2016 ANNUAL GALA DINNER

Japanese Cuisine and Dinner Extravaganza

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016  

Four Seasons Hotel Boston

Dinner Co-chairs

Bill and Yuko Hunt

John and Rae Mang 

Distinguished Honorees 

from Boston

Tim and Nancy Cushman
Head Chef and Owners of O Ya

from Japan

Shinichiro Takagi
Owner and Head Chef of Zeniya

from Japan and California

Kenzo Tsujimoto

Capcom CEO and founder of Napa's Kenzo Estate

with Special Guest Speaker
Shigeaki Mori
Japanese Historian and Subject of the Documentary "Paper Lanterns” 

* Please note that Mr. Mori is now unable to join the dinner in person due to the change of his personal circumstances, but we are working for him to join us via video!

Vocal performance by 

Mai Fujisawa

The world renowned Japanese Singer 

And the announcement of this year's 

The John Thayer, III Award Recipient  

For outstanding contributions to the progress of the understanding and friendship between the people of the United States and Japan.

Each year, the Annual Dinner of The Japan Society of Boston celebrates the organization's role as a bridge between the people of Japan and America. The Dinner provides an opportunity to support the diverse activities of the Japan Society of Boston. The Society carefully selects individuals to honor who have made outstanding contributions to the greater good in both the US and Japan: business and cultural leaders as well as internationally celebrated artists and performers. 

In addition to our honored guests, The Annual Gala features fine cuisine, world-class music, and a silent auction with specialty items donated to support our mission: to connect Boston and Japan in friendship for the greater good.

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