service award1The Nisei Week Foundation honored outstanding community service organizations and individuals at the annual Awards Dinner held on Aug. 17 in Little Tokyo. Front row (from left) Paul Jonokuchi and Nancy Oda (San Fernando Valley Japanese American Community Center & Coordinating Council), Jean Ushijima (West Los Angeles Japanese American Citizens League), Delcene Kuwata and Kazie Kame (Venice Japanese Community Center), Diane Watanabe (Orange County Nikkei Coordinating Council), Bert Nakamura (Evening Optimist Club of Gardena), Isao Hatano (Japanese Restaurant Association), Michie Sujishi, Dick Sakahara, Pearl Omiya and Philip Komai (East San Gabriel Valley Japanese Community Center); second row (from left) Bryan Takeda and Erika Fisher (Pasadena Japanese Cultural Institute), Terry Hara, Michelle Hanabusa, Camryn Sugita, Veronica Ota, Nisei Week Queen Sara Hutter, Karen Mizoguchi, Kelsey Kwong, Tamara Teragawa and Aki the Akita. Below: Nisei Week President Terry Hara (second from left) also recognized (from left) Grand Marshal Roy Yamaguchi, Consul General Harry Horinouchi and Parade Marshal Kenny Endo. (Photos by MARIO G. REYES/Rafu Shimpo)

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