2020 Honorary Officers, Officers, Directors
and Chairpersons


 

Honorary Officers

 

Honorary Advisor: Ambassador Kanji Yamanouchi
Consulate General of Japan in New York
Honorary Members: Katsurao Yoshimori - President of Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York
Masaki Nakajima - President of the Nippon Club
Life Trustees: Robert K. Emy, Toshio Kiso, Noboru Sato
Honorary Directors: Seiko Oshima
Honorary President: Gary S. Moriwaki

 

Officers

 

President: Susan J. Onuma
Vice Presidents: Yuzuru Anzai, M.D., Julie Azuma, David Hiromura, Shunichi Homma, M.D. Keiko Ishida, Riki Ito, Makoto Iwahara, M.D. Yuki Kaneshige, Susan McCormac, Tsuneko Mitsunaka, Satoru Murase, Hiroko Sugawara Onoyama, Joe Oshima, Suki Terada Ports, Kamal Ramani, M.D., Koji Sato, Katsuo Takeda
Secretary: Susan McCormac
Assistant Secretary: Julie Azuma
Treasurer: David Hiromura
Assistant Treasurer: Masaki Shimomura
*New vice presidents and new assistant treasurer

 

Directors

 

Yuzuru Anzai, M.D. Julie Azuma Tak Furumoto
Kumiko Hasegawa David Hiromura George Hirose
Shunichi Homma, M.D. Keiko Ishida Riki Ito
Makoto Iwahara, M.D. Yuki Kaneshige Maki Kano-Lueckerath, M.D.
Shuji Kato Nobuko Kodama Susan McCormac
Kuni Mikami Tsuneko Mitsunaka Gary Moriwaki
Satoru Murase Michiyo Noda Takeo Ohashi
Kimihiko Oishi, M.D. Toru Okamoto Hiroko Onoyama
Susan Onuma Joe Oshima Suki T. Ports
Kamal Ramani, M.D. Yoko Sasaki Koji Sato
Matsuko Shibuya Masaki Shimomura Michi Tahara
Wendy Takahisa Katsuo Takeda Nozomi Terao
Shuji Bon Yagi Robert Yanagisawa, M.D.
*New Director38 directors
 

 

Committee Chairpersons

 

Standing Committees
Planning & Finance: David Hiromura, Katsuo Takeda
Membership-Corporate: Satoru Murase
Membership-Individual: Julie Azuma, Tsuneko Mitsunaka
Communications (JAA News, Brochure & Web): English: Susan McCormac, Yuki Kaneshige (facebook)
Japanese: Michiyo Noda
Archives: Michiyo Noda
Oral History Project: Julie Azuma
JAA Social Service: Suki Terada Ports, Riki Ito, Yoko Sasaki
Scholarship: Claire Chino and Satoru Murase
House/Relocation: Gary S, Moriwaki, Tak Furumoto
Legal: Gary S. Moriwaki
113th JAA Gala Dinner : Hiroko Onoyama, Susan Onuma ,Koji Sato
Tanabata Festival: Suki Terada Ports
Holiday Party honoring JAA Volunteers on Dec. 17, 2020 Tsuneko Mitsunaka
Special Committees
External Affairs: Julie Azuma, Katsuo Takeda, Suki T. Ports, George Hirose
Audit: Kumiko Hasegawa
Honjo Scholarship: Gary S. Moriwaki
Music:
Art Exhibition: JAA Office
Sports & Baseball Tournament: Shuji Kato, Kamal Ramani
Memorial Day Services (Bosankai) on May 25: Katsuo Takeda
Japanese Language in April & in Oct.: Nobuko Kodama
Bazaar/Flea Market on April 4, August 1 & Nov. 7, 2020: JAA Office
Young Professional Committee: Yuki Kaneshige
Sakura Matsuri at Flushing Meadow, Corona Park: Susan McCormac
Committee on Aging Issues: Susan Onuma, Michiyo Noda
JAA Women in Business Committee: Keiko Ishida, Tsuneko Mitsunaka, Kumiko Hasegawa
Apple Kids: Kuni Mikami
Young Professional Committee: Yuki Kaneshige
Year End Holiday Party/honoring JAA Volunteers: Tsuneko Mitsunaka

 

 

Special Events

113th JAA Gala Dinner : Hiroko Onoyama, Susan Onuma ,Koji Sato

 

 

JAA Office Staff

Executive Director: Michiyo Noda
Staff: Naomi Miyakita, Kuni Mikami