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May 2024, VOLUME 74, ISSUE 5

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On April 26-27, the U.S.-Japan Council (USJC) and the 2024 U40 Summit Planning Committee invited young professionals from regions including Honolulu, Seattle, the Bay Area, Southern California, Colorado, Florida, New York and Washington, DC to the U40 Summit in Seattle. This year’s theme, “Weaving Stories, Shaping Futures,” was inspired by the unique narrative of Seattle in the context of U.S.-Japan relations and Japanese America

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2024 SCHOLARSHIP AWARDEES

Each year gets more and more challenging as we continue to have incredibly bright, talented, and driven young folks apply to be a part of the NVC Foundation scholarship program. Our committee would like to thank the NVC & NVC Foundation members and extended community for their continued support.

NVC WOMEN’S AUXILARY COMMITTEE SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

Kaya Terada is a graduating high school senior at Kentridge High School. Terada is an active member of the Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple, holding various positions on the Jr. Young Buddhist Association. Terada is a current Certified Nurse Assistant and will be attending Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA this Fall to study nursing. 

NVC FOUNDATION OKAGESAMA DE SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

James Jinguji is a graduating senior at Liberty High School in Renton, WA. Jinguji has a love for basketball and is currently on the varsity basketball team. He is also an officer on the Liberty High School National Honors Society and DECA Business Club, where they placed 5th in an international level competition. Jinguji intends to study Physical Therapy at the University of Washington in Seattle this Fall. 

NISEI LUNCH FOR MAY 2024 HOSTS SPECIAL GUESTS

The May Nisei Lunch was honored to host a very special group of visitors.  A group of 50 young soldiers from “C” company of the famed 100th Battalion, 442nd Infantry Regiment, an active reserve unit stationed at Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM).