlyn Tomita ’84, Jill Hiraizumi Artino ’08, Joanne Uehara Masuda ’67, Janet Barnes Cubak ’82 , Tiffany Hattori Yabumoto ’98, and Nicole Cherry Yu ’03.

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