SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco JACL will hold its 2013 installation luncheon on Sunday, Feb. 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hotel Kabuki, Post and Laguna in Japantown.
The 2013 Community Justice Award will be presented to Steven J. Doi, a prominent San Francisco attorney.
Doi is a retired partner from the law firm of Chan, Doi & Leal. He assisted Japanese companies doing business in the U.S., and has spent much of his life working to promote better relations and cultural understanding between the U.S. and Japan. He is the first Nisei elected as president of the Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Northern California and last year received its 60th Anniversary Outstanding Contribution Award. He has also served as director, executive committee member, and trustee of the Nippon Club Fund.
Doi has been active with many other organizations, including the International Farmers Aid Association, Japan Society of Northern California, JACL, Japanese American National Library, Japantown Task Force, Nichi Bei Kai, Omotesenke Domonkai, and San Francisco-Osaka Sister City Association.
Proceeds from the chapter’s Spaghetti-Crab Feed, held in December, will be presented to the Fred T. Korematsu Institute for Civil Rights and Education, an program of the San Francisco-based Asian Law Caucus. The institute organizes annual Korematsu Day observances and distributes curriculum kits to schools across the country.
The cost is $60 per person. RSVP by Feb. 20. Mail checks to SF JACL, P.O. Box 22425, San Francisco, CA 94122-0425. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.