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
Following the toast led by Ms. Sandy Sakamoto, chair of JACCC, the lunch began.
After the lunch, a bouquet was presented from the chamber to Mrs. Shimmura through Consul, then a book was
presented to Consul Shimmura.
At the end of the luncheon, we received a speech to express thankfulness for warm welcome and pleasant
meeting from Consul Shimmura.
Finally, all the people got together to take a picture.
Even after the adjournment, Consul Shimmura was meeting with many people from various Japanese
organizations, having a pleasant chat.
Thank you very much Consul Shimmura, for all you will do for Los Angeles Japanese community!