Reception to Honor U.S. Veterans Who Served in Japan

On Saturday, October 28, Consul General Yamada hosted a gathering for US veterans who served in Japan. During his speech, Consul General Yamada expressed his appreciation for their dedication, and his heartfelt gratitude to the military, government, and people of the United States for their genuine friendship and generosity which has been extended to Japan for the past 72 years.

Consul General Yamada delivering welcome remarks to the attendees

Brian Shiroyama of Friends & Family of Nisei Veterans delivering opening remarks

Ms. Shoko Hikage playing a piece on the koto

Consul General Yamada with Brian Shiroyama (left) and 442nd Regimental Combat Team veteran Lawson Sakai (right)

One of the veterans sharing memories of his time in Japan

Group photo

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