THANK YOU!

Thank you!

You helped make the 2019 Kizuna Dinner an absolute success! Thank you for your generosity in the form of your time, talents, and treasures to help build a future for our community.

We hope you enjoyed getting a true taste of Kizuna!

THANK YOU SPONSORS

thank you!

Special thank you to our spotlights, Matthew Saito and Emiko Kranz for sharing their journeys as next generation leaders for our community. They are the kinds of individuals who embody the values we hope to see in the next generation.

THANK YOU DONORS!

Paul and Ann Abe
Doug and Chris Aihara
The Ando Family
Hiromi Aoyama
The Aratani Foundation
The California Wellness Foundation
Deborah Ching and Mark Mayeda
Garrett Chun
David Clark
Alison De La Cruz
Michelle Enriquez
John Esaki and Amy Kato
FIA Insurance Services
Frank Vernon Fine Jewelry
Kay Fukuda
Fukui Mortuary
Kiyo Fukumoto
Kristin Fukushima
Patti Fukushima
Paul Jay Fukushima
Ethan Gan
Go For Broke National Education Center
Terry and Gayle Hara
Leiton Hashimoto
Terry Hashimoto
Tiffany Hashimoto
Cory Hayashi
Mark Hirai
Hiraizumi Law
Michelle Hirano
Janet Hiroshima and Christopher Padilla
Glenn Horiuchi
Sara Hutter
Susan Ideishi
Bryce Ikemura
Ken Inouye
Lloyd Inui
Barbara Ito
Nori and Janet Ito
IW Group
Ellyn Iwata
Harold Iwata
Japanese American National Museum
Japanese Community Youth Council
Japangeles
Emi Kamemoto
Kimberly Kandel
Craig Kaneshiro
Eric Karasawa
Grateful Crane Ensemble
Kawaguchi-Kihara Memorial Foundation
Ken and Karen Kawaguchi
Travis Kaya
Keiro
Jessie Kikuchi and Brent Mori
Shigeru Kikuma
Andie Kimura
Dennis and Lorraine Kimura
Marissa Kitazawa
Christine Kohler
Alan and Ruth Kondo
The Kranz Family
Moet Kurakata
Brandon Leong
Michi Lew
Little Tokyo Service Center
Ayako Masada
Tak Matsuda
Luca Matsumoto
Law Offices of Judd Matsunaga
Jim Matsushita
Melissa Meza

Carol Mochizuki
Daren Mooko
Johnny and Wendy Mori
MUFG Union Bank
Randy Nagai
Debra Nakatomi
Wayne and Karen Nakatsu
Nikkei for Civil Rights and Redress
Alan and Yvonne Nishio
Christopher Obi
The Okura Foundation
Sue Oda Omori
Lisa Okamoto
Mike Okamoto
Mickie Okamoto-Tsudama and Geoffrey and Meisa Tsudama
Brandon Okita
Janet Okubo
Kristopher Ong
Gonsaku Mine Ito Family
Henry Ota and Hiroyo Nonoyama
Kaz Ota
John Otera
Mark Oune
Kevin Oyama
Dora Quach
Carolina Roque
Kanji Sahara
The Saito Family
Kitty Sankey
Catherine Sato
Nicole Sato
Lori Schiffhauer
Seki, Nishimura & Watase, LLPRay and Sharon Shibata
Philip and Marion Shigekuni
Ann and Mike Shima
Special Services for Groups
Andrew Stranahan
Lisa Sugimoto
Cooke and Elaine Sunoo
Michael Taheri
Renee Tajima-Pena
Mary Ann Takemoto
Randall Tamura
Cathy Tanaka
Gail Tanaka
Keith and Cecilia Terasaki
Staci Toji
Stacy Toyota
Mark and Vivien Usui
Rick Uyeno
Akemi Vanneman
Robin Vanneman
Venice West Los Angeles JACL Chapter
Ron and Jean Wakabayashi
Marsha and Alvin Wakasa
Amy Watanabe
Reid and Robin Watanabe
Mike Yakura
Paul and Marianne Yamaguchi
Kay Yamaguchi Takano
David and Helen Yamahata
Carole Yamakoshi
James Yamamoto
Melanie Yamamoto
Jason Yamashita
Nancy Yap
Alayne Yonemoto and Glen Inokuchi
Kuni Yoshida
Blake Zhang

thank you!

To our incredible photographer Brandon Toma for capturing all of the best moments from the evening. Click the gallery below to find more great photos like this one from the Dinner.

special thanks

Beth Brown, Colors in Bloom Design
FIA Insurance Services
Hideki Fukusumi
Dina Furumoto
Mark Hirai, Elite Graphics
Brett Hirata, OC ImprintsJanet Hiroshima
Emiko Kranz and Matthew Saito
Jacie Matsuura

Alex Moon, The LA Grand Hotel Downtown
Stephanie Nitahara
Helen Ota
Andie Ritter
Scott Shima
Brandon Toma
Amy Watanabe
Taylor Weik

dinner committee

Debbie Ching
Jerry Fukui
Kari Kadomatsu
Kimberly Kandel
Andie Kimura
Brandon Leong

Mickie Okamoto-Tsudama
Henry Ota
Candice Shikai
Stacy Toyota
Amy Watanabe
Helen Yamahata

2019 kizuna dinner photo gallery

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