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Tomodachi Gala

  • Hyatt Lake Washington 1053 Lake Washington Boulevard North Renton, WA, 98056 United States (map)


Join us for a special 15th Anniversary celebration!

Saturday, March 31, 2018 at Hyatt Lake Washington, Renton

Cocktails / Dinner / Silent Auction / Raise the Paddle / Tomodachi Award / ANA Flight to Tokyo Raffle / Entertainment by Northwest Taiko and More!

Tomodachi Honorees: Ichiro Fujisaki, Japanese Ambassador (ret.) and Phyllis J. Campbell, Chairman, JP Morgan Chase Northwest

 Phyllis J. Campbell and Ichiro Fujisaki. (Courtesy Photos)

Phyllis J. Campbell and Ichiro Fujisaki. (Courtesy Photos)

Tomodachi means friend in Japanese and the JCCCW looks forward to celebrating its 15th Anniversary with all its friends at its Tomodachi Gala on March 31st 2018. 

This year’s fundraising event brings the community together support the Cultural Center and its programs. It also honors the contributions of individuals or groups who have promoted and celebrated Japanese and Japanese American culture and heritage.  This year, we will recognize Ichiro Fujisaki and Phyllis Campbell. Past honorees include the late Senator Daniel K. Inouye, actor George Takei, Nintendo of America, the Boeing Company, Mitsubishi Aircraft Co. , the Tsutakawa and Moriguchi families and former Secretary of Transportation, Norman Mineta. (For more information on Fujisaki and Campbell, visit here).

Sign up now for this memorable event. Table captains and their guests can register here. Sponsors can register here. Enjoy the pre-dinner silent auction, cocktails, dinner, entertainment, a raffle for a flight for two to Japan courtesy of ANA, and more! 

Entree choices include roasted garlic chicken breast, Pacific salmon with lemon and capers or butternut squash ravioli (vegetarian). Early registration prices are $150 per person with this offer lasting until Feb. 28, or $1500 for an organized table of 10. On March 1, prices go to $175 per person, or $1750 for organized table of 10. The event is valet parking only, but includes a special gala rate $10.

Early registration is by February 28. On March 1, prices go to $175.

Thank you to our current sponsors!


Patron of Culture and the Arts: JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Legacy Circle: Muckleshoot Indian Tribe

International Tomodachi: Boeing Co., Comcast, Nintendo of America, U.S.-Japan Council/Irene Hirano Inouye

Community Builder: Alaska AirlinesCenturyLink, KING TVUnion Bank, UwajimayaWoodburn Co.

Raffle SponsorANA

Raise the Paddle Pacesetters: Jeffrey and Sachie Nitta

Raise the Paddle Cards: Lynnwood Mazda/Doug Ikegami

Silent Auction PacesettersAlaska Airlines,, Ben Bridge Jewelers, Author Jamie Ford

Wine by Chateau Set Michelle. Additional in-kind sponsor: Hiroshi's Catering

Later Event: May 6
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