Holiday Celebration Dinner & Auction


What is it?

Japan-America Society of the State of Washingtons’s annual fundraising event!

The Dinner & Auction event is a fun-filled night to celebrate the Holiday Season and to raise money to further our mission of building friendships and business relationships between Japan and Washington. Our celebration will feature a large Silent Auction, with a ‘Super Silent’ portion that includes a special collection of unique items and experiences!

It is thanks to the strong support of our local community members that we are able to provide such varied cultural, educational, and business-oriented programming each year to achieve our mission goal. The Japan-America Society of the State of Washington is proud to present The Boeing Company as its Platinum Sponsor for the 2016 Celebration.


Who does it benefit?

The Holiday Dinner & Auction benefits the Japan-Washington relations.

Since 1923, JASSW has been dedicated to creating programs that spread awareness and deepen understanding between the peoples of Japan and Washington State. Donations received at our annual Holiday Dinners go towards our key educational outreach programs ‘Japan Students Group’, ‘America in the Schools’, and ‘Japan in the Schools’, which have reached over 40,000 students across Washington. Your sponsorship and participation will also ensure the continuation of key JASSW events such as Celebrate Washoku and Business Roundtable.


How can I help?

  1. Become a sponsor and network with business members and cultural leaders from the top ranks of the Seattle-Japan relationship.
  2. Donate an auction item to help boost the success of our fundraising efforts.
  3. Volunteer to help out at the auction with: registration management, design & layout preparation, raffle sales, and more.


Who can I contact for more information?

You are always free to email us at
Also, see below for this year’s Dinner committee and staff.


2014 Dinner & Auction

2015 Dinner & Auction


     2016 Holiday Celebration Dinner & Auction



Sponsors & Donors

View the Event Page for a list of all of our generous sponsors and donors!



View the menu for this year’s event!


Become a sponsor for this year’s Dinner and join these companies!
We are back at The Westin Seattle this year with the 25 designer-decorated holiday trees and the impeccable Westin staff service!
Pre-purchase raffles to guarantee your chance at winning Delta tickets to Japan and other fabulous prizes!


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Holiday Dinner Committee:

Adam Goff, Chair, Russell Investments  |  Satoko Valdes, Lily McMahan Award Nominations Chair, Moss Adams LLP, Karin Zaugg Black, Entertainment Chair, Seattle-Kobe Sister City Association  |  Hiroko Huntoon, Costco Wholesale  |  Masahiko Eguchi, Gobo Enterprises  |  Todd Mason, Weyerhaeuser  |  Tay Yoshitani, JASSW Chair

JASSW Staff:

 Dale Watanabe  |  Akiko Olson  |  Elizabeth Lee,  |  Carolyn Peterson,


Raffle and auction online catalog – Coming soon!
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