Date: January, 23rd 2021
Time: Noon – 1:30 pm PST
During WWII, Japanese American Soldiers fought against Axis powers abroad and racial prejudice at home.
Today, Japan and the US have progressed beyond reconciliation to become the closest of allies.
Join us to honor the service and sacrifices of Nisei Veterans. Welcome guests from the Japanese Ground Self Defense Forces and the US 7th Infantry Division as we celebrate the close relationship that the USA now shares with Japan.
Special performance by Japanese Ground Self Defense Force 1st Infantry Regiment Bugle Team. They are standing in for past attendance of Japanese Ground Self Defense Force Troops in partnership with the 7th Infantry Division of the US Army.
Special Guest Speakers:
- Consul General Hisao Inagaki – Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle
- Dr. Satohiro Akimoto, Chairman/President – Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA
- Major General Sugai, Defense & Air Attaché – Embassy of Japan
- Major General Xavier T. Brunson, Commanding General – 7th Infantry Division, US Army
- Rear Admiral Stephen D. Barnett, Commander – Navy Region Northwest, US Navy