2019 Honorary Officers, Officers, Directors
and Chairpersons


 

Honorary Officers

 

Honorary Advisor: Ambassador Kanji Yamanouchi
Consulate General of Japan in New York
Honorary Members: Mr. Hidemoto Mizuhara - President of Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York
Mr. Katsurao Yoshimori - 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, Susan Hamaker*, Shunichi Homma, M.D. Keiko Ishida, Riki Ito, Makoto Iwahara, M.D. Yuki Kaneshige*, Tsuneko Mitsunaka, Satoru Murase, Hiroko Onoyama, Joe Oshima, Seiko Oshima, Suki Terada Ports, Kamal Ramani, Koji Sato, Katsuo Takeda
Secretary: Koji Sato
Assistant Secretary: Julie Azuma
Treasurer: Joe Oshima
Assistant Treasurer: Masaki Shimomura*
*New vice presidents and new assistant treasurer

 

Directors

 

Yuzuru Anzai, M.D. Julie Azuma Tak Furumoto
Susan Hamaker Kumiko Hasegawa David Hiromura
George Hirose Shunichi Homma, M.D. Keiko Ishida
Hayato Ishizuka Riki Ito Makoto Iwahara, M.D.
Yuri Kaneshige Maki Kano-Lueckerath, M.D* Shuji Kato
Nobuko Kodama Emiko A. Lindsay Kuni Mikami
Tsuneko Mitsunaka Gary S. Moriwaki Satoru Murase
Michiyo Noda Kimihiko Oishi, M.D.* Toru Okamoto
Hiroko Onoyama Susan J. Onuma Joe Oshima
Suki Terada 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
*New Director39 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): Susan Hamaker, Yuki Kaneshige (facebook), Michiyo Noda
Archives: Julie Azuma, Michiyo Noda
JAA Social Service: Suki Terada Ports, Riki Ito, Yoko Sasaki
Scholarship: Julie Azuma, Koji Sato
House/Relocation: Gary S. Moriwaki
Legal: Satoru Murase
Special Committees
External Affairs: Julie Azuma, Suki T. Ports and Katsuo Takeda
Audit: Kumiko Hasegawa
Honjo Scholarship: Gary S. Moriwaki
Music: Joe Oshima, Matsuko Shibuya, Kuni Mikami
Art Exhibition: JAA Office
Sports & Baseball Tournament: Shuji Kato, Kamal Ramani
Memorial Day Service: Katsuo Takeda
Japanese Language: Nobuko Kodama
Charity Golf: David Hiromura, Michi Tahara, Koji Sato
Bazaar/ Flea Market: JAA Office
Sakura Matsuri at Flushing Meadow, Corona Park: Susan Hamaker
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
Japanese Heritage Night: Susan Hamaker, George Hirose
Year End Holiday Party/honoring JAA Volunteers: Tsuneko Mitsunaka

 

 

Special Events

112th JAA Gala Dinner: Julie Azuma*, Susan J. Onuma*

 

 

JAA Office Staff

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