Terminal Islander Time


Celebrating the Year of the Rooster, the Terminal Islanders held their 46th annual New Year’s party at the Holiday Inn Airport in Long Beach on Jan. 8. Above: Former residents of the prewar San Pedro Japanese fishing village pose for a group portrait.

Above and below: The frame for souvenir photos had an appropriately fishy theme.Magician Allen Roy Oshiro (pictured) and the Los Angeles Kayo Club provided live entertainment.

Minoru Tonai contemplates a bid during the silent auction.

Volunteers kept the event running smoothly.

Families and friends drank a toast to the new year.

Attendees sang “Oshogatsu no Uta” (New Year’s Song).

The new officers and board members are: Minoru Tonai, president; June Miyamoto Donovan, secretary; Diane Yamashita and May Nishiyama, treasurers; Charlie Ohei Hamasaki, Itsu Iwasaki, Takashi Kushi and Asako Miki, vice presidents; Donna Cottrell, Amanda Donovan, Barbara Iwasaki, Jillian Kwong, Kelsey Kwong, Rene LePage and Midori Sanchez, board members. Advisors: Terry Hara, Nori Hiromoto, Toshiro Izumi and Kisaye Sato. The next Terminal Islanders event will be the annual picnic in June.

Photos by MARIO G. REYES/Rafu Shimpo




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