Oct.17 Consul Shimmura Welcome Luncheon

On Thursday October17th, Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Southern California, in conjunction with
Japanese American Cultural and Community Center and Nanka Kenjinkai Kyougikai, hold a welcome luncheon of 
Consul Shimmura, who is newly apponted to Los Angeles. 

Around noon time, Garden Room in JACCC was filled with plenty of Japanese community leaders to attend 
this opportunity to get to meet Consul Shimmura.

Emceed by Ms. Kitty Sankey, a dedicated member of the chamber, greeting by the President of Mr. Hisamori
Iwashita from Nanka Kenjinkai Kyogikai was followed by our president Mr. Yoshio Lee Aoki's warm words of 
welcome.
Kitty Sankey President Aoki
Following the toast led by Ms. Sandy Sakamoto, chair of JACCC, the lunch began.
Toast Toast
Luncheon Luncheon
Luncheon Luncheon
Luncheon
After the lunch, a bouquet was presented from the chamber to Mrs. Shimmura through Consul, then a book was 
presented to Consul Shimmura.
Flower Flower
Flower
At the end of the luncheon, we received a speech to express thankfulness for warm welcome and pleasant 
meeting from Consul Shimmura.
Consul Shimmura Consul Shimmura
People listening to Consul's speech

Finally, all the people got together to take a picture.

Consul Shimmura and Japanese Community Leaders

Even after the adjournment, Consul Shimmura was meeting with many people from various Japanese 
organizations, having a pleasant chat.
Meeting with Japanese Community Leaders Meeting with Japanese Community Leaders
Thank you very much Consul Shimmura, for all you will do for Los Angeles Japanese community!
Mr. and Mrs. Consul Shimmura and President Aoki