2019 ANNUAL GALA DINNER

CELEBRATING 60 YEARS OF BOSTON AND KYOTO:  A LEGACY OF FRIENDSHIP, CULTURE, AND PEACE

April 26, 2019 from 6:00 - 9:00 PM

InterContinental Boston, 510 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA 02210

VIP Table Sponsorships are also available.

On April 26, 2019, we will honor the following distinguished honorees: 

Daisaku Kadokawa, Mayor of Kyoto City 

Tasuku Honjo, Distinguished Professor, Kyoto University *

John A. Shane, Venture Investor, Corporate Officer and Director

Daiko Matsuyama, Deputy Head Priest of Taizo-In Temple 

*We have been notified that Professor Tasuku Honjo is not able to travel to Boston to attend the Annual Gala Dinner in person. Professor Honjo will accept the award with a recorded message.

Our Event Chairs this year are: 

Joi Ito, Director of the MIT Media Lab

Kiyoko Morita, Chairman of the Boston-Kyoto 60th Anniversary Committee

The Japan Society of Boston Event will be taking place in the Rose Kennedy Ballroom and Foyer located on the Third Floor of the hotel. Guests will be directed to take the elevators to the third floor and there will be signage noting for guests to use the elevators. Guests are also welcome to use our guest room elevators, which also will take them to the third floor event space. Registration for the event will be just off of the elevators along with coat check. 

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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