Tomodachi Gala

Registration, Table Captain, and Sponsor Information Coming Soon!

Save the date! Join us for our special 16th Anniversary celebration!

Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Hyatt Lake Washington, Renton

Check-in, Cocktails and Silent Auction at 5 p.m. Dinner starts at 6 p.m.!

Tomodachi Honorees: Budokan Judo Club and All Nippon Airways

Tomodachi means friend in Japanese and the JCCCW looks forward to celebrating its 16th Anniversary with all its friends at its Tomodachi Gala on April 20, 2019.  Come back for more information soon!

The annual 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.  In 2019, we will recognize Budokan Judo Club and All Nippon Airways. 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, former Secretary of Transportation, Norman Mineta, and in 2018, Ichiro Fujisaki, Japanese Ambassador (ret.) and Phyllis J. Campbell, Chairman, JP Morgan Chase Northwest.

Thank you to last year’s sponsors! 


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

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

Community Builder: CenturyLink, 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 Ste Michelle