Thank you to all of our golfers, volunteers, sponsors, dinner participants, and everyone else for joining us on July 27th, 2022 at The Golf Club in Newcastle!

It was a very hot day and we are grateful for all of the golfers and volunteers who persevered through the weather and played through the entire tournament.

This year, we debuted a new contest – the Golf Ball Launcher! Players had an opportunity to play in a unisex long drive contest to win a brand new Sapporo Golf Bag! With the launcher shooting the golf balls over 350 yards, it was quite a blast (literally and figuratively)!

We ended the tournament with a banquet in the Prestwick Terrace, where there was a silent auction featuring some fantastic items, a delicious buffet prepared by the Newcastle team, the announcement of the golf contest winners, and the highly-anticipated event of the night – the raffle. We sold close to 400 raffle tickets and there were over 30 prizes to be won, with the grand prize being a roundtrip ticket to Japan thanks to Delta!

Through this tournament, we successfully raised over $20,000 to help support and maintain the Society’s various programming! We appreciate everyone’s help and continued support!

If you want to learn more about the golf tournament, one of our volunteers, Yuto Komatsu, wrote a reflection of his experiences. You can find his writing, in both Japanese and English, by clicking here.

Golf Awards

Congratulations to all of our contest winners!

Chipping Contest: Brent Bauslaugh

Putting Contest: Hiroki Onitsuka

Accuracy/Straight Drive: Jim Dyer

Men’s Long Drive: Sean Walsh

Women’s Long Drive: Ann Imus

Golf Ball Launcher: Brent Bauslaugh

Booby Prize Team: Dennis Okamoto, Susan Okamoto, Shelly Bell, James Bell

Gross Team Winners
    1st Place: Derek Tsuchida, Hiroki Onitsuka, Steve Nguyen, Andrew Lo
    2nd Place: Doug Akizuki, Gary Kiyonaga, Joe Yabuki, Warren Yasutake

Net Team Winners
    1st Place: Tony Guiliano, James Dyer, Joseph Hinton, Michael Epplin
    2nd Place: Rob Rosenstein, David Lee, Hiroki Wakamatsu, Mikio Oguri

Unless otherwise noted, photography by Perry Garvey.

Thank You to Our Donors!

・84 Yesler
・ACT Theatre
・Bellevue Arts Museum
・Big 5 Sporting Goods
・Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle
・Craigdarroch Castle
・Creatively Yours 
・Dale Watanabe
・Delta Airlines
・FENA Flowers
・Japan Airlines Co., Ltd
・Kids Quest Children’s Museum
・Kiersten Zug
・Kokoro Care Packages

・L’Ecole No 41 Winery
・Medallion Foods Inc.
・Melrose Grill 
・Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas)
・Newcastle Golf Club
・Paramount Club 
・Puetz Golf Bellevue
・Puetz Golf Seattle
・Rich Rawson
・Sapporo USA
・Seattle Aquarium 
・Seattle Fish Guys
・Seattle Seawolves
・Sosio’s Fruit and Produce

・Sugimoto Tea Company
・Suncadia Resort
・Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort
・Tacoma Art Museum
・Terry’s Kitchen
・The Westin Seattle
・Tito’s Handmade Vodka
・Tsuneko Nakatani
・USI Insurance
・Wild Waves Theme & Water Park
・Wing Luke Museum 
・Woodland Park Zoo

Thank You to Our Volunteers and Interns!

Asami Tsuruta
Brandon Harmon
Carolyn Peterson
Chihiro Matsuo*
Christina Swadener
Harry Nomoto

Jacqueline Le
Jiwoo Jung*
Katie Collins
Kiersten Zug
Kiyoshi Munekumo
Leslie Soule

Makiko Helms
Michael Yaguchi
Michelle Sato
Moena Yamakawa*
Nancy Kitano
Takeo Sato
Yuto Komatsu

* Denotes JASSW interns

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Event Sponsors

Chipping Contest Sponsor

Rusty Putter Sponsor

Tom and Yoko Sasaki

Putting Contest Sponsor & Raffle Sponsor

Contributing Sponsor


List of Our Past Interns

Koki MatsumuraJanuary 23, 2023 ~ March 30, 2023
Harin ParkOctober 3, 2022 ~ January 20, 2023
Chihiro MatsuoJune 29, 2022 ~ September 2, 2022
Moena YamakawaJune 29, 2022 ~ August 19, 2022
Jiwoo JungApril 4, 2022 ~ July 31, 2022
Satoshi MikiJune 2022
Isami February 24, 2020 ~ April 3, 2020
RioFebrary 3, 2020 ~ Febrary 27, 2020
DaichiFebruary 3, 2020 ~ February 27, 2020
Tomohiro IshiiJanuary 2020 ~ February 2020
Naoki KokubuNovember 1, 2019 ~ 
Randy UnJuly 2019 ~ September 2019
Tomomi July 1, 2019 ~September 13, 2019
Nanami KikuchiAug 7, 2019 ~ August 30, 2019
ChirikoJuly 2019 ~
Misako SatoJuly 22, 2019 ~
Kana KitahamaFebruary 6, 2019 ~ April 30, 2019
Aya OgataFebruary 1, 2019 ~ February 26, 2019
Yuno TanifujiJanuary 28, 2019 ~ March 30, 2019
Shari MonsonOctober 2018 ~ Febrary 2019
Midori NakanoAugust 16, 2018 ~ August 31, 2018
Hiroki IshiiJune 26, 2018 ~ August 31, 2018
Yuka MuroiFebruary 7, 2018 ~ March 2, 2018
Lee Hyung WooFebrary 2018 ~ June 2018
Nao MiyamotoJanuary 28, 2018 ~ April 1, 2018
Hitomi Kase January 2018 ~
Ryoko YamamotoOctober 11, 2017 ~
Raymond SimOctober, 2017 ~
Chihiro KurokawaOctober 9, 2017 ~ December 1, 2017
Tomomi TsukadaAugust 25, 2017 ~ September 13, 2017
Shohgo MiuraJuly 6, 2017 ~ 
Jumpei AsakuraEnd of February 2017 - Mid-March 2017